ERIC Number: ED394615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
California Community Colleges in 2010. Four Scenarios: Technological Solutions/Adequate Resources, Traditional Solutions/Adequate Resources, Technological Solutions/Inadequate Resources, Traditional Solutions/Inadequate Resources.
Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento.
In 1991, the Community College League of California established the Commission on the Future to provide information, ideas, and analyses regarding the challenges facing California's community colleges in the future. At a 1993 meeting, the 23 members of the Commission undertook a scenario-building process to describe possible conditions that the state's community colleges may face in the coming years, examining over 70 key factors and driving forces. From the process, Commission members identified four possible scenarios. The first scenario describes a system of high tech community colleges resulting from an emphasis on new educational/communications technology and adequate resources. The second supposes that, rather than technology, traditional values-based systems are implemented and adequate resources are available, resulting in colleges that use resources to support innovative student learning and teacher development. The third describes a situation in which new technologies are emphasized but adequate resources are not available, leading to improved efficiency and quality. The final scenario supposes that traditional systems are implemented without adequate resources, suggesting that leaders will become innovative entrepreneurs for access and quality. Finally, the following core issues, common to all scenarios, were identified: change, student access, consideration of technology, the role of humanism, the need to bring people together, the importance of pluralism, empowerment, and the role of faculty. (TGI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Summary of the Annual Meeting of the Commission on the Future (April 23-24, 1993).