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ERIC Number: ED197779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Environmental Trend Analysis and Strategic Decision Making: A New Role for Collegiate Cooperation.
Groff, Warren
Based on the assumption that an institution's sensitivity to societal needs is a function of its sophistication in planning, this report proposes a model for trend monitoring and analysis designed to improve responsiveness to changes in training requirements precipitated by industrial research and development. As background, the report first examines recent developments in strategic planning for higher education, including efforts of college consortia to extend the focus of planning from the institution to the region and various paradigms used by educational researchers to identify and assess trends in an institution's internal and external environments. The proposed model, referred to as the Trend and Environmental Impact Analysis Program, is then presented. This model entails the cooperation of college consortia and private industries in carrying out two planning functions: (1) the monitoring of a comprehensive set of publications by professional abstractors as a means of identifying and tracking technological developments; and (2) the incorporation of an analysis of this information into strategic curricular planning. The report concludes with a rationale for including industry in cooperative educational planning, based on an examination of the growing involvement of business and government in educational programs. Diagrams and a bibliography are included. (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Interinstitutional Leadership (Cincinnati, OH, October 26-28, l980)