ERIC Number: ED214601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Planning: The Long Range Future of Community Colleges. A Report by the Projections Committee on Accreditation Reaffirmation at the College of the Mainland. Part I.
Vaughan, Jerry L.
Prepared as part of the College of the Mainland's (CM's) reaffirmation of its accreditation, this report: (1) identifies the principles of strategic planning relevant to the community college; (2) illustrates the implementation of strategic planning in a community college; (3) identifies the conditions conducive to the employment of strategic planning in a community college environment; and (4) suggests an organizational framework to facilitate strategic planning. Chapter I begins with an analysis of the higher education environment, then outlines the purposes of CM, and delineates the planning issues to be confronted. Chapter II provides a review of the literature on strategic planning in the community college. The conceptual framework of strategic planning is outlined in Chapter III in terms of the needs to be addressed, the nature of planning, strategic planning concepts, and the five stages of the process (i.e., formative, generative, analytical, operative, and consultation). Chapter IV describes various academic and societal factors that pertain to the operation of the community college, including public confidence, technological changes, demographic patterns, workforce distribution, and community self-direction. This chapter also provides an assessment of the environmental impact on the community college. Finally, Chapter V outlines the objectives of CM's Projections Committee in developing a strategic plan. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX.