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ERIC Number: ED225431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 343
Abstractor: N/A
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Planning for the Eighties: A 13-State Nontraditional Self-Study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Volume I: Stages One through Seven.
Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.
An institutional self-study undertaken by Appalachian State University as part of the accreditation process is presented. This 13-stage analysis forecast societal trends and value shifts and established institutional goals for the 1980s. The study was based on a 10-stage "Futures Creating Paradigm" developed by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. This volume covers the first seven stages of the self-study: a review of the institution's experiences over the past two decades; the use of existing data to summarize the present state of the sectors of the institution in terms of current self-study standards; assessment of societal trends and potential value shifts anticipated for the 1980s in 13 areas; an analysis of the impact of projected trends and value shifts on each sector of the university; and drafting objectives. Eleven aspects of the institution are examined: purpose, organization and administration, educational program, financial resources, faculty, library, student development services, physical resources, special activities, graduate program, and research. Eighty-three objectives are specified for these 11 aspects of the institution, and 13 societal topics are examined: population, institutions and government, global affairs, environment, energy, economy, science and technology, human settlements, work, lifestyles, equality, goals, and participation. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.