ERIC Number: ED225431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Planning, College Role, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Long Range Planning, Models, Needs Assessment, Prediction, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Change, State Universities, Trend Analysis, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.