ERIC Number: ED225432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for the Eighties: A 13-Stage Nontraditional Self-Study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Volume II: Stages Eight through Twelve.
Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.
An institutional self-study undertaken by Appalachian State University, North Carolina, as part of the accreditation process is presented. This volume covers stages 8 through 12 of a 13-stage analysis, which was based on a "Futures Creating Paradigm" created by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The 83 objectives formulated for the institution are examined in terms of compatibility, significance, strategies for implementation, future consequences, and feasibility. The compatibility among objectives for 11 aspects of the institution (e.g., educational program, library, financial resources), as judged by steering committee members, is indicated by matrices. Committee members wrote brief futures scenarios for objectives based on two assumptions (that the objective had been achieved or had not been undertaken), and developed specific strategies for the achievement of each objective. Attention was directed to possible future consequences of proposed policies for other sectors of the university (i.e., administration, educational program, financial resources, faculty, students, physical resources, special activities, and research). Feasibility tests were employed for two categories of potential constraints to achieving objectives: national or regional constraints and internal constraints. (SW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Change Strategies, 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
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Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.