ERIC Number: ED273328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Two-Year College Course at UNC-Chapel Hill: An Experiment in Preparing Future Leaders.
Morrison, James L.; Neal, Edward M.
The graduate-level course on the two-year college described in this paper focuses on having students create a hypothetical college, Orange County Community College (OCCC), and apply futures research techniques in the strategic planning process. Following introductory comments, course objectives are enumerated; i.e., develop a perspective of the two-year college as an organization and social institution; understand the nature of the two-year college; identify major issues facing the two-year college; and develop skill in using selected futures research methods. Methods for achieving these objectives are discussed next, including the formation of an in-class environmental scanning committee and OCCC planning committee; the use of probability-impact charts; the use of impact networks; the use of environmental analyses; and the development of the plan for OCCC. Next, student evaluations of their experience are summarized. A 13-page bibliography of works on the two-year college is presented, organized by such topics as objectives and functions, history, instruction, students, faculty, administration, and the future of the two-year college. Appendices include a study guide of questions designed to give direction to the planning committee's activities; a sample OCCC plan; a scanning taxonomy; and the guide, "How To Be an Environmental Scanning Monitor." (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.