ERIC Number: ED290504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for the 80s and Beyond.
De Anza Coll., Cupertino, CA.
Designed as a guide for policy formation, program development, and resource allocation, this report identifies and evaluates future trends and their implications for California's De Anza College (DAC). Section 1 contains introductory information on the purposes, processes, and components of institutional planning at DAC. Section 2 assesses the current state of the college, summarizing the results of the college's self-evaluation based on the following "critical success factors": attractiveness to students, transfer rates and post-transfer academic success, job placement, persistence rates, staff productivity, program expenditures, faculty salaries, purposeful innovation in instruction and student services, fiscal soundness, and reputation. This section also describes program assessment at DAC, reviews physical plant needs, and offers conclusions about DAC's strengths and weaknesses. Section 3 presents seven planning premises, with supporting data and discussions of implications: (1) demographic trends towards increasing diversification in age, ethnicity, and lifestyle; (2) rapid changes in technology, the economy, lifestyles and values; (3) effects of the knowledge explosion on the college and the local economy; (4) the impact of new educational technology on instructional delivery systems and administration; (5) increasing competition and cooperation; (6) enhancement of fiscal resources; and (7) the tension between state and local control. The final sections focus on new and renewed strategies for the 1980s and beyond, and the challenge of changing plans into reality. (EJV)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Demography, Economic Development, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Governance, Policy Formation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Change, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: De Anza Coll., Cupertino, CA.