ERIC Number: ED306975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Toward the 21st Century: A Vision for College of DuPage. Summary Report.
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
In 1988, College of DuPage initiated a project to give direction to the college. A Futures Committee was formed and charged to identify the college's strengths and emerging opportunities, develop a vision statement on what the college should become by the turn of the century, determine whether the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges' recommendations were appropriate for College of DuPage, examine the college mission and purpose, and make recommendations for implementing the vision statement. The vision statement foresees "a future in which the quality of life is rich, and the sense of community is strong." It expresses the college's commitment to offer educational opportunities for the underprepared and disadvantaged as well as the academically gifted; maintain a strong faculty development program; seek partnerships with the business, scientific, political, and educational communities; and initiate a leadership development program for community groups and agencies. Additional goals set forth in the vision statement include: provide a program of fine and performing arts; increase awareness of district, state, national and international issues; serve as a catalyst to address community issues; provide leadership to protect the environment; and continually examine programs and services to maintain a commitment to excellence. This document sets the stage for a variety of activities that will move College of DuPage toward its vision of the future. Appendixes provide additional detail about the Futures Committee and its activities. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Note: Prepared by the Futures Committee of College of DuPage.