ERIC Number: ED309817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
External Environmental Scan and Forecast, 1989.
Catonsville Community Coll., MD.
Information on demographic, economic, and educational trends in the United States, in general, and Maryland, in particular, is presented in this report, with special reference to the implications of these trends for Catonsville Community College (CCC). After highlighting major national trends, such as increasing ethnic diversity and growing problems of a "have and have not society," an environmental scan identifies national planning assumptions based on social, economic, regional, and political conditions; technological changes; and patterns in charitable giving among individuals and corporations. The next sections offer: (1) forecasts of population changes, including projected enrollment increases in higher education, especially among minority students; further expansion of industry-based postsecondary education; rapid growth rates in occupations requiring advanced degrees; and population increases in Maryland, especially among older residents; (2) projections of economic and occupational growth, and labor force shortages and needs; (3) expectations of a continuation of the conservative, pro-growth political climate predominant in the U.S., and changes in national values and lifestyles; (4) an assessment of the current status of public schools and the skill levels of their students; (5) an examination of the current status of higher education; and (6) projections about the future of higher education in Maryland and the nation. Following each of these sections, strategies for CCC to follow in response to anticipated changes are recommended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catonsville Community Coll., MD.