ERIC Number: ED342327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-1
Task Force 2000: Final Report.
Association of College Unions-International, Bloomington, IN.
This report brings together demographic projections, social trends, projected changes in the context of American higher education, and the anticipated needs of an increasingly diverse student population in an effort to offer guidelines for college union and student activity professionals looking to the 21st century. The report contains a reproduction of the charge to the committee authorized to produce this document, an introductory essay, six essays by diverse authors, and a set of recommendations. The first, introductory essay by J. William Johnston, describes the current and expected changes in higher education, the importance of education in current society, and the importance of out-of-class activity in the college experience. The other essays making up the report include the following: "The Changing Educational Environment," by J. Thomas Eakin; "Funding for College Unions and Student Activity Programs," by Robert Lundal and Thomas Levitan; "Student Activities and Programs," by James Osteen and Thomas Levitan; "The College Union of the Future," by Mary Yates and Frank Canavit; "The Arts in the College Union," by Vance G. Safley; and "Professional Preparation and Staffing," by Barry Wilson. A final section presents conclusions and recommendations. Each essay includes several references. (JB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Athletics, College Students, Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Enrichment Activities, Enrollment Trends, Extracurricular Activities, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Recreational Facilities, Social Organizations, Sociocultural Patterns, Student Interests, Student Organizations, Student Unions, Trend Analysis
Association of College Unions-International, 400 E. Seventh St., Bloomington, IN 47405.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Association of College Unions-International, Bloomington, IN.