ERIC Number: ED343484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Restructuring for the 90's...And Beyond. The Era of Smart Homes, Wired Communities, Fast Systems, Global Networks, and Fast Forward Learners in a Borderless World.
Groff, Warren H.
This paper examines institutional restructuring in higher education for the 1990s and the 21st century and the leadership required for that restructuring. Following an overview and a discussion of selected pertinent demographic, social, economic, technological, and political variables, the paper focuses on the strategic importance of Mid-America to changes occurring in Eastern and Western Europe and the newly industrialized countries of the Pacific Rim. There follows a discussion of the learning enterprise in the schools and colleges of the United States. This is a prelude to a review of an agenda for the 1990s which recommends: (1) analysis of conditions of society and establishments; (2) transforming trend analyses into action plans; (3) development of leadership and human resources; and (4) emphasizing integrity within the learning enterprise. This agenda could lead, it is argued, to the creation of an infrastructure for developing world class information era learning communities. A description of such institutions covers leadership qualities and role, planning for quality technology, and the relationship of society, work and education. Also included are 43 footnotes and citations of 3 other documents. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Developing Institutions, Economic Change, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Networks, Institutional Mission, Institutional Role, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Long Range Planning, Organizational Objectives, School Restructuring, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Fall Conference of the Council of North Central Community and Junior Colleges (Little Rock, AR, September 16-17, 1991).