ERIC Number: ED361014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Scan: 1993-94 Planning/Budgeting Cycle.
Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH. Office of Institutional Planning and Research.
In the past, environmental scanning reports produced by Sinclair Community College (SCC) in Ohio were designed to provide a brief, eclectic, and provocative overview of major trends and issues likely to influence the development of the institution during the upcoming fiscal year. The 1993 Environmental Scan report speculates about long-term environmental forces affecting SCC to the year 2005. Data presented in the report are organized into the following 11 sections: service area demographics; economic and employment outlook; state higher education policy; access; enrollment; teaching/learning; student support services; human resources; infrastructure; vision and organization; and fiscal outlook. Selected findings include the following: (1) the principal demographic influence on the state and region will be the "middle aging" of baby boomers; (2) shifts in the economy will require individuals with technical, communication, management, and problem-solving skills largely attained through higher education; (3) to face the challenges of global competitiveness, Ohio must reverse its past history of under-investing in higher education; (4) SCC's orientation will shift from providing access to programs and credentials to providing access to knowledge; (5) by the year 2005, SCC's enrollment will increase by over 40%; (6) SCC will transform its focus on teaching to a focus on learning; and (7) digitized electronic technologies for interactive learning will be a major infrastructure consideration. Supplemental information making up more than half the document, consists of data tables and charts. (Contains 32 references to resources and sources.) (PAA)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Budgets, College Planning, Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Environmental Scanning, Futures (of Society), Institutional Characteristics, Long Range Planning, Organizational Development, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH. Office of Institutional Planning and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio