ERIC Number: ED361053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Environmental Scan Update, 1992-93. 2020: Perfect Vision for the Next Century.
Friedel, J. N., Ed.
An Environmental Scan Update, v1 n1-10 Sep-May 1991-92 v1 n1-9 1992-93
A key component to Eastern Iowa Community College District's (EICCD) strategic planning process, called "2020 Vision: A Perfect Vision for the Future," was the publication of the report "An Environmental Scan" in 1989, which summarized major trends occurring in the external environment which may impact the community college, the industries and communities it serves, and social, economic, and political structures and processes. It summarized these trends, events, and issues in five broad categories: (1) the changing population and demographics; (2) the changing workforce; (3) political, societal, and ecological changes; (4) changing technologies and the information explosion; and (5) the world economy. In September 1991, the EICCD began publishing updates to the Scan, each addressing a specific theme and summarizing events, trends, and projections affecting the district. The 2 volumes presented here contain a combined total of 19 updates. The following topics are addressed in volume 1: (1) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)--global spread and implications for health care; (2) health care--the crisis in rural medical care, alternative care, and national trends; (3) health services--growth areas and employment prospects; (4) jobs--business trends, fast growing jobs, economic trends, educational requirements; (5) the American political scene--implications for community colleges; (6) new information and technology--information technology and technology transfer; (7) computer technology; (8) employment prospects for computer technology personnel; (9) the Iowa economy--largest employers in the state, wages, Iowa's goods- and service-producing industries; and (10) health occupations--EICCD's service area, and national health occupations. Topics covered in volume 2 concern: (1) the most important issues facing the EICCD--political changes, educational challenges, job skills of the future, globalization, work force and demographic changes, health and health care, societal issues, volunteerism; (2) kindergarten through 12th grade education--high school graduation rates, illiteracy, drugs and violence, funding; (3) the global population--family planning, population growth and the environment, primary health care needs, gap between rich and poor, refugees; (4) the national population--1990 census data, immigration and state population projections; (5) the Midwest and Iowa populations; (6) the population and demographics of EICCD's service area; (7) Iowa's economic and employment future; (8) the United States economy--job markets, defense industry, environmental protection; and (9) the restructuring of the American workforce--temporary workers, joblessness, stress, and standards of living. In both volumes, references are listed with each update. (PAA)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Allied Health Occupations Education, College Planning, Community Colleges, Computers, Employment Opportunities, Environmental Influences, Futures (of Society), Health Conditions, Health Occupations, Information Technology, Institutional Mission, Labor Market, Long Range Planning, Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Iowa Community Coll. District, Davenport. Office of Academic Affairs and Planning.