ERIC Number: ED374830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Scanning the Front Range Environment: A Statistical Snapshot of the Front Range Community College Service Area.
Front Range Community Coll., Westminster, CO.
This environmental scanning report from Front Range Community College (FRCC) in Colorado examines trends in population, demographics, income, and education in the college's service area. The report begins with Kathleen Cain's essay, "Environmental Scanning," indicating that the four major objectives of environmental scanning are to detect scientific, technical, social, and political interactions and other elements important to the organization; to define potential threats, opportunities, or changes for the organization by those events; to promote an orientation toward the future in management and staff; and to alert management and staff to trends which are converging, diverging, speeding up, slowing down, or interacting. Next, the report presents several essays and interviews offering the perspectives of staff and members of the community, including: (1) "The Community College in the Community," by Eric Reno; (2) "FRCC's Economic Development Role," an interview with Jack Keever; (3) "Scanning and Change: A Concrete Example," by Leo Giles; (4) "The Changing Role of Women in Higher Education," by Susan Hartman; (5) "Distance Learning and the Future of Education," by Steve Tilson; (6) "Fostering Diversity: A President's View," by Tom Gonzales; (7) "Networking: Mutual Benefit Is the Key," an interview with Jill Marce; (8) "Collaboration: A Deliberate Process," by Mary F. Johnston; and (9) "A Systematic Approach: The Times Demand It," by Dave Braman. The remainder of the report provides statistical profiles of 15 primary communities and four counties that make up the FRCC service area, including income, employment, and demographic data. (KP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Front Range Community Coll., Westminster, CO.