ERIC Number: ED384367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Critical Events Affecting the Future of Community Colleges. Proceedings of the AACC Presidents Academy Summer Experience (Breckenridge, Colorado, July 9-13, 1995).
Morrison, James L.
The objective of the American Association of Community College's President's Academy Summer Experience was to help participants develop competency in analyzing external factors through an environmental scanning workshop. The workshop focused on identifying and selecting the most significant events facing participants' colleges, identifying indications that the events could occur, determining implications, and providing recommendations for college leaders. Working in 7 groups, participants identified 88 critical events, with each group analyzing indications, implications, and courses of action for one event. The following events were analyzed: (1) between 50% and 98% of community college students will be active users of instructional and communications technology; (2) the election of a conservative majority in the Congress and and a conservative president in 1996; (3) the disappearance of up to 50% of community college primary state and local funding sources; (4) the development by American industry of systems to independently train and continuously educate employees within 5 years; (5) joint ventures on the part of Microsoft, Disney, and ATT&T to provide the first 2 years of higher education; (6) a 30% reduction in federal funding for programs related to the community college mission; and (7) the use of distance education by 25% of all students. (A complete list of events identified by participants is included.) (KP)
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