ERIC Number: ED395606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Preparing To Serve the Student of the Future: A Planning Resource Report.
Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento. Commission on the Future.
Designed to help community college leaders plan for the programs and services that will be needed to serve students in the future, this report describes findings and recommendations developed by nearly 600 California community college practitioners participating in seminars and forums sponsored by the Community College League of California's Commission on the Future. Findings related to likely future conditions and recommendations for responding to these conditions are presented for student enrollment patterns, student demographics, educational preparedness, curriculum demands, teaching and learning styles, and student financial resource needs. Highlighted findings and recommendations include the following: (1) colleges should prepare now to respond to increasing cultural diversity, changing values, and a widening spectrum of student learning skills; (2) students in the future will be less involved in their higher education and more involved in supporting their families; (3) technology will have a dramatic impact on instruction and student learning and the role of faculty will change dramatically; (4) colleges should devote more resources to staff development, including upgrading faculty's technology competencies and all staff's multi-cultural sensitivities; and (5) colleges must respond to the increasing cost of education by promoting more partnerships in the community to provide support for student financial aid and capital outlay projects. Appendixes include a list of Commission members and contributing districts, suggested topics for holding campus forums on the future, and a briefing from a Commission meeting. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento. Commission on the Future.