ERIC Number: ED432323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina Community College System Information Resources and Technology Plan.
North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.
The North Carolina Community College System engaged in a strategic planning process in 1998 that was the basis for the information resources and technology plans for the entire System. A focus of the planning was technology, and a technology environmental scanning team developed a set of planning assumptions, which led to the creation of 15 goals and related objectives for the 1999-2001 biennium. The technology-related planning assumptions included: (1) increasing the use of technology to redefine delivery systems; (2) using technology to better serve business and agency partners; (3) providing more technology training; (4) developing a communication infrastructure to support distance learning and remote access to resources; (5) redefining the funding model for technology and technical staff; (6) using technology to reach underserved customers; and (7) reducing administrative, regulatory, and accrediting barriers to the effective use of technology at the colleges. Technology-related goals arising from these assumptions include: (1) acquiring and maintaining the resources to support the educational objectives of the System; (2) creating an integrated, systemwide virtual learning environment; and (3) providing and supporting state-of-the-art administrative systems to integrate the colleges electronically. This document discusses the implementation of these goals and the costs involved. Appendices contain a steering committee strategic directions report, a library automation system request for proposals, and equipment plans. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.