ERIC Number: ED434690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
[Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC): A Scenario for 2003]. A Speculative Look at the College's Future.
Minneapolis Community and Technical Coll., MN.
This paper asserts that one of the ways for a college to determine its continually changing future is to develop plausible scenarios, become familiar with them, and make decisions based on a broad playing field of possibilities. This paper records Minneapolis Community and Technical College's (MCTC) first attempt at a future scenario. Members of the college's Strategic Planning Committee and others from across the campus came together to develop "stories" about the college's future. The resulting scenario is not meant to be seen as a definitive plan or set of decisions. It is, in fact, a "speculative tale" about the current perceptions of the future. From a practical standpoint, the college is helped by taking "an imaginative leap into the future." Once there, the college can take stock of its surroundings and begin planning for the future from the future. This futuristic paper begins with a preface that sets the time in 2003, 7 years after MCTC became a comprehensive community and technical college. According to the scenario, the faculty, staff, and administration have built a highly regarded, student-centered college known for high-quality educational programs that consistently meet community needs and provide a solid gateway to lifelong learning. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Community and Technical Coll., MN.