ERIC Number: ED445730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Dalton State College Strategic Plan, 2000-2003. Trends and Issues in Post-Secondary Education: An Environmental Analysis Report. A Strategic Planning Document.
Dalton College, GA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
This strategic planning document prepared by the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at Dalton State College (DSC) identifies significant demographic, economic, educational, political, social and technological trends, issues, and priorities impacting institutional planning for 2000-2003. The report describes institutional mission and core purposes as well as 39 key performance indicators (such as student diversity, retention rate, demonstration of general education functional skills, and job placement rates of graduates), used to measure institutional outcomes. The report concludes that DSC should: (1) expect more minority, part-time and/or older students; (2) expand academic advising, counseling and referral services; (3) respond to increasing demand for distance education; (4) develop more extensive continuing education and/or technical programs; (5) expand its bachelor degree programs; (6) develop alternate revenue sources; and (7) document outcomes to meet increasing demands of performance-based funding. Current strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of DSC are briefly summarized, together with a list of strategic emerging issues affecting institutional planning. Report concludes with selected facts and figures relating to demographic and economic issues as well as a listing of skills and competencies increasingly required by employers, together with estimated average salaries for new college graduates in 1998-98. Contains 99 references. (PGS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dalton College, GA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.