ERIC Number: ED460719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario 1998-99 Environmental Scan.
Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario, North York.
The 5th edition of the Environmental Scan is presented by the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (ACAATO). This planning document builds on the feedback received from college stakeholders regarding its value and usefulness in supporting the colleges' strategic planning processes. The Scan's primary objective is to lessen the randomness of information used in decision-making, and to alert managers and decision makers to trends and issues that may affect organization. Environmental scanning assists educational institutions in understanding the changing needs of learners and in shaping how they market their programs and services to meet those needs. In order to focus this scanning, the environment is organized along three levels: (1) the macro environment, which examines the social, technological, economic, environmental and political sectors; (2) the industry environment, which focuses on those factors and forces influencing a specific sector, such as government student assistance programs; and (3) the task environment, which concentrates on those areas specific to an institution. The nine sections of this document, each of which presents Key Findings and relevant tables, are divided as follows: (1) Economy and the Labor Force; (2) Education and Training; (3) Funding and Income; (4) Information Technology; (5) Ontario Population; (6) Public Policy; (7) Operating Expenses; (8) Learners; and (9) Human Resources. (36 references) (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario, North York.