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ERIC Number: EJ868232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
"A Prophecy for the Arts" in Higher Education
Merrion, Margaret
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v41 n5 p16-21 Sep-Oct 2009
This article presents a Delphi study that captured a myriad of predictions that represent the best thinking of a panel of creative minds, experts in a variety of arts and with many years of experience as arts leaders. Predictions provide a set of interlinked challenges and opportunities. In this study, the experts forecast changes in students that will have a direct impact on technology which, in turn, will affect curricula and delivery systems, which have ramifications for the type of faculty needed for the future. Another example: partnerships create opportunities for joint faculty appointments, which will lead to curricular changes, which will necessitate generating philanthropic support for collaborative projects that may best be disseminated via simulcast programming. Some believe that until one has resources, there is no point in planning. But like a sound financial forecast, rational forecasting of this kind can guide in the investments of money, time, attention, energy, and personnel--a focus that is particularly important in times of financial stress. These are the keys one can turn to open up a better future. (Contains 7 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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