NTID Seminar Description



Planning for the Future of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf
By James L. Morrison, Workshop Facilitator

We are being bombarded by tumultuous forces for change as we go into the 21st Century: Virtual classrooms, global communications, global economies, telecourses, distance learning, corporate classrooms, increased competition among social agencies for scarce resources, pressure for institutional mergers, state-wide program review and so on. In order to plan effectively in this environment, we must be able to anticipate and plan for new developments that will affect higher education generally and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and its curricular programs specifically.

Background readings for the March 23, 2001 presentation

Please read the following articles that help provide the context for the presentation by James L. Morrison  (Note: On the Horizon articles are reproduced here with the permission of Camford Publishing.)

  1. Snyder, D. P. "High Tech and Higher Education: A Wave of Creative Destruction is Rolling Toward the Halls of Academe."   On the Horizon, 1996, 4(5), 1, 3-7.
  2. O'Banion, T. "Schooling is Out--Learning is In." On the Horizon, 1996, 3(5), 1-2, 5-6.
  3. Morrison, J. L. "Anticipating the Future." On the Horizon, 1996, 4(3), 2-3.
  4. Morrison, J. L. "Transforming Educational Organizations." On the Horizon, 1997, 5(1), 2-3.
  5. Boggs, G. R. "Focus on Learning." On the Horizon, 1998, 6(1), 1, 5-6.
  6. Norris, D. M. "Perpetual Learning as a Revolutionary Creation." On the Horizon, 1996, 4(6), 1, 3-6.
  7. Boyett, J. & Snyder, D. P. "Twenty-First Century Workplace Trends." On the Horizon, 1998, 6(2), 1,4-9.

Background readings for the meetings with the NTID Leadership Team, Directors, and Marketplace Scanning Committee

  1. Morrison & Wilson. "Strategic Management in the Context of Global Change." In Didsbury, Howard (Ed.). Future Vision, Ideas, Insights, and Strategies. Bethesda, MD: The World Future Society, 1996 
  2. Morrison & Wilson. "Analyzing Environments and Developing Scenarios for Uncertain Times." in M. W. Peterson, D. D. Dill, L. A. Mets, and Associates (eds.), Planning and Management for a Changing Environment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.
  3. Morrison, J. L., Renfro, W. L., & Boucher, W. I.  Futures Research and the Strategic Planning Process. ASHE/ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education Research Report Series Number 9, 1984.
  4. Morrison, J. L., Forbes, L., & Wilkinson, G. W. Common Sense Management for Educational Leaders

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