George Gabriel sent in a summary report from all groups in a post-workshop session.
The three most critical events identified by all groups, their signals, and the implications for the most critical event are as follows:
1: Increased Demand For IT Workers.
Less demand for liberal arts/general education
Increased demand for curriculum changes
Resource allocation shifted to IT programs
Increased bifurcation in educational quality and
Well rounded education devalued
Increased gap between rich and poor exacerbated by
higher education unless specific steps are taken
Increase in adjunct faculty to provide IT faculty
Insufficient faculty to teach IT courses
IT faculty salaries increase
Increased amount of reporting.
Change in accrediting requirements
Majority Of Students Require Remedial Education
1. Increased drop-out rates of high school students
Increased sections of remedial courses
Increase of under-prepared recent high school
Increase in number of students with limited English
A majority of students have poor English language skills