Practical Leadership in Community Colleges is an essential resource for leaders who must meet the myriad challenges community colleges face every day. Grounded in field observation, reports, news coverage, and interviews with leaders and policymakers, this important text offers a clear examination into the issues confronting college leaders and provides clear direction for managing through difficult times.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
For thirty years The American Community College has provided up-to-date information and statistics about community colleges and has been widely used both in graduate courses on community colleges, and as reference material by community college scholars and practitioners (many of whom are entering doctoral programs in order to advance in the administrative ranks). The sixth edition includes an entirely new chapter focused on community college outcomes and accountability, as well as new sections dealing with the rise of for-profit colleges; vertical expansion, including dual enrollment and community college baccalaureates; cross-sector collaboration; student characteristics and enrollment patterns; the effects of part-time faculty; leadership and administrative challenges; revenue generation and state allocation patterns, including performance-based funding; distance learning; statewide efforts to improve transfer and articulation; and, finally, a response to contemporary criticisms of the institutio