ERIC Number: ED341437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Dawning of a New Century: North Carolina Community College System Comprehensive Plan for Administrative Leadership through Diversity Enhancement. A Report to the System President.
Deese, Stephanie; McKay, Sylvester
Based on a nationwide survey of existing programs and literature as well as the findings from local focus groups and data collection efforts, this report from the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) presents a series of recommendations for the promotion and recruitment of minorities and women for the senior-level administrative staff of the NCCCS. The report includes information data on past efforts to recruit and promote women and minorities on the staff of the NCCCS as well as at individual community colleges; provides current data on the ethnic and gender composition of the student body, faculty, and administration of North Carolina's community colleges; and reviews hiring trends nationwide and in the NCCCS. Among the 26 recommendations presented in the report are the following: (1) each college should incorporate, as part of its Institutional Effectiveness Plan, a leadership statement, hiring goals through the year 2002, timeframes and schedules, and monitoring and evaluation procedures; (2) the State Board for Community Colleges (SBCC) should increase funding for enrollment in the Executive Leadership Management Institute, and encourage college presidents to nominate more minorities and women to the Institute; (3) the SBCC should conduct six regional seminars on "Understanding Cultural Diversity" for all senior-level administrators in the NCCCS; (4) the SBCC should implement effective applicant pool strategies as administered in other states; revamp systemwide hiring goals; and provide incentive grants to colleges that meet or exceed their hiring goals; and (5) the SBCC should appoint an oversight committee and solicit annual reports regarding activities for implementing the recommendations. (PAA)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Administration, Community Colleges, Cultural Awareness, Educational Trends, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Distribution, Faculty Development, Faculty Promotion, Females, Leadership, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Quotas, Sex Fairness, Statewide Planning, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina Community College System
Note: Prepared with the assistance of the Focus Group on Administrative Leadership Development for Minorities and Women.