ERIC Number: ED340395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-13
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Managing the Community College with an Entrepreneurial Spirit.
Kotula, John R.; Decker, Henry J.
Drawing from experiences at Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC), these papers discuss the institution's entrepreneurial approach to two aspects of college administration: developing relationships with business and industry, and management planning. Entrepreneurship is defined as the ability to find and evaluate opportunities, locate needed resources, and take action. First, John R. Kotula traces DTCC's efforts to involve faculty and staff in providing flexible, customized services to businesses on a contract basis. A description is provided of DTCC's Industrial Training Division, an entirely self-sustaining program, which in 1987 executed over 136 contracts and received more than $2.8 million in revenues. Examples of the Industrial Training Division's programs are cited, including an employee retraining program for Research and Development Laboratory Technicians, a three-year training program to facilitate a company's transition to robot- and microprocessor-based production, and short-term training programs in banking operations. Next, Henry J. an entrepreneurial spirit into a college. Requirements for achieving a kinetic style of management are identified, including extraordinary efforts at communication; goal setting; accountability; an open, fair, responsive, and encouraging management style; and a disciplined process to encourage meaningful participation in decision making. Finally, a description is provided of DTCC's formal planning process and its effects on line managers' sense of responsibility. (ALB) .pa
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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