ERIC Number: ED361012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Systemic Leadership Strategies for Community Colleges Initiating Partnerships with Corporations and Schools.
Stevenson, Joseph M.
Advocating community college collaboration with corporations and secondary schools, this report reviews methodologies for undertaking "systemic leadership initiatives," or approaches to sharing resources based on collaborative networking. Following an overview of intersector partnerships, section II presents quotations from educational and management literature describing the concepts of leadership, team leadership, partnerships, and collaborative management. Section III, presents additional quotations to argue for the role of systemic leadership partnerships in the reform, revitalization, and renewal of community development in terms of education, the economy, and the environment. This section also discusses resistance to collaborative partnerships on the part of both educators and industry; the role of the systemic leader in bridging the gap between institutional resources and corporate/community needs; and provides brief descriptions of 15 existing partnerships between corporations and educational institutions. Section IV describes prototype initiatives for program delivery between elementary educational institutions and colleges/universities, including five faculty-centered initiatives, four student-centered initiatives, and four business and technology based initiatives. A discussion of systemic planning and autonomy is also included. The final section outlines elemental changes in the transition from traditional management/leadership approaches to systemic leadership initiatives. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Planning, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Institutional Cooperation, Leadership Qualities, Literature Reviews, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Shared Resources and Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at "Leadership 2000," the Annual International Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Community College Leadership Program (5th, Washington, DC, July 18-21, 1993).