ERIC Number: ED407001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Walking the Tightrope: The Balance between Innovation and Leadership. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the Chair Academy (6th, Reno, NV, February 12-15, 1997).
National Community Coll. Chair Academy, Mesa, AZ.
The papers provided in this proceedings discuss the roles and responsibilities of chairs, deans, and other organizational leaders at community colleges, focusing on strategies for balancing innovative educational approaches with traditional leadership. Following background material on the Chair Academy, the following three keynote speeches are presented: "Learning Revolution," by Terry O'Banion; "What Will Community Colleges Do When Microsoft and Disney Deliver High-Quality, Accredited Higher Education and Training into Most American Homes and Businesses?" by Don Doucette; and "An Ongoing Challenge: Success in Education," by Guadalupe Quintanilla. Most of the 60 papers presented in concurrent sessions are provided (some papers were not submitted or were submitted in abstract form only). Topics covered in the papers include reforming the curriculum approval process; balancing innovation and tradition to create learning opportunities for all learners; designing a virtual classroom on the Internet for distance learning students; enhancing student learning through public deliberation; establishing innovative service learning programs; methods for faculty evaluation; internationalizing the curriculum; occupational program sharing; managing organizational change; implementing a successful mentoring program for new chairs and deans; team-building through technology; strategies to meet financial problems; the roles of chairs, faculty, and deans in student assessment; tech prep; and transformational leadership. Contains 58 references. (TGI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Community Coll. Chair Academy, Mesa, AZ.
Note: For selected individual conference papers, see JC 970 186-214.