ERIC Number: ED431474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Stronger Statewide Leadership.
The purpose of this document is to discuss the implications for Arizona's community colleges of the State Board's attempt to play a stronger statewide leadership role, as recommended by the 1997 performance audit of the board. This report is based on 62 relevant papers, and the findings from a three-day retreat that focused on this issue. An introductory section addresses: (1) What does "stronger statewide leadership" mean? and (2) How would this enhance state board operations? The remainder of the report presents emerging themes and recommendations that came from the three-day meeting. The primary themes identified include: (1) community colleges are the learning providers of first choice for individuals, businesses, governmental agencies, and any others concerned with training or educating adults; (2) community colleges should remain under local control; (3) collaborations must be built with business and industry groups and with other schools; (4) faculty and staff development is an essential strategy for bringing about education reform; and (5) community colleges must be prepared to provide services for diverse learners. Specific recommendations were made for the state board to follow in the areas of measuring systemwide effectiveness and monitoring and assessing academic programs. (TGO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.