ERIC Number: ED447888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
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Meeting New Leadership Challenges in the Community Colleges.
Community Coll. Leadership Development Initiative, CA.; Claremont Graduate Univ., CA.
In April 2000, the Community College Leadership Development Initiative (CCLDI) and the Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in California entered into a landmark partnership to improve the leadership of the community colleges. This partnership is notable for several reasons: it envisions a multifaceted, long-term effort to improve community college leadership based upon mutual commitments from a leading, doctoral-level university and leaders from the community colleges; it defines "leadership" inclusively to embrace responsible roles within the ranks of trustees, faculty, and administrators; it accords the community colleges a strong and continuing role in shaping the academic preparation of its own leaders; and its success depends upon the active participation of both public and private universities throughout our region. This document explains the reasons for the partnership and the basic nature of its plans, as of May 2000. Part I, the "Challenge to Leadership," defines the leadership challenge as seen by the Board of CCLDI following a yearlong process of consultation with community college colleagues and university representatives. Part II, "Our Response: Creating a Community College Leadership Institute," outlines the partnership's plans to meet the leadership challenge. An appendix contains more detailed reports on the results of administrative and faculty surveys that helped shape the partnership's plans and summary of discussions with universities in 1999. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Community Coll. Leadership Development Initiative, CA.; Claremont Graduate Univ., CA.