ERIC Number: ED449852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-1
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Transforming Community College Leadership Preparation: A Cohort Leadership Learning Model.
McPhail, Christine Johnson
This paper discusses the development of a doctoral program specializing in community college leadership. When Morgan State University (Maryland) expanded its existing Urban Educational Leadership Doctoral Program to include a concentration in Urban Community College Leadership, it became the first historically black university in the United States to provide such a program. To address the unique needs of the working professional, the program coordinator designed the Cohort Leadership Learning Model, which offers students a stimulating, highly structured, year-round program of study. Students will graduate from the Urban Community College Leadership Doctoral Program with a unique capacity to understand urban life and phenomena in the context of the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of this nation's urban and metropolitan comprehensive community colleges. The Cohort Leadership Learning Model is based on the belief that leadership of an urban community college requires a specific knowledge base emphasizing the following: the urban environment; the organizational culture and structure of learning-centered institutions; and the unique cultural and cognitive characteristics of urban learners. The annual Leadership Institute prepares the student to function effectively in the cohort and provides direction for completing the requirements of the program of study. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Morgan State Univ., Baltimore, MD.