ERIC Number: ED467978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Leadership Abstracts, 2000.
Wilson, Cynthia, Ed.
Leadership Abstracts, v13 n1-3,5-6 Feb-Dec 2000
This is volume 13 of Leadership Abstracts, a newsletter published by the League for Innovation (California). Issue number 1 of February 2000, "Community Colleges Bridging the Digital Divide," addresses the racial and economic issues inherent in the digital divide--the discrepancy between those who are technologically literate and those who aren't--and makes recommendations for community colleges to bridge this gap. Issue 2 of April 2000, "New Game, New Rules: The Workforce Development Challenge," discusses the many initiatives, programs, and mandates concerning workforce development that community college leaders must address. Suggestions for responding to workforce issues are included. Issue 3 of June 2000, "Knowing What You're Looking for: An Outcomes-Based Approach to Hiring," suggests that community college administrators enhance their assessment strategies when hiring new employees in order to find people who work well in the contextualized college environment. Issue 5 of October 2000, "Laptops for Everyone (Part 2): An Update on the Floyd College Information Technology Project," discusses a 3-year pilot project for the University System of Georgia in which all students leased laptop computers for use in and out of the classroom. Finally, issue 6 of December 2000, "Rising Star: A Community College Foundation at Work," discusses a collaborative fundraising program that helped to increase student retention rates. (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Alternative Assessment, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Employment Qualifications, Ethnic Groups, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Minority Groups, Personnel Selection, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.league.org/leadabst.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Systems & Computer Technology Corp., Malvern, PA.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For volume 12, see ED 447 855. Volume 13, Issue Number 4 is not available in the ERIC version.