ERIC Number: ED486369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-1
Reference Count: 44
Strengthening the Capacity to Lead in the Community College: The Role of University-Based Leadership Programs. An NCIA White Paper
Katsinas, Stephen G.; Kempner, Ken
National Council of Instructional Administrators
The primary focus of this research report is on university-based degree programs that prepare individuals for leadership positions in community colleges. Issues related to the preparation and development of faculty are also an important component of the personnel challenges facing community colleges. To bring greater focus to this discussion, the following definition of community college leadership development is offered: leadership development implies personal and professional growth, expanding the capacity to sustain, grow, and transform organizations dedicated to teaching, learning, and community development. This is accomplished in three distinct ways: university-based degree programs, professional and continuing education, and personal self-development. Argued here is that all constituencies of the community college have a vested interest in the success of each of these distinct means of developing leaders. To realize this success, partnerships must be formed between the community colleges and their colleagues in the independent sector, state and federal governments, and the universities themselves.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership Training, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, College Administration, Administrator Education, Professional Continuing Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Doctoral Programs, Government Role
Department of Educational Administration, 141 Teachers College Hall, P.O. Box 880360, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0360. Tel: 402-472-0989; Fax: 402-472-4300.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: National Council of Instructional Administrators