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ERIC Number: ED552321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 185
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-4195-4
Succession Planning for Community Colleges: A Study of Best Practices
McMaster, Susan Marie
ProQuest LLC, D.Mgt. Dissertation, University of Maryland University College
The purpose of this study is to apply best practices for succession planning to community colleges. Succession planning is relevant to management practices in community colleges because there is a surge in retirements in higher education from the "baby boomer" generation. Community colleges need to implement a succession plan to ensure they can fill vacancies left in the leadership ranks. Best practices from the corporate world have been adapted to develop a conceptual model for community colleges. In order to incorporate best practices of succession planning, the board, president, vice presidents, deans, and directors must implement the following best practices: 1) incorporate succession planning into strategic planning and performance evaluations, 2) provide leadership education and leadership opportunities for potential leaders, 3) mentor potential leaders, 4) add positions for more deans, directors, department chairs, program managers, committee chairs, and lead instructors, and 5) share decision making throughout all levels of leadership. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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