ERIC Number: EJ1022019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
The AACC Leadership Competencies: Pennsylvania's Views and Experiences
Boswell, Robert A.; Imroz, Sohel M.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v37 n11 p892-900 2013
Community colleges in the United States are facing a shortage of leaders because many current leaders will retire within the next 10 years (Weisman & Vaughn, 2007). Student diversity, technological advancement, and increased accountability have expanded the required skill-set of community college leaders. To aid the next generation of leaders in meeting these various institutional challenges, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has developed a competency framework for community college leaders (AACC, 2005). The present study investigated how community college presidents, vice presidents, and deans working in Pennsylvania viewed the leadership competencies identified by AACC as important for effective community college leadership. In addition, the community college leaders were asked to identify experiences that they found supportive in developing the AACC leadership competencies. According to the results, participants most valued the communication competency and least valued the professionalism competency. Results also revealed that on-the-job experience is one of the most effective development activities of the AACC leadership competencies.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Administrator Characteristics, Minimum Competencies, Resources, Interpersonal Communication, Advocacy, Professional Identity, Surveys, Administrators, Online Surveys, Likert Scales, Cooperation, Administrator Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania