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ERIC Number: EJ879522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Masters of Our Own Destiny
Zeiss, Tony
Community College Journal, v80 n4 p24-25 Feb-Mar 2010
They say necessity is the mother of invention. In the author's 42 years with community colleges, it has never been more necessary to become proactive at raising revenue. The economic recession has adversely affected the colleges as never before. Across the U.S., enrollment growth is unprecedented, as are budget cuts. Such imbalance presents a challenge for community and technical college leaders. College leaders and boards must rethink how colleges are funded, how they can operate more efficiently, and how they will thrive in the future. Relying on tax-based revenue to fund college operating budgets is naive and risky. In this article, the author shares how he and his colleagues at North Carolina's Central Piedmont Community College (CCPC) resolved such problem by making their college more entrepreneurial and creative. He stresses that the critical test for community and technical college presidents at this time is whether they will make the necessary changes in thinking and in the operation of their colleges that guarantee the delivery of quality learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina