ERIC Number: EJ881539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
The AACC Competencies and the PhD Completion Project: Practical Implications
Sinady, Chantal; Floyd, Deborah L.; Mulder, Anne E.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n1-2 p218-226 2010
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has identified a set of six competencies essential to effective community college leadership. Studies have been conducted to test the validity and usefulness of these competencies in such ways as by surveying community college professionals and to examine the effectiveness of graduate programs in preparing students to become community colleges leaders by incorporating some or all of the competencies. The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has conducted a seven-year project to address issues surrounding PhD completion and attrition, called the PhD completion project. This project found six institutional and program characteristics that are key factors in determining whether a particular student is likely to complete a PhD program. This paper seeks to review the AACC competencies for community college leaders and the PhD completion project and examine the practical implications of both studies.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Competence, Strategic Planning, Resources, Management Systems, Interpersonal Competence, Partnerships in Education, Advocacy, Professional Development, Standards, Doctoral Degrees, Academic Persistence, Student Attrition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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