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ERIC Number: ED566216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 182
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3037-2481-7
Leadership Development for Aspiring Community College Presidents
Bagadiong, Neil Soriano
ProQuest LLC, D.Mgt. Dissertation, University of Maryland University College
Several longitudinal reports predicted a potential crisis in the nation's community college system: a leadership gap due to a sizeable number of retirements of presidents and other high ranking college leaders. First reported at the beginning of 2000, the gap continues to grow, and recent research highlights the continuing trend. In the near future, several hundred new presidents are needed to take the helm of the nation's two-year colleges. The next generation of leaders will be new to this primary role, and they and the community college system will face new leadership challenges, even different issues from just a few short years ago. Consequently, the problem is that current presidential development programs may not be adequate in the face of these yet undefined challenges. Certainly they teach useful concepts and practices; however, their effectiveness can be enhanced by going beyond the field of education and by drawing on more than the experience of just those who have spent their careers in the higher education arena. This dissertation argues that one field of scholarship that might prove particularly useful to future community college leaders is the field of management. Many significant and current management theories can be relevant to better develop, equip, and arm leaders and managers of the nation's community colleges. The purpose of this study is to offer five selected significant and current management theories and practices and apply those theories to enhance the leadership competencies and professional skills identified by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) (2005). The primary focus will be on contemporary universal theories of leadership and management that can be applied and are practical for the community college leader. [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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