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Alfred, Richard; Carter, Patricia – Community College Journal, 1998
Discusses organizational development and its importance to the competitive community college. Suggests new tactics to renew colleges by changing competencies, redesigning structures and systems, and developing new alliances. Closes with a basic design that emphasizes narrowing the gap between a college's current core values and future…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Change Strategies, College Role, Community Colleges
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Alfred, Richard – Community College Journal, 2003
Argues against community colleges opting for a quick fix in difficult times, a tactic designed for continuity rather than change. Adds that financial restrictions confronting community colleges call for drastic change in order to spur sustainable growth. Recommends five paths for strategic resource management and future advantage in the market,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administration, Budgets, Change Agents
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Alfred, Richard; Carter, Patricia – Community College Journal, 1996
Describes the importance for community colleges of looking toward the future to compete effectively. Suggests that change is a variable process that progresses slowly or quickly depending on the interaction of three variables: competitors, customers, and organizational cultures. Includes a checklist for college leaders to determine their level of…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Quality
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Alfred, Richard – Community College Journal, 2003
As economic conditions worsen and enrollments surge, community colleges make two basic moves. They increase class size, add more sections, hire more part-time instructors, boost tuition, and create more parking spaces to accommodate more students. Then they slash spending by cutting things before people--travel, staff development funds, equipment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Climate, Long Range Planning, Resistance to Change