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Alfred, Richard L.; Carter, Patricia – Community College Journal, 1997
Argues that current changes in the educational climate require transformations in community college organization. Discusses operational, linear, and frame-breaking approaches to change, arguing that all are important in making the transformation to high-performing institutions, or institutions that can manage both incremental and revolutionary…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Institutional Mission
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Carter, Patricia; Terwilliger, Leatha; Alfred, Richard L.; Hartleb, David; Simone, Beverly – Community College Journal, 2002
Highlights the importance of developing community college leaders capable of demonstrating strategic leadership and responding to the global forces that influence community college education. Discusses the Consortium for Community College Development's Strategic Leadership Forum and its principles, format, content, and early results. (RC)
Descriptors: College Presidents, Community Colleges, Job Training, Leadership Effectiveness
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Alfred, Richard L. – Community College Journal, 2001
Strategic thinking is an organized, analytical process by which college leaders can assess: (1) existing and potential competitors; (2) sources of competitive advantage; and (3) college capabilities and competitive position. Three outcomes of strategic thinking are: (1) clear institutional strategy and direction; (2) improved institutional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Environmental Scanning
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Alfred, Richard L. – Community College Journal, 2000
Sets forth eight rules for using assessment to allow community colleges to create a distinctive image: create a "brand identity," differentiate the institution from competitors, big picture goals, total institution performance, priority assigned to stakeholders, measuring intangible benefits, continuous customer touch, and urgency for action.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Competition, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs
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Alfred, Richard L. – Community College Journal, 2002
Argues that the post-September 11, 2001 economy has created a market with contradictory forces--the economy is decelerating at the same time consumer demands are accelerating. States that higher education is heavily impacted by these forces, and that community colleges must organize around contradiction, broaden the conception of resources, and…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Competition
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Alfred, Richard L. – Community College Journal, 2004
Community colleges are experiencing tough times. As leaders watch the economy jump back to life and recognize this as a time of opportunity, they also realize that recovery in the public sector lags behind. Community colleges expecting to emerge from reduction stronger and better positioned will need to operate outside of a conventional business…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement