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Roueche, John E.; Jones, Barbara R. – Community College Journal, 2005
Community colleges have a natural aptitude for entrepreneurship and are best positioned to take advantage of emerging opportunities. The unique challenges of this new millennium--perhaps at the top of the list, declining state support and increasing student enrollment--prompt college leaders to embrace the critical need for creative and innovative…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Administrator Attitudes, Strategic Planning, Community Colleges
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Roueche, John E.; Milliron, Mark David; Roueche, Suanne D. – Community College Journal, 2003
Describes focus groups and studies conducted in an effort to identify and define community college teaching excellence. One of the most compelling findings suggested that both teachers and students perform at a higher level when held to higher expectations. (Contains 24 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Excellence in Education, Expectation
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Roueche, John E.; And Others – Community College Journal, 1997
Discusses the public's growing disaffection for institutions of higher education in North America and the increasing need for educational reform. Reviews conclusions from a study of effectiveness practices in over 200 two-year colleges. Argues that the colleges can and will play an important role in education reform. (AJL)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change
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Roueche, John E.; Roueche, Suanne D. – Community College Journal, 1994
Describes the success of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's "Innovation Abstracts," a weekly publication written by and for practitioners. Suggests that the publication's success has spread beyond its originally intended audience to faculty, students, trustee and advisory boards, community residents,…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Community Colleges, Educational Researchers, Information Dissemination
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Roueche, John E.; And Others – Community College Journal, 1995
Provides a picture of community college partnerships and collaborative activities by viewing the contemporary context of collaboration and alliance-building. Summarizes information from 14 presidents of community colleges recognized for their partnership activities with respect to the dimensions of collaboration, definitions of community,…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Role, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs
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Roueche, Suanne D.; Roueche, John E. – Community College Journal, 1993
Provides an update on community college responses to the new student majority who lack the skills to succeed in college-level work. Defines "at-risk students," identifies college responses to literacy problems, describes promising instructional strategies, and highlights problems in evaluating programs for at-risk students. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Problems, High Risk Students
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Roueche, John E.; Roueche, Suanne D. – Community College Journal, 1998
Analyzes three key areas community colleges should focus on when planning for the future: finding new sources of financial support, recruiting students, and assessing institutional effectiveness. (JDI)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning
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Roueche, John E.; Ely, Eileen E.; Roueche, Suanne D. – Community College Journal, 2001
Changing the culture of a college is the first and most critical step toward successful change. The Community College of Denver (CCD) has created a culture that is sustained by a heartfelt shared belief in the primacy of student success, and that has produced remarkable improvements in student success outcomes. (PGS)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Benchmarking, College Environment, Community Colleges
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Roueche, John E.; Roueche, Suanne D.; Johnson, Rand A. – Community College Journal, 2002
Addresses the many issues community colleges currently face, including decreased state and federal funding, increased competition from for-profit colleges, the digital divide, and enrollment and retirement trends. Suggests that institutions interact with their environments in better, fundamentally different ways. (Contains 14 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, College Role, Community Colleges
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Roueche, John E.; Roueche, Suanne D. – Community College Journal, 2000
Asserts that building relationships with constituents remains the best strategy for ensuring the future institutional survival of community colleges. Examines some of the conditions that community colleges will be facing in the future, such as increasing numbers of students to serve, the continuing need for remedial/developmental education, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Economics, Educational Needs