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Zeiss, Tony – Community College Journal, 2010
They say necessity is the mother of invention. In the author's 42 years with community colleges, it has never been more necessary to become proactive at raising revenue. The economic recession has adversely affected the colleges as never before. Across the U.S., enrollment growth is unprecedented, as are budget cuts. Such imbalance presents a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Climate, Enrollment, Income
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Zeiss, Tony – Community College Journal, 2008
Traditional community college CEOs who are experiencing an increased demand for services, as well as reduced funding, have a choice to make: They can worry and complain, or they can change their operating model. In this article, the author calls for CEOs to have a clear focus on how they operate their organizations. The author argues that it is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Fund Raising
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Zeiss, Tony – Community College Journal, 1999
Asserts the need for a universal system of credentialing across the nation's community and technical colleges. Suggests that professionally recognized skill certifications are being demanded by employers, and that community colleges will do well to respond. Proposes the development of a national/state credentialing system based upon industry…
Descriptors: Certification, College Role, Community Colleges, Credentials
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Zeiss, Tony – Community College Journal, 1998
Reviews the changing educational landscape and the major competing providers of post-secondary education: public colleges and universities; private, non-profit colleges and universities; proprietary for-profit colleges and universities; and corporate training organizations. Suggests that community colleges become more entrepreneurial. (JDI)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Competition, Educational Environment, Entrepreneurship
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Zeiss, Tony – Community College Journal, 2000
Asserts that many people who seek education to improve their job skills or upgrade their positions are becoming frustrated with inconvenient learning opportunities, and are pursuing alternatives to traditional higher education. Describes the Workforce Development Continuum initiative, which aims to develop a seamless education and training system…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Developmental Programs
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Zeiss, Tony – Community College Journal, 2004
Employers are concerned about lack of labor and the increasing skills gap between their needs and employees' skills. These concerns are consistently reflected in the literature. While community colleges are being increasingly looked to as the solution providers for these labor force issues, they are also facing the same concerns. Community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Employees, Labor Turnover, Motivation