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Trent, Monica Parrish; Pollard, DeRionne P. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Reform initiatives have challenged community college leaders to reconsider what is right and wrong while also challenging our organizational cultures, advancing a new understanding of our mission, and forcing us to reconsider how we engage in the work of educating a public that needs us now more than ever.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, College Presidents
Cady, Clare; White, Carol Cutler – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter provides useful tips for campus leaders and student organizations to establish a campus food pantry.
Descriptors: Hunger, Community Colleges, Food, Two Year College Students
Hellmich, David M.; Feeney, Greg J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter advises community college leaders how to achieve mission balance by using strategic planning to make mission-critical decisions and take decisive action.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Institutional Mission
Rumann, Corey; Rivera, Marisa; Hernandez, Ignacio – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
Higher education and the military have been linked throughout U.S. history. Following World War II, the President's Commission on Higher Education released "Higher Education for American Democracy," popularly known as the Truman Commission Report of 1946. It called for, among other things, the establishment of a network of public community…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, War, Veterans
Kelly, J. Terence – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
This chapter offers time-tested advice for new presidents, including how to build and maintain strong relationships with trustees, how to address the persistent concerns of student success and remediation, and how to access the college's economic condition as well as how to oversee and maintain strong funding channels.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Board Administrator Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship
Floyd, Deborah L.; Maslin-Ostrowski, Pat; Hrabak, Michael R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2010
A framework for understanding the human side of leadership, especially wounding and leadership struggles, is described with an emphasis on stories of community college presidents. Practical advice and recommendations are offered to better equip aspiring and practicing community college presidents for leadership challenges. A key message is that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Crisis Management, Integrity
Schuetz, Pam – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
This article presents a study that uses iterative searches of literature, guided by data from campus observations, interviews, and surveys, to locate and test a theory that can be used to strengthen institutional leverage over student engagement and outcomes. A review of literature was conducted to frame a preliminary theoretical framework for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Models, Urban Areas, School Holding Power
McGrath, Dennis; Tobia, Susan – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
Although community colleges have long been the access point to higher education for low-income students and students of color, there is much work still to be done if the institutions are to fulfill their democratic promise. In this article, the authors draw upon a growing body of work described as the new equity agenda (Arbona and Nora, 2007;…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Culture, Income, At Risk Students
Eddy, Pamela L.; Cox, Elizabeth M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
This chapter provides a portrait of women's representation in the leadership ranks of community colleges. The study analyzed audiotaped and transcribed interviews with six women community college presidents. Each of the women had been leading her institution for less than five years; one participant was serving in her second presidency. Findings…
Descriptors: Females, Incidence, Leadership, Community Colleges
Eddy, Pamela L.; Murray, John P. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
This chapter reviews the strategies described in this volume that rural college leaders can use to address the issues and challenges their institutions face. (Contains a list of 12 resources and 4 online resources.)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Rural Urban Differences
Phelan, Daniel J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter examines challenges and options available to community college presidents as their institutions increasingly rely on unstable revenue streams. Presidents, particularly those at institutions with limited access to strong local tax support, require new and expanded fiscal leadership skills.
Descriptors: Tax Allocation, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Role, College Presidents
Hawke, Constance S. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2004
Community colleges serve a higher percentage of students with disabilities than any other sector of higher education. An understanding of the requirements imposed by disability laws in accommodating those students is important for all community college leaders.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Community Colleges, College Students, Special Needs Students
It's Not the Race I Signed Up for, but It's the Race I'm in: The Role of Community College Presidents
Wenrich, J. William; Reid, Betheny L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
A shift in the fundraising landscape has prompted community college presidents to take a more proactive approach to winning the hearts and dollars of potential donors. This chapter focuses on how college presidents and foundation CEOs can work together to gain support from funding sources.
Descriptors: College Presidents, Community Colleges, Administrator Role, Fund Raising