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Academic Leadership in Community Colleges

Academic Leadership in Community Colleges (Hardback)

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Many challenges face community; technical, and junior colleges as they prepare for the 21st century. The more than 1,400 community colleges in the United States and Canada are led by approximately 14,000 academic deans and department heads, each of whom must balance the demands of the students, faculties, sponsors, community, and the college itself. As college enrollments increase, so do responsibilities, problems, and stress. Fur-ther stress will come to bear upon com-munity colleges in the next decade, when 40% of their academic leaders are expected to retire. There is justifiable concern about the identification, recruitment, and preparation of individuals to assume vacant leadership positions. Academic Leadership in Community Colleges provides the neces-sary touchstones and guidelines for per-sons within institutions preparing for new leadership.

Written by professional educators, this book is based on a survey of 3,000 deans and department heads in community col-leges in the United States and Canada. The survey disclosed the broad variety of responsibilities, organizational structures, and developmental strategies exercised by academic leaders in community colleges from coast to coast. The research was conducted by the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and supported by the National Community College Chair Academy.

Introductory chapters present compara-tive information about community col-leges: their various missions, instructional units, and demographic situations. Other chapters focus on the beliefs and values, tasks, skills, competition, and challenges that greet academic leaders. Readers will find useful strategies for confronting frequent problems and procedures for achieving greater college cohesion and efficiency.

EducationEducation TheoryHigher & further education, tertiary educationColleges of further educationEducationEducation TheoryHigher & further education, tertiary educationColleges of higher educationEducationEducation TheoryHigher & further education, tertiary educationUniversities Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Publication Date: 01/06/1994 ISBN-13: 9780803242425  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alan T. Seagren is a professor of educa-tional administration and Director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education; Daniel W. Wheeler is a professor of cooperative extension and education administration and coordinator of the Office of Professional and Organizational Development (Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources); John W. Creswell is a professor of educational psychology; and Michael T. Miller is an assistant professor of vocational and adult education. Kimberly VanHorn-Grassmeyer is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership and Higher Education program. All are affiliated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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