Ebook - Practical Leadership in Community Colleges: Navigating Today's Challenges (P.D.F)

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u003cbu003eAnticipate, manage, and overcome the complex issues facing community collegesu003c/bu003eu003cpu003eu003ciu003ePractical Leadership in Community Collegesu003c/iu003e offers a path forward through the challenges community colleges face every day. Through field observations, reports, news coverage, and interviews with leaders and policy makers, this book digs deep into the issues confronting college leaders and provides clear direction for managing through the storm. With close examination of both emerging trends and perennial problems, the discussion delves into issues brought about by changing demographics, federal and state mandates, public demand, economic cycles, student unrest, employee groups, trustees, college supporters, and more to provide practical guidance toward optimal outcomes for all stakeholders. Written by former presidents, including a past president of the American Association of Community Colleges, this book provides expert guidance on anticipating and managing the critical issues that affect the entire institution. Both authors serve as consultants, executive coaches, and advisors to top leaders, higher education institutions, and leadership development programs throughout the United States.u003cpu003eCommunity colleges are facing increasingly complex issues from both without and within. Some can be avoided, others only mitigatedu0026#8212;but all must be managed, and college leaders must be fully prepared or risk failing the students and the community. This book provides real-world guidance for current and emerging leaders and trustees seeking more effective management methods, with practical insight and expert perspective.u003culu003eu003cliu003eTackle the college completion challenge and performance-based funding initiativesu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eManage through economic cycles, declining support, and calls for accountabilityu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eDelve into the issues of privatization and employee unionizationu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eExecute strategies to align institutional goals and missionu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eManage organizational change and new ways of thinking that are essential in today’s competitive environmentu003c/liu003eu003cliu003eManage issues involving diversity, inclusiveness, and equityu003c/liu003eu003cliu003ePrepare adequately for campus emergenciesu003c/liu003eu003c/ulu003eu003cpu003eCommunity colleges are the heartbeat of the nation’s higher education system, and bear the tremendous responsibility of serving the needs of a vast and varied student body. Every day may bring new issues, but effective management allows institutions to rise to the challenge rather than falter under pressure. u003ciu003ePractical Leadership in Community Collegesu003c/iu003e goes beyond theory to provide the practical guidance leadership needs to more effectively lead institutions to achieve results and serve the students and the community. Additional ISBNs: 9781119095156, 1119095158,9781119094883, 1119094887
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