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Community College Leadership and Administration

Theory, Practice, and Change


Carlos Nevarez and Luke J. Wood

This book, a training tool for the 21st-century community college leader and administrator, deconstructs outdated practices and constructs new approaches to how contemporary community college leadership is viewed, practiced, and envisioned. Both timely and comprehensive, the book develops new models that are focused on facilitating leadership innovation, and encourages both formal and informal leaders to become active agents for change. A relevant case study, written by an experienced community college leader, follows each chapter. This book will be useful for courses in administration, leadership, management, and related areas, and presents contemporary skills for anyone who is a leader and/or administrator in an organization.
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Chapter One: The Community College Vision and Mission




This chapter focuses on clarifying, articulating, explaining, and examining the vision and mission of the community college, as well as its influence on the functions and operations of the institution. Focus is given to critically examining the role and changing nature of these concepts in leading today’s community college. We also discuss the importance of leaders’ role in integrating the values of the community college vision and mission within their everyday leadership practices.

When reading this chapter, consider the following questions:

•What are the vision, mission, functions, and operations of the community college? What are their core elements?

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