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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This book, a training tool for the 21st-century community college leader and administrator, deconstructs outdated practices and constructs new approaches to how contemporary community college leadership is viewed, practiced, and envisioned.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 Twelve: Emerging Trends in the Community College




This chapter will summarize the mission of the community college in light of emerging trends facing these institutions. Particular attention is paid to: (a) challenges to “open access”; (b) bachelor’s degrees; (c) the presidential initiative on community colleges; (d) increasing numbers of part-time faculty; (e) new and returning students; and (f) minority student initiatives.

When reading this chapter as well as others, consider the following questions:

•In light of current trends, what are challenges to “open access” in the community college?

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