Community College Leadership


  • Empowering Community Colleges To Build the Nation's Future: An Implementation Guide. 
    Companion to the Report of the 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges: Reclaiming the American Dream – Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future. American Association of Community Colleges.
  • Reclaiming the American Dream Community Colleges and the Nation's Future. 
    A Report from the 21-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. American Association of Community Colleges.
  • Voluntary Frameworks of Accountability Metrics Manual Version 1.0
    The Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) is a nationally funded project designed to develop a set of appropriate measures to determine how well community colleges are serving students.  Lack of commonly accepted performance measures has often led to misperceptions and frequently an underestimation of community college effectiveness and contributions.  It has also limited the ability of the institutions to identify problems and to set goals for improvement of outcomes.  Thus, the VFA was designed to help community colleges create sector‐appropriate reporting formats and share them publicly.
  • Diversity and Inequity
  • AACC Competencies of Community College Leaders
    Community colleges, like many other American institutions, are experiencing a leadership gap as many current leaders retire. Moreover, the leadership skills now required have widened because of greater student diversity, advances in technology, accountability demands, and globalization. Based on its continuing support of the development of community college leaders, AACC has collaborated extensively with its many constituencies to identify and endorse a set of competencies for community college leaders.
  • Community College Leadership: A Multidimensional Model for Leading Change
    Two-year colleges are facing major change. The majority will undergo a turnover in college presidencies in the next ten years, at a time when they are being asked to be engines for economic growth, enable more students--and a greater diversity of students--to gain 21st century qualifications, and provide a pathway to higher degrees, all with reduced state and local funding. Recognizing that future community college leaders--at all levels--will manage increasingly complex organizations, and face very different challenges than their predecessors, this book provides a multidimensional model of leadership suited to these new demands and environments. The model addresses issues of leader cognition, race and gender, the importance of culture, and the need for more collaborative modes of communication and decision making to frame and implement change. It recognizes that there is no longer any one way to lead, and that the next generation of leaders will be more diverse, possess experience and qualifications from a wider variety of careers, and follow new pathways to their positions. Leaders in the future will possess a cultural competency that is fostered by being lifelong learners. Through over 75 individual interviews with leaders and campus members, Eddy is able to provide examples of the model's components in practice and to illuminate which experiences proved the most relevant for these leaders on their route to upper administration. She shows how her model intersects with the leadership competencies defined by the American Association of Community Colleges, and proposes strategies for future leadership development. This book is intended for anyone considering a leadership position, at any level, in a community college; for college administrators and boards responsible for leadership development programs; and for individuals in corresponding organizations who conduct training programs for aspiring leaders. Likewise, those employed at four-year universities may find value in the model as a developmental tool. [Foreword by George R. Boggs.]
  • Community College Leadership and Administration: Theory, Practice, and Change
    A large number of community college leaders and administrators are retiring and will continue to leave administrative positions now and in the years to come. Thus, there is a great need to prepare the next cadre of community college leaders focused on advancing the vision and mission of community colleges: (a) open access to education; (b) comprehensive educational programming; (c) serving the community; (d) teaching and learning; (e) lifelong learning; and (f) student success.