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Presidents And Analysts Discuss Contemporary Challenges

Author : John J. Prihoda
ISBN : 9781118328378
Genre : Education
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Since their inception, America’s community colleges have undergone continuous change. They must, because their mission is to provide learning vital for those who face local as well as global transformations, and that requires vigilant, vigorous commitment. This volume contains insights from men and women who have led the thinking and practice in these colleges to current historical heights. They were asked to forecast solutions to today's most critical problems as well as to identify opportunities that will likely engage tomorrow's community college leaders. In addition, a prevailing university authority was asked to review the support system traditionally relied upon to provide expertise to faculty and administrators. "Presidents and Analysts Discuss Contemporary Issues" collects decades of experience from extraordinary leaders and places that wisdom in readers' hands. This is the 156th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

Community Colleges And Economic Development

Author : Stephen G. Katsinas
ISBN : UOM:39015024994231
Genre : Education
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Issues For Community College Leaders In A New Era

Author : George B. Vaughan
ISBN : 0875895867
Genre : Education
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Access Excellence

Author : John E. Roueche
ISBN : UOM:39015028401670
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing from an in-depth case study of the organizational climate, leadership, teaching, systems, programs, and student outcomes at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC), this book addresses questions related to the achievement of both open access and high academic standards in the community college. Chapter I presents the rationale for the study and explains the Roueche-Baker Community College Excellence Model depicting the character of MDCC. Chapter II gives a brief history of MDCC and describes the social context of the educational reform program initiated by MDCC in 1975. Chapter III outlines the reforms initiated, planned, and implemented by the MDCC staff in eight basic areas: (1) curriculum, including general education courses; (2) assessment testing; (3) basic skills support; (4) Emphasis on Excellence, an honors program; (5) standards of academic progress; (6) Academic Alert, a feedback system about academic standing; (7) the computerized Advisement and Graduation Information System; and (8) faculty and staff development. Chapter IV presents the results and outcomes of these reforms. Chapters V, VI and VII presents findings regarding the organizational climate, leadership, and teaching at MDCC. Finally, chapter VIII summarizes the study findings. An eight-page reference list concludes the volume. (LAL)

Linking Training To Performance

Author : William J. Rothwell
ISBN : 9780871173614
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In the coming years, escalating retirement and turnover rates among community college administrators and faculty will decidedly create a void for professionals in the workforce development field. Using this book as your field guide, you can expand your range of knowledge and skills, enhancing local institutional and program experience to better respond to local workforce needs.

The Experimental College

Author : Alexander Meiklejohn
ISBN : 0299172449
Genre : Education
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First published in 1932, The Experimental College is the record of a radical experiment in university education. Established at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1927 by innovative educational theorist Alexander Meiklejohn, the "Experimental College" itself was to be a small, intensive, residence-based program within the larger university that provided a core curriculum of liberal education for the first two years of college. Aimed at finding a method of teaching whereby students would gain "intelligence in the conduct of their own lives," the Experimental College gave students unprecedented freedom. Discarding major requirements, exams, lectures, and mandatory attendance, the program reshaped the student-professor relationship, abolished conventional subject divisions, and attempted to find a new curriculum that moved away from training students in crafts, trades, professions, and traditional scholarship. Meiklejohn and his colleagues attempted instead to broadly connect the democratic ideals and thinking of classical Athens with the dilemmas of daily life in modern industrial America. The experiment became increasingly controversial within the university, perhaps for reasons related less to pedagogy than to personalities, money, and the bureaucratic realities of a large state university. Meiklejohn's program closed its doors after only five years, but this book, his final report on the experiment, examines both its failures and its triumphs. This edition brings back into print Meiklejohn's original, unabridged text, supplemented with a new introduction by Roland L. Guyotte. In an age of increasing fragmentation and specialization of academic studies, The Experimental College remains a useful tool in any examination of the purposes of higher education. "Alexander Meiklejohn's significance in the history of American education stems largely from his willingness to put ideas into action. He tested abstract philosophical theories in concrete institutional practice. The Experimental College reveals the dreams as well as the defeats of a deeply idealistic reformer. By asking sharp questions about enduring purposes of liberal democratic education, Meiklejohn presents a message that is meaningful and useful in any age."--Adam Nelson author of Education and Democracy: The Meaning of Alexander Meiklejohn o A reprint of the unabridged, original 1932 edition o Published in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries

Handbook For Student Affairs In Community Colleges

Author : Ashley Tull
ISBN : 9781620362068
Genre : Education
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In addressing the unique issues related to the delivery of student services in the community college setting, this book fills a longstanding need to provide practitioners with a contextual framework for their work. Starting by providing the historical context to the development of student affairs in community colleges, this handbook describes the organization of key functions and current practice, and looks at the specific constraints, opportunities, changes and future challenges that practitioners face. Community colleges are grappling with: the realities of shrinking resources; an increasingly diverse and disparate student body, with many attending part-time; demands for greater accountability; a generational change in leadership; and pressures to expand their missions as well as adopt educational technology – all of which have an impact on the role of student affairs. Among the topics covered are: Partnering with Academic Affairs; Financing Student Affairs; Legal and Policy Issues; Strategic Planning and Assessment; Accreditation and Accountability; Technology for Communication and Engagement; Academic Support Services; Student Life and Student Engagement Programs and Services; Enrollment Management; and Services for Special Populations. This handbook is intended for student affairs administrators and professionals at all stages of their careers, as well as for students in graduate preparation programs.

Assessing Progress On The Institute Of Medicine Report The Future Of Nursing

Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN : 9780309380317
Genre : Medical
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Nurses make up the largest segment of the health care profession, with 3 million registered nurses in the United States. Nurses work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, public health centers, schools, and homes, and provide a continuum of services, including direct patient care, health promotion, patient education, and coordination of care. They serve in leadership roles, are researchers, and work to improve health care policy. As the health care system undergoes transformation due in part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nursing profession is making a wide-reaching impact by providing and affecting quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which made a series of recommendations pertaining to roles for nurses in the new health care landscape. This current report assesses progress made by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/AARP Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and others in implementing the recommendations from the 2010 report and identifies areas that should be emphasized over the next 5 years to make further progress toward these goals.

Distinction Through Discovery

Author : Jeffrey L. Buller
ISBN : 1616101644
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Presidential Transition Guide

Author : Partnership for Public Service
ISBN : 0692666885
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The Partnership for Public Service's comprehensive guide to the activities required during the transition. The guide features detailed outlines of the transition practices, archival materials from past transitions, and recommendations for a successful presidential transition.

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