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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter reports on interviews with women leaders finding that transformational learning contributes to new mental models for leadership.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Women Administrators, Administrative Change, Leadership
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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
Student affairs and student services practices are concepts that can replace traditional models of student development, now emphasizing student identity, student voice, and emancipatory advocacy. A new identity is suggested to replace the title for student affairs professionals and student affairs programs in community colleges: student success…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Student Development, Community Colleges
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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
By using a reconstructionist and critical theory approach, a review of student development theories demonstrates the problematic nature of such ideas as they continue to be used to shape student affairs practice in community colleges.
Descriptors: Student Development, Academic Achievement, Success, Critical Theory
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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
Prevailing research tends to narrow the starting view of most authors, including those who write about community colleges and their governing boards in common terms of organizational structure, management style, roles and responsibilities, personality issues, and so forth. But this essay focuses more on one particular topic: the unique…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governing Boards, Governance, Educational Administration
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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary; Cameron, Donald W.; Messina, Jr., Robert C.; Mittelstet, Stephen K.; Mulder, Anne E.; Sykes, Jr., Abel B.; Thornton, Jerry Sue – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1999
Provides six community-college presidents' insights into the midlevel-management role at their institutions. States that although midlevel managers go by various titles at different colleges, they all agree on the importance and substance of these administrative roles. (VWC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role
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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1992
Emphasizes the leadership role of community college faculty in developing critical teaching strategies focusing attention on the needs of women and minorities. Describes six maxims of teaching excellence: engaging students' desire to learn, increasing opportunities, eliminating obstacles, empowering students through high expectations, offering…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Excellence in Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1995
Reviews problems facing rural women and minorities, the special educational needs of these populations, and strains on resources of rural community colleges. Provides a context for improving educational services, suggesting that rural colleges emphasize collaboration and coalition building with constituencies in their service areas. (20 citations)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Minority Groups, Rural Areas
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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1999
States that most community-college chairs do not receive any training for the complex roles and responsibilities associated with their positions. Offers a description of North Carolina State University's leadership-development program as a resource for practitioners. Contains 10 references. (VWC)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Department Heads