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Salomon-Fernández, Yves – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter discusses the forces creating a strong demand for innovation, highlights innovative practices at various community colleges, and concludes with recommendations for igniting and sustaining innovation across the rural community college sector.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Sustainability
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Hicks, Jud; Jones, Stephanie J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
The pursuit of relevancy is a rural community college's chance to evolve, adapt, to obtain long-term sustainability. This chapter discusses ways that institutions can demonstrate their relevancy to support their sustainability.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Rural Areas, Community Colleges, Relevance (Education)
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Klement, Emily – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Rural America has been challenged with a fast-changing world of economies and migration in recent years; it is imperative to address the issues with thoughtful and strategic partnerships that have a common focus. This chapter presents several successful rural partnership models which demonstrate collaborative and cooperative partnerships, where…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Development, Cooperation, Models
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Eddy, Pamela L.; Liu, Eric; Hartman, Catherine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter provides a portrait of rural community college leaders and identifies leadership priorities and career plans. Findings highlight the differences between rural and urban leaders regarding leadership development, areas of job foci, and career pathways.
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Community Colleges, College Administration, Administrators
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Friedel, Janice Nahra; Reed, Jared W. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter discusses an innovative state public policy which has incentivized Iowa's community colleges to become the economic drivers of their region. Created in the 1983 legislation, it continues to this day to affect Iowa's rural communities and their colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, State Policy, Public Policy
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Wagoner, Richard L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
In order to make organizational ethical decisions regarding part-time faculty, leaders should seek to understand the differing needs of part-time faculty and apply that knowledge to creating differentiated policies that can better stand up to the criteria of the ethical decision-making.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Part Time Faculty, Leadership Responsibility
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Neal, Phillip; Justice, Brooke; Barron, Kyle – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
In a values-based organization, ethical decision-making can propel an institution by energizing a culture that keeps its focus on shared goals and effective leadership.
Descriptors: Ethics, Leadership Styles, Decision Making, School Culture
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Anderson, Jill A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
The ethical decision-making style of community college leaders affect students. Therefore, it is important to understand how the resulting bureaucratic college procedures impact students' college-going decisions.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, Administrator Role
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Gonzales, Steven R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Possessing core beliefs and a leadership philosophy is essential to undergird the work of college leaders, particularly during a time of systemic organizational change. This chapter delineates what college leaders should do to establish ethical decision-making and ethical leadership practices.
Descriptors: College Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Beliefs, Philosophy
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Hellmich, David; Hellmich, Linda – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter distinguishes narcissism from healthy self-esteem, describes ethical dilemmas institutions may face when decision-making is controlled by narcissistic leaders, and recommends safeguards against narcissistic leadership.
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Self Esteem, Ethics, Decision Making
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Trent, Monica Parrish; Pollard, DeRionne P. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Reform initiatives have challenged community college leaders to reconsider what is right and wrong while also challenging our organizational cultures, advancing a new understanding of our mission, and forcing us to reconsider how we engage in the work of educating a public that needs us now more than ever.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, College Presidents
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Smith, Douglas A.; Fox, Emily C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
To accurately anticipate future ethical decision-making needs for emerging community college leaders, we must first understand current presidential ethical practice and their perspectives on the future needs of next-generation leaders. This understanding helps us consider implications for the future preparation of community college leaders.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, College Presidents
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Wood, J. Luke; Degeneffe, Charles Edmund – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter addresses the ethical implications of chronic traumatic encephalopathy for community colleges with intercollegiate football teams.
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Athletics, Athletes, Team Sports
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Craft, William M.; Guy, Kathleen E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Community college leadership, including governing and foundation board members, must have an ethical framework while using philanthropic fundraising to increase revenues available for community colleges to realize their heroic mission.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governing Boards, Philanthropic Foundations, Ethics
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Borregard, Andrea R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter acknowledges multiple forms of leadership and recognizes the role grassroots leaders play in affecting change and achieving positive organizational outcomes via ethical decision-making models.
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Ethics, Decision Making, Leadership Styles
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