Leaders and Training Articles

What Leaders Need to Know About Edtech Trends

It’s rare to go a day without reading about how BYOD, gamification and cloud computing will change your life — not to mention the lives of your students. But which of these trends are life-changers and which can you ignore? Robert Bramucci can help. The vice chancellor of technology and learning services for the South […]

Women Leaders in Higher Education

Even though they earn more college degrees than men do, women are sorely underrepresented in higher education’s top jobs. As of 2011, only 26 percent of college presidents were women — up just 3 percent since 2006, according to the latest survey of college presidents, conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE). But ACE […]

A Departing Chancellor Reflects on the Past

After almost 30 years with the Maricopa County Community College District, in Arizona, with 13 of those years as chancellor, Rufus Glasper will be leaving his post in February to become president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College. During his time at the helm of one of the nation’s largest […]

Why Some Presidents Postpone Retirement

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the percentage of adults who continue working after age 65 has increased 6 percent, from 11.7 to 17.7, over the past 10 years. In fact, that same age group has seen the largest growth, compared with other age groups, and is predicted to increase to 31.9 percent […]

5 Ways to Embrace a Data-Driven Culture

When Darren Catalano was hired as the vice president for analytics at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), in 2011, he had one goal: to advance the college’s analytical capabilities. The college was in the middle of upgrading its student-information system, so it was the perfect time to reengineer the overall process. “Like many […]

Embracing Change to Improve Student Success

To make any progress toward student success and plans for the future, Jerry Weber, president of College of Lake County, in Grayslake, Illinois, says there’s one thing that is especially important: change. A few years ago, administrators at the college, who were “in the middle of [their] journey toward student success,” noticed a student success […]

Exploring Competency-Based Education

William Tammone, interim president at Illinois Central College (ICC), in East Peoria, knows how to make competency-based education (CBE) work, how it affects students and faculty, and why some employers are very excited about this different approach. But it also has its challenges. Here’s what college leaders need to know. The need to fill gaps […]

Increasing Your College’s Agility

As community college leaders assess their institutions’ ability to adapt to change, a new language is evolving. It’s centered on the idea of institutional agility. For example, how can schools become more flexible and effective in the face of accelerating change? Just as athletes need to be agile — able to shift and respond to […]

Chancellor Reflects on Leadership Role

Brice Harris wants to “spend some time being a granddad.” That’s what he plans to do when he steps down in April, after three years as chancellor of the nation’s largest community college system. But although Harris will have a bit more time on his hands once he’s no longer in charge of the California […]

Get a Career Boost Through Future Leaders Institute

The following article, written by Ellie Ashford, is excerpted from the Community College Daily. Mid-level community college administrators trying to figure out the next step on their career pathway can find useful guidance at the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI). Kerry Keith Mix, dean of business and […]