Lisa Chapman: Helping Students Make Informed Decisions
Helping students make informed decisions is critical to their academic and career success. We know they cannot afford to invest time and money in coursework that does not lead to their intended goal. We also know that students do not […]
Pamela Gibson Senegal: Reflections from a First Year Community College President
We need diverse leaders from all backgrounds and experiences who are willing to leverage those understandings on behalf of increasingly diverse students. When we are willing to do this, we help create an environment that engenders student success. That environment […]
Rufus Glasper and Emeka A. Ikegwuonu: “Adapt. React. Readapt. Act.”
Fans of The Office will remember one of Regional Manager Michael Scott’s rules of business about being able to adapt to different situations: “Adapt. React. Readapt. Act.” In today’s dynamic economic and political climate, higher education leaders may feel like they […]
Mary Rittling: Designing Programs that Promote Equity and Empower the Student Voice
Mary Rittling: "It is my inherent duty as a president to start conversations with students, to listen to what they are saying and even more importantly what they are not saying, and to build support structures that meet students’ needs and foster student success."
Mike Cartney: Making “HIRE” Education Work
Solving South Dakota’s workforce needs (and those throughout America) will require innovative uses of technology and employees. Embracing technology to solve production and quality issues does not change the quantity of workers needed. What it does change is the skills needed and types of positions held by employees in the workplace.
Pamela L. Eddy: Rethinking How to Develop Leadership Talent in Community Colleges
Talk of a leadership crisis in community colleges has been around since the turn of the 21st century. Given anticipated retirements in the next five years, the replacement of 225—21%—public community college presidents will occur. Looming questions include: Who will […]
Sharon Morrissey: Making Good Policy Work
Good policy can be a catalyst for change when it is evidence-based, developed through stakeholder engagement, and framed within a larger student success strategy.
Evelyn N. Waiwaiole: “A Little Bit More Initiative”: How Community Colleges Can Improve Advising
[C]olleges are recognizing how important the advisor’s role is. Colleges must equip advisors for the work that has been outlined for them and ensure that they have the necessary supports available to help students be successful and complete.
Eduardo Padrón: How Higher Education Can Address Growing Inequality and Declining Social Mobility
Eduardo Padrón: "We need to recognize our duty, as college educators, to the people struggling to find their place in a changing world. We need to fulfill our obligation to work with a new generation of students. We need to pride ourselves on how many students we include in this great learning enterprise, not how many we turn away. We need to embrace the understanding that talent is universal, but right now, opportunity is not. We need to change that equation. "And we have the power to do so."
Stelfanie Williams: The Community’s Colleges
The community college is a touchpoint of diverse students coalescing around the common goal of learning. While community colleges must continue to focus on access and completion, prominence should be provided to community-building.