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Preparing Community College Leaders To Meet Tomorrow’S Challenges, Pamela L. Eddy, Regina L. Garza Mitchell Jan 2017

Preparing Community College Leaders To Meet Tomorrow’S Challenges, Pamela L. Eddy, Regina L. Garza Mitchell

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Leadership Development In Higher Education Programs, Pamela L. Eddy, Michael Rao Oct 2009

Leadership Development In Higher Education Programs, Pamela L. Eddy, Michael Rao

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A doctorate is increasingly a credential for community college leaders, yet much remains unknown about the structure of doctoral programs and links between course requirements and practitioner needs. Programs awarding an Ed.D. more often focus on skill oriented coursework, whereas Ph.D. programs have greater emphasis on research. This study creates a portrait of program structure that showcases a need to address how curriculum contributes to leadership development and the acquisition of key competencies.


Reflections Of Women Leading Community Colleges, Pamela L. Eddy Apr 2008

Reflections Of Women Leading Community Colleges, Pamela L. Eddy

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As the “people’s college,” community colleges have a reputation of being more welcoming of women — as students, faculty, and administrators (Townsend & Twombly, 2006). However, the current percentage of women leading community colleges, which is hovering at 29% (American Council on Education, 2007), begs the question of why parity is not witnessed at the helm of these colleges, especially when 57% of community college students are women (NCES, 2004). The present phenomenological study investigates the positions six women presidents hold, critical incidents that have impacted their career decisions, the role of mentoring, and how these leaders are encouraging others that ...