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Leading In The Middle, Pamela L. Eddy, Marilyn J. Amey Mar 2018

Leading In The Middle, Pamela L. Eddy, Marilyn J. Amey

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Understanding Community Colleges provides a critical examination of contemporary issues and practices and policy of community colleges. This contributed volume brings together highly respected scholars as well as new scholars for a comprehensive analysis of the community college landscape, including management and governance, finance, student demographics and development, teaching and learning, policy, faculty, and workforce development. Written for students enrolled in higher education and community college graduate programs, as well as social sciences scholars, this provocative new edition covers the latest developments in the field, including trends in enrollment, developmental education, student services, funding, and shared governance. At the end ...


Looking Forward: Strategies For Inclusivity, Pamela L. Eddy Oct 2017

Looking Forward: Strategies For Inclusivity, Pamela L. Eddy

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This final chapter draws together the ways in which intersectionality occurs for a range of stakeholders regarding constructions of gender in community colleges and provides tactics for increasing equity


Editor’S Notes, Pamela L. Eddy Jan 2017

Editor’S Notes, Pamela L. Eddy

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A ground swell of activism on campus is underway to recognize a wider understandings of gender, to support long time marginalized populations, and to open up leadership pipelines that result in a reflection of the populations community colleges servewhich include women, minorities, and diverse stakeholders.

This issue expands on the research regarding the stubborn persistence of the glass ceiling and thinking about constructions of gender, inclusivity, and strategies to advance equity for all. Tackling new and extended conceptions of gender to include issues facing the LGBTQ community; it:

  • highlights the intersections of race and gender,
  • addresses how gender performance continues ...


Big Fish In A Small Pond: Leadership Succession At A Rural Community College, Pamela L. Eddy Jan 2013

Big Fish In A Small Pond: Leadership Succession At A Rural Community College, Pamela L. Eddy

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This book presents leaders and aspiring leaders in community colleges with a theoretical and practical framework for analyzing their leadership styles, and determining the dimensions of leadership they need to improve in order to strengthen their capacity to resolve complex issues and effectively guide their institutions.

It does so through presenting theories about leadership that are congruent with the notions of equity, access, diversity, ethics, critical inquiry, transformational change, and social justice that drive the missions of community colleges, and at the same time provides the reader with the strategic skills to prepare for and navigate the profound changes ahead ...


The Impact Of State Policy On Community College Stem Programs, Pamela L. Eddy, Tiffany N. F. Pugh Jan 2013

The Impact Of State Policy On Community College Stem Programs, Pamela L. Eddy, Tiffany N. F. Pugh

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As United States policymakers and national leaders are increasing their attention to producing workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), community colleges are being called on to address persistence of minorities in these disciplines. In this important volume, contributors discuss the role of community colleges in facilitating access and success to racial and ethnic minority students in STEM. Chapters explore how community colleges can and do facilitate the STEM pipeline, as well as the experiences of these students in community college, including how psychological factors, developmental coursework, expertiential learning, and motivation affect student success. Community Colleges and STEM ...


Managing Today’S Community Colleges: A New Era?, Pamela L. Eddy Jan 2013

Managing Today’S Community Colleges: A New Era?, Pamela L. Eddy

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Understanding Community Colleges provides a comprehensive review of the community college landscape―management and governance, finance, student demographics and development, teaching and learning, policy, faculty, and workforce development―and bridges the gap between research and practice. This contributed volume brings together highly respected scholars in the field who rely upon substantial theoretical perspectives―critical theory, social theory, institutional theory, and organizational theory―for a rich and expansive analysis of community colleges. The latest text to publish in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series, this exciting new text fills a gap in the higher education literature available for students enrolled ...


Editor’S Notes, Pamela L. Eddy Nov 2012

Editor’S Notes, Pamela L. Eddy

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The AACC competencies were initially developed to help provide guidance in developing community college leaders because of predictions of a leadership crisis in the two-year college sector.

Since their creation, the competencies have been used to direct topics in leadership development programs and to guide future leaders about what skills are critical to master. Yet scant research exists on the use of the competencies in practice or on analysis of the competencies within the changing higher education climate.

This issue provides a review of the research on the competencies in the field and posits several strategies for the future use ...


A Holistic Perspective Of Leadership Competencies, Pamela L. Eddy Jan 2012

A Holistic Perspective Of Leadership Competencies, Pamela L. Eddy

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The AACC competencies were initially developed to help provide guidance in developing community college leaders because of predictions of a leadership crisis in the two-year college sector.

Since their creation, the competencies have been used to direct topics in leadership development programs and to guide future leaders about what skills are critical to master. Yet scant research exists on the use of the competencies in practice or on analysis of the competencies within the changing higher education climate.

This issue provides a review of the research on the competencies in the field and posits several strategies for the future use ...


New Faculty Issues—Fitting In And Figuring It Out, Pamela L. Eddy Jan 2010

New Faculty Issues—Fitting In And Figuring It Out, Pamela L. Eddy

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The first chapter in this volume presents an overview of the faculty personnel challenges facing community colleges; the next three discuss the socialization and professional development of new faculty. Authors stress the importance of understanding differences among the typs of community colleges and the importance of gender and racial/thnic diversity among the facultry of the institutions who educate the majority of undergraduate females and students of color. The volume concludes with chapters on legal aspects related to the faculty employment and the experiences of presidents and senior instructional administrators, giving valuable guidance to those actively involved in the hiring ...


Strategizing For The Future, Pamela L. Eddy, Jaime Lester Jun 2008

Strategizing For The Future, Pamela L. Eddy, Jaime Lester

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This final chapter reviews strategies that community colleges can use to address issues of gender and create more equitable and pluralistic environments. It also discusses the need for research that examines the intersection between social identities and community college mission, culture, and environment.


Gendered Leadership: An Organizational Perspective, Pamela L. Eddy, Elizabeth M. Cox Jun 2008

Gendered Leadership: An Organizational Perspective, Pamela L. Eddy, Elizabeth M. Cox

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This chapter provides a portrait of women's representation in the leadership ranks of community colleges and reviews data on how six women presidents talk about their lived experiences at the helm of their institutions. Findings indicate an uneven playing field for women on their way to a presidency.