Nationwide, budget cuts to educational institutions have been cancerous and widespread throughout the entire spectrum of educational systems. Although two-year and four-year colleges alike are getting hit with these cuts because of their funding sources and appropriation requirements, those cuts are resulting in drastically different outcomes for facilities, students, and educational systems in the end.
Read more in The Chronicle as it highlights this trend of unequal reductions in educational support and services in a recent article.
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is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know, and it's
knowing how to use the information you get."
challenge will far exceed the technological challenges that previous
generations faced, for two reasons. One, nanotechnology will impact
almost every segment of society, and two, it will arrive –
and already is arriving – much more rapidly than previous
illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read
and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
location of South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) in rural Anson
County (NC) is an area experiencing a high unemployment rate. To
address the situation, the area is changing its economic focus from
textiles – most of the mills have closed – to an approach
that supports entrepreneurial ventures that need affordable high-speed
internet access. Through a statewide effort called the Rural Internet
Access Authority (RIAA), SPCC partnered with other local groups
and agencies to establish the Anson County Technology Coalition
provides the opportunity for potential community college presidents
or those in transition to review their abilities and interests, to refine
their skills, and to participate in discussions on leadership with outstanding
community college leaders from North America.
an experienced, dynamic, and interactive speaker to help make your fall
faculty-staff development day successful? Let League Services provide
a recognized expert to inform, inspire, and enthuse your back-to-school
gathering. Representing a wide assortment of topics,
our experienced speakers will tailor workshops to meet your organization's
specific needs. If you don't see the topic
you are interested in, let us know!
League speakers are now accepting engagements for fall events. Email Ed Leach to schedule your speaker now!
The League for Innovation in the Community College; the National Council for Staff, Program, and Organizational Development; and Company of Experts.net are co-sponsoring a series of facilitator trainings designed especially for community college leaders.
Training participants learn how to facilitate Appreciative Inquiry, a way of leading positive change without resistance within a single department or campuswide. Several four-day training sessions are being held through December 2003 in St. Louis, Anaheim, Richmond/Vancouver (BC), Phoenix, La Crosse, Denver, Orlando, Portland, and Houston. Go online for additional information or to register.
You are invited to join a community of learners who share common interests and concerns at the 2003 Conference on Information Technology (CIT). Celebrating 19 years of excellence, the League for Innovation's annual technology conference helps educators explore and expand their use of technology. The 2003 CIT, hosted by the Wisconsin Technical College System, will be held October 19-22 at the Midwest Airline Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Facilitated by recognized educational leaders, Learning Center Courses are special three- or six-hour sessions that provide in-depth exposure to current topics in information technology in each of the seven conference tracks. Learning Center Course participants receive continuing education units for completing each course and can expect to take home a body of practical knowledge and applications.
These courses require an additional registration fee, and enrollment is limited, so please register early. Online conference registration is available for individuals interested in participating in Learning Center Courses.
As part of its participation in the League Articulation Project, Capella University is offering one full-ride Ph.D. scholarship to a faculty or staff member at a League member college. The scholarship will be awarded July 21, 2003, to a faculty or staff member at a League institution who wishes to pursue a doctoral degree.
$47,000 scholarship covers tuition for three years plus the cost of
residential colloquia in one of Capella’s 26 Ph.D. programs. Applicants
must demonstrate innovative accomplishments at a community college.
The deadline for submitting nominations is June 23, 2003.
Tuesday June 24, 2003 at 12:30 to 1:30 PM
The TLT Group will present one in a series of Online Brown Bag Lunches about Low-Threshold Applications and Activities (LTAs). LTAs are instructional resources that are technology-based, educational, easy to use, nonintimidating, reliable, and inexpensive or even sometimes free to faculty and institutions. This interactive webcast, related resources, and XanEdu demonstration are being produced by The TLT Group and LearningTimes and sponsored by XanEdu.
Although there is no registration fee for this event, you must register in advance and use The TLT Group’s online registration form. After registering, you will receive instructions about how to prepare (i.e. technically and through background readings) for this event.
Crista Copp, Instructional Technology Manager,
Academic Computing Services, California State University Long Beach.
The TLT Group invites groups of faculty members and academic support professionals at each participating site and will provide additional materials in advance to anyone who will be leading a group. This event will provide information useful to interested individuals in almost any role in higher education.
view of budget cuts, tuition increases, and rising demand, never has
it been harder to be chief executive at a community college. At last
there is a source of support, encouragement, and expert advice available
to these captains of open-access education: A new executive coaching
program is being offered through the Community College Leadership Development
Initiatives (CCLDI) at Claremont Graduate University (CA). Founded in
2001 by community college leaders seeking to enhance leadership development
for educators in community colleges, the CCLDI works with western region
community colleges, universities, and professional associations to establish
collaborative partnerships addressing the need for leadership development
and support in community colleges.
colleagues, it is yet another reason to trust your expertise. To a current
boss or potential employer, it is a sign that you are serious about
your career and prepared for new opportunities. To the world and to
yourself, it says that you have accepted and met a significant personal
and professional challenge, and that you have joined the ranks of professionals
who have earned recognition and respect within the networking industry.
Visit the Networkers 2003 registration website for additional information and the full calendar of sessions.
The 2003 Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership is now accepting
applications for the program that will take place October 13-17,
2003 at the Piccadilly Inn Shaw in Fresno, California. This
mentoring program is designed for individuals in senior level positions
in higher education who desire to assume the position of CEO. Participants
have the opportunity to learn first hand the fine techniques of leadership
from experienced educators who have achieved senior positions and are
now eager to share their knowledge and expertise.
The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) provides a much needed tool for assessing quality in community college education. CCSSE results help colleges focus on good educational practice — defined as practice that promotes high levels of student learning and retention — and identify areas in which community colleges can improve their programs and services for students. All of their work is grounded in research about what works in strengthening student learning and persistence. Find additional information online today.
The Foothill-De Anza (CA) Board of Trustees has named Martha J. Kanter District Chancellor. Kanter has been President of De Anza College for 10 years.
to her current position, she served for three years as Vice President
of Instruction and Student Services at San Jose City College, and for
three years as Vice Chancellor of Policy Analysis and Research for the
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. She holds an Ed.D.
in higher education administration from the University of San Francisco;
an M.Ed. with a concentration in clinical psychology and public practice
from Harvard University; and a B.A. in sociology from Brandeis University.
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