April 2008, Volume 9, Number 4
Recent Publications From the League
Each month, the League publishes Leadership Abstracts, Learning Abstracts, and Innovation Showcase. The most recent issues are available on the League website.
Leadership Abstracts. Minding the Dream:
The Process and Practice of the American Community College provides an in-depth look at community colleges and their impact on higher education in America. Authors Gail Mellow and Cynthia Heelan have taken research from educators and administrators immersed in the culture to compile the successes and trials shared in this new resource for community college professionals.
Learning Abstracts. The ASSESSMENT Primer: Creating a Flow of Learning Evidence, Get your feet wet with The Assessment Primer: Creating a Flow of Learning Evidence, the newest in a series of learning outcomes books by Ruth Stiehl and Les Lewchuk. By comparing outcomes assessment to a river, this guide helps faculty navigate assessment and shape curriculum, allowing students to stay on course.
Innovation Showcase. Art Beat Festival: Exposing Portland to Art, by James Hill. Portland Community College is into art. The college’s four-campus, weeklong Art Beat festival is in its 21st year and features fine art, music, and dance from renowned artists and performers, a number of whom are PCC students and employees. Read about how, with hands-on demonstrations and workshops, the festival creates a learn-learn situation.
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