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2014 April 14 - 12:00 am
In The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T. S. Eliot’s main character asks, “Do I dare to disturb the universe?” His question has echoed throughout the world; however, it is rarely answered in the affirmative by people we wish had courage and gumption — politicians, bureaucrats, religious leaders and sadly, educators.
2014 March 3 - 12:00 am
It is the first time in our nation’s history that institutions other than land-grant colleges have been mentioned by name in a Farm Bill. Our meetings with high level federal officials and their staffs confirmed the diligent work done by the Rural Community College Alliance to raise awareness as to the importance of our nation’s 600 rural community, technical, and tribal colleges as tools for regional rural development and uplift.
2013 December 9 - 12:00 am
Ours is an astonishing time to be involved with education. The rampant permutations of informational technologies, the ebb and flow of economics, societies, and markets, the multiplicity of personal choices and chances — all have conspired to alter dramatically the terrain of education; more so, perhaps for community colleges that are on the front lines of these changes.
2013 October 14 - 12:00 am
When institutions and organizations begin to identify with processes instead of intended outcomes, they become vulnerable. They lose sight of their real missions and, when faced with challenges or disruptive innovation, often struggle to survive. Eastman Kodak, once the dominant brand in photography, identified too closely with the chemical processes it used and failed to recognize that its overarching mission was photography rather than film and film processing. George R. Boggs
2013 September 16 - 12:00 am
The growing need for trained and resourceful leaders has become a mantra among retiring community college CEOs and trustees. College leaders are scheduled to retire at an astonishing rate over the next ten years. How to address the impending gap poses a significant problem as the need grows for leaders who can navigate a myriad of challenges: the influx of nontraditional students, mounting accountability measures, scarce resources and ever- changing workforce needs. Such demands are not for the fainthearted or ill-prepared.
2013 September 2 - 12:00 am
In 1996, the Chancellor of the State University of New York, suggested community colleges were more sensitive than universities to the whims of the marketplace and more at risk of closing. We might, he said, disappear because of the ability of competitors to deliver similar services and programs more cost effectively and with greater public acceptance.

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