Sunday, September 7, 2014
Book Review - Confessions of a Community College Administrator
About the Book
Those who lead community colleges and those who aspire to lead them will discover keen insights from this frank discussion of the particular issues that are unique to community college administration. This timely book offers realistic advice on how to handle the challenges—current and future—that such leaders must grapple with.
Matthew Reed, the formerly anonymous author of Inside Higher Ed blog Confessions of a Community College Dean, describes the current landscape of community college leadership and addresses some of the fundamental questions that face community colleges. He examines proposed solutions from outside academia as well as those emerging from inside the community college world, offering guidance and encouragement for the next generation of community college leaders.
My Take on the Book
As a past community college administrator this was an interesting book that really explores not only some fundamentals into community colleges in general, but also goes deeper into ideas and resources that all community college administrators and people interested in the future should consider. While the author of this book has a distinct opinion for where he thinks community colleges should focus, other may have differing opinions. In reading this though I have to say that I have to agree with many of the points and ideas shared by the author and I think many others will be too. While the book is not inclusive of all issues and concerns that are out there for community colleges today I will say that I enjoyed reading this and felt that the author was open and honest about the issues he addressed.
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