Given the significant projected percentages of retirements of community college senior officers, forecasted workforce shortages, and the difficulty of attracting employees to rural community colleges, a qualitative study was undertaken to understand the learning experiences of seven senior officers in developing the competencies to lead at a rural community college. Through the interviews, the senior officers redirected the conversations to describe how they develop the next generation of rural community college leaders. Findings included the descriptive concepts of (a) rural legacies, (b) developing pragmatic competence, and (c) reciprocal development. A grounded theory model provided guidance on preparing the next generation of leaders at rural community colleges.
|Advisor:||Healy, Margaret A.|
|Commitee:||Gershman, Kathleen, Ozaki, Caroln, Pearson, Donna K., Rice, Daniel R.|
|School:||The University of North Dakota|
|School Location:||United States -- North Dakota|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Community college education, Educational leadership, Management|
|Keywords:||Leading through relationships, Professional mastery, Rural communities, Rural community college leadership, Senior officer development, Workplace learning|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be