Organization

Northern Arizona University

Project Description

COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION: PERCEPTIONS AND PLANS OF CURRENT COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERS

Project Abstract

The nation is facing a time unlike any other in its history in regard to its aging workforce and a shortage of qualified workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, by the year 2010 there will be 10 million more jobs than workers in the United States (Herman, Olivio, & Gioia, 2003). Higher education is not exempt from this phenomenon; in fact, it may be more greatly impacted by the relative age of its workforce and the level of credentials needed to obtain faculty and high-level administrative positions within colleges and universities.The Maricopa Community College District (MCCD) has been a leader among community colleges for many decades (Felnagle, 2000). MCCD is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the country.The Maricopa Community College District (MCCD) is facing potential retirements and leadership turnover at the same time that many other community colleges and institutions of higher education are experiencing the same phenomenon. Succession planning and talent management work has begun in the district to start planning how MCCD will meet future leadership needs. This research study will describe the views, actions, and plans of current leadership of the Maricopa Community College District (MCCD) regarding future leadership in the district.

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