ADHE639 Community College Administration (3 semester hours)

The community college setting provides unique challenges requiring conceptually relevant and expertise appropriate application of higher education administration. This course examines the history, philosophy, management functionality, and financial resourcing associated with community college administration and the effective navigation skills pertaining to the associated leadership responsibilities. Attention will be given to the preparedness of incoming high school students for college through the forging of relationships with secondary education providers, including dual-enrollment credit programs, and by consideration of graduation and retention rates at the community college level. The course will explore special issues related to the relationship of the community college to the local region and workforce, the role of community college online course instruction with regard to four-year for-profit and non-profit institutions, issues regarding student transfers to four-year institutions, consideration of potential administrative redesign for the future, and initiatives geared toward increasing student outcomes.