Two grants started the administrator leadership program, but with no clue to when the student leadership program was born. Only 1 cc in 1900, and only 50 by 1920, but with no precise configuration of the CCStudent leadership was positional for “offices” and great man theory justified traditional studentsCC mission remained focused on vocational, technical, and transfer function so student leadership may have started to vary with CC’s scope, format and foci.
Community College Student Leadership Alex Templeton
Origins of a Paradox Kellogg Foundation Truman Commission Report and G.I. Bill Variance Paradox
Rationale CC student population Future generations of leadership Leadership Reconsidered Community College Student Leadership Programs (CCSLP): vast or prominent?
Research Questions Why is the community college leadership program less numerous and developed comparatively to four year colleges? Why are they understudied and less visible in research and practice? What are the barriers, obstacles, strengths, and weaknesses of the community college leadership program? What components of them will evolve along the continuum to prepare community college students whether they earn an Associates, earn a Community College baccalaureate, or transfer to a 4-year institution? Why is such a hot topic such as 'student engagement' and 'student leadership' not synergized?
Investigation and Corresponding Organization of Grounded Theory Model Figure 1. Grounded Theory of High Quality Leadership Programs (Eich, 2008, pg. 178) Investigating the program “black box” (Astin, 1993; Haworth & Conrad, 1997; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005) to determine and describe what contributes most to learning and leadership development
Attributes Student Ambassador – Valencia CC Peer Recruiter/Tutor – Muskegon CC Personnel Orientation – Walters State CC Community Outreach – William Rainey Harper CC Ongoing Orientation – Fullerton College Leadership Retreat – Various CC’s Leadership Course – Various CC’s Service Learning – Various CC’s
Grounded Theory Model of High-Quality Leadership Programs (Eich, 2008) Cluster I: Participants Engaged in Building and Sustaining a Learning Community Cluster III: Research-Grounded Continuous Program Development Cluster II: Student-Centered Experiential Learning Experiences