All courses are blended with online and one-week summer intensives and one weekend face-to-face per course during fall and spring semesters.
Emphasis is on developing the practical, contextual skills required for successful community college leaders.
Courses integrate disciplines from business, humanities, education, and more – the way in which challenges exist in the real world.
Learners will be part of a cohort that will produce a supportive learning community.
Courses have been jointly developed and are taught by college leaders and community college practitioners with special areas of expertise.
Support for the dissertation will begin with the first course and culminate with completion of the dissertation at the end of the third year.
A national advisory board of recognized community college leaders guides the program; many serve as associate faculty and guest lecturers.
Planning, strategic thinking, systems perspectives, and collaboration are among the 21st century skills integral to the program.
Projects will be based on actual cases in community colleges and a dissertation option includes completion of a workplace project.