BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Transformational Change in Community Colleges

Becoming an Equity-Centered Higher Education Institution

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March 2021
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March 2021
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March 2021
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March 2021
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From the foreword by Walter G. Bumphus, President & CEO of AACC: “Becoming an Equity-Centered Higher Education Institution is a significant contribution to the on-going struggle to find practical approaches to implementing an equity agenda in higher education.”

 

The authors had three main goals for this text:

 

Relevance: This book is the result of many years of teaching, leading, researching, and coaching individuals and institutions about equity inside higher education. The authors place a clear emphasis on awareness and teaching skills first, but also ensure that those skills are based on practical application in the field.

 

Practical Application:  To describe and explain equity and transformational change concepts, this book provides step-by-step implementation approaches that can be used to integrate equity-centered principles into practices and policies to implement or improve equity work into the organizational culture.

 

A Purposeful Approach: The authors defined the act of becoming an equity-centered institution in terms of a transformational change approach using Kotter’s Eight-Stage Process. Kotter’s Model and AACC’s Leadership Competencies for Community College Leaders are introduced in Chapter 1 and integrated throughout the book. This integrated framework allows practitioners to place the intersectionality of equity, transformational change, and requisite leadership competencies into the larger context of higher education. While using Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model, the authors emphasize that operations and situations inside higher educational institutions are not linear as implied in Kotter’s model. They show how the stages of change may occur at different times and different situations at different institutions, and demonstrate what leadership competencies are recommended for each stage in the change process.

Dedication
Foreword—Walter G. Bumphus
Acknowledgments
Preface

1) Creating a Culture for Transformational Change with an Equity Lens
2) Create a Sense of Urgency for Equity through the Existing Organizational Culture
3) Identify an Equity Coalition through Governance and by Mobilizing Others
4) Form a Strategic Equity Vision through Governance with Clear Communication and Intentional Collaboration
5) Communicate the Equity Vision through and Intentional Collaboration and the Governance Process
6) Utilize Institutional Leadership and Collaboration to Empower Employee into Broad Based Action
7) Generate short-term wins through Relationship Cultivation
8) Consolidate Gains Utilizing Institutional Leadership
9) Anchor Equity in the Culture through Governance and Revamping the Institutional Infrastructure (as needed)
10) Reaping the Reward of an Equity-Centered Institution
11) Case Studies for Leading Transformational Change with an Equity Lens
12) Conclusion

Appendix 1:  Institutional Self-Assessment for Equity
Appendix 2:  Kotter’s (2004) Leading Change Model
Appendix 3:  AACC Leadership Competencies (2018)

References
About the Authors
Index

Christine Johnson McPhail

Dr. McPhail is Emerita Professor of Higher Education and founder of the Community College Leadership Program at Morgan State University, and former president of Cypress College in California. Both editors are recipients of the AACC National Leadership Award.

Kimberly Beatty

Dr. Kimberly Beatty is the Chancellor for the Metropolitan Community College District, Kansas City, Missouri.

Higher Education
Community Colleges
Leadership & Administration
Race & Diversity