Community College Leadership

The Alabama Community College Leadership Academy provides a year-long leadership development program for administrators and faculty members desiring to prepare themselves to take advantage of future senior-level management opportunities in two-year colleges.

The Alabama Community College Leadership Academy

Established in 2000, the Alabama Community College Leadership Academy is a yearlong leadership development program for administrators and faculty members in two-year colleges. The program is designed for those who desire to prepare themselves to take advantage of future senior-level management opportunities. The Academy activities begin with a four-day workshop in residence. This is followed by four day-and-a-half seminars, which meet on Thursdays and Fridays at host campuses during the year. Participants explore solutions to real world problems faced by college administrators. The Academy features a variety of lectures, seminars, and workshops. These center on the following six curricular themes:

• Foundations of Leadership

• Policy and Governance

• Administration and Finance

• Teaching and Learning

• Student Services and Development

• Leadership for Change

As part of the seminars, Academy participants learn from nationally recognized community college educational leaders, University of Alabama faculty and administrators, as well as experts in the State of Alabama. The Academy includes local site visits where participants have the opportunity to interact with Alabama community college presidents, state leaders, and members of the Alabama Community College System.


Agenda

The Academy consists of five sessions, beginning with a four-day retreat, July 27-30, 2015 at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, on The University of Alabama’s main campus.  In addition, four two-day sessions (Thursdays and Fridays) will be held throughout the year on the following tentative dates:

  • July 27-30, 2015
  • September 10-11, 2015
  • November 12-13, 2015
  • February 11-12, 2016
  • April 21-22, 2016