Knowledge Center

The Roueche Graduate Center advisory board and faculty members are active scholarly researchers and writers who have authored numerous articles, manuscripts, monographs, book chapters and special reports. Below are links to some of their most current work, as well as several articles of interest about leadership and community college leadership issues in general.

In addition to the links and abstracts below, the Roueche Graduate co-publishes The SOURCE on Community College Issues Trends & Strategies that features more links and abstracts to the most recent literature about community colleges. These are segmented into categories and a special SOURCE Library that features timely and relevant reports.

Community College Week- Point of View Articles

POV: NCCHC Is Filling Leadership Pipeline
4/24/ 2017, by Ted Martinez, Jr. and Susan A. Henry

POV: Feeding the Roots of a Dying Tree: A Call for a Strategic Paradigm Shift
4/15/2017, by George A. Baker III

POV: Leaders Used to Know More Than Their Followers
3/13. 2017, by Terry O'Banion

POV: State Disinvestment: Is it a No Win Situation?
11/3/2016, by Rufus Glasper and Carrie B. Kisker

POV: Leaders Who Hit the Ground Stumbling
10/24/2016, by Terry O'Banion

POV: Lessons in Resource Development
10/6/2016, by George R. Boggs and Dale K. Wallenius

POV: Technology Isn't Just the CIO's Job
8/18/2016, by Michael Glubke

POV: Pathways to Success: One Student at a Time
7/27/2016, by Katherine Boswell

POV: Helping Students Make a Good Living and Live a Good Life
7/27/2016, by Terry O'Banion

POV: Systemic Change Needed to Support STEM Pathways
5/29/2016, by George R. Boggs

POV: Finding The Path To Student Success
4/13/2016, by Kay McClenney

POV: Keep Doors Open Amid Winds Of Change
4/13/2016, by Barbara Gellman-Danley

POV: Academic Advising on Steroids
2/29/2016, by Terry O'Banion

POV: Staying the Course Toward the Transformation of Community Colleges
12/29/2015, by Walter G. Bumphus

POV: Federal Failures, Veterans' Needs, and The Role of the Community College
11/17/2015, by George A. Baker III

POV: The Completion Clock Is Ticking
10/8/2015, by Evelyn Waiwaiole

POV: What Kind of Tuition-Free College Education?
9/27/2015, by Terry O'Banion

POV: One Hundred New Community College Leaders a Year
8/24/2015, by Terry O'Banion

POV: Professional Development Central to Tri-C's Mission
7/28/2015, by Andrew Pegman

POV: Beyond the Horizon: Community Colleges and Global Education
5/27/2015, by George R. Boggs and Tom Goodwin

POV: Fighting the Execution Gap Syndrome: Real Strategies for Student Success
5/13/2015, by Christine Johnson McPhail

POV: Faculty of the 21st Century: Embrace, Entangle, Amplify
3/16/2015, by Jen Lara

POV: Who Are the Curmudgeons?
2/16/2015, by Terry O'Banion

POV: The Impact of Technological Change in Education
12/22/2014, by George R. Boggs

POV: Dig Deep Into Data To Build Effective Strategic Plans
12/4/2014, by Rick Voorhees and Deb Johansen

POV: Staying True to Our Heritage As We Embrace the Future
10/13/2014, by Erma C. Johnson Hadley

POV: Effective Community College Leadership: Six Attributes
9/15/2014, by John E. Roueche

POV: Defending Liberal Education: The Essential Questions
9/1/2014, by Terry O'Banion

POV: Time for a New Paradigm For Young Adult Learners
6/9/2014, by Jim Hammons, Rochelle Keogh, Mary Margaret Hui

POV: Community Colleges: The Perfect Enterprise for the 21st Century
5/12/2014, by Shah Ardalan and Nithy Sevanthinathan

POV: Why Education Reform Fails
4/14/2014, by Terry O'Banion

POV: We Know How To Transform Community Colleges for Student Success. Will We?
3/31/2014, by Byron McClenney

POV: Access Without Support is Not Opportunity
3/3/2014, by Vincent Tinto

POV: Putting Wings On Dreams
2/17/2014, by Alex Johnson

POV: A Systemic Approach to Reform
1/20/2014, by Amy Getz

POV: Clearing Barriers, Navigating Detours: Texas Students Chart Paths to Successful Transfers
12/23/2013, by Martha M. Ellis

POV: To Boost Student Success, Make Engagement Inescapable
11/25/2013, by Kay McClenney

POV: Leadership Development At the Speed of Thought
10/28/2013, by George A. Baker III

POV: Looking at Colleges Through the Learning Lens
10/14/2013, by George Boggs

POV: NAU’s Daytime Dreamers Strive To Leave Legacy of Leadership
09/16/2013, by Margaretta B. Mathis

POV: Leadership Matters in Creating in Creating a Culture of Learning
08/19/2013, by Patricia Granados

POV: Maintain the Magic of the Community College
07/22/2013, by Jack Scott

POV: Preparation of New Leaders Takes on Urgency
06/24/2013, by Margaretta Mathis and John Roueche

POV: Weaving Adjunct Faculty into the 21st Century Community College
04/15/2013, by Martha M. Ellis

POV: Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit
04/01/2013, by Terry O’Banion

POV: Confronting the New American Dilemma: A National Imperative for the Community College
3/4/2013, by Irving Pressley McPhail

POV: Keep the Talent Pipeline Flowing Through Succession Planning
2/18/2013, by Donald Cameron

POV: Leave the Cave: Professional Development To Improve Student Success
01/13/2013, by Christine Johnson McPhail

POV: Best Still Ahead for Colleges After Challenging 2012
12/24/2012, by Walter G. Bumphus

POV: Optimizing Efficiency, Completion and Achievement All At Once
11/26/2012, by James L. Catanzaro

POV: Community Colleges and STEM Education 1
0/29/2012, by George R. Boggs

POV: Leaders Who Disturb the Universe
10/01/2012, by Terry O’Banion

Community College Leadership-Oriented Articles of Interest

How Community Colleges Maintain Sustainable Enrollment Growth through Collaborations with Outside Entities
03/02/2017, by George Lorenzo
Published by Roueche Graduate Center, National American University in partnership with The SOURCE on Community College Issues, Trends & Strategies.

A Case for Grow-Your-Own
03/13/2014, by Christine Johnson McPhail
At the American Association of Community College’s 91st Annual Convention on April 9, 2011, Walter Bumphus, the association’s new president, declared in his inaugural opening address that it was a new dawn and a new day for the American Community College.

What I Wish I Had Known About Being a Community College President
12/2013, by Lori Sundberg, Leadership Abstracts, League for Innovation in the Community College
In the next 10 years, the community college sector will witness a significant exodus of seasoned community college presidents through retirements. In the aftermath, there will be a great need for senior leaders to step up to the challenge of a presidency.

Seeing Students Through to Graduation - 11/07/2013, by Belle Wheelan, Diverse With the technology revolution automating so many jobs that historically had provided an honest living for many Americans and the large number of “Baby Boomers” preparing for retirement, it is imperative that every able- bodied citizen be prepared to perform the jobs that are needed to keep our country competitive in the 21st century.

Access, Success, and Completion: A Primer for Community College Faculty, Administrators, Staff and Trustees
2013, by Terry O’Banion, League for Innovation in the Community College
O’ Banion examines the community college Access Agenda, Success Agenda, and Completion Agenda, and presents these three high-focus areas in the context of national and community college imperatives. He offers the Student Success Pathway as a model for community college educators, students, and other stakeholders, and outlines frameworks for institutional an individual planning to facilitate the student experience from access to success and completion.

Sector Spotlight Interview with George Boggs – Four parts
October/December/2013
Editor Kevin Kuzma leads a four-part series of interviews with George Boggs. George talks with Kevin about a host of topics related to the new and exciting changes at community colleges across the country.

ATE@20: Two Decades of Advancing Technological Education
10/31/2013, by Madeline Patton and Scout, Internet Research Group
George Boggs wrote the preface of this publication that chronicled the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Program which has transformed the education of science and engineering technicians in fields vital to the nation’s security and economic competitiveness.

Teaming up to address the leadership crisis
10/03/2013, By Daily Staff, Community College Daily
With nearly 75 percent of community college presidents expected to retire by decade’s end, the issue of leadership development is of prime concern for many organizations that represent the work of two-year colleges.

A Different Set of Advice for Community College Presidents
10/02/2013, by George Boggs, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Faculty members, of course, are not the only important audience for presidents. They have to relate to community members, students, trustees, donors, policy makers, fellow campus presidents, and alumni. New presidents must think seriously about the kind of leadership they will provide and the relationships they will have with each of those groups.

You’re A CEO, Now What?
09/04/2013, by Ellen Ullman, Community College Times
What does it take to be an effective leader? That's a question that about150 first-time community college presidents will be attempting to answer as they take the reins at their respective institutions this fall.

The Ever-Evolving Landscape of America's Community Colleges
09/2013, an Interview with George R. Boggs, by Judy. C. Miner, SENCER for its Summer 2013 e-journal
SENCER has chosen to focus on various aspects of community college contributions to STEM education. George Boggs was a natural choice to interview on overarching issues, given his decades of successful experience in both policy and operations at the local and federal level.

Reframing Community Partnerships in The Future of the Urban Community College: Shaping the Pathways to a Multiracial Democracy
09/2013, by Jerry Sue Thornton, New Directions in Community Colleges, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
This chapter explores the evolving landscape of the urban college from the perspective of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. It frames innovative and creative ways to develop unique partnerships with local high schools and employers, exemplified by the best collaborative practices of Cuyahoga and other community colleges.

The Call for New Leaders
08/29/2013, by Gerardo de los Santos, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Throughout its 45-year history, the League for Innovation in the Community College has provided leadership and service to the community college world by informing, inspiring and celebrating innovation. Diversity and inclusion are also critical to the league's mission, as both serve as vital and inextricable connections to our students, staff and communities.

Advice for New Community College Presidents
08/26/2013, by Rob Jenkins, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Given that dozens of presidents will take office at two-year colleges this fall-a number that is likely to grow in future years as retirements accelerate- this writer thought this might be a good time to offer some advice from the perspective of a veteran faculty member and former midlevel administrator..

The Cyclical Issues: A Conversation with George Boggs
06/20/2013, by The College Brain Trust, Community College Week
The College Brain Trust sought Boggs' point of view on some of the key issues that se-em to never go away at community colleges, issues that are cyclical, reoccurring and only partially resolved.

John and Suanne Roueche – Community College Dream Team
05/24/2012, by Pearl Stewart, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
As arguably the two people most often associated with community college leadership, Drs. John and Suanne Roueche have enriched the lives of thousands of administrators, faculty and staff at community colleges, thereby strengthening their institutions and students.

Disruptive Innovation and the Community College
03/20/2013, Edited by Rufus Glasper and Gerardo E. de los Santos, The League for Innovation in the Community College
In this monograph, the history and tradition of innovation in the community college is acknowledged and readers are invited to explore the possibility and potential of a different kind of innovation, asking colleagues to consider the role of disruptive innovation in the community college enterprise.

Planning Pathways for Completion
08/18/2011, by Terry O’Banion, Community College Times
Community colleges are the right institutions to take on completion; they have the right philosophy, the right programs and the right students, and they are strategically located in the right places.