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ISU Community College Leadership Program Recognized for Innovation


The Iowa State University Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) was recently recognized in a publication from the American Association of Community Colleges. The study, entitled Breaking Tradition: New Community College Leadership Programs Meet 21st Century Needs, highlighted new and innovative community college leadership programs at six different universities, including CCLP at Iowa State.

The study's findings focused on eight major themes: Program origin and mission, intended audience, structure, faculty, curriculum and teaching strategies, connections, program outcomes, and sustainability and institutional issues.

Innovative practices that were highlighted in the study include the use of a cohort model; structured curricula such as capstone projects; a range of options for course taking including online/hybrid, weekend, etc.; support for research; instructional approaches for adult learners; progress-to-degree checks; external program reviewers; and ongoing assessment.

The study was written by Marilyn Amey and supported with funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

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