內容簡介 In this book, Carrie B. Kisker illustrates how community colleges can utilize design thinking to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities, and experiment with the internal changes necessary to optimize outcomes for stakeholders. Kisker outlines a process whereby college leaders can empower faculty and staff to think creatively about how to reduce their institution's dependence on state allocations in ways that not only are consistent with the college's mission and values, but also provide the greatest likelihood for institutional and student success. The book presents evidence drawn from case studies at four community colleges along with in-depth qualitative interviews with leaders, faculty, and staff who have been involved in their institution's entrepreneurial efforts. The featured colleges--Maricopa Community Colleges (AZ), Tarrant County College (TX), North Iowa Area Community College, and Valencia College (FL)--all have long histories of engaging in entrepreneurial initiatives. By telling the stories of several influential community college leaders' experiences with entrepreneurship--using design thinking as a framework for understanding their successes and failures--Kisker provides a road map for colleges to move beyond their historical pattern of incremental responses to external pressures, and instead begin to innovate in a creative, mission-oriented way.
作者介紹 Carrie B. Kisker is an education research and policy specialist with Kisker Education Consulting in Los Angeles and a director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges. Drawing from her own and others' research, she regularly consults with college leaders on issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation, program and policy development, strategic planning and accountability, civic learning and democratic engagement. Kisker holds a BA in psychology and education from Dartmouth College and an MA and PhD in higher education from the University of California, Los Angeles. She cowrote The American Community College (Jossey-Bass, 2014) with Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brawer and The Shaping of American Higher Education: Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System (Jossey-Bass, 2010) with Arthur M. Cohen.