Grad Non-Degree Programs

Community College Leadership Development Initiatives

Community College Teaching and Learning Online at UIUC

Drexel University, Sacramento

Illinois Online Network

The Institute for Community College Development at Cornell

The Mid-Career Fellowship Program at Princeton University

Community College Leadership Development Initiatives (CCLDI)

Community College Leadership Development Initiatives 250 West First Street, Suite 230 Claremont, CA 91711 Telephone: (909) 447-1287 FAX: (909) 447-2757

The CCLDI assists universities interested in expanding or developing programs to address community college leadership training and provide a series of high quality programs. The CCLDI works to develop Doctoral, Masters, post-masters Certificate programs, leadership seminars, and executive coaching.


Community College Teaching and Learning Online, University of Illinois,

CCTL Online Department of Human Resource Education University of Illinois 345 College of Education, MC-708 1310 S. Sixth Street Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 333-0807

Program Emphasis: The CCTL Online program is a professional development sequence for community college faculty seeking increased effectiveness in classroom instruction. The curriculum is designed to increase teaching effectiveness of faculty and build the instructional leadership of supervisory personnel. This curriculum is focused on the effective design and implementation of quality instruction, contemporary instructional technology, and innovations such as peer-based collaboration and active learning structure. The sequence of courses spans four terms and a summer (one and a half years). Students are part of a cohort beginning in the fall term. For those interested in a graduate degree, the CCTL Online courses may be applied after formal admission to a degree program. See also the Community College Leadership program under degree programs.

Course Sequence: Foundations of the Community College (2 units), The Diverse Learner (2 units), Developing and Delivering Instruction in the Community College (4 units), Instructional Technology in the Community College (4 units), and Linking Outcomes Assessment to Institutional Performance (4 units)


Drexel University, Sacramento

Drexel University Sacramento One Capitol Mall, Suite 260 Sacramento, CA 95814 916.325.4600

Drexel University Sacramento’s EdD in Educational Leadership and Management stands alone as a rigorous, accelerated part-time doctoral program in California that produces leaders with the skills and knowledge to lead complex organizations through deep and lasting change.

As a career path into this dynamic field, Drexel's Master of Science in Higher Education (HE) offers an invaluable credential of leading-edge learning from one of the nation's top providers of masters degree programs in California. Graduates undergo rigorous preparation to lead complex administrative and management positions in university and college offices, national and international associations and organizations, government agencies, foundations, and corporations in the U.S. and around the world.  Students take a primary concentration in Higher Education Administration and Leadership and can select a secondary concentration, including a concentration in Community College Administration and Leadership.

Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education, Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Management

The Community College Administration and Leadership Concentration includes the following courses:

EDHE 668 - Transformational Leadership, EDHE 664 - Strategies for Educational Success, EDHE 634 - Proposal Writing and Sponsored Project Management, and EDHE 669 - Diversity in Higher Education

Illinois Online Network/Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality

510 Devonshire, Suite H
Champaign, IL. 61820
Phone: (217) 333-4393
Fax: (217) 333-5581

The Illinois Online Network (ION) is a partnership between the University of Illinois and forty-eight community colleges in Illinois to provide faculty development in the area of technology-enhanced and online teaching and learning for community college faculty. ION has provided online faculty training for over 1000 instructors with its Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality (MVCR) series of courses. The ten MVCR courses provide community college instructors the opportunity to experience the virtual classroom as a student, while learning about appropriate pedagogies and technologies for online instruction. Instructors who take six core courses, an elective, and the project-based Practicum receive the Master Online Teacher certificate awarded by the Illinois Online Network and University of Illinois Online. The instructors are current or former community college faculty who have taken MVCR courses themselves.


The Institute for Community College Development at Cornell

ICCD Cornell University 411 Kennedy Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 (607) 255-8236

Program Emphasis: The Institute for Community College Development at Cornell University (ICCD) is a partnership between Cornell University and the State University of New York. ICCD focuses on different roles of two- and four-year institutions and creating partnerships between these institutions to build up and widen professional connections. The Institute provides programming and research support for community colleges and offers education and professional development opportunities for current and future administrators and faculty members of community colleges.


The Mid-Career Fellowship Program at Princeton University

History Dept. Mid-Career Fellowship Program Dept. of History Princeton, NJ 08544-1017 (609) 258-4994

Program Emphasis: The Mid-Career Fellowship Program is a partnership between Princeton and the New Jersey community colleges. It offers annual sabbatical research opportunities to community college leaders and faculty members. Research papers are published in an annual publication.

Theodore K. Rabb: