Presentation on theme: "WHEN LEADERS DONT LEAD CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHIEF INSTRUCTIONAL OFFICES 2011 FALL CONFERENCE OCTOBER 25-26, 2011 DR. GREGORY W. GRAY CHANCELLOR."— Presentation transcript:
WHEN LEADERS DONT LEAD CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHIEF INSTRUCTIONAL OFFICES 2011 FALL CONFERENCE OCTOBER 25-26, 2011 DR. GREGORY W. GRAY CHANCELLOR RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
EDUCATION DEFICIT The growing education deficit is no less a threat to our nations long-term well- being than the current fiscal crisis. Gaston Caperton President of the College Board
RECENT CUTS TO CCC BUDGET 2009-10 More than $500 million cut from the community college budget ($190 million general apportionment & $313 million categorical) Student fees raised from $20 to $26 per unit 2010-11 $126 million received for enrollment growth 2011-12 More than $300 million cut with possibility of mid-year triggers Student fees raised from $26 to $36 per unit with possibility of $46 No COLA received since 2007-08
A NEW REALITY Where we were once among the top states in high school graduation rates, access to higher education, and degree completion rates, the state now ranks among the bottom ten in most categories. John Aubrey Douglass Can We Save the College Dream? The death and life of Californias public universities
STATE2008-092009-10% CHANGE CALIFORNIA $ 600 $ 78030.0% NEW MEXICO $ 913 $ 1,12523.2% NORTH CAROLINA $ 1,422 $ 1,68418.4% FLORIDA $ 2,283 $ 2,55311.8% NEW YORK $ 4,033 $ 4,0570.6% MINNESOTA $ 4,565 $ 4,6972.9% NATIONAL RATES – LOW TO HIGH
The discrepancy between CSU, UC and community colleges is not new. However, it is during the last 10 years that the gap has increased substantially. Between 1971 and 2000, per student revenue increased 23% and 24% for UC and CSU, respectively, while community college revenue rose a mere 4%. The report, Financing Californias Community Colleges, concludes that no change in the missions of UC and CSU can account for this disparity; obviously the California legislature simply places a higher priority on funding its 4-year colleges. Financing Californias Community Colleges
COLLEGE PRESIDENTS Todays presidents are not tomorrows presidents. Increasingly diverse campuses have not had increasingly diverse leaders. The nature of presidential work is changing and many new presidents are unprepared for key aspects. The traditional presidential pipeline is insufficient – at the top and bottom – to fill expected need.
THE BIG FIX Forget tinkering on the margin. California must completely re- imagine its system of higher education. John Aubrey Douglass Boom: A Journal of California, Summer 2011
HOW THE MIGHTY FALL AND WHY SOME COMPANIES NEVER GIVE IN JIM COLLINS Every institution is vulnerable, no matter how great. No matter how much youve achieved, no matter how far youve gone, no matter how much power youve garnered, you are vulnerable to decline. There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top. Anyone can fall and most eventually do.
The signature of the truly great versus the merely successful is not the absence of difficulty, but the ability to come back from setbacks, even cataclysmic catastrophes, stronger than before.
Great nations can decline and recover. Great companies can fall and recover. Great social institutions can fall and recover. And great individuals can fall and recover. As long as you never get entirely knocked out of the game, there remains always hope.