Long regarded as a local institution, the community college has become a globalized institution. It has been affected by global forces, and by the interpretations of organizational members to both global forces and to the responses of intermediaries. Globalization as a process finds an outlet within the community college where economic, cultural, and technological behaviours are advanced along lines consistent with and supportive of globalization. Furthermore, government actions have directed community colleges to respond and adapt to a global economy. In this book, seven community colleges are examined to demonstrate organizational change in the 1990s.
JOHN S. LEVIN is a professor of higher education in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. He is a former community college administrator and instructor. He has published widely both in the U.S. and Canada, addressing topics such as the presidency, governance, management, leadership, and organizational change. In 2000, the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education presented him with the Research Award for his work on Canadian higher education.