A-B Tech transition reports, February 2009

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s Dr. Sam Dosumu, vice president of instructional services, presented his transition plan to the college’s Board of Trustees on Feb. 16, 2009. In his executive summary, Dosumu distilled the input he said he’d received through what he described as a “comprehensive effort” to hear from academic deans, associate deans, faculty and staff.

“The recent eighteen months brought in a leadership style that is termed ‘corporate’ and has made some staff and faculty uncomfortable with changes. The perception at the college is the ‘idea-implement-buy in’ model rather than ‘idea-buy in-implement; college personnel express a feeling of isolation and disconnect with new college initiatives. Pervasive across the college is the perception that every idea has to be implemented – a ‘hurry up and do it’ mindset.”

Click here to read Dosumu’s transition plan.


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