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About the Author iv
Foreword by Kay McClenney vii
1. The Community College Landscape 13
2. Funding: Where the Money Comes From, Where It Goes, and Why There’s Never Enough 35
3. Community College Administration: Who Does What 61
4. Herding Cats: Managing Creative People 85
5. Regular Challenges of the Dean’s Job 105
6. Saving Community Colleges: A Few Modest Proposals 125
Matthew Reed is the author of the popular blog Confessions of a Community College Dean for Inside Higher Ed. He is vice president for academic affairs at Holyoke Community College and has been a full-time and adjunct faculty member, associate dean, and dean at for-profit and community colleges. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two young children.