New policy requires presidents of Chicago's City Colleges to reapply for position

February 24, 2011

According to policy approved Wednesday by the City Colleges of Chicago's board of trustees, the sitting presidents of the community college system's 7 campuses must reapply for their jobs if they want to keep them, and if they are reappointed, they must commit to achieving higher student-success rates. The trustees also voted to redefine the job description for presidents, linking campus leaders' duties to specific performance measures, such as increasing the number of students who earn "college credentials of value" and increasing transfer rates to bachelor degree programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)