Laackman’s Theorem

Laackman’s Theorem states: “80% of the world’s problems are caused by role confusion.” I have yet to be confronted with a problem for which I cannot find a root cause tied to role confusion. Throughout my career, I have striven to clearly define the roles of team members and organizations. I think deeply about the roleContinue reading “Laackman’s Theorem”

Budget Nears the Finish Line

Last night, the Finance Committee of the CCC Board of Trustees convened a review of the proposed CCC FY13 Budget at Kennedy-King College. Vice Chair Ellen Alberding kicked the evening off, followed by Chancellor Hyman, VC Bisarya and interim CFO Dempsey. Readers may find a summary of the key points from the presentation here. The FinanceContinue reading “Budget Nears the Finish Line”

Completion Data

The Chronicle published an interactive graphic providing an overview of who completes college where. This page features the 2004 cohort, giving them time to take into account the people who finished within 150% at the four-year colleges. Valencia College, a model for a lot of the ‘best practice’ Reinvention work, leads all community colleges in theContinue reading “Completion Data”

Fill Out Your FAFSA

A number of our students and staff received nice coverage on Univision about the importance of filling out FAFSA to qualify for financial aid and Illinois MAP grants. Please urge your students to take the time to fill it out. Harold Washington College also received nice air time, with our new logo prominently featured on theContinue reading “Fill Out Your FAFSA”