Dr. Sydow's Book
Re-visioning Community Colleges traces the development and generational evolution of community colleges, explores the past success and future capacity of community colleges as disruptive innovators, and analyzes this sector’s unique advantages and vulnerabilities. Ultimately, Sydow and Alfred presents alternative futures for community colleges as they—like all sectors of higher education—face rapidly changing environmental forces and conditions. Re-visioning, the primary thrust of the book, is the process of foresight into the shape that community colleges will likely take in the future, on the basis of their growth and innovation trajectory and in response to the dramatic industry shift that is currently underway in the higher education enterprise.
Sydow co-authored Re-Visioning Community Colleges: Positioning for Innovation with Richard Alfred, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan.