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  • Lewine, Mark
    I thought that members of SACC-L ought to check out the culture of the executive class of CC s. A visit to one of their conferences is a real lesson in why
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 24, 2003
      LeagueConnections Vol. 4 No. 4 April 2003

      I thought that members of SACC-L ought to check out the ‘culture’ of the executive class of CC’s.  A visit to one of their conferences is a real lesson in why and how cc’s and their missions have changed so much.


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      From: League For Innovation in the Community College [mailto:mail@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 3:58 PM
      To: Lewine, Mark
      Subject: April 2003 LeagueConnections


      April 2003 (Vol. 4, No. 4)

      Published by the League for Innovation.

      WELCOME to the April 2003 edition of LeagueConnections, one of the best ways to stay connected with ongoing League for Innovation in the Community College projects, activities, and events.  Feel free to forward this message to your all-college listservs.

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