How long have you been an educator?
What do you enjoy about educating future community college leaders?
My favorite part of being an instructor is helping students reach their academic and professional goals and hopefully serving as a mentor for the remainder of their careers.
What is your best piece of advice for new or existing colleagues at community or technical colleges in your field?
My advice for community college leaders would be to know your institutional data, set goals, and do not accept results that do not match your desired outcomes. Embrace change and always remember the greatest asset you have is your faculty and staff. Care and tend to them as you would other valuable assets.
How do you connect with your students?
I connect with students by making individual and personalized comments on their work, identifying their strengths and areas that need further development, and getting to know them both as students and individuals. Always offering lots of honest feedback but making sure students know I care about their development as future leaders is important.
What Bill’s students say about him:
“I was impressed by Bill’s detailed, constructive, and timely feedback on every assignment, discussion board, and paper. He really spent time evaluating our work which made me want to put in more effort.”
“Dr. Crowe is the best instructor I’ve had in the DCCL program. He is knowledgeable, engaging, and professional. He demonstrates one of the characteristics that I most admire, but often find lacking in strong leaders—humility. I spent time trying to understand what it was about his nature that made him the type of leader I aspire to be. One unexpected ‘aha’ moment was the impact of his vocal quality and the role that can play in leadership, demonstrating strength, calm, self-assurance, and humor.”