2 edition of America"s community colleges found in the catalog.
America"s community colleges
Includes bibliographical references (p. -308) and index.
|Statement||by Allen A. Witt ... [et al.] ; with a foreword by Edmund J. Gleazer, Jr.|
|Contributions||Witt, Allen A.|
|LC Classifications||LB2328.15.U6 A43 1994|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xx, 327 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||327|
|LC Control Number||94183670|
The Mission of the Community College: Relevant in ? the community college mission, but rather whether col-leges are fulfilling that mission. In particular, are colleges delivering “meaningful” access as measured by student success and completion? The American Association of Community College report, “Reclaiming the AmericanFile Size: KB. The statistics from many community colleges are grim. Only about 39 percent of students who enter the country’s most accessible postsecondary institutions graduate within six years. A quarter of those who enroll in the fall don’t come back in the spring.. To boost the number of Americans with degrees, President Barack Obama has proposed making community colleges free.
New Directions for Community Colleges. Volume , Issue , Pages 1–Author: Wade Lee-Smith. Community colleges concentrate on the neglected first two years of college; raise educational levels of underprepared students; educates and trains students to be qualified, skilled workers; and re-educates those whose skills are outdated; and those who have college degrees but no work skills. Drawing from interviews with community college students, faculty, and administrators, this book seeks Cited by:
Becky Wai-Ling Packard is a professor of psychology and education at Mount Holyoke College, where she is also the director of the Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership.. The United States needs to grow and diversify its science and engineering work force to be competitive in the new global economy — and community colleges play an increasingly important role in this process. A Call for Edupreneurs in America’s Community Colleges Larry Ferguson, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor of Economic Development and Workforce Solutions | Janu in Higher Education In a recent Community College Week article, Rebecca Corbin, President and CEO of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), stated that.
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Redesigning America’s Community Colleges is a concise, evidence-based guide for educational leaders whose institutions typically receive short shrift in academic and policy discussions.
It makes a compelling case that two-year colleges can substantially increase their rates of student success, if they are willing to rethink the ways in which Cited by: The authors delineate a set of research-based design principles and strategies to help colleges achieve this challenging goal, and lay out a path for community colleges working to achieve greater success for their students, and for our nation as a whole.
The authors discussed the book at Americas community colleges book event on May 14 in Washington, by: Throughout the book you will find highly engaging essays that are honest, humorous, and packed full of wisdom and insight.
A great resource for lighting your way to a career in America's community colleges, this insider's guide tells what it's really like to work in a community college and helps you answer the question, “Is a community 5/5(3).
Redesigning America's Community Colleges is a Yet fewer than 40 percent of entrants complete an undergraduate degree within six years. This fact has put pressure on community colleges to improve academic outcomes for their students/5.
Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England, Hardcover. Condition: New. pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. EDUCATION. In the United States, 1, community colleges enroll over ten million students each yearÑnearly half of the nation's undergraduates/5().
Praise for The American Community College "SinceThe American Community College by Cohen and Brawer has been the authoritative book on community colleges.
Anyone who wants to understand these complex and dynamic institutionshow they are evolving, the contributions they make, the challenges they face, the students they serve, and the faculty and leaders who deliver/5.
Community colleges enroll half of the nation's undergraduates. Yet only 40 percent of entrants complete an undergraduate Americas community colleges book in six years.
Redesigning America's Community Colleges explains how two-year colleges can increase their students' success rate quickly and at less cost, through a program of guided pathways to completion. Editorial Reviews.
Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success is an important step forward for community colleges. The work bridges the all-too-familiar divide between research and practice, outlining actionable, transformative recommendations to improve student attainment that have emerged out of the extensive portfolio of research conducted Brand: Harvard University Press.
Praise for The American Community College "SinceThe American Community College by Cohen and Brawer has been the authoritative book on community colleges. Anyone who wants to understand these complex and dynamic institutions--how they are evolving, the contributions they make, the challenges they face, the students they serve, and the faculty and leaders who deliver 5/5(1).
Redesigning America’s Community Colleges explains how two-yr faculties can enhance their school college students’ success charge shortly and at a lot much less worth, by means of a program of guided pathways to completion.
Throughout the book you will find highly engaging essays that are honest, humorous, and packed full of wisdom and insight. A great resource for lighting your way to a career in America’s community colleges, this insider’s guide tells what it’s really like to work in a community college and helps you answer the question, “Is a community Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Buy America's Community Colleges: The First Century by Allen A Witt online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges Book Discussion: Our student panels have been just great. If you did not have an opportunity to listen to our students, Manny De Los Santos has the videos posted on the website.
community college, public institution of higher education. Community colleges are characterized by a two-year curriculum that leads to either the associate degree or transfer to a four-year college.
The transfer program parallels the first two years of a four-year college. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges tackles all aspects of community college operations, from instruction to budgeting to personnel to processes -- and none of the advocated changes will come without some measure of blood, sweat, tears, and sleepless nights on all of our parts.
Since it was first published in The American Community College has become the primary resource that faculty, administrators, trustees, and researchers look to for a comprehensive analysis of the most recent findings and up-to-date information on the American community college.
Throughout this important book, Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brawer describe how community colleges fit into. The book that stood out for me as the most thoughtful and practical proposal for changes was Redesigning America’s Community Colleges, by Thomas R.
Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins, (, Harvard Press). The general proposal of the book involves implementing what the authors refer to as the “guided pathways” method of. Kevin Carey’s new book is on the bestseller list, and getting reviews in all sorts of high-profile places.
Redesigning America’s Community Colleges, by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins of the Community College Research Center, is likely to receive much less attention. And that’s a shame, because RACC is by far the more useful, grounded, and thoughtful of the two.
Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find America's Community Colleges: The 1st Century () by Witt, Allen A.; Watte.4/5(2). Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success is a timely, well-researched book that should be read and discussed in light of the national call for community college reform.
The goal of providing students direction and support to efficiently complete community college in a timely and cost effective manner is. Get this from a library! America's community colleges: a century of innovation.
[American Association of Community Colleges.;] -- This book celebrates the centennial of two-year community, technical, and junior colleges in America.Tracing the nationwide development of the American community college from initial concept to its present position as the largest and fastest-growing sector of higher education, this book relates the development of the colleges to social and economic conditions in the country.
Following a foreword and preface, the first two chapters examine the roots of the "people's colleges" and review the Cited by: Success at community colleges will take off once institutions streamline their offerings.
That's the position the authors of Redesigning America's Community Colleges take. Thomas R. Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars and Davis Jenkins, all with the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College, believe the current cafeteria approach -- where students select from .