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Community colleges enroll half of the nation’s undergraduates. Yet only 40 percent of entrants complete an undergraduate degree 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.

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Genre: Education
Author: Thomas R. Bailey
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2015
File: 286 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674368286

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Community colleges enroll half of the nation’s undergraduates. Yet only 40 percent of entrants complete an undergraduate degree 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.

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Genre: Education
Author: Thomas R. Bailey
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2015-04-09
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674425958

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Community colleges were established to provide an accessible, affordable education and have largely met this charge. Access without success, however, does not benefit the student and traditional planning, operational and financial management, and infinite enrollment growth strategies have not produced positive student outcomes. The Great Recession, disinvestment in higher education, and increasing costs and competition have further exacerbated the inability to deliver better results. Community colleges need an operational framework structured for student success. The community college needs a redesigned business model. This publication breaks new ground by introducing the community college business model (CCBM), an intentionally designed operational management approach that provides a comprehensive approach to understanding students and meeting student needs by providing an exceptional educational experience. Supported by a fiscal management that targets finances to support student learning and success, the model guides the reader through the growth, development, and leveraging of the resources (human, physical, and intellectual) necessary for delivering a successful educational journey. The CCBM is designed to restructure community colleges for delivery of a student value proposition built on learning and success. The philosophical underpinning of the book is that student success is the ultimate measure of organizational effectiveness.

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Genre: Education
Author: Christopher Shults
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release: 2020-04-08
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781475850741

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Student Success in Community Colleges As more and more underprepared students enroll in college, basic skills education is an increasing concern for all higher education institutions. Student Success in Community Colleges offers education leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff an essential resource for helping these students succeed and advance in college. By applying the book's self-assessment instrument, colleges can pinpoint how their current activities align with the most effective proven practices. Once the gaps are identified, community college leaders can determine the best strategic direction for improvement. Drawing on a broad knowledge base and illustrative examples from the most current literature, the authors cover organizational, administrative, and instructional practices; program components; student support services and strategies; and professional learning and development. Designed to help engage community college leadership and practitioners in addressing the practices, structures, and obstacles that enhance or impede the success of basic skills students, the book's strategies can be tailored to various institutional levels, showing how to unite faculty, staff, and administrators in a cooperative effort to effect institutional change. Finally, Student Success in Community Colleges reveals how investing in a comprehensive basic skills infrastructure can be a financially sustainable model for the institution as well as substantially beneficial to students and society. "This is a most unusual and valuable book; it is packed with careful analysis and practical suggestions for improving basic skills programs in community colleges. Compiled by a team of practicing professionals in teaching, administration, and research, it is knowledgeable about what has been done and imaginative and practical about what can be done to improve the access and success of community college students."—K. Patricia Cross, professor of higher education, emerita, University of California, Berkeley "For its first hundred years the community college was committed primarily to access; in its second hundred years the commitment has changed dramatically to success. This book provides the best road map to date on how community colleges can reach that goal."—Terry O'Banion, president emeritus, League for Innovation, and director, Community College Leadership Program, Walden University "This guide is the most comprehensive source of information about all facets of basic skills or developmental education. It will be invaluable not just to community college educators across the nation, but also to those in high schools and four-year colleges who share similar problems."—W. Norton Grubb, David Gardner Chair in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley

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Genre: Education
Author: Deborah J. Boroch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2010-02-22
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780470606612

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The 13 ideas in this book were identified by a group of national leaders as the most significant ideas impacting the contemporary community college. The book is designed for trustees, administrators, faculty, policy makers, legislators, and community leaders who want to be better informed about the issues affecting our students and our nation.

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Genre: Education
Author: Terry U. O'Banion
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2019-03-15
File: 332 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781475844917

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Written by Matthew Reed, the formerly anonymous author of InsideHigher Ed's most popular blog, Confessions of a Community CollegeDean, this book offers keen insights, a frank discussion, andsuggested solutions for the many issues that are unique tocommunity college administration. In Confessions of a Community College Administrator Reeddescribes the current landscape of community college leadership andaddresses some of the fundamental questions that face communitycolleges. Who does a community college actually serve? How doadministrators really make budget decisions? Where do the roots ofthe "permanent crisis" in higher education lie? How are full-timeand adjunct faculty best balanced? Throughout the book, Reed offers guidance and encouragement forthe next generation of community college leaders. He examines a setof proposed solutions from outside academia, then turns to othersolutions emerging from inside the community college world thatalso show potential for success. Confessions of a Community College Administrator is filled withrealistic, and ultimately hopeful, advice on how to step back fromthe day-to-day administrative struggles and gain some perspectiveon the larger picture. Reed offers administrators useful andproductive directions for constructive change.

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Genre: Education
Author: Matthew Reed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-12-14
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118235539

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Two-year colleges are facing major change. The majority will undergo a turnover in college presidencies in the next ten years, at a time when they are being asked to be engines for economic growth, enable more students – and a greater diversity of students – to gain 21st century qualifications, and provide a pathway to higher degrees, all with reduced state and local funding. Recognizing that future community college leaders – at all levels– will manage increasingly complex organizations, and face very different challenges than their predecessors, this book provides a multidimensional model of leadership suited to these new demands and environments. The model addresses issues of leader cognition, race and gender, the importance of culture, and the need for more collaborative modes of communication and decision making to frame and implement change. It recognizes that there is no longer any one way to lead, and that the next generation of leaders will be more diverse, possess experience and qualifications from a wider variety of careers, and follow new pathways to their positions. Leaders in the future will possess a cultural competency that is fostered by being lifelong learners. Through over 75 individual interviews with leaders and campus members, Eddy is able to provide examples of the model’s components in practice and to illuminate which experiences proved the most relevant for these leaders on their route to upper administration. She shows how her model intersects with the leadership competencies defined by the American Association of Community Colleges, and proposes strategies for future leadership development. This book is intended for anyone considering a leadership position, at any level, in a community college; for college administrators and boards responsible for leadership development programs; and for individuals in corresponding organizations who conduct training programs for aspiring leaders. Likewise, those employed at four-year universities may find value in the model as a developmental tool.

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Genre: Education
Author: Pamela L. Eddy
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Release: 2012-03-12
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781579225087

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Genre: Education
Author: Arthur M. Cohen
Publisher:
Release: 1982-01-01
File: 445 Pages
ISBN-13: 0875895115

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America’s research universities consistently dominate global rankings but may be entrenched in a model that no longer accomplishes their purposes. With their multiple roles of discovery, teaching, and public service, these institutions represent the gold standard in American higher education, but their evolution since the nineteenth century has been only incremental. The need for a new and complementary model that offers accessibility to an academic platform underpinned by knowledge production is critical to our well-being and economic competitiveness. Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University and an outspoken advocate for reinventing the public research university, conceived the New American University model when he moved from Columbia University to Arizona State in 2002. Following a comprehensive reconceptualization spanning more than a decade, ASU has emerged as an international academic and research powerhouse that serves as the foundational prototype for the new model. Crow has led the transformation of ASU into an egalitarian institution committed to academic excellence, inclusiveness to a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact. In Designing the New American University, Crow and coauthor William B. Dabars—a historian whose research focus is the American research university—examine the emergence of this set of institutions and the imperative for the new model, the tenets of which may be adapted by colleges and universities, both public and private. Through institutional innovation, say Crow and Dabars, universities are apt to realize unique and differentiated identities, which maximize their potential to generate the ideas, products, and processes that impact quality of life, standard of living, and national economic competitiveness. Designing the New American University will ignite a national discussion about the future evolution of the American research university. -- Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States

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Genre: Education
Author: Michael M. Crow
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2015-03-08
File: 360 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781421417240

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Harrington highlights the faculty role in all four essential practices of Guided Pathways and strategies to increase faculty participation and engagement.--Michael Sparrow, Dean, Enrollment Management and Retention at Northampton Community College

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Author: Christine Harrington
Publisher:
Release: 2020-06-10
File: 110 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781475857559

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