The American Community College

The American Community College

by Arthur M. Cohen, Florence B. Brawer
     
 

In this update of a resource on US community colleges, which first appeared in 1982, Cohen (higher education, U. of California, Los Angeles) and Brawer (Center for the Study of Community Colleges) discuss evolving priorities, diverse student bodies, faculty identity, administration, dwindling resources, expanding services, community roles, and future… See more details below

Overview

In this update of a resource on US community colleges, which first appeared in 1982, Cohen (higher education, U. of California, Los Angeles) and Brawer (Center for the Study of Community Colleges) discuss evolving priorities, diverse student bodies, faculty identity, administration, dwindling resources, expanding services, community roles, and future trends—partly on the basis of CSCC surveys. The first edition's foreword is included. The authors co- edit the Jossey-Bass series, New directions for community colleges. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875895116
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Series in Higher Education
Pages:
445

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Meet the Author

Arthur M. Cohen is professor of higher education at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of The Shaping of American Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 1998)
Florence B. Brawer is research director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges.
Cohen and Brawer are the editor-in-chief and associate editor, respectively, of the Jossey-Bass quarterly series New Directions for Community Colleges.

Table of Contents


Foreword to the First Edition   John Lombardi     vii
Preface     xiii
Acknowledgments     xxiii
The Authors     xxv
Background: Evolving Priorities and Expectations of the Community College     1
Students: Diverse Backgrounds, Purposes, and Outcomes     43
Faculty: Building a Professional Identity     81
Organization, Governance, and Administration: Managing the Contemporary College     113
Finances: Sustaining and Allocating Resources     157
Instruction: Methods, Media, and Effects     183
Student Services: Supporting Educational Objectives     219
Vocational Education: Occupational Entry, Change, and Development     245
Developmental Education: Enhancing Literacy and Basic Skills     281
Community Education: Extending College Services and Training     313
Collegiate Function: Transfer and the Liberal Arts     345
Scholarship and Assessment: Research in and About the Colleges     381
The Social Role: A Response to the Critics     417
Toward the Future: Trends, Challenges, and Obligations     447
References     485
Name Index     539
Subject Index     547

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