Community Colleges: Policy in the Future Context / Edition 1by Barbara K. Townsend, Susan Twombly
Pub. Date: 11/30/2000
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
This book addresses various federal, state, and institutional policies affecting community colleges and speculates about future policy options within the current policy context. While attempting to be comprehensive, the book does not include every policy issue affecting community colleges but rather examines most of the major policy issues considered salient for… See more details below
This book addresses various federal, state, and institutional policies affecting community colleges and speculates about future policy options within the current policy context. While attempting to be comprehensive, the book does not include every policy issue affecting community colleges but rather examines most of the major policy issues considered salient for community college at the onset of the 21st century. Written by various experts on the community college and addressed to those concerned with policies affecting higher education as well as those interested in the future of the community college, the book begins with a macro look at the policy context affecting community colleges, including federal policies, state governance structures, and the impact of globalization on community colleges.
At the state level, chapter authors focus on timely and critical issues challenging state policy: links with K-12 education, workforce preparation, dual credit policies, transfer and articulation, remediation, and technology. At the institutional level, policies on general education and student persistence are examined. The book concludes with a plea for a more critical approach to community college policy for the 21st century. This timely work provides an update on the status of policies affecting community colleges and possible future directions for policy decisions.
Table of Contents
Governmental Policies Affecting Community Colleges by Arthur M. Cohen
Federal Policies and Community Colleges: A Mix of Federal and Local Influences by Cheryl D. Lovell
Statewide Governance Structures and Two-Year Colleges by Richard C. Richardson, Jr. and Gerardo E. de los Santos
Accountability in Community Colleges: Looking Toward the Twenty-First Century by Frankie Santos Laanan
The Burrard and the Buffeted Institution: Globalization and the Community College by John S. Levin
Policy Directions for K-14 Education: Looking to the Future by Margaret Terry Orr and Debra D. Bragg
State Policies and the Community College's Role in Workforce Preparation by Kevin J. Dougherty
State Dual Credit Policy and Its Implications for Community Colleges: Lessons from Missouri for the Twenty-First Century by Anthony G. Girardi and Robert B. Stein
Statewide Transfer and Articulation Policies: Current Practices and Emerging Issues by Jan M. Ignash and Barbara K. Townsend
Reframing Remediation as a Systemic Phenomenon: A Comparative Analysis of Remediation in Two States by Kathleen Shaw
Teaching and Learning in the New Information Age: State-System Policies for Technology by Rosa Cintrón, Connie Dillon, and Tammy Boyd
SUNY General Education Reform and the Community Colleges: A Case Study of Cross Purposes by George Higginbottom and Richard M. Romano
Institutional Policies that Promote Persistence Among First-Year Community College Students by Romero Jalomo, Jr.
The Future of Community College Policy in the Twenty-First Century Susan Twombly and Barbara K. Townsend
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