The American Community College / Edition 4by Arthur M. Cohen, Florence B. Brawer
Pub. Date: 10/28/2002
Since it was first published in 1982 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/i>
Since it was first published in 1982 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 American educational system, the services they provide, and the effects they have on the community.
This completely revised and updated edition contains information about recent changes in the community college landscape, including consolidation of faculty power, mandatory testing and placement of students, the greater prominence of developmental education, and the attention given to state-level directives regarding institutional functioning and funding. The authors also present the current information on a number of other topics, including student flow, instruction, student services, and curricular functions. In addition, The American Community College includes updated tables and graphs that reflect the most current data and incorporate new examples of the services that colleges provide.
The American Community College is a comprehensive book that will be useful to anyone concerned with the role and purpose of two-year institutions in American higher education. The descriptions and analyses of each of the institution's functions can be used by administrators who want to learn about practices that have proven successful at other colleges, curriculum planners involved in program revisions, faculty members seeking ideas for modifying their courses, trustees and officials concerned with college policies regarding curriculum and student services, and graduate students preparing for careers in these institutions.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the First Edition (John Lombardi).
1. Background: Evolving Priorities andExpectations of the Community College.
2. Students: Diverse Backgrounds, Purposes, andOutcomes.
3. Faculty: Building a Professional Identity.
4. Governance and Administration: Managing theContemporary College.
5. Finances: Sustaining and Allocating Resources.
6. Instruction: Methods, Media, and Effects.
7. Student Services: Supporting EducationalObjectives.
8. Vocational Education: Occupational Entry,Change, and Development.
9. Developmental Education: Enhancing Literacyand Basic Skills.
10. Community Education: Extending CollegeServices and Training.
11. Collegiate Function: Transfer and theLiberal Arts.
12. Scholarship: Research in and About theColleges.
13. The Social Role: A Response to the Critics.
14. Toward the Future: Trends, Challenges, andObligations.
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