The American Community College / Edition 5

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The American Community College / Edition 5

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470174685
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/25/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

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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