In What Excellent Community Colleges Do, Joshua S. Wyner draws on the insights and evidence gained in administering the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. This book identifies four domains of excellence—degree completion, equity, student learning, and labor market success—and describes in rich detail the policies and practices that have allowed some community colleges to succeed in these domains. By starting with a holistic definition of excellence, measuring success against that definition, and then identifying practices and policies that align with high levels of student success, the author seeks to contribute to the growing body of knowledge about improving student success in community colleges.
|Publisher:||Harvard Education Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Joshua S. Wyner is the founder and executive director of The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS ix Foreword INTRODUCTION 1 Community CollegesA Call to Progress ONE 11 Completion and TransferCreating Clarity in a Culture of Choice TWO 41 Equity and Developmental EducationConfronting the Tension Between Access and Success THREE 65 Learning OutcomesEngaging Faculty in Change They Understand FOUR 95 Labor MarketsTying Learning and Credentials to Jobs and Community FIVE 117 The Community College PresidentDriving to Excellence in a Fast-Changing Environment CONCLUSION 141 The Path AheadUrgency and Uncertainty APPENDIX A 147 Seven Colleges Featured in This Book APPENDIX B 155 Aspen Prize Data 159 Notes 175 Acknowledgments 177 About the Author 179 Index