ERIC Number: ED500017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Affordability, Accessibility and Accountability in Higher Education: Proceedings of the Community College Virtual Summit, June 28, 2007
US Department of Education
The main intention of the Community College Virtual Summit, as stated by Troy Justesen, assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, was to explore four critical issues facing community colleges: (1) Two- to four-year transitions; (2) Adult and nontraditional students; (3) Accountability; and (4) Leadership. These were selected as the most pertinent issues for community colleges from among the key findings in "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of Higher Education," the 2006 report issued by the Secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education. This report summarizes the proceedings of the Community College Virtual Summit held on June 28, 2007, concurrently in Washington, DC and four regional sites in New York, California, North Carolina and Texas. The report has four sections: (1) a summary of the event's purpose, process and principals; (2) the introductory remarks from the U.S. Department of Education; (3) greater detail of each of the four topical discussions; and (4) a summary of the major themes and findings.
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Accountability, Leadership, College Outcomes Assessment, Transitional Programs, Adult Education, Access to Education, Conferences (Gatherings), College Role
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site: http://www.edpubs.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; District of Columbia; New York; North Carolina; Texas; Washington