ERIC Number: ED513341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 23
A Report of the Commission on the Future of the Community College League of California. 2020 Vision: Student Success
Lay, Scott M.
Community College League of California
This report specifically addresses the need to increase associate degree and certificate completions in California's community colleges. The Commission recognizes and affirms the role of community colleges in many other areas of service to California's residents and economy--including citizenship, health and safety, English as a second language and economic development. The Commission held three sessions during the first six months of 2010. Rather than conduct original research, the Commission used a comprehensive policy matrix prepared by the California Leadership Alliance for Student Success (CLASS) initiative, which was funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation, and led by Byron and Kay McClenney of the University of Texas, Austin. The policy matrix provides a "compilation of recommendations from 24 key reports related to fiscal and academic policy and practice, and state and local accountability for student success." The Commission understood early that there were an indeterminate number of strategies that could improve student success, including financial and regulatory barriers, student support strategies, and pedagogical changes. It felt, however, that to try to catalog all of the outstanding work occurring throughout the system would be less productive than an effort to identify the common themes found in promising efforts throughout the state. Therefore, readers of this report are less likely to find specific program plans to implement than common themes that are found in successful strategies both inside and outside of California.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Associate Degrees, Educational Strategies, Educational Policy, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Certification, Accountability, Barriers, Enrollment, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Achievement Gap, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Leadership
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Community College League of California
Identifiers - Location: California