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ERIC Number: ED532592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Final Report on the 21st-Century Initiative Listening Tour
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1)
In times of economic uncertainty, community colleges have consistently turned to the experience of past generations as an avenue toward innovation and the modernization of their programs and services. Community colleges have been able to continuously reinvent themselves to serve the ever-changing needs of society. With President Obama's increased focus on community colleges and on increasing student completion rates, and in accordance with its mission, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is leading advancement of the next phase of the 2-year college evolution with the launch of its two-phase 21st-Century Initiative. Phase 1, the 21st-Century Initiative Listening Tour, took place from January to November 2011. This report summarizes key points from the tour. Phase 2 began with the appointment of a 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. The commission's charge is to build on the work of the Listening Tour and present a final report in April 2012. The Listening Tour and the work of the 21st-Century Commission focus on building broad engagement in the community college completion agenda, sharing evidence-based practices that can be brought to scale nationwide, and seeking big ideas and innovations that are transformative. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: California; District of Columbia; Florida; Illinois; Iowa; Michigan; Nebraska; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Texas; United States