ERIC Number: ED534648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug-12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
An Exploration of Maine Community College's Admission Process: A Recommendation to Maine's Department of Education
Woodbury, Amanda L.
It is no secret that the United States is falling way behind in world educational rankings. In 1995, the United States ranked 1st in the world for college graduates however, its ranking dramatically fell in 2005, earning 15th place (Woodruff, 2008). According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, most states earn a grade of C, D, or F when it comes to preparing college graduates for the workplace (2008). It is going to take a drastic overhaul of the United States educational system in order to reclaim its number one standing. However, one has to be cognizant of the diversity factor when it comes to pre-requisites and other program admission requirements. We cannot continue to admit prospective students into programs where the English language is critical to the success of the student and/or the safety of the public just to reach or exceed college admission department's financial goals. Not only will it be a disservice to the prospective student, but to the public as well.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine