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ERIC Number: EJ1092497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Above and Beyond: Working Together to Transform Our Colleges for the 21st Century
Woods, Bob
Community College Journal, v84 n5 p22-24, 26, 28, 30 Apr-May 2014
"Reclaiming the American Dream" is the cornerstone of American Association of Community Colleges's (AACC) 21st-Century Initiative, launched in 2011 with the goal of outfitting an additional 5 million students with degrees, certificates, or other credentials by 2020. In Phase 1 of the initiative, featured was a nationwide "listening tour" by AACC staff, who gathered input from more than 1,300 students, college faculty and staff, administrators, trustees, state policymakers, and college presidents and chancellors. Phase 2 established the "21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges," a group of community college leaders charged with safeguarding the fundamental mission of community colleges and imagining a new path forward for their institutions, their students, and, ultimately, the nation. In this article, Bob Woods describes how community colleges around the country are responding to the AACC initiative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; New Hampshire; North Carolina; Ohio; Texas; Utah
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