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ERIC Number: EJ791971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-18
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Community-College Leaders Grapple with Budget Cuts, Accountability, and Competition
Blumenstyk, Goldie; Sander, Libby; Schmidt, Peter; Wasley, Paula
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n32 pA38 Apr 2008
The pressures on community colleges have mounted for years; they must balance: competition from the growing for-profit-education industry, demands from lawmakers for more accountability, and the shifting needs of an increasingly complex student body. Most recently, intense financial pressure has been added to the mix as states once again face billion-dollar deficits. Those strains were the main topic as hundreds of community-college leaders met for the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges. The conversation centered not so much on the woes themselves but on what to do about them. Examples included upping the ante on recruiting to make up for budget shortfalls, improving service and community ties to compete with for-profit colleges, and collecting better data to show how two-year colleges are fulfilling their missions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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