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ERIC Number: EJ902279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
The Completion Agenda: To What End? Emerging Philosophy Shifts Focus from Student Access to Success
O'Banion, Terry
Community College Journal, v81 n2 p44-47 Oct-Nov 2010
For more than 100 years, the Student Access Agenda has been the driving force of the community college movement. In the past two decades, the Student Success Agenda has emerged and become the single most important goal for community colleges. As it has evolved, it has morphed into the Completion Agenda, a more sharply focused goal of student success that has become a national imperative. The federal government, nonprofit foundations, states, and many colleges have attempted to carve out a piece of this emerging completion agenda. In this article, the author explores a major shift in the community college zeitgeist from an emphasis on college access to success and delves into the cultural changes necessary for the United States to reassert itself as the world's No. 1 producer of college degree and certificate holders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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