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ERIC Number: EJ970330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
From Promising to High-Impact
McClenney, Kay; Oriano, Angela
Community College Journal, v82 n5 p38-45 Apr-May 2012
Community colleges are dealing with, and often leading, a historical shift from a 100-year focus on access to a new emphasis on access "and" student success. The impetus for this work comes from many directions--the president of the United States and the secretary of education, at least 30 governors, other state policymakers, the philanthropic community, and the community college field itself. For all of these leaders, there looms a compelling reality: In terms of educational attainment, America is losing ground relative to many other countries, putting the economy and potentially its democracy at risk--not to mention the futures of millions of citizens and their families. Given these conditions, it's a good bet that most community colleges are seeking ways to improve student outcomes--particularly college completion--even as they also contend with high enrollment numbers and shrinking financial support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States