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ERIC Number: EJ993121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
The Role of Presidential Leadership in Improving New Jersey's Community College Transfer Experience
Maliszewski, Casey; Crabill, Kathleen; Nespoli, Lawrence
New Directions for Community Colleges, n160 p69-78 Win 2012
For the past 45 years, New Jersey community colleges have helped thousands of students pursue higher education to gain skills, earn college credentials, and better their lives. Today, New Jersey's 19 community colleges enroll over 400,000 students across 70 campuses, fulfilling community colleges' traditional core mission: granting access to higher education. Yet while access remains core to our mission and an essential goal, it is no longer a sufficient aim. The country's economic future depends on the school leaders' ability to develop an educated, highly skilled workforce. For their part, community colleges across the country are adopting a refined and recharged mission with "access to success" at its core. To address this critical mission of college completion and student success, along with the more challenging fiscal climate, New Jersey's community college trustees and presidents agreed to pursue collectively the best and boldest ideas to promote economic sustainability, improve quality, and most significantly, improve student success. In addition to significant efforts to strengthen student achievement in postsecondary education, one issue critical to college completion and improving student success continues to be the student transfer experience from community colleges to baccalaureate institutions. In this article, the authors discuss the role of presidential leadership in improving New Jersey's community college transfer experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey