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Boggs, George R. – Community College Journal, 2012
American community colleges are much like the nation that invented them. They offer an open door to opportunity to all who would come, are innovative and agile in meeting economic and workplace needs, and provide value and service to individuals and communities. Little wonder that they are increasingly emulated around the world and have become the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Democracy, Educational Opportunities, College Role
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Boggs, George R. – Community College Journal, 2009
In 2006, the former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings' Commission on the Future of Higher Education released a final report on the status of American higher education. The commission painted a critical picture of American higher education as being unconcerned about escalating costs, arrogant, and unwilling to change. University sectors…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Accountability, Advocacy
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Boggs, George R. – Community College Journal, 1996
Examines the educational needs of contemporary society, suggesting that existing institutions have failed to adapt to the changing landscape. Argues that educators must shift to a "learning paradigm," which centers all services on the learning needs of students and evaluates programs and personnel based on their contributions to student learning.…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy
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Boggs, George R. – Community College Journal, 2001
Contends that America's community colleges have emerged as the leaders in educational opportunity and in responding creatively to workforce needs in their communities. Adds that they have been described as the "workhorses" of higher education, engines of economic prosperity, and centers of scholarship--roles that should not go unrecognized or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges