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Jossey-Bass Resources for Community Colleges

Community colleges are at the heart of American education. They have a long and rich history of serving the educational needs of Americans, and their roles continue to evolve rapidly and dramatically. Jossey-Bass books and journals are designed to address the needs of all institutional types, but we offer resources specifically for community college administrators and instructors because of community college's unique place in our world.

Smart financial management guidance for you

Finally, a comprehensive introduction to best practices in financial management for community college leaders and their boards is here, with guidance on the complex regulations, processes, and considerations specifically related to community colleges.

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For community college administrators and those who aspire to the role

From Matthew Reed, the formerly anonymous author of Inside Higher Ed's popular blog Confessions of a Community College Dean, comes this inside look at why administrators do what they do, a frank discussion of the challenges facing community college administrators, and a fresh take on their solutions.

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The indispensable desk reference and textbook

The essential resource for community college administrators and trustees, this resource brings together the latest information on community college students, faculty, governance, administration, finance, curriculum, and outcomes. In this edition, all chapters and data have been revised and updated, and each chapter includes guiding questions for reflection and discussion. The American Community College has been adopted as a textbook in numerous higher education courses in university graduate programs for the past 30 years.

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The ready-to-go guide every instructor needs

This reader-friendly guide offers down-to-earth tips and checklists that anyone teaching adults can implement in their classrooms immediately, whether a first-time instructor or an experienced teacher just starting to work with adults. Topics covered include classroom management, facilitating discussions and connecting with adult students, and selecting the right textbook.

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Recommended for community college administrators

As changing demographics bring underprepared students to college, higher education institutions are concerned about basic skills education. Student Success in Community Colleges: A Practical Guide to Developmental Education provides an assessment instrument, investment modeling tools, and best practices for community college success.

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Recommended for community college faculty

Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is particularly challenging for those at institutions with open enrollment. Student Engagement Techniques offers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred proven tips, strategies, and techniques. A veteran community college instructor, author Elizabeth Barkley has been the recipient of several honors, including being named California's Higher Education Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for her work at Foothill College in Los Altos, California.

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Recommended for online instructors

The Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching & Learning are highly practical, concise guides to all aspects of online teaching which will help instructors at all levels of experience get up to speed, just in time.


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Recommended for adult educators

Community colleges serve all types of students, including a special subset of learners—adults—and need special tools to address unique issues. This practical resource reviews some of the most helpful approaches and exercises that teachers can use when working with adult learners to promote democratic environments for learning.

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New Directions for Community Colleges

Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission. Published in association with the ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges and edited by Arthur M. Cohen.

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Recruiting & Retaining Adult Learners

With Recruiting & Retaining Adult Learners you'll learn practical and innovative ways to attract and keep mature students—and you'll get expert advice on adapting your programs to meet their particular needs. It is filled with strategies to target your marketing and orientation to adult learners, encourage adult-friendly support systems, take advantage of new technologies, and more.

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