Are Community Colleges Underprepared for Underprepared Students?: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 144
January 2009, Jossey-Bass
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- Overview of Foundational Issues
- Developing a Theory-Driven Model of Community College Student Engagement
- Focus on the Front Door of the College
- Organizational Culture as a Hidden Resource
- Tiered Mentoring to Leverage Student Body Expertise
- Do Institutional Attributes Predict Indidivuals' Degree Success at Two-year Colleges?
- Information Networks and Integration: Institutional Influences on Experiences and Persistence of Beginning Students
- The California Basic Skills Initiative
- Institutional Efforts to Address Disadvantaged Students: An "Up-So-Down" View
- Transmuting Resistance to Change
If community colleges can find the courage and willingness to appreciate that they are as underprepared for their students as these students are for the college-level curriculum, it would signal the beginning of a major paradigm shift and a new universe of possibilities.
This is the 144th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series 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.