Working With Students in Community Colleges: Contemporary Strategies for Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice

Lisa S Kelsay (Editor), Eboni Miel Zamani-Gallaher (Editor)

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Abstract

This timely volume addresses the urgent need for new strategies and better ways to serve community colleges’ present and future students at a time of rapid diversification, not just racially and ethnically, but including such groups as the undocumented, international students, older adult learners and veterans, all of whom come with varied levels of academic and technical skills

The contributing researchers, higher education faculty, college presidents, and community college administrators provide thorough understanding of student groups who have received scant attention in the higher education literature. They address the often unconscious barriers to access our institutions have erected and describe emerging strategies, frameworks, and pilot projects that can ease students’ transition into college and through the maze of the college experience to completion.

They offer advice on organizational culture, on defining institutional outcomes, on aligning shifting demographics with the multiple missions of the community college, on strengthening the collaboration of student and academic affairs to leverage their respective roles and resources, and on engaging with the opportunities afforded by technology.

Divided into three parts – understanding today’s community college campuses; supporting today’s community college learners; and specialized populations and communities – this book offers a vision and solutions that should inform the work of faculty, administrators, presidents, and board members.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherStylus Publishing
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9781579229177, 9781579229184
ISBN (Print)9781579229160, 9781579229153
StatePublished - Jun 11 2014

Publication series

NameAn ACPA Co-Publication

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