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Cohen, Arthur M.

Works: 210 works in 412 publications in 2 languages and 12,351 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Arranger
Classifications: LB2328, 378.052
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Most widely held works by Arthur M Cohen
The American community college by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description for The American community college / Arthur M. Cohen, Florence B. Brawer. Since it was first published in 1982 The American Community College has become the primary resource that faculty, administrators, trustees, and researchers look to for a comprehensive analysis of the most recent findings and up-to-date information on the American community college. Throughout this important book, Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brawer describe how community colleges fit into the American educational system, the services they provide, and the effects they have on the community. This completely revised and updated edition contains information about recent changes in the community college landscape, including consolidation of faculty power, mandatory testing and placement of students, the greater prominence of developmental education, and the attention given to state-level directives regarding institutional functioning and funding. The authors also present the current information on a number of other topics, including student flow, instruction, student services, and curricular functions. In addition, The American Community College includes updated tables and graphs that reflect the most current data and incorporate new examples of the services that colleges provide
The shaping of American higher education : emergence and growth of the contemporary system by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cohen organizes the book around a unique matrix of trends, topics, and eras that enables the reader either to proceed chapter by chapter through a chronological sequence of the entire history, or to easily follow a preferred topic, such as faculty or curriculum, by reading only that specific section in each era
Applied and workforce baccalaureates by Floyd( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are applied and workforce baccalaureate degrees offered by community colleges a natural extension of their mission to provide relevant educational programs to their constituents? Or is this emerging emphasis on offering baccalaureate degrees a radical deviation from the tried-and-true mission of comprehensive community college? In short, is this movement more evolutionary or revolutionary? This volume does not take sides on this controversial issue, but adds to the debate by providing a deeper understanding of this movement from the perspective of practitioners and scholars alike. The opportunities and challenges associated with offering these new baccalaureate degrees is illustrated with institutional examples
A constant variable by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chapters in this book are: (1) Characterizing the College, describing its historical image and its present condition; (2) Institutional Research, on the institutional constraints on research, a few studies, and the limitations in study design; (3) Characterizing the Faculty, examining their perceptions, values, interests, and attitudes; (4) Faculty Preparation and Evaluation, on their education and experience, orientation, in-service training, and the forms and procedures for evaluating their effectiveness; (5) Students in Review, on dropouts, persisters, transfers, activists, the disadvantaged, and how to understand them and fill their needs; (6) Studying the Students, on the need for classifying students by other than intellectual abilities; (7) What Is Good Teaching?, On objectives and media; (8) Challenging Traditional Concepts in Curriculum, covering special courses for special people, general education, changing trends, and the need for a coherent philosophy; (9) Vocational Education, its fiscal support, attitudes toward it, and alternative futures for it; (10) Black Studies as a Curriculum Catalyst, including availability, politics, aims, content, and evaluation; (11) Just Another School?, Pointing out the tensions between the college's social and educational functions and suggesting other institutional forms. The book has an extensive bibliography; its appendix describes the functions of eric. (Hh)
College responses to community demands by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work, designed as a sequel to "a Constant Variable" (Cohen and Associates, 1971), is intended for the same audience--administrators, trustees, counselors, and instructors in community colleges, university professors of higher education, and graduate students preparing for work in community colleges. The book describes the external and internal pressures operating on community colleges. The external pressures are societal forces such as state-level commission and coordinating councils that mandate institutional roles, financial structures, and curriculum and instructional patterns. The internal pressures are the preexisting institutional forms and the personal predelictions of the staff and students. Attention is focused on the intersection of these pressures, the points where external forces meet internal counterpressures. The book is arranged in three parts: (1) Social Forces Intrude (State Influence Grows; Collective Bargaining Impinges on Management; Free Tuition Faces Its Doom; Affirmative Action Arises); (2) Institutions Respond (Reduction in Force and the Seniority System; Expanding the Market; Community Development: Impossible Dream?; Experimental College Venture); and (3) Faculty Persevere (Understanding the Faculty; Increasing Job Satisfaction; Relating Tenure, Evaluation, Faculty Development; The Open Door; How Much Is Enough?). (Author/DC)
Confronting identity : the community college instructor by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lack of a clearly defined professional role for community college faculty reflects the fact that community colleges are rapidly growing institutions exhibiting multiple purposes. This book is addressed primarily to community college instructors and aims to define their professional role in terms of the effect of their teaching on their students. Seeing the identity of the teacher as an interaction between the institutional identity and the teacher's maturity, the authors first consider the college teacher in the perspective of modern theory of personality development. However, the teacher is both a person and a practitioner; the better he understands himself, the more his performance can benefit his students. A perspective that permits and invites self-development builds success, both for individuals and for institutions. By defining their professional identity in terms of bringing about changes in other people, community college faculty could direct the colleges toward being centers for instruction and student development, thus providing a clearer institutional identity. The book reviews the literature on teaching and instruction at the secondary and higher education levels for information relevant for community college faculty. A 14-page bibliography as well as a model of a teacher preparation course for junior college teachers is included. (Author/LP)
Managing community colleges : a handbook for effective practice by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive examination of the administrative environment of community colleges provides practical advice for making the institutions function more effectively. In twenty-five original chapters, experts from every area of community college administration discuss key theories and concepts, specific programs and services, and illustrative personal experiences - providing both incumbent and aspiring administrators with new ideas and proactive approaches to the task of management in community colleges." "The first part of the book examines theories of leadership and organizational culture and takes a look at the relationships between the administration and the governing board and between the college and the state. In the second part, the authors detail the operations of various administrative units: the president's office; business and finances; personnel; instruction; transfer and articulation; extramural affairs; student services; institutional research; and campus planning. The third part is devoted to basic managerial functions, with chapters covering staff recruitment and evaluation, goal design and assessment, and staff performance appraisal."--Jacket
Dateline '79; heretical concepts for the community college by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, a direction is proposed for the community/junior college whereby the college may better serve its students and community by employing current knowledge of effective instruction. Because the junior college takes pride in being a "teaching institution," the text deals particularly with the history and current status of curriculum and instruction. The book is divided into four sections. Part 1 presents a paradigmatic picture of the community college as it might look in 1979, offering a model of a "self-renewing institution" with a flexible curriculum built on a firm instructional base. Part 2 traces the history of curricular and instructional practices in junior colleges and attempts to address issues related to the continuing interest in instructional innovation, and calls for curricular experimentation. Part 3 relates the model college of 1979 to its current counterpart, suggesting and extending arguments for making the transition. Part 4 examines a defined-outcomes approach to teaching and learning. (Ejv)
Key resources on community colleges by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bibliographic guide to the literature that has contributed to the two-year college field over the past 20 years provides annotations to over 650 books, articles, and research reports. The guide is organized into the following chapters: (1) the development of community college literature; (2) general resources on two-year colleges; (3) students; (4) faculty; (5) governance, administration, and planning; (6) financing and budgeting; (7) instruction, instructional support, and student services; (8) occupational education; (9) remedial and developmental education; (10) continuing education and community services; (11) the collegiate function; (12) educational opportunity and social mobility; and (13) additional sources of information such as periodicals and newsletters. Annotations indicate the type of information provided by the work, summarize the author's main point(s), and suggest how and for whom the work is useful. Outstanding or groundbreaking works are identified, and subject and author indexes are provided. (Lal)
Implementing transfer associate degrees : perspectives from the states by Carrie B Kisker( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years a convergence of several forces such as increased legislative involvement in higher education, governmental and philanthropic pressure to increase postsecondary degree and certificate production, and fiscal belt-tightening at colleges and universities across America, has resulted in efforts to significantly reform community college to university transfer and articulation processes. One increasingly popular method of reform is the implementation of transfer associate degrees: statewide pathways or degree programs that allow students to both earn an associate degree from a community college and transfer seamlessly into a state university with junior status. This volume outlines the elements off effective transfer associate degrees and explores their implementation in six states including Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington
Advancing the regional role of two-year colleges( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of a challenging economic recovery, the nation's policy makers and education leaders are seeking new and potentially more effective strategies to align personal and public educational investments with job creation, increased levels of employment, small business development, and entrepreneurial acitvity. Reaching the 2020 national college completion goal will require powerful and fully implemented innovations in two-year colleges, particularly in states and regions where economic difficulties are more deeply entrenched. Grounded in the Midwest context, this issue examines several promising policies and innovations that re-envision the role of two-year colleges in developing regional rather than local solutions to the emerging economic and educational challenges
Relating curriculum and transfer( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two-year college instructor today by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an emphasis on humanities instructors, this book presents a profile of the characteristics of the two-year college faculty nationwide. It reviews the current status of the profession and describes the methodology of the 1975 national humanities faculty survey on which the book is based. Additional chapters focus on two-year college teachers' attitudes and values, level of work satisfaction, "functional potential" (a construct built on psychodynamic principles of human functioning), orientation toward curriculum and instruction, concern for students, research orientation, development and preparation, perceptions of the university as a reference point, and concern with the humanities. It also compares full- and part-time instructors and doctorate and non-doctorate degree holders. The final chapters summarize the significant findings of the survey of the humanities faculty, offer an interpretation of the faculty as a professional group, and make recommendations for modifications in faculty selection, preparation, and working environment. Appended are the faculty questionnaire and tabulated responses. (Dc)
Shaping the curriculum( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interactive career development : integrating employer and employee goals by W. R Epperly( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a professional faculty by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objectives for college courses by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the instructor in any type of post-secondary educational institution
Presidents and analysts discuss contemporary challenges by John J Prihoda( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains insights from men and women who have led the thinking and practice in ... colleges to current historical heights. They were asked to forecast solutions to today's most critical problems as well as to identify opportunities that will likely engage tomorrow's community college leaders. In addition, a prevailing university authority was asked to review the support system traditionally relied upon to provide expertise to faculty and administrators -- from cover
Perspectives on the community college : essays by John Lombardi( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection were written by John Lombardi during the 1970s while he was a resident scholar at the eric Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges. Following a foreword on Lombardi's life and work by a son and two daughters, John V., Mary Luciana, and Janice P. Lombardi, is an introduction by Arthur M. Cohen giving highlights of Lombardi's approach to his work and summarizing the introductory comments state that the 10 essays presented in this book, all of which were chosen for their relevance to issues facing contemporary community college leaders and students aspiring to leadership positions. The first essay, "Riding the Wave of New Enrollments" discusses the periodic increases and declines in two-year college enrollment and the ways that college leaders attempt to sustain the enrollments on which their funding is based. "Critical Decade for Community College Financing" provides an analysis of the perennial issues in sustaining college finances and offers a review of the feasibility of stratagems for maintaining a constant flow of dollars into the institution. Three essays respectively entitled "Faculty Workload, ""The Ambiguity of the Part-Time Faculty," and "Role of the Department Chairman in Improving Instruction" address key aspects of managing faculty. The next four essays, "a New Look at Vocational Education, ""Four Phases of Developmental Education, ""The Decline of Transfer Education," and "The Two-Year College Student and Community Services," analyze central areas of the community college curriculum. The last essay, "Student Activism," looks at the effects on and responses to activism on college campuses. Finally, Arthur M. Cohen offers a summary and update of trends in each area addressed by Lombardi in a concluding chapter entitled "a Contemporary View of the Issues." A comprehensive bibliography of Lombardi's writings is included. (Mab)
Leading for the future : alignment of AACC competencies with practice by Pamela Lynn Eddy( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The AACC (American Association of Community Colleges) competencies were initially developed to help provide guidance in developing community college leaders because of predictions of a leadership crisis in the two-year college sector. Since their creation, the competencies have been used to direct topics in leadership development programs and to guide future leaders about what skills are critical to master. Yet scant research exists on the use of the competencies in practice or on analysis of the competencies within the changing higher education climate. An underlying premise for the AACC competencies is that learning about leadership is a lifelong endeavor. As adult learners, community college leaders tie in their new learning with past experiences, ultimately expanding their understanding of leadership. It therefore becomes critical to think about the types of leadership development that occur along the leadership pipeline and how aspiring leaders acquire the requisite competencies to lead in these challenging times. The broad foundation of leadership development provides a means to see how the competencies are interpreted, thus allowing us to learn what is really working in practice. This issue provides a review of the research on the competencies in the field and posits several strategies for the future use of the competencies and potential changes to the competencies
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The American community college
The shaping of American higher education : emergence and growth of the contemporary systemManaging community colleges : a handbook for effective practice