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American Association of Community Colleges

Works: 235 works in 327 publications in 2 languages and 7,603 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Directories  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: LB2328.15.U6, 378.1543
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Community college journal( )

in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A learning college for the 21st century by Terry O'Banion( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many earlier attempts at education reform have failed, causing some critics to call for a much more expansive wave of reform in which learning becomes a central focus. O'Banion presents an argument for the community college, with its strong penchant for innovation and risk-taking, as the ideal forum for creating this new learning paradigm. He proposes a provocative new concept called "the learning college," which is designed to help students make passionate connections to learning. The book describes in detail the six key principles that form the definition and character of a learning college. Emerging models of this concept are already in place at a handful of community colleges, and six of these pioneering institutions share their initial journeys in this book. O'Banion provides a practical guide for community college leaders who are preparing their institutions to enter the 21st century
The community college story by George B Vaughan( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and French and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's community colleges : a century of innovation by Washington, Dc American Association of Community Colleges( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book celebrates the centennial of two-year community, technical, and junior colleges in America
National profile of community colleges( )

in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts and charts provide an overview of America's community colleges. Texts highlights major issues concerning community colleges and the figures and tables provide a detached representation of trends in enrollment, funding and other issues
No one to waste : a report to public decision-makers and community college leaders by Robert H McCabe( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five community colleges participated in a study that tracked 71 percent of 592 students who successfully enrolled in a remedial program in 1990. Follow-up interviews of program completers gathered information about further education, employment, family, and facts about post-remedial life. A criminal justice search was also conducted on the entire study cohort. These data were the basis for this first comprehensive national study on community college remedial education students. The study found that most successfully remediated students perform well in standard college work, gravitate to occupational programs or direct employment, and become productively employed. While a majority of the remedial students were white non-Hispanic, ethnic minorities were overrepresented in the cohort and even more so in a seriously deficient student sub-cohort, confirming that remedial education is a significant issue for ethnic minorities. While community college remedial programs are cost effective, most colleges fail to use the substantial research concerning successful remedial education, and do not fund programs at a level necessary for successful results. Recommendations include: (1) giving remedial education higher priority and greater institutional and legislative support; (2) requiring assessment and placement of all entering students; and (3) developing a national guide to assist colleges in developing effective remedial education programs. (Contains 15 figures and tables, 45 references and 63 pages.) (Pgs)
Team building for quality : transitions in the American community college by George A Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning, management and team approach to quality education & services
National profile of community colleges : trends & statistics( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American community colleges : a guide( )

in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community, technical, and junior college statistical yearbook( )

in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuit of excellence : the Community College of Denver by John E Roueche( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reports on how the Community College of Denver (ccd) (Colorado) improved the success of its students under difficult conditions. Ccd is an urban community college with inadequate resources that serves diverse and at-risk students. Demographic factors are discussed, such as the fact that Denver's population decreased 5% between 1980 and 1990, while people of color rose from 33% to 39% and families with children tended to move to the suburbs or send their children to private schools. One-third of all Colorado's welfare recipients reside in Denver. The population has lower levels of education and lower salaries, and there are more people working in blue-collar and service jobs than there were a decade ago. In addition, CCD's tuition rate is the fourth highest in the country, well above the national average for community colleges. All of these factors create barriers for the residents of Denver who would seek to continue their education beyond high school. However, in the last decade, ccd has taken steps to coalesce its curricula, create a more organized context for learning, and involve all its constituents in improving the learning enterprise. Among CCD's recommendations to other community colleges are: (1) hire the best faculty and support their work; (2) create a centralized model for developmental education; (3) integrate technology into service and instructional plans; and (4) seek outside funding to support college initiatives that help improve retention and achievement. (Contains five figures, eight tables, and 74 references.) (Nb)
Continuous quality assurance : adapting TQM for community colleges by Clifford S Peterson( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growing demand for colleges and universities to be accountable to their publics and the recognition that assessment is of little value without a systematic planning effort have led many institutions to turn to the concept of Total Quality Management (tqm). This pamphlet discusses the process of adapting tqm to a typical community college, a process called Continuous Quality Assurance (cqa), and is divided into six chapters. The first chapter, "Forces for Change in Higher Education," describes the recent calls for accountability and the responses made by higher education to those calls. Chapter 2, "An International Focus on Quality," reviews the tqm theory, its practice in Japan, and emerging trends toward quality in business and industry. "Quality in Higher Education," the third chapter, discusses applications of tqm to higher education and some major differences between business and education, including the absence of profitability in education, increased departmental loyalties in educational institutions, and the lack of a perceived crisis in education. Chapter 4, "Continuous Quality Assurance in a Community College," outlines the philosophical approach behind cqa, while chapter 5, "Assessment and Planning for Continuous Quality Assurance," describes the mechanisms (I.E., databases, alumni follow-up, and effective assessment services) that must be in place to implement cqa. Finally, "Implications of a Quality Focus" highlights the benefits of cqa, including providing evidence of institutional effectiveness, a mechanism for preparing funding proposals, and a vehicle for identifying and setting institutional priorities. (Contains 12 references.) (Bcy)
The Critical link : community colleges and the workforce by Lisa Falcone( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1993, the American Association of Community Colleges (aacc) sponsored five activities designed to build the capacity of community colleges to respond to workforce development needs of employers and employees through contract training services. Three of these activities targeted community college-based business/industry liaisons, who provide a critical link between colleges and their local business communities. This publication shares the input of the community college business/industry liaisons from across the country who participated in the workplace development initiatives, and includes selected articles, an excerpt from AACC's policy paper, and new work occupation descriptions. Section I describes the February 1993 Workplace Development Institute and the results of post-institute assessments, while section ii contains selected articles by Institute presenters, including: (1) "Introduction to iso 9000," by Harrison Wadsworth, Dennis Kelly, and Larry Alford; (2) "Collaborative Industry Networks," by David Goetsch; (3) "Education and Industry: Key Elements of the Workplace Training Connection," by Kenneth Mussnug and Jerry Lyons; (4) "The Skills Enhancement Program," by Andrea Hughes; (5) "Marketing Training to the Business Community," by Rand Johnson; (6) "Process Auditing To Enhance the Marketing of Your Community College," by Wes Ellis; (7) "Interactive Multimedia Training," by David Dewhirst; (8) "Proven Strategies for Student and Workforce Success," by Cathy Webb, Marcia Heiman, and Alan Lesure; and (9) "Retraining the Workforce: One College's Approach," by Rebecca Farrow. Section iii, "How To Implement a National Workforce Training System," is excerpted from a policy paper developed by the League for Innovation in the Community College and aacc. Section iv looks at 35 new work occupations, defined as emerging jobs in the fields of community service; computer and information systems; engineering, manufacturing, and science; environmental; legal paraprofessional; medical; and tourism and hospitality that command higher skills, pay higher wages, and require workers with some postsecondary training. For each occupation, a brief description is provided, along with a list of required skills and training, and a brief look at the labor market. (Kp)
Community college times( )

in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fulfilling the promise of the community college : increasing first-year student engagement and success( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arranged in three parts, [this] monograph describes the distinctive character of first-year students' experiences and challenges in community colleges. Chapter authors share research and effective strategies (sometimes adapted from the four-year sector) that can help individual educators and institutions intervene effectively to assist these students in overcoming challenges and achieving their personal, educational, and career goals" -- from the introduction, p. ix
Multicultural strategies for community colleges by Arnold Madison Kee( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on community college programs designed to achieve multicultural climates and minority student success, this monograph provides profiles from documents in the eric database of such programs established in the 1990s by individual colleges or developed in partnerships with community, business, or other educational institutions. Introductory materials provide a conceptual framework for minority programs and present a synopsis of strategies described in the profiles. One-page descriptions are then provided of 21 programs focusing on students, including 8 related to recruitment, 6 regarding retention, 6 related to student success, and 2 focusing on transfer. Next, descriptions are provided for faculty programs, including five related to recruitment, two focusing on development, and two on advancement. Five programs related to administrator advancement are then reviewed, and then five campus-wide multicultural efforts related to campus climate and assessment and program assessment are profiled. For all the sections, the profiles include the program title, host institution, and contact person, as well as descriptions of program philosophies and strategies. Finally, a 117-item bibliography is provided of resources related to community colleges and higher education. An agenda for minority education by the American Association of Community Colleges is appended. (Kp)
Community leadership through community-based programming : the role of the community college by Edgar John Boone( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized around 15 tasks involved in the community-based programming (cbp) process, this book provides practical, field-tested guidance on successfully implementing cbp in community colleges. Following prefatory materials, the following chapters are provided: (1) "An Introduction to the Community-Based Programming Process" (Edgar J. Boone), reviewing the role of community colleges in cbp and necessary skills; (2) "The Community College's Mission and Milieu: Institutionalizing Community-Based Programming" (George B. Vaughan), focusing on the first three of the processual tasks in cbp; (3) "Environmental Scanning" (Brian Nichol), addressing tasks 4 through 6; (4) "Identifying Target Publics and Stakeholders: Building a Coalition" (John M. Pettitt and Rosemary Gillett-Karam), focusing on the intended outcomes of processual tasks 7 through 10; (5) "Developing and Implementing the Plan of Action" (Edgar J. Boone, Wynetta Y. Lee, Jacquelyn W. McClelland, and Robert A. Rubin), addressing tasks 11 and 12 and presenting two sample action plans; (6) "Evaluation and Accountability" (Wynetta Y. Lee), presenting approaches for implementing tasks 13 through 15 and stressing the importance of measuring outcomes and communicating outcomes to stakeholders; and (7) "Community-Based Programming in Retrospect: Observations and Recommendations" (Edgar J. Boone), summarizing lessons learned in pilot implementations of cbp at community colleges across the nation. (Haa)
Help wanted ... credentials required : community colleges in the knowledge economy by Anthony Patrick Carnevale( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the expanding role of community colleges, the emerging credentialing system, and the changes in the economy that have increased the value of credentials. While business has come to rely on higher education degrees to signify general skills, employers increasingly look for performance-based certifications as indications of more specialized skill. Part 1 of the report elaborates on the seven core credentialing roles of community colleges and the synergy among them. Part 2 describes the fragmented system of credentialing and certification as it expands beyond community colleges into a labyrinth of for-profit and not-for-profit postsecondary institutions, industry and trade associations, commercial vendors, and governments. Part 3 examines the economic and technological forces that are driving the current upheaval in credentialing and certification. These forces have changed the relationship between employers and employees, heightening the need for lifelong learning and demand for performance-based education and training. Part 4 examines credentialing as a dynamic two-way interchange between educational institutions and workplaces. Part 5 discusses the evolution and changing context of the community college, and part 6 presents issues facing the institutions. Part 7 concludes the report by acknowledging that the primary challenge for community college managers is to promote synergy across a wide variety of education and training programs. Contains 135 references. (Ja)
The Mexican American community college experience : fostering resilience, achieving success by Blanca Campa( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State-by-state profile of community colleges( )

in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A learning college for the 21st century
The community college storyNational profile of community colleges : trends & statisticsMulticultural strategies for community colleges
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