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A Call to Action for Community Colleges

Call to Action, Again

A recent Inside Higher Ed article covered the release of Reclaiming the American Dream – Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future, a report commissioned by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The report took issue with the stigma that can be attached to community colleges, saying “Too many senior college and university leaders, faculty, department chairs and deans [at four-year institutions] are ambivalent about community colleges, understanding them not as having different missions but as somehow inferior because of their open-door admissions.”

As the article summarizes, the AACC commission developed seven final recommendations, which fell into three categories - redesign students’ educational experiences; reinvest institutional roles; and reset the system.

To view the Inside Higher Ed Article click here

To view the AACC report click here