This course provides an overview of the history, development, mission and purpose, governance, curriculum and instruction, functions, trends, and issues of the community college. Additionally, this course will discuss funding sources and will identify essential and non-essential student services. National, state and local perspectives will also be reviewed and analyzed.
Predict how emerging trends and challenges could affect the community college in the next decade.
Historical and Current Perspectives, Philosophy, and Mission
Describe historical perspectives and the current role of the community college.
Summarize the philosophy, mission, and functions of the community college.
Identify current trends and challenges for the community college.
Governance, Organizational Structure, and Funding
Analyze funding sources and their relationship to provided services.
Compare state and local community governance models and organizational structures.
Describe community college qualification and certification processes.
Identify roles and challenges of community college faculty.
Students and Student Services
Identifty essential and nonessential services offered to community college students.
Describe the diversity in community college student populations.
Instructional Curriculum and Degrees
Compare functionalities of administrative and instructional technology tools.
Analyze community college curricula types.
Summarize assessment strategies and related challenges.
Compare and contrast community college instructional methodologies.
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