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Overview Of The Community College
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The Future of Community Colleges
- Describe research in and about community colleges.
- Analyze trends and challenges related to the community college.
- Investigate how community colleges respond to local social, political, and economic influences.
Historical Perspectives, Philosophies, and Missions
- Examine the history of community colleges.
- Describe the historical and current functions of community colleges.
- Explore the general mission of community colleges.
Funding and Finances
- Identify sources of community college funding.
- Analyze the relationship among funding, services, course and program offerings, and local and national economic issues.
Governance and Organizational Structure
- Compare community college governance models.
- Explore national and local governance issues.
- Investigate community college organizational structures and their effects.
- Examine the purpose of accreditation.
- Investigate measurements of accountability.
Student Populations and Student Services
- Describe community college student populations.
- Explore admission, enrollment, and registration policies.
- Examine services offered to community college students.
- Evaluate essential and non-essential services.
- Explore retention issues.
- Examine the role of articulation and its relationship to community college students.
- Examine instructional methodologies and delivery modalities.
- Explore developmental education and its role in student success.
- Describe services that support student learning.
- Identify methods and challenges of assessment.
- Explore community college curricula.
- Examine curriculum development processes.
- Identify types of degrees and certificates awarded by community colleges.
Roles and Challenges for Faculty
- Identify faculty roles.
- Analyze faculty challenges and their effects on the institutional environment.
- Examine faculty qualification and certification processes.
- Explore the role and challenges of technology in the educational environment.
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