Can Community Colleges Get Better?
More than ever, community colleges are being seen as key to getting millions of Americans the education they need to thrive. Yet while many students enter community colleges for job training that does not culminate in a degree, many more intend to get a degree but fall short. What can change?
What are examples of model community colleges? Mary Beth Marklein, higher education reporter, USA Today (moderator); David Baime, senior vice president for government relations, American Association of Community Colleges; Judith Gay, vice president for academic affairs, Community College of Philadelphia; Mark Schneider, vice president, American Institutes for Research; Amy E. Slaton, associate professor, history and politics, Drexel University; Josh Wyner, executive director, College Excellence Program, The Aspen Institute. Higher Ed Plenary Session from EWA’s 65th National Seminar, Friday, May 18, 2012.