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Redesigning America's Community Colleges by
Call Number: 378.1543 B156r 2015
Publication Date: 2015
In this concise, evidence-based guide for educational leaders, the authors argue that two-year colleges can increase their rates of student success by discarding the traditional "cafeteria-style" model of course offerings and instead provide students with a "guided pathways" model in which more educationally coherent programs simplify students' choices without limiting their options and enable students to advance to further education and the labor market more quickly and at less cost--From publisher description.
The College Completion Agenda - Practical Approaches for Reaching the Big Goal by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2014
This volume provides practical ways colleges can focus on the College Completion Agenda. Originally begun as an economic workforce issue for the Obama administration, the College Completion Agenda has been adopted by myriad educational institutions, public and private funders, and others. The identified "Big Goal" is to increase the proportion of Americans with high quality college degrees and credentials from 39 per cent of the population to 60 per cent by 2025. To date, much advice has been offered to colleges about what the issues are and what needs to be done. However, there is considerable work being done at colleges around the country to address the identified issues. This volume introduces some of these policies and practices, the thinkling behind them, research supporting them, roles to be fulfilled, and impact on the student experience. -- From back cover.