WELCOME TO THE BRAVE NEW COMMUNITY COLLEGES WEBSITE
THIS NEW WEBSITE IS MEANT TO START A DIALOG ON HOW COMMUNITY COLLEGES MUST CHANGE AND TRANSFORM IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO BE A VITAL PART OF THE AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE.
THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL COMMISSIONS AND REPORTS ON THE NEED TO IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. HOWEVER, MANY OF THESE REPORTS HAVE FALLEN SHORT IN PROVIDING REALISTIC GUIDANCE TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES ON HOW TO IMPLEMENT THE CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE COLLEGE ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONAL FABRIC. CLEARLY, EVERYONE AGREES THAT CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE IN OUR COMMUNITY COLLEGES, THE KEY IS HOW TO MAKE THESE CHANGES IN SUCH A WAY THAT REALLY IMPROVES STUDENT LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS.
The current way community colleges function, with their roots grounded in outdated management practices, outmoded instructional delivery systems, and archaic approaches to student and institutional support services, simply will not work for institutions that are charged with serving as major democratizing forces and economic engines for a changing population, a changing world and a rapidly evolving future. As leaders, we need to think differently about our colleges, how they operate, and in general, the whole purpose for their existence. If community colleges don’t start changing soon, they are likely to slide into insignificance.
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