CART

(0) items

The American Community College,9780470174685

The American Community College

by ; ;
Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780470174685

ISBN10:
0470174684
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/25/2008
Publisher(s):
Jossey-Bass
List Price: $69.00

Rent Textbook

(Recommended)
 
Term
Due
Price
$27.60

Buy Used Textbook

Usually Ships in 2-3 Business Days
$48.30

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $16.75

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 5th edition with a publication date of 8/25/2008.
What is included with this book?
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Summary

There is a need for a resource that brings together the latest information on community college students, faculty, governance, administration, finance, curriculum, and out-comes. This book updates the information included in the fourth edition, noting major changes in college emphasis and organization. All chapters have been revised and updated with new material added to reflect recent developments. The essential resource for community college administrators and trustees, the book has also been adopted as a textbook in numerous higher education courses in university graduate programs for the past twenty-five years.

Author Biography

Arthur M. Cohen is professor emeritus of higher education and organizational change at UCLA, editor-in-chief of the journal New Directions for Community Colleges, and the author of several books on community colleges.

Florence B. Brawer has been research director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges and associate editor of the journal New Directions for Community Colleges.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Editionp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
The Authorsp. xxv
Background: Evolving Priorities and Expectations of the Community Collegep. 1
Students: Diverse Backgrounds, Purposes, and Outcomesp. 43
Faculty: Building a Professional Identityp. 81
Organization, Governance, and Administration: Managing the Contemporary Collegep. 113
Finances: Sustaining and Allocating Resourcesp. 157
Instruction: Methods, Media, and Effectsp. 183
Student Services: Supporting Educational Objectivesp. 219
Vocational Education: Occupational Entry, Change, and Developmentp. 245
Developmental Education: Enhancing Literacy and Basic Skillsp. 281
Community Education: Extending College Services and Trainingp. 313
Collegiate Function: Transfer and the Liberal Artsp. 345
Scholarship and Assessment: Research in and About the Collegesp. 381
The Social Role: A Response to the Criticsp. 417
Toward the Future: Trends, Challenges, and Obligationsp. 447
Referencesp. 485
Name Indexp. 539
Subject Indexp. 547
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...