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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
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