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Community colleges -- United States

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View Resource Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count

Bringing a more diverse student body into the world of higher education is important, and a number of organizations have teamed up "to help more students reach their individual goals, which may include earning a community college certificate or degree." The organizations involved with the "Achieving the Dream" initiative include The American Association of Community Colleges and The Community...
View Resource The History of Kentucky's Community Colleges Oral History Project

Funded by a grant from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, this arresting collection of oral histories traces the creation and development of the community college system throughout Kentucky. The collection is part of the Kentuckiana Digital Library and there are over 30 interviews here for each college in the state. Conducted between 2006 and 2008, the interviewees include...[format][]=oral+histories
View Resource National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) website and organization is committed to providing better training for those future teachers who spend time at community colleges. Visitors should definitely check out the "Resources" section on the menu near the top of the page.
View Resource STEM Transitions

Under the direction of the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), the STEM Transitions initiative has worked with 40 community college faculty to create integrated curriculum projects for use in math, science, and technical courses in the six STEM-related clusters. Much of this work has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education....
View Resource Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation's Future

Over half of all students taking classes at the college level do so at a community college. Many policy-makers, pundits, and politicians are wondering how to best improve these key educational institutions. This 40-page report released in April 2012 takes a look at the current shortcomings of American community colleges, along with offering some suggestions about the way forward. The report was...
View Resource The Center for Teaching Excellence: Lansing Community College

Based at the Lansing Community College, the Center for Teaching Excellence helps to support instructors committed to expanding their own teaching capabilities. Visitors can click on the Teaching & Learning Resources area to get started. Here they will find resources like "Classroom Strategies for Fostering Student Retention," "Dealing with Classroom Incivilities," and additional links on Internet...
View Resource The Community-College Employer Connection

Hosted by public historian Fred Dews, The Brookings Cafeteria is a podcast "about ideas and the experts who have them." This recent episode of the Brookings Cafeteria, released on August 4, 2017, may especially be of interest to those who work in community colleges or are involved in educational policy. Dews talks to Elizabeth Mann, a fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy, about her work...