New directions for community colleges, no. 196, Winter 2021

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Author: Hu, Xiaodan; Fernandez, Frank


This special issue, 'The influence of policy on fulfilling mission', is guest edited by Xiaodan Hu and Frank Fernandez. Historically, community colleges have upheld multiple, and sometimes conflicting, missions by serving a diverse student population. These missions are greatly influenced by public policy. Being 'all things to all people' means community colleges need to be accessible, low cost, high quality, and accountable for various outcomes, which renders policymaking for this sector highly challenging. The contributions to this issue provide recommendations about how to better...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Policy; Management; Equity; Disadvantaged; Quality

Keywords: Community college; Institutional role; Government policy; Accountability; Legal aspect; Accreditation; Quality assurance; Access to education and training; Diversity; Educational innovation; Institutional administration; Educational policy; Educational practice; Curriculum; Fees; Education industry relationship; Relevance of education and training

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2021

Physical description: 122 p.

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ISSN: 0194-3081, 1536-0733 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Xiaodan Hu, Frank Fernandez, editors

Resource type: Journal issue

Document number: TD/TNC 146.684

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