APS 382 - The Community College
Semester Hours: 3
Today, community colleges educate more than half the nation’s undergraduates. Since 1901, at least 100 million people have attended community colleges making them an important sector in higher education in the United States.
This course will explore in detail the mission, history, evolution, and the current status of community colleges in both national and international settings. The organizational structures of community colleges will be examined as well as the governance structures. The evolving missions of community colleges, including workforce development, transfer, and community service, will be discussed in the context of societal changes. The three “A”s of access, affordability, and accountability will be topics included in the course as well as the funding of community colleges.
(Formerly EADM 280 K, The Community College.)
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