TQ: Fall 2015

Community Colleges of the Future

Emerging models will help institutions develop leaders, shift culture, and ensure that more students succeed.
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by J. Noah Brown
A new series takes a visionary look at the future of community colleges
by Judith Witherspoon
Centralizing campus operations can make the best of resources and improve student satisfaction.
by Narcisa Polonio and Norma Goldstein
Baccalaureate degrees tailored for community colleges grow in popularity.
by Thomas Bailey, Shana Smith Jaggers, and David Jenkins
A new book from the Community College Resource Center offers practical, research-based guide to improving outcomes.

Also in this Issue:

Centralization as a Catalyst for Change at HCC
by Kenneth Ray, Jr.
A thorough review of processes highlighted a need for centralization and sparked systemwide change at Hillsborough Community College.

Sharing Isn't Always Caring
by Jee Hang Lee
New risk-sharing bills for student loan defaults could imperil community colleges.
by David Conner
Expert partners can help colleges keep pace with technology.
2030: The Last Classroom in America
by Hank Dunn and Rick Smyre
As educational leaders, trustees must help prepare their institutions for transformative change.
Give the Kids Some Credit
by Kevin Boys and Ryan McCall
Ohio expands the traditional dual enrollment model, but colleges must be aware of the costs.
Pathways and Partnerships
by Chris Reber and Melissa D. Denardo
Community College of Beaver County creates a distinctive dual enrollment program for high school students.
A University-Community College Partnership to Smile About
by Ed Dodson
The Oregon Tech-Chemeketa dental hygeine partnership brought a four-year program to the community college -- and free care to its community.
Invest in College Success
by Pam Eddinger
A pilot at three Massachussets community colleges develops students' financial management skills.