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Re-visioning community colleges : positioning for innovation

Author: Debbie Sydow; Richard L Alfred
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Series: American Council on Education series on community colleges.
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"Traces the development and generational evolution of community colleges, explores the past success and future capacity of community colleges as disruptive innovators. It analyzes their unique advantages and vulnerabilities, all as a platform for identifying alternative futures, as community colleges--like all sectors of higher education--face rapidly changing environmental forces and conditions. Re-visioning, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debbie Sydow; Richard L Alfred
ISBN: 9781442214866 1442214864
OCLC Number: 781681117
Description: xv, 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword Karen A. Stout --
On the threshold of restructuring --
Breaking barriers, boundaries, and beliefs --
Paradox of the present --
Organizing for innovation --
Shape of the future --
Epilogue: perspective and a change in focus.
Series Title: American Council on Education series on community colleges.
Responsibility: Debbie Sydow and Richard Alfred.

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Re-visioning Community Colleges has the foresight into the shape that community colleges will likely take in the future. Their predictions are based on an analysis of the growth and innovation  Read more...

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Sydow (president, Richard Bland Coll.) and Alfred (education, emeritus, Univ. of Michigan) analyze the role of community colleges in higher education. Their rapid growth in the 20th century improved Read more...

 
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