This issue illustrates examples of effective collaborations written by community college presidents, administrators, faculty, and leaders of state governments and national organizations. Each has contributed a story illustrating a successful program that required the efforts of a range of individuals and recommendations for others to build their own successes. Topics include:
- How to build effective dual enrollment programs to motivate high school students in rural areas to pursue higher education
- Why collaboration is crucial for institutions that apply for federal grant funding
- Effective partnering with institutional research and technology departments to advance student services and college-wide strategic planning
- How to infuse service learning into curricula to engage and encourage minority students at community colleges to focus their career aspirations
- How to advance community college study abroad programs through collective participation of administrators and faculty, and outside organizations
- Creating and sustaining effective partnerships between a state and its local colleges.
This is the 165th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series. An essential guide for presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, this quarterly provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.
Keywords: Community Colleges