Theory, Practice, and Change
Chapter Twelve: Emerging Trends in the Community College
EMERGING TRENDS IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
This chapter will summarize the mission of the community college in light of emerging trends facing these institutions. Particular attention is paid to: (a) challenges to “open access”; (b) bachelor’s degrees; (c) the presidential initiative on community colleges; (d) increasing numbers of part-time faculty; (e) new and returning students; and (f) minority student initiatives.
When reading this chapter as well as others, consider the following questions:
•In light of current trends, what are challenges to “open access” in the community college?
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