Advancing the Regional Role of Two-Year Colleges.pdf

Advancing the Regional Role of Two-Year Colleges

In the midst of a challenging economic recovery, thenations policy makers and education leaders are seeking newand potentially more effective strategies to align personal andpublic educational investments with job creation, increased levelsof employment, small business development, and entrepreneurialactivity. Reaching the 2020 national college completion goal willrequire powerful and fully implemented innovations in two-yearcolleges, particularly in states and regions where economicdifficulties are more deeply entrenched.

Grounded in the Midwest context, this special issue examinesseveral promising policies and innovations that re-envision therole of two-year colleges in developing regional rather than localsolutions to the emerging economic and educational challenges.

This is the 157th volume of this Jossey-Bassquarterly report series. Essential to the professional libraries ofpresidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in todaysopen-door institutions, New Directions for CommunityColleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challengesof their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

Advancing Opportunity in Advanced Manufacturing: The Potential of Predominantly Minority Two-Year Colleges. Rosenfeld, Stuart A.; Kingslow, Marcia E. The study reported in this book investigated the capacities, capabilities, and potential of predominantly minority two-year colleges to provide a skilled workforce and assist minority-owned businesses with industrial modernization. The underlying

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