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EDSD 7040 - The Community College—Historical Context and Critical Issues

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5 credits

The rise of community colleges following World War II added a new egalitarian dimension to higher education. In this course, educators explore how the various components of the community college history and mission changed the face of postsecondary education, giving rise to workforce development, developmental education, and continuing education, in addition to academic transfer programs. Best practices for governance of community colleges as well as contemporary issues such as the completion agenda, dual-credit courses for high school students, and articulations with 4-year institutions are explored.