America's Broken Promise: Bridging the Community College Achievement Gap by Eduardo MartiAmerica's Broken Promise: Bridging the Community College Achievement Gap by Eduardo Marti

America's Broken Promise: Bridging the Community College Achievement Gap

byEduardo MartiForeword byJohn Ebersole

Paperback | April 29, 2016

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Most community college leaders, administrators, faculty, and policymakers take pride in knowing that community colleges are the only postsecondary institutions that promise to educate and prepare all interested Americans. Yet, they are often publicly criticized by politicians, tax payers, and fellow educators. In America's Broken Promise, Dr. Eduardo Marti shows how community colleges have multiple, difficult, and often competing missions, particularly surrounding access and achievement rates. He reminds us that a very high percentage of students entering the community college "open door" are neither college ready nor intent upon graduation. He then critically traces the development of the unique role of community colleges, differentiates them from selective-admission institutions, shows their success creating open access environments, then maps out new ways these institutions can and must come closer to fulfilling their achievement promise.

Dr. Eduardo Martí has served community colleges over thirty years, as interim president of Bronx Community College, Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges of the City University of New York, president emeritus Queensborough Community College, president of Corning Community College of the State University of New York (SUNY), and as Pres...
Title:America's Broken Promise: Bridging the Community College Achievement GapFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.51 inPublished:April 29, 2016Publisher:Hudson Whitman/ Excelsior College PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194407905X

ISBN - 13:9781944079055


Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsForeword by John EbersoleIntroductionChapter 1: The Perils of the Promise: The Early YearsChapter 2: The 1950s and Beyond: Anyone Can Enter, But Can Anyone AchieveChapter 3: Repairing the Broken Promise: Creating a Culture of Care in the Community College SettingChapter 4: Transformative Interventions: Can We Convert Community Colleges into Student-Centered Institutions?Chapter 5: Funding the ChangeChapter 6: A Brighter Future: Institutional, Administrative, Faculty, and Student Development

Editorial Reviews

"This remarkable book reminds us of our mission, and will help us to think clearly about the future of our community colleges, and to act quickly to improve student retention and graduation." -- Mary Ellen Duncan, Achieving the Dream, Leadership Coach, President Emerita, Howard Community College"Dr. Marti makes a convincing case for the need to improve; he defines a map for how institutions can create and fund a culture of care that will transform community colleges into student-centered institutions." -- George Boggs, President and CEO Emeritus, American Association of Community Colleges