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EDHE 6060: History and Philosophy of the Community College: Required Readings

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Readings for EDHE 6060

Course Text:
Cohen, A. M., Brawer, F. B., & Kisker, C. B. (2014). The American community college. (6th ed.) San Francisco:Jossey-Bass. (UNT Libraries' paper copy)

Module 1 - Historical Background and Development​
Required Readings:
Cohen, Brawer, & Kisker, Chapter 1
Chapters 1 & 2 in

Witt, A.A., Wattenbarger, J.L., Gollattscheck, J.F., & Suppiger, J.E. (1994). America’s community colleges : The first century. Washington, DC : Community College Press. (UNT Libraries' paper copy)

Dougherty, K. J., et. al., Community College Missions: A Theoretical and Historical Perspective. New Directions for Community Colleges no. 136 (Winter 2006) p. 5-13

Additional References
Townsend, B. (1999). Collective and distinctive patterns of two-year special focus colleges. In B. Townsend (Ed.), Two-year colleges for women and minorities (pp. 3-42). New York: Falmer Press. (UNT Libraries' paper copy)

Chen, G. (2019, April 2). 7 Trends in Community Colleges. Community College Review. 

Module 2 - Organization, Governance ​and Accountability 
Required Readings:
Cohen, Brawer, & Kisker, Chapter 4

American Association of Community College. Driving Success: Voluntary Framework of Accountability Summary Report: Leading Indicators of Success and Student Outcomes for Community Colleges (Summer, 2019).

Amey, Jessup-Anger, & Jessup-Anger, Community College Governance: What Matters and Why? New Directions for Community Colleges, 141, pp. 5-14

Potter & Phelan, Governance Over the Years: A Trustee’s Perspective. New Directions for Community Colleges, 141, pp. 15-24
Alfred, R.L., Governance in Strategic Context. New Directions for Community Colleges, 141, pp. 79-89.

Association of Community College Trustees. (2018). Citizen Trustee Survey: Selected Results and Analysis. Washington, D.C.

Additional References
Garfield, T. K. (2008). Governance in a union environment. New Directions for Community Colleges, 141, pp. 25–33. doi: 10.1002/cc.312

Fletcher, J. A., & Friedel, J. N. (2017). Typology of State-Level Community College Governance Structures. Community College Journal Of Research And Practice, 41(4-5), 311-322

Miller, M. T., & Miles, J. M. (2008). Internal governance in the community college: Models and quilts. New Directions for Community Colleges, 141, pp. 35–44. doi: 10.1002/cc.313

O'Banion , T. (2009). What motivates the community college rogue trustee? Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 33(6), 476–501. DOI:10.1080/10668920902790543 [First of a three article series on rogue trustees in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice.]

Module 3 - Funding and Finance
Required Readings:

Mullin, C.M. (2014). Evolving practices and emerging innovations in community college finance.  New Directions for Community Colleges, 168.  pp 115-125.

Cohen, Brawer, & Kisker, Chapter 5

Mullin, C. Doing More With Less: The Inequitable Funding of Community Colleges. Available through AACC website: AACC NCHE > AACC Publications > Research and Project Briefs  

Tollefson, T. A. (2009). Community college governance, funding, and accountability: A century of issues and trends. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 33, 386-402. DOI: 10.1080/1066892082580481.

Smith, A. (2018, June 21) No Bottom Yet in 2-Year College Enrollments. Inside Higher Ed.

Additional References
Breneman, D.W., & Nelson, S.C. (1981). Financing community colleges: an economic perspective. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution. (UNT Libraries' paper copy)

Valeau, E.J. & Petersen, J.C. (2011). “Systemic change, approval processes and governance: The role of the board of trustees. (pp. 33-48). In S.E. Sutin, E.J. Valeau, & D. Derrico (Eds.). International and development educaton: Increasing effectiveness of the community college financial model: A global perspective for the global economy.  Basingstoke, Hampshire, GBR: Palgrave Macmillian. [E-book available through UNT Libraries, single user access]

Kahlenberg, R., Shireman, R., Quick, K. & Habash. (2018, October 25). Policy Strategies for Pursuing Adequate Funding of Community Colleges.  

Mullin, C., Baime, D. & Honeyman, D. Community College Finance: A Guide for Institutional Leaders. Jossey-Bass.

Module 4 - Faculty​
Required Readings:
Cohen, Brawer, & Kisker, Chapter 3

Eddy, P. (2010). New faculty issues: Fitting in and figuring it out. New Directions for Community Colleges, 152, 15-24.

Cejda, B. D. (2010), Faculty issues in rural community colleges. New Directions for Community Colleges, 152, 33–40. doi: 10.1002/cc.425

Additional References
Alexander, A., Karvonen, M., Ulrich, J., Davis, T., & Wade A. (2012). Community college faculty competencies. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 36(11), 849-862. DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2010.515511

Green, D. W., & Ciez-Volz, K. (2010), Now hiring: The faculty of the future. New Directions for Community Colleges, 152, 81–92. doi: 10.1002/cc.430

Module 5 - Students and Student Services​
Required Readings:
Cohen, Brawer, & Kisker, Chapters 2 & 7

Cooper, M. (2010). Student Support Services at Community Colleges: A Strategy for Increasing Student Persistence and Attainment. Washington, DC: Institute for Higher Education.

Additional References
Mullin, C. M. (2012). Student success: Institutional and individual perspectives. Community College Review, 40(2), 126-144.

Cho, S., & Karp, M.M. (2013). Student success courses in the community college: Early enrollment and educational outcomes. Community College Review, 41(1), 86-103.

Hornak, A.M. (2009). Ethical issues for community college student affairs professionals. New Directions for Community Colleges, 148, 53-62.

Culp, M.M. (2005). Increasing the value of traditional support services. New Directions for Community Colleges, 131, 33-49.

Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE). Key findings on the six benchmarks.

Module 6 - Curriculum​
Required Readings
General Education
Cohen, Brawer, & Kisker, Chapter 10
Developmental Education:  
Cohen, Brawer, & Kisker, Chapter 8

Fink, J. (2018, November 5). How Does Access to Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement Vary by Race and Gender Across States? New York: Community College Research Center.

Finkel, Ed. (2018). Reexamining Developmental Education: States, Colleges Examine How to Speed Up Remedial Courses to Move Students Toward Completion. Community College Journal, 88 (5). 38-44.

Jaggars, S., & Hodara, M. (2013). The opposing forces that shape developmental education. Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 37(7), 575-579. doi:10.1080/10668926.2012.716754

Povich, E.S. (2018). More Community Colleges Are Offering Bachelor’s Degrees – And Four-Year Universities Aren’t Happy About It. The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Additional References
Bremer, C. D., Center, B. A., Opsal, C. L., Medhanie, A., Jang, Y. J., & Geise, A. C. (2013). Outcome trajectories of developmental students in community colleges. Community College Review, 41(2), 154-175. DOI: 10.1177/0091552113484963

Petrosian, A. (2017). Community College Applied Baccalaureate Degrees: A Powerful Strategy for Workforce Development. 2017 ACCT Leadership Congress Pathways to Prosperity Conference Presentation.

Educause (2019). ECAR Student of Community College Students and Information Technology

Module 7 - Collegiate Function: Articulation and Transfer​
Required Readings
Cohen, Brawer, & Kisker, Chapter 9

Glynn, J. (ND). Persistence: The Success of Students Who Transfer from Community Colleges to Selective Four-Year Institutions. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

Handel, S. J. (2013). Recurring trends and persistent themes: A brief history of transfer. Washington, DC: College Board.

Townsend, B. K., et. al. (2006).  The transfer mission: Tried and true, but troubled? New Directions for Community Colleges, 136, 33-41.

Additional References
National Student Clearinghouse. (2012). Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions. Signature Report 2. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University.

National Student Clearinghouse. (2012). Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions. Signature Report 3. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University.

National Student Clearinghouse. (2018). Persistence & Retention - 2018. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University.

McIntosh, M.F., & Rouse, C.E. (2009). The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress.

Simone, S.A. (2014). Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following Student Transfer or Coenrollment (NCES 2014-163). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. 

Module 8 - Critics of the Community College​
Required Readings
Cohen, Brawer, & Kisker, Chapter 13.

Dougherty, K. J. (2006) Introduction. In B. Townsend & D. Bragg (Eds.). ASHE Reader on Community Colleges (pp. 49-54). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Clark, B. (1960). The ‘cooling out’ function in higher education. American Journal of Sociology, 65(6), 569-576.

Brint, S. (2003). Few remaining dreams: Community colleges since 1985. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 586, 16-37.

Clark, B. (1960). The ‘cooling out’ function in higher education. American Journal of Sociology, 65(6), 569-576.

Additional readings:

Dougherty, K. (2003). The community college: The origins, impacts, and futures of a contradictory institution. In J. Ballantine & J. Spade (Eds.). Schools and Society (pp. 377-385). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Kane, T., & Rouse, C. (1999). The community college: Educating students at the margin between college and work. Journal of Economic Perspectives 13(1), 63-84. 

Hirschy, A. S., Bremer, C. D., & Castellano, M. (2011). Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Success in Community Colleges: A Conceptual Model. Community College Review, 39(3), 296-318. doi:10.1177/0091552111416349


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