How Community Colleges Are Making a Difference for the Underserved

Thursday, May 25, 2017
9:45 am   -   10:45 am
Room: Nautilus 2
Moderator: Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

The traditional organization of the community college academic system, in which students choose a department and courses from a menu that leads to a degree, is beginning to be replaced with “pathways” that lead to a career. The route from high school to the job market is much more intentional than in the usual setup, with developmental work often integrated into more meaningful preparation and allowing students to gain stackable credentials that provide entree to specific fields or culminate in an associate degree or transfer to a four-year school. Gain insight and get a status report from institutions that have made the switch.