AACC releases implementation guide for transformation of community colleges

April 9, 2014

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has released a new guide outlining strategies for community colleges to achieve specific objectives. “Empowering Community Colleges To Build the Nation’s Future: An Implementation Guide” addresses 7 goals identified by the AACC and includes several strategies to approach each. Some of the goals identified include: by 2020, reducing by half the number of students who come to college unprepared, doubling the number who finish remedial courses and make it through introductory college-level courses, and closing achievement gaps across diverse populations of students. The guide’s concrete suggestions can help colleges tailor solutions to their needs, Rey Garcia, President of the Texas Association of Community Colleges, stated. "While the challenges are daunting and there will always be more work to be done, the implementation guide sets community colleges on a path to take on this difficult work." Chronicle of Higher Education | Full report