The American Community College, Fourth Edition
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Arthur M. Cohen is professor of higher education at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of The Shaping of American Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 1998)
Florence B. Brawer is research director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges.
Cohen and Brawer are the editor-in-chief and associate editor, respectively, of the Jossey-Bass quarterly series New Directions for Community Colleges.


Foreword to the First Edition (John Lombardi).


The Authors.

1. Background: Evolving Priorities andExpectations of the Community College.

2. Students: Diverse Backgrounds, Purposes, andOutcomes.

3. Faculty: Building a Professional Identity.

4. Governance and Administration: Managing theContemporary College.

5. Finances: Sustaining and Allocating Resources.

6. Instruction: Methods, Media, and Effects.

7. Student Services: Supporting EducationalObjectives.

8. Vocational Education: Occupational Entry,Change, and Development.

9. Developmental Education: Enhancing Literacyand Basic Skills.

10. Community Education: Extending CollegeServices and Training.

11. Collegiate Function: Transfer and theLiberal Arts.

12. Scholarship: Research in and About theColleges.

13. The Social Role: A Response to the Critics.

14. Toward the Future: Trends, Challenges, andObligations.


Name Index.

Subject Index.