Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Community College Student Success
In the article, “Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Community College Student Success” (2010) by Sarah Goldrick-Sab, there is an emphasis on the quality of instruction at community college. According to the text, the quality of education at these institutions is one that is often debated. There are two major issues that exist that oppose a high level of education at community colleges: 1) the heterogeneity of the students. 2) the instruction for adults needs to integrate curriculum content with practical applications in entry level courses. (Goldrick-Sab, 2010)
Based on these comments from the text, answer the following two questions: 1) What strategies could implemented by universities to ensure more rigorous academic programs for students? 2) Based on your experiences/knowledge of community colleges, what do you believe are the major issues that separate the level of academia that exists on community colleges versus four year college institutions?