Making Two-Year Colleges More Effective

October 12, 2011 | CUNY Lecture Series, Graduate Center

With the right strategy, community colleges could increase their graduation rates sharply — to 50 percent by 2010, from the current 16 percent to 22 percent, according to the head of the primary advocacy group for two-year colleges. “We need to redesign our learning environments and develop the ability to use 21st-century tools to our best advantage,” said Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, at a National Colloquium: Reimagining Community Colleges, hosted by CUNY at the Graduate Center. “The focus has to be on high-impact, resource-generating innovations, and we must ensure our relevance in our communities.”
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