Comprehensive Community College Initial Investigation


For this question, you will consider your own professional context (academic affairs, student affairs, financial affairs, and so on) within the comprehensive community college to identify a topic (such as a trend, issue, or innovation) that might influence the mission, finances (funding model and resource allocation), students, teaching and learning, governance, and/or administration of the community college over the next 20 years.  Instructions

Write a paper in which you complete the following: Considering the organizational culture, structure, and function of the comprehensive community college, examine the mission, internal and external stakeholder roles, finances (funding model and resource allocation), curriculum and programs, and personnel in the community college. Choose a topic that may influence the community college’s mission, finances, students, teaching and learning, governance, and/or administration in the next 20 years.         Please consider a topic that is currently debated and will have a long-term impact on the comprehensive community college. Sample topics include educational delivery method (such as brick-and-mortar or virtual classroom), use of technology, admissions/enrollment, degree offerings (type and level), funding models, faculty and staff composition, changing demographics and evolving student needs, and external partnerships. Make an initial analysis of the impact of your topic in terms of potential change in the comprehensive community college’s vision or mission.      
Additional Requirements Written communication: Use proper writing mechanics, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Written communication must be free of errors that detract from the overall message. Length of paper: 5 typed, double-spaced pages of content, plus title and reference pages. List of references: At least five references from professional journals or course texts. APA format: Format paper according to current APA guidelines and adhere to APA style throughout. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Use the Internet to read the following: Mrig, A., & Sanaghan, P. (n.d.). The future of higher education: Will higher education seize the future or fall victim to it? [PDF]. Retrieved from Vaughan, G. B. (1985). The community college in America: A short history. Revised. [PDF]. Washington, DC: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. Retrieved from

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