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Facing Brutal Facts: N.C. Community Colleges in the New Economic Landscape

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The state's community college system was developed in the 1960s by W. Dallas Herring, former Chairman of the State Board of Education. By 2008, changing economic dynamics prompted a reevaluation of the system and how to meet the state's educational, and ultimately employment, needs. The author assesses what he determined to be four critical areas of concern faced by community colleges (\"nontraditional\" students, completion rates, work force shortage, and lack of infrastructure for students) and how to overcome these issues to create a more productive system and better educated and qualified workforce for the state.
North Carolina Insight (NoCar JK 4101 N3x), Vol. 22/23 Issue 4/1, May 2008, p4-58, il