Dr. Walter Bumphus: “Emerging role of community colleges”

Join Radio Higher Ed co-hosts Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin and Elise Scanlon for a conversation with Dr. Walter Bumphus, President & CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Dr. Bumphus discusses the role of community colleges, challenges facing the sector, opportunities for innovation, and the importance of workforce preparation.


Individual Questions:
The mission and purpose OF AACC and how it seeks to improve higher education in the U.S. (2:21)
The changing role of community colleges toward student success and completion (1:30)
The role of community colleges in a troubled economy (2:42)
Innovations that permit broader access with fewer resources (3:02)
Have community colleges responded to calls for greater accountability for outcomes and student success? (5:06)
Student engagement in the community college sector (1:23)
The role of community colleges in workforce preparation and closing the skills gap (7:41)
Reactions to the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges (4:34)
Community Colleges AND K-12 partnerships can improve college readiness (1:34)
Analysis (13:10)


Podcast Intro and Exit music by Won (FLT RSK) / CC BY-NC 3.0

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