Studying Teaching in Community Colleges: Creating the Conditions Where Effective Instruction Can Flourish
By: Susan Bickerstaff / Community College Research Center
Research by CCRC and others has identified many ways student outcomes can be improved, including through enhanced student advising, well-designed student supports, more coherent programs of study, and opportunities to quickly enroll in college-level coursework. However, in much of higher education research and in many of the large-scale reform efforts undertaken by states and colleges, what happens inside the classroom has received less attention.
Yet students' time in courses is at the heart of the community college experience and central to the mission of colleges.
These questions just surfaced.