Urban community colleges--and the cities they serve--areundergoing rapid, multidimensional changes in response to newconditions and demands. The challenge for all community colleges,regardless of size or location, is to reinvent themselves so theycan better meet the particular needs of their respectivecommunities. This national higher-education mandate is vital todemocracy itself, especially given the multiracial nature of metropolitan areas, where challenges and opportunities havealways been most pronounced.
This volume looks at how urban colleges are vigorously exploringnew strategies for sustainability and success. Some of the mostprominent practitioners examine every major aspect of thechange-engagement process, including the role of governing boards,workforce development, community partnerships, and redesign ofoutdated business and finance models.This is the 162nd volume of this Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly report series, an essential guide for presidents, vicepresidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-doorinstitutions, this quarterly provides expert guidance in meetingthe challenges of their distinctive and expanding educationalmission.