Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lix
  2. Building a Higher Educational Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rosalind Latiner Raby, Edward J. Valeau
      Pages 3-6
  3. Globalization: Mission, Market Commodity, and the Philosophical Role

  4. Institutional and Cultural Adaptations

  5. Theories on Achieving Equity: Philosophy and Practice

  6. Class, Race, and Gender Inequalities: Implications for Educational Opportunities

  7. Structural Components: The Challenges of Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Rosalind Latiner Raby, Edward J. Valeau
      Pages 355-358
  8. Curriculum, Program Assessment, and Quality Assurance

  9. Internationalization: Designing Curricular, Mobility, and Partnerships Opportunities

  10. Innovation: Adaptation to Education Needs of the Learner

  11. Pathways Post-completion: Career Advancement, University Transfer, and Baccalaureate Degrees

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 691-691
    2. Kiran S. Budhrani, Marc M. D’Amico, Jose Lloyd D. Espiritu
      Pages 693-718

About this book


This book explores the complexities of community colleges and global counterparts by focusing on critical analysis of governance, leadership, and mission. These complexities represent emerging and evolving phenomena that impact the institutions’ ability to a) serve students; b) offer sound curricula; c) admit and retain students; d) increase completion rates; e) create viable and sustained partnerships locally and internationally; f) address the needs of unique populations; g) funding and sustainability, and h) support staff development to enhance faculty and staff excellence. 

This work will introduce and elaborate upon these topics to highlight not only the challenges of the field in a variety of countries worldwide, but to also begin to build comparative understanding of the field at large.  In that these institutions are now identified, it is time to academically address their role in higher education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rosalind Latiner Raby
    • 1
  • Edward J. Valeau
    • 2
  1. 1.California Colleges for International EducationChatsworthUSA
  2. 2.The ELS GroupMontereyUSA

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