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Community College: The Chameleon Of Higher Education, Louis Fletcher Jul 2009

Community College: The Chameleon Of Higher Education, Louis Fletcher

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A perceived dichotomy in higher education frames the relationship between four-year universities and community colleges. The four-year university thrives on publishing research as much as it does on administering curriculum leading to a degree. The community college is focused on instruction which could lead to a degree, certificate, or other outcome that serves the needs of the community. The four-year university serves the traditional student who typically attends the institution full-time and is a recent product of secondary education. The community college serves the non-traditional student who typically attends the institution part-time and often has already entered the world of ...