The League's Trends Report Explores Seven Key Trend Sets Informed by Community College Presidents

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The latest iteration of the League for Innovation Trends Report finds that community colleges are focused on student access and completion, high expectations for students around learning outcomes, and adapting learning models for effectiveness and scale.

The latest iteration of the League for Innovation Trends Report finds that community colleges are focused on student access and completion, high expectations for students around learning outcomes, and adapting learning models for effectiveness and scale.

The League for Innovation in the Community College trends surveys are designed to both catalyze and inform educators who are ready to take a breath and take a look at the road ahead for community colleges. For almost two decades, these trends surveys have been used by boards of trustees, administrative teams, faculty senates, staff councils, student leadership groups, community forums, legislative retreats, and even business and industry roundtables to help position and prepare local community colleges using an emerging frame of issues.

This report, which is available for purchase or as a free download, is the sixth installment of the League’s trends research and comes at a time of significant shift in the community college focus from policies and practices aimed at maximizing access and enrollment to those maximizing access and completion. In this publication, the authors explore seven sets of key trends informed by presidential survey results: access and completion; learning outcomes; learning models; structural issues and incentives; working the regional educational ecosystems; data and analytics; and future-ready work.

The Trends Report is an essential resource for initiating conversations about compelling and connected trends that will challenge the community college field in the months and years to come.

To download a free PDF of this report, look for it in Free PDF Publications at http://www.league.org/store. Information about ordering print copies is available on the same site.

About the League for Innovation in the Community College
The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. The League hosts conferences and institutes, develops print and digital resources, and leads projects and initiatives with more than 800 member colleges, 160 corporate partners, and a host of other government and nonprofit agencies in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities. Information about the League and its activities is available at http://www.league.org.

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