Table of contents

  1. Edward J. Valeau, Rosalind Latiner Raby
  2. Mike Brown

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.


open access and recruitment student retention student success strategic planning facilities development internationalization of the community college community colleges as an institutional cohort student services admission, retention and completion missing and serving needs of unique populations

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosalind Latiner Raby
    • 1
  • Edward J. Valeau
    • 2
  1. 1.College of EducationCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA
  2. 2.The ELS GroupMontereyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-38909-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1951
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-196X