Community College Jobs
 

Aspen Institute's selection of America's 120 "best" community colleges draws criticism over how schools were chosen

 
USA Today
 
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program released a list of what it considers the 120 "best" community colleges in the country Monday, kicking off a multistep, data-driven process for identifying a single institution to receive its $1 million award for "community college excellence."

And though prize officials say they are simply trying to spotlight institutions that are successful in helping students earn college credentials, to try to help others learn from their methods, critics argue that the selection process unfairly attempts to rank and compare community colleges using data systems that are inadequate to the task.

The Aspen Prize, which was introduced at last year's White House Summit on Community Colleges, attempts "to recognize community colleges with outstanding academic and workforce outcomes in both absolute performance and improvements over time." Prize officials hope that by "focusing on student success and lifting up models that work," they will be able to "honor excellence, stimulate innovation and create benchmarks for measuring progress."
Full Story
 
Read more of today's top stories>>
 
 
 
 
Related Jobs
 
Find More Jobs Like This View All Jobs
 
Administrative Assistant III - Dean of Student Affairs

Student Development Associate - Office of Student Activities Job TitleStudent Development Associate - Office of Student ActivitiesPosting...

Student Development Specialist Job TitleStudent Development SpecialistPosting...

Student Service Assistant - PT Flex Posting NumberS01076Position TitleStudent Service Assistant - PT...

Student Support Supervisor Job Posting TitleStudent Support SupervisorLocationLos Rios Community...

 


Related community college News

Archive




 
Community College Jobs
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Twitter
LinkedIn
Facebook
Google Plus
 
About Community College Jobs
Advertise Jobs
Contact Us
College Profiles
 
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Resources / Links
Copyright © 2010 Community College Jobs - All Rights Reserved.