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Tracking Quality at 2-Year Colleges

By Paul Fain

Community colleges have long argued they are fundamentally different from four-year institutions and should be judged by different yardsticks. Now the sector has created what it says are fair measures of its members’ performance, with the release Wednesday of the Voluntary Framework of Accountability from the American Association of Community Colleges.

The accountability standards are a starting point for a “common language” on what works at community colleges, said Kent Phillippe, associate vice president for research and student success at the association. But to be effective, he said they also need to show where colleges are falling short.

Continued at: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/12/01/community-college-association-releases-voluntary-accountability-measures#ixzz1fIudsw11

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