"Traces the development and generational evolution of community colleges, explores the past success and future capacity of community colleges as disruptive innovators. It analyzes their unique advantages and vulnerabilities, all as a platform for identifying alternative futures, as community colleges--like all sectors of higher education--face rapidly changing environmental forces and conditions. Re-visioning, the primary thrust of this book, is the process of foresight into the shape that community colleges will take in the future, on the basis of their growth and innovation trajectory in response to dramatic shifts in the higher education industry."--
Debbie L. Sydow is the president of Richard Bland College.
Richard Alfred is professor emeritus of higher education in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan.