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Kelsay, Lisa S.; Tosch, Mary – About Campus, 2019
The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISSC) is unique in that there must be participation in athletic and co-curricular competitions each year. Established in 1969 as an athletic conference, ISSC states in the bylaws (2016) that there is a commitment to fostering the development of students' specialized talents through intercollegiate…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Wood, J. Luke – About Campus, 2012
"Open access" is a core mission component of the community college. Through this mission, public two-year colleges provide postsecondary opportunities to nearly all individuals desiring further education. However, access is not necessarily synonymous with success. Many students, including black males, have concerning levels of success, or the lack…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Males, Educational Strategies
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McClenney, Kay M.; Greene, Thomas – About Campus, 2005
In this article, the authors present two stories that depict the best and worst of times experienced by today's community college students. Within these narratives are both vestiges of the past--pieces that some colleges have yet to fully discard--and exemplars of a potentially brighter, more engaging future. While they are fictitious, these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Focus Groups, Open Enrollment, Academic Achievement
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Koester, Jolene; Hellenbrand, Harry; Piper, Terry D. – About Campus, 2005
In some organizations, coming to a consensus about what members' work is collectively about might be fairly straightforward. At a comprehensive public university serving more than thirty thousand students, reaching such a consensus is, more often than not, a real challenge. A tradition of faculty and staff autonomy, full schedules, competition for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Objectives