Working Briefs

AACC commissioned 11 working briefs from leading experts in the field. The briefs were used to provide background information as well as to aid and inform the Commission as it worked to create a new vision for the future of community colleges.

The working briefs are currently in production. AACC will make an announcement when they are available for public download on this page.

Coming Through the Open Door: A 21st-Century Community College Student Profile
Cynthia D. Wilson

Equity in Community Colleges
Mario Martinez

The Case for College Completion
Dewayne Matthews

Strengthening Student Success in the Community College
Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, & Davis Jenkins

College: Ready or Not?
Michael Lawrence Collins

Institutional Transformation for Student Success
Byron McClenney

Learning, Teaching, and College Completion
Terry O’Banion

Workforce Strategies for America’s Future: Community College Contributions
Julian L. Alssid & Melissa Goldberg

Technology: Conducive and Disruptive Roles in Improving Student Success and College Completion
Candace Thille

Policy Visions: Creating the Conditions for Community College Effectiveness
Richard Kazis

Changing Lives, Building a Workforce: Preparing Community College Students for Jobs and Careers