Coming March 16: ACCT National Legislative Summit
ACCT Legislative Summit Allows Leaders To Share Concerns
Though IPEDS remains the coin of the realm in measuring college effectiveness, it does not capture many of the students community colleges serve: transfer students or those students who come to campus to take some courses for their own enrichment or for professional development. Instead, IPEDS focuses on full-time, first-time college students. That’s great for elite institutions, but not so much for community colleges. Such students make up a minority on their campuses.IPEDS was much on the minds on the minds of the 900 community college leaders who came to Washington last month to take part in the annual ACCT National Legislative Summit. They advocated for their institutions during visits to Capitol Hill and grilled Obama administration officials on two major higher educational initiatives: a proposal to develop and release a new college ratings system, and America’s College Promise, the administration’s proposal to make community college free for millions of Americans.