The Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) is a project of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, a non-profit 501(c)(3) research and policy center based in Los Angeles, California. The Center's mission is to improve community college effectiveness and student success by engaging in relevant and applicable research related to community college practice and policy.
The AACC's web page provides information on the Association's conferences, workshops and other activities, as well as current updates on legislation affecting education. Links to other education-related sites are also provided. Their most recent project, New Expeditions, aims to set a vision and strategic direction for the nation's community colleges in the first part of the next century.
Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
ACCT represents the over 6,000 elected and appointed officials who govern community, technical, and junior colleges in the US and Canada. Major activities of ACCT are trustee education and assisting boards in developing and affecting public policy.
Association for the Study of Higher Education
ASHE is a scholarly society with about 1,300 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study. The Association promotes collaboration among its members and others engaged in the study of higher education through research, conferences, and publications, including its highly regarded journal, The Review of Higher Education.
Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges
A membership organization which supports a burgeoning level of community service activity among students, faculty and administration on over 500 college and university campuses across the country.
Center for Community College Policy
The Center, based at the Education Commission of the States in Denver, conducts research and analysis; serves as a clearinghouse for state officials, college leaders and the media on issues of community college policy at the state level; and organizes national, regional and state-level workshops around issues of community college policy.
Center for Community College Research
Housed in the College of Education at the University of Missouri, the Center for Community College Research seeks to encourage, conduct, and disseminate research about the community college. Of particular interest to the Center is (1) the impact of national, state, and institutional credit-transfer systems upon community college students, (2) the effects of government and institutional policies on baccalaureate attainment through initial attendance at the community college, and (3) best practices facilitating community college students who wish to and do transfer to four-year colleges, particularly in the state of Missouri.
Community College Research Center
Housed in the Institute on Education and the Economy at Teachers College/Columbia University, the Community College Research Center's mission is to frame critical questions concerning the fundamental purposes, problems, and performance of community colleges, and to chart a course of strengthening scholarly research on the future of these institutions.
Community Colleges for International Development, Inc., (CCID)
A consortium of 22 member and 56 affiliate colleges representing 27 U.S. states, three Canadian provinces, Australia, UK, Denmark, and Japan. CCID colleges identify, develop, and expand mutually beneficial international programs, projects, and services. Through contracts and grants, CCID provides training and technical assistance in occupational, vocational, and technical education; opportunities for international study, exchange, and professional development for the students and faculty of partner colleges and institutions; and leadership and educational services in relevant disciplines and technologies.
Community College Survey of Student Engagement (University of Texas-Austin)
This site provides information on learning-centered indicators of quality for community colleges. The survey is a versatile, research-based tool that will be useful to colleges as a benchmarking instrument, diagnostic tool, and monitoring device.
Institute for Community College Research
The ICCR is a not-for-profit research organization administered by the BCC-Foundation for the benefit of Broome Community College. Its purpose is to assist the college in its educational mission by conducting research on the educational process at the college or at other schools for comparative purposes.
The League for Innovation in the Community College
The League for Innovation in the Community College is a non-profit educational consortium of leading community colleges organized to stimulate innovation and experimentation in all areas of community college development. Founded in 1968 the League serves as a catalyst, project incubator, and experimental laboratory for community colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR)
NCPR was launched in October 2006 by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University, in collaboration with MDRC and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia (UVA). Funded by a five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, NCPR is analyzing the effects of programs designed to help students make the transition to college and master basic skills needed to advance to a degree.
National Community College Chair Academy (NCCCA)
The Chair Academy focuses on preparing community college leaders for their dual role as manager and administrator on the one hand and faculty member/advocate on the other.
National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE)
Conducts research and disseminates information on strategies to link leadership to institutional effectiveness and the improvement of student success through quality initiatives in community colleges.
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
NISOD's home page provides information on organizational activities related to information dissemination, networking, training, collaboration, and conferences. Selected NISOD publications and information on the University of Texas Community College Leadership Program are also available.
The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition has as its mission to support and advance efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education. We achieve this mission by providing opportunities for the exchange of practical, theory-based information and ideas through the convening of conferences, teleconferences, institutes, and workshops; publishing monographs, a peer-reviewed journal, an electronic newsletter, guides, and books; generating and supporting research and scholarship; hosting visiting scholars; and administering a web site and listservs.
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Initiated in 1989, this Office operates within the College of Education of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Office is dedicated to research, development and technical assistance dealing with critical policy issues facing the community college system in the state of Illinois. Projects dealing with P16/student transition (e.g., tech prep, school-to-work transition) and workforce development are prominent. Funding for the Office comes primarily from state and federal agencies, and corporate and foundation support is secured for selected projects.
Priest Center for Community College Education
This center is concerned with issues related to public policy and community colleges, including finance, administration, and alternative teacher certification.
Rural Community College Alliance
The Rural Community College Alliance is a network and advocacy group that helps build the capacity of member community colleges to improve the educational and economic prospects for rural America. The Alliance seeks to reduce rural isolation and share effective solutions to problems facing distressed rural communities.
The Rural Community College Initiative (RCCI)
The Rural Community College Initiative (RCCI) is a national demonstration that helps community colleges in distressed regions move their people and communities toward prosperity. It supports aggressive and creative efforts to increase jobs, income, and access to education in rural communities.
21st Century Educational Leadership Profiles Project (University of Florida)
This project serves as a resource for higher educational institutions in candidate selection for administrative positions and/or professional development plans for existing personnel.