Why Community Colleges Are Smart Choices for Faculty
In 2022, student leaders launched a campaign to challenge the long-standing stigma associated with attending community colleges. The campaign, initiated by the student international officers of the college honor society Phi Theta Kappa, uses evidence-based statistics and first-hand success stories to spread the message that community colleges offer a smart option for individuals to achieve their educational goals. To overcome negative stereotypes, the CCSmart advocacy campaign tells the stories of students’ educational journeys and the positive impact community colleges had on their lives.
Originally published: April 2, 2023
Author: George Boggs
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: American Association of Community Colleges
Published by: Diverse Issues in Higher Education