Community colleges are undergoing an evolution that is unprecedented since they were created. State and federal mandates, greater calls for accountability, and a stronger push for student success are causing community colleges to review and retool their campuses and their focus. In other words, change is the new norm. It is time for community colleges to adapt and evolve. It is imperative that all members of community colleges—faculty, staff, presidents, and board members alike—understand these appeals for change, begin to seek solutions, and view their respective organizations not just through an institutional lens, but instead through one that includes a much broader focus.
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