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Dawson College Success provides the first-time College student with the connections, tools, and best practices for full success in college. Students will establish connections to academic advising and student services; integrate into campus-wide community; maximize academic and career options, including transfer and placement; and develop the advanced study skills and information literacy appropriate to the advanced collegiate level. Students will cultivate self-care and reflection on the collegiate experience.

The community college is largely a phenomenon of twentieth-century American higher education. This course will explore the history and development of the community college system we have today. At the close of the twentieth century, two-year colleges enrolled 5,743,000 students, 96 percent of whom attended public community colleges. Nearly 40 percent of all undergraduate students attended community and junior colleges. Between 1900 and 2000 the significance of this sector of higher education grew enormously. Come learn and explore why these two year institutions of higher learning are vital to the American fabric and what it looks like now and where it may go in the future. 


Topics may include the history of higher education, the role of the community college, student characteristics, curriculum, finance, governance, articulations and strategic and action planning.