The Complex Community College

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

October 13 - 14, 2003

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Preliminary Schedule of Events of the Conference.pdf (PDF, 88 KB)

The Complex Role of Two Year Colleges
"Evaluating the Variety of Educational Services Offered by California's Community Colleges.pdf (PDF, 536 KB)" Andrew Gill (California State University - Fullerton) and Duane Leigh (Washington State University)
The Transition from Two-Year to Four-Year Colleges
"Analyzing the Success of Student Transitions from 2 Year to 4 Year Public Institutions within a State.pdf (PDF, 1 MB)" Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Christopher Smith (Cornell University)
"Can Two Year College Attendance Lead to Enrollment and Degree Completion at More Selective Four Year Colleges.pdf (PDF, 463 KB)?" Michael Hilmer (Virginia Polytech), Dan Goldhaber (University of Washington), and Eric Eide (Rand Corporation)
"Two Year Colleges and the Transfer Function in the State University of New York System.pdf (PDF, 214 KB)" Andrew Nutting (Cornell University)
Remedial Education and Training Displaced Workers
"The Role and Effect of Remedial Education in Two Year Colleges.pdf (PDF, 372 KB)" Eric Bettinger (Case Western Reserve University) and Bridget Long (Harvard University)
"Should We Teach Old Dogs New Tricks.pdf (PDF, 422 KB)" Daniel Sullivan (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), Robert Lalorde (University of Chicago), and Louis Jacobson (Westat Inc.)
Financing Two-Year Colleges and Two-Year College Attendance
"Intrastate Variation in Community College Revenues The Role of Local Financing.pdf (PDF, 412 KB)" Alicia Dowd (University of Massachusetts - Boston) and John Grant (Cape Cod Community College)
"Financing Community Colleges Across the States An Economic Perspecitve.pdf (PDF, 748 KB)" Richard Romano (Broome Community College)
"Whats Up with the Price of Two Year Colleges.pdf (PDF, 560 KB)?" Amy Schwartz (New York University) and Ben Scafidi (Georgia State University)
Luncheon Speaker
"Do Federal Financial Aid Policies Short Change Two-Year Colleges?" F. King Alexander (President Murray State University)
Dinner Speaker
"The Transitional Institution: The Community College in the Lives of Traditional Age Students" Clifford Adelman (U.S. Department of Education)