Cornell University

Cornell Higher Education Research Institute

273 Ives Faculty Building, 607-255-4424

"The Complex Community College"

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

October 13 - 14, 2003

Most of the documents found below are available only as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. An Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded here. Click on each paper to open it in a new window, or right click on the link and choose "Save As" to save the document to your computer. Some of the supplementary tables and charts may require Microsoft Excel. If you need further assistance, please contact Darrie O'Connell.

A PDF file of the preliminary schedule of events of the conference can be found here.

The Complex Role of Two Year Colleges
"Evaluating the Variety of Educational Services Offered by California's Community Colleges" Andrew Gill (California State University - Fullerton) and Duane Leigh (Washington State University)
The Transition from Two-Year to Four-Year Colleges
"Within State Transitions from Two-Year to Four-Year Public Institutions" 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?" 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" Andrew Nutting (Cornell University)
Remedial Education and Training Displaced Workers
"The Role and Effect of Remedial Education in Two-Year Colleges" Eric Bettinger (Case Western Reserve University) and Bridget Long (Harvard University)
"Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Community College Training for Displaced Workers" 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
"Intra-State Variation in Community College Expenditures: The Role of Local Financing" Alicia Dowd (University of Massachusetts - Boston) and John Grant (Cape Cod Community College)
"Financing Community Colleges Across the States: An Economic Perspective" Richard Romano (Broome Community College)
"What's "Up" with the Price of Two-year Colleges?" 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)