In the recent Harvard Education Press title, What Excellent Community Colleges Do, author Joshua Wyner begins by identifying four domains — degree completion, equity, student learning, and labor market success — that define excellence in community colleges. He then explores the paths that successful institutions have taken to achieve in those domains. In this edition of the EdCast, Wyner, the founder and executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, examines the characteristics of high performing community colleges and how they prepare all students for success.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.