Community College Summit: Re-Imagining Access
Workshop Session 2
Are community colleges the solution to providing access to all students? What are community colleges doing to be the gateway to mobility and achieving the American dream? Providing access to high-quality, workforce-relevant, and affordable education is at the heart of the community college mission. Panelists will discuss specific strategies to address college affordability, describe efforts to erase equity gaps in access and degree and credential attainment, and share how a holistic support infrastructure that addresses non-academic barriers such as food insecurity, clothing, and financial literacy fosters student success in the classroom, online, and technology-enhanced learning environments, as well as in the community and workforce.
“America is in an educational crisis, and community colleges are best positioned to address the challenge. Community colleges are the answer to the access and equity challenge, but we need leaders who believe it.” Kimberly Beatty, Chancellor, Metropolitan Community College Kansas City, MO