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Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success

Title of resource, project, or practice: Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success
Name(s), Title(s), and Affiliation of Leader(s): Andress St. Rose, AAUW, and Catherine Hill, AAUW
Overview of the resource:

Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success (2013) explores an underappreciated part of our higher education system. The report looks at the role of community colleges in women’s education, including challenges women face in completing a certificate or degree, or in transferring to a four-year institution. The particular concerns and needs of student mothers and barriers women face in pursuing STEM and nontraditional fields are examined in detail. The report includes recommendations that will strengthen community colleges for all students.

Important elements or characteristics of the resource, project, practice or strategy:

This report highlights the needs of women in community colleges, especially student parents.
An Executive Summary and PowerPoint presentations are also available.
An excerpted report is titled Child Care on Campus: A Must for Mothers in College.

Website: http://www.aauw.org/research/women-in-community-colleges/



Reported by: Lynn Reha
Email address of reporter: lcreha@ilstu.edu

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