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Myran, G. , et al. (Eds.) The Future of the Urban Community College: Shaping the Pathways to a Multiracial Democracy. New Directions for Community Colleges: Issue 162, Summer 2013, 111 pp.

After the opening chapter overviews the future of the urban community college, the second chapter discusses the role of the urban community college in achieving a multiracial democracy. The next two chapters discuss, respectively, a new leadership paradigm and the future of governing boards at urban community colleges. The fifth chapter discusses how urban community colleges are working to reduce the wealth gap by linking workforce and social equity objectives. In the sixth chapter, the ways in which community colleges are partnering with high schools and employers are described. The seventh chapter describes the steps taken to increase the relevance of curricular and student services at Miami Dade College. The realization of a multiracial democracy on campus, based on the principles of social justice, is the topic of the eighth chapter, while the ninth chapter considers capacity building in response to shrinking resources. The volume concludes with a proposal for a new business and financial model for community colleges.—President Emeritus, Washtenaw Community College.

Urban Colleges and Universities

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Working Together Works: Partnering for Progress 2012 CUMU National Conference in Chattanooga. Metropolitan Universities, 2013, 24 (May) pp. 5-94.

This issue includes articles adopted from the 2012 Annual Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference, focusing on community connections. The first two articles describe service-learning projects, while the third article discusses the effects of the Carnegie Classification system on metropolitan universities. The fourth article reviews the readiness of student teachers for the classroom. In the next four articles, example of campus-community connections in the form of the faculty's involvement in community service, partnering with a homeless shelter, and oral history projects are described.

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Renn, Kristen A.Roles of Women's Higher Education Institutions in International Contexts. Higher Education, 2012, 64 (August) pp. 177-191.

In an investigation of the need for women's colleges and universities, now that women can attend elite, formerly all-male institutions in nearly every country, case studies of 14 diverse women's institutions in nine nations on five continents were conducted. Five themes supporting the continuing need for women's institutions emerged from the case studies: access, campus climate, gender empowerment, leadership development, and paradox. Access consisted of legal, cultural, and academic dimensions. The campus climate was less hostile and abusive for the women attending women's institutions. Women's institutions also had the paradoxical effect of both empowering women while shielding them from outside forces. (36 ref)—Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Learning, Michigan State University.