Featured Sessions from Community Colleges

Over a third of undergraduates are enrolled at public two-year colleges and nearly half of all students who complete four-year degrees transfer credits from community colleges to fulfill some, or all, of their general education requirements. [1]

Through our conferences, AAC&U works to foster conversations that reach across the broad spectrum of higher education roles and institution types. The following sessions lift up the work educators at community colleges are doing to provide all students a high-quality liberal education and highlight the leadership necessary to navigate institutional collaboration and transfer policy.


Using General Education Assessment Results to Generate Intervention Plans
Community College of Baltimore County

Cooperative Learning and Equity
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

ISAE! Changing the Deictic Nature of Assessment Dialogue and Practices
Texas Southmost College

Making Meaning Through Faculty Learning Communities
Miami Dade College

Dialogues for Learning

The Flexible Facilitator Leadership Model & Integrative Learning by Design
Community College of Philadelphia

Gen Ed Distributed: Creating a Common Core with Unique Regional Identities
University of South Florida, Hillsborough Community College

Transfer for Equity: Making the Ideal Practical
Webster University, Montgomery College, James Madison University

Strengthening Guided Pathways to Ensure Students are Learning

Pecha Kuchas

Assessing Equity and Achievement Gaps via ePortfolio
Salt Lake Community College

Student Connections with General Education: A Bridge to Local and Global Issues
Waukesha County Technical College

#SOCMEMES: Visualizing Sociology and Social Theory
Lincoln Land Community College


The Value of Explaining General Education
Salt Lake Community College

Integrative Learning: The Foundation of General Education
Snow College

Eliminating Barriers and Creating Inclusivity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Wake Technical Community College

Lessons Learned: How a General Education Review Informed Our Assessment Process
Kansas City Kansas Community College

Cooperative Learning: Structuring Interdependence and Individual Goals
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Using Causal Inference Designs for Educational Research
Richard J. Daley Community College

Creating and Cultivating Faculty Learning Communities Invested in Active Learning
Tarrant County College

Kaisen and the Union of Assessment Data with Pedagogy
Trocaire College


[1] Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, “Community College FAQs,” https://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/Community-College-FAQs.html