An educated populace is the foundation of a free and prosperous society. The baccalaureate degree is an important entry requirement for the better jobs and a better lifestyle. Therefore, every person should have an opportunity to pursue the baccalaureate degree at a place that is convenient, accessible and affordable.
To promote better access to the baccalaureate degree on community college campuses, and to serve as a resource for information on various models for accomplishing this purpose.
The purpose will be achieved by:
- encouraging research, fostering dialogue, and sharing research data, publications, best practices, state legislation and policies;
- encouraging development of baccalaureate degrees conferred by community colleges;
- encouraging development of university centers on community college campuses;
- encouraging joint degree programs with universities on community college campuses;
- to be a catalyst for democratizing access to the baccalaureate degree.
The Association attempts to gather all published articles and legislation dealing with the community college baccalaureate degree. We also solicit copies of unpublished materials related to this topic. We will host an annual conference to share information and develop ways to promote the community college baccalaureate degree to governors, state legislatures, national policy boards, and other appropriate persons and organizations.