A new national survey of community and technical college administrators offers a fresh look at what’s sometimes called the “hidden college” – noncredit education. What do we know about noncredit programs nationwide? What does the survey add? Should the US Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System add questions on noncredit instruction and activity? How can new data drive innovation in noncredit workforce education?
A panel of distinguished educators and researchers discussed these important questions.
Mark D’Amico, professor of higher education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Catherine Finnegan, assistant vice chancellor for research and reporting, Virginia Community College System
Tamar Jacoby, president, Opportunity America
Lee Lambert, chancellor, Pima Community College
Chauncy Lennon, vice president for learning and work, Lumina Foundation
Michelle Van Noy, director, Education and Employment Research Center, Rutgers University School of Management
Moderated by David Baime, senior vice president for government relations and policy analysis, American Association of Community Colleges