Charge, 2019–20

Recognizing the crucial role that community colleges play in the changing landscape of higher education and the successes that community colleges have had in educating and supporting a diverse student body, the committee will develop a report that details the need for and reciprocal benefits of developing closer relationships between English departments at two- and four-year colleges, as well as the multiple pathways for developing those relationships. This report will provide specific guidance to departments seeking to expand their commitment to the students we collectively serve. To this end, the committee is particularly encouraged to  identify roadblocks for students looking to move from two- to four-year institutions, acknowledge successful models for student progress, and recognize innovative partnerships at both undergraduate and graduate levels.