As we examine issues related to community college athletics, it is not our intent to answer all pressing questions on these topics. Rather, our purpose is to furnish a mechanism for further dialogue and improved practices, and to bring awareness of the importance of these issues for community colleges. Accordingly, the information will interest not only those whose work focuses directly on student athletes and athletics but also everyone who values the community college and its role in promoting success among its many types of students.
Intended for a broad audience of community college leaders, faculty, athletic staff and coaches, and researchers, this volume is an indispensable resource for the insitution committed to its college athletics program.
This is the 147th volume of the Jossey–Bass higher education quarterly report series <a href="[external URL] Directions for Community Colleges. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open–door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.
Linda Serra Hagedorn is professor and director of the Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE) at Iowa State University.
David Horton, Jr., is an assistant professor in the department of counseling and higher education at Ohio University.