The Big Ideas Project
New Jersey’s community college trustees and presidents joined forces throughout 2010 and into 2011 to identify the best and boldest ideas to improve student success – especially associate degree and certificate completion. Designated the Big Ideas Project, over 150 campus leaders spent 18 months engaged in numerous work groups, each co-chaired by community college presidents. These work groups conducted research and made recommendations in the following eight areas: Transforming Developmental Education; Aligning Expectations Between K-12 and Community Colleges; Creating Student Success Data; Promoting Adjunct Faculty Development; Expanding Joint Purchasing Practices; Building Academic Consortia; Building Alternate Learning Delivery Systems; and Using Core Student Learning Outcomes and Common Assessment Tools. Click on the links below for more information.