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.

American Association of Community Colleges Presentation on Common Core – April 7, 2014

The Big Ideas PowerPoint from April 2013 Presentation at American Association of Community Colleges 93rd Annual Convention

The Big Ideas PowerPoint from April 24, 2012 Presentation at American Association of Community Colleges 92nd Annual Convention

The Big Ideas PowerPoint from May 24, 2012 Presentation to Ohio Association of Community Colleges

The Big Ideas Research Papers

The Big Ideas Statewide Recommendations

The Big Ideas Implementation Updates