On Campus Housing At Community Colleges

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The focus of this paper is to dispel a common view that community colleges do not provide on-campus housing and to provide greater insights into the types of community colleges that provide on-campus housing, the typical student who resides in on-campus housing, a guide to various California community colleges that provide on-campus housing, and the impact that on-campus housing has on student learning outcomes, financial gains for community colleges that provide on-campus housing, and an overview of the lack of data in the area of not only on-campus housing in community colleges, but community colleges at large. According to Cohen and Brawer (2008) access to student housing is one of the fundamental dissimilarities between public…show more content…
Moreover, it is not uncommon for this student to represent the community college as an athlete; in keeping with traditional four-year colleges and universities, student athletes enjoy the benefit of housing as one prong of their athletic scholarship package, i.e. tuition, room and board. Other attributes include vast numbers of first-generation students, students of color, and full-time students. Perhaps the rationale behind the lack of on-campus housing offered at community colleges, which is in stark contrast to that of four-year colleges and universities, is the fact that a large number of community college students live in the community, or the urban community colleges are situated whereby students may make use of mass transit means to get back and forth. This is how the system has always been designed, a single-loop approach. Conversely, if one were to apply the double-loop approach, which allows for organizations, in this instance the community colleges, to exercise more degree of flexibility and. It will further permit student affairs administrators to delve more deeply into their fundamental ideas, while meeting head-on some of the policies and challenges they face in developing new strategies in meeting the growing demands of the 21st Century community college students. This may also incorporate the systems theory approach in that it will allow the
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