Husky Open Admissions Analysis

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After listening to the wisdom of Husky, one can recognize that he offers valuable insights, but also provides some inaccurate information regarding academic affairs in community college. Beginning with the valuable information, he is correct when he states that the cost of community college, in both tuition and price-per-credit, is significantly lower than a four-year institution. He is also partly correct about the curriculum. For students enrolled with the intention of transferring to a four-year institution, general education courses in the liberal arts are offered that will transfer to their desired school. He explains that these liberal arts courses are generally smaller than those offered at larger schools, and provide for more interaction with the instructor – both claims are true. Another piece of useful information the he provides is in regard to accessibility. Husky states that community colleges operate on an open admission model, and that a diverse student body results from such a policy. Furthermore, he correctly argues that community college is a place where those who did not do well in high school can go to prove themselves at the college level.…show more content…
Husky says in the beginning of the video that transfer degrees are the main purpose of community college, which is untrue. With open admissions, many students who enter community college require developmental education, which is another curricular function outside of the transfer – liberal arts – curriculum. Along with developmental education, community colleges also orient their curriculum toward occupational education, adult learning, an community service. Although the transfer function is a large part of community college, it is not the sole curricular
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