National Policy Agenda for Community Colleges (NPACC Survey)
The goal of this survey is to develop a data informed, national agenda for community colleges. The agenda will be used to advance federal support for community colleges and the vital role they play in social justice and equity. Survey questions were pulled from a comprehensive literature review (https://forms.gle/jmx6eBJjKGoLNyPN8). Opinion collected from survey respondents will be used to develop agenda priorities. This project is supported by approximately 50 volunteers, including trustees, college presidents, administrators, faculty, staff, CC alumni, community members, and elected officials.

Please complete the survey by August 21. All responses will remain anonymous and results will only be shared in aggregate form. Individual responses will NOT be reported. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Bryan Reece (bryan.reece@npacc.org).

We appreciate your help with this project.
1. To increase funding/resources for students in community colleges (CCs), the federal government should . . .
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Don’t Know/No Opinion
Support keeping community colleges affordable
Increase financial aid funding for students
Support/fund solutions for housing-insecure students
Support/fund solutions for food-insecure students
Clear selection
2. To close the equity gap in community colleges (CCs), the federal government should . . .
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Don’t Know/No Opinion
Increase support for students from historically underserved communities
Support a national best practices dialogue around equity-mindedness in pedagogy, service, and management
Allow DACA/Dreamer students to receive the same educational services as U.S. citizens
Recognize CCs as essential to national social justice efforts
Support diversity in hiring at CCs
Develop a national score card on equity for all CCs
Require CC employees to complete equity-mindedness training
Clear selection
3. To help community colleges (CCs) improve transfer rates, the federal government should . . .
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Don’t Know/No Opinion
Support common course numbering for GE courses in CCs and 4-year institutions (e.g., History 101 is the same throughout the state)
Make sure all public 4-year institutions receive students with AA/AS degrees at junior level (3rd year) status
Sponsor a national scholars program to encourage low-income/high-GPA students to transfer to highly selective universities
Encourage the university ranking systems (e.g., U.S. News and World Report) to place greater emphasis on social mobility
Support diversity-balanced admissions at 4-year institutions
End legacy scoring for admissions in universities (Legacy scoring gives preferential admissions to applicants whose relatives attended the university)
Support one integrated educational system (K–16) to align curriculum and make transitions more seamless
Clear selection
4. To help community colleges (CCs) improve job placement for students who do not intend to transfer . . .
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Don’t Know/No Opinion
Provide national mapping of career technical (CTE) programs to jobs
Expand federal funding for development of CTE programs
Support government data sharing with CCs for job placement tracking and CTE program recruitment
Develop a national apprenticeship program/network
Develop national standards for work-based learning and CC education
Clear selection
5. To move toward equitable investment in the education of community college (CC) students, the federal government should . . .
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Don’t Know/No Opinion
Develop a report on funding across all higher education segments (How much money is invested in CCs, state college, public university, private university students?)
Call for equal investment in all students (CC students should receive comparable funding to 4-year students)
Increase balance between federal spending on research and teaching/learning
Encourage social justice related nonprofits to invest as much in CCs as they do in 4-year institutions
Support expansion of funding for counseling services in CCs
Support increase of full-time faculty in CCs
Clear selection
6. To help with strategic systems development for community college (CC) success, the federal government should . . .
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Don’t Know/No Opinion
Support development of a national datamart measuring major outcomes
Support development of a solution for multi-year scheduling
Support development of a solution for student progress tracking
Support development of a volunteer network to support students
Support a solution for data-sharing between high schools and CCs for seamless enrollment
Support a solution to articulate military training into college credit
Support a solution to grant credit for prior learning for working adults
Clear selection
7. Have we missed anything? Are there other areas the federal government should consider in their effort to support community colleges? Do you have any comments related to the questions above?
8. Which college(s) or educational organization(s) are you primarily associated with?
9. In which state do you primarily work?
10. Which constituent group(s) do you primarily belong to?
11. Which race/ethnicity group(s) do you most identify with?
12. Which gender group(s) do you most identify with? (Optional)
13. Which sexual orientation group(s) do you most identify with? (Optional)
14. Would you like to receive a free copy of the survey summary report when it is completed?
Clear selection
15. Are you interested in helping promote this national agenda at some point? This would likely include activities such as phone calling, emailing, social media posting, etc.
Clear selection
16. If you answered "yes" or "maybe" to Q14 or Q15, we will need your name and email address.
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