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American Association for Higher Education
Promotes high quality and continuous improvement in the nation's higher education system.

American Association of Community Colleges
The leading proponent and the national “voice for community colleges.” AACC supports and promotes its member colleges through policy initiatives, innovative programs, research and information and strategic outreach to business and industry and the national news media.

Education Commission of the States
Provides news, research, analyses, and technical assistance for state education policymakers.

Education Trust
Promotes high academic achievement of students at all levels, K-16, and closing achievement gaps. Website includes interactive state and national data, reports, and data disks.

League for Innovation in the Community College
The League is an international service consortium dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. More than 750 institutions have joined our efforts, and we partner with more than 100 corporations.

National Council for Learning Resources
The National Council for Learning Resources (NCLR) is your voice in the American Association of Community Colleges. NCLR is composed of library/learning resource leaders who have an interest in the mission and future directions of learning resources programs nationwide.


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Journal of the National Council for Continuing Education and Training

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Community College Librarians

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Academic Leadership
Offers articles for leaders in community and technical colleges, featuring the International Perspective, Teaching & Learning, Student Development, Economic Development, and Faculty.

Published bimonthly by the American Association of Higher Education, spotlights trends, provides new insights and ideas, and analyzes the implications of educational programs, policies, and practices.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Community College News
Provides weekly updates on news of importance to community colleges. Website also features a jobs listing, and an email update service (most of the resources on this website are only accessible to members).

Community College Journal
From the American Association of Community Colleges, provides articles, profiles, and data and survey summaries. Available 6 times a year, by subscription.

Community College Times
The biweekly newspaper of the American Association of Community Colleges, available to members and by subscription.

Community College Journal of Research and Practice
A multidisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners in higher education and the behavioral and social sciences.

Community College Review
Published by the Department of Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University, disseminates research that focuses on community college education.

Community College Week
Covers state and national news affecting community, technical and junior colleges. It highlights exemplary programs, provides opinion from leading authorities and decision-makers, and furnishes a classified marketplace for conferences, workshops, and product services.

Learning Abstracts and Leadership Abstracts
Monthly publications by the League for Innovation in the Community College addressing ways to become more learning-centered institutions and exploring key leadership issues in the community college.

New Directions for Community Colleges
A quarterly publication that provides guidance in meeting the challenges of the distinctive and expanding educational mission of community colleges.