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Data on Community Colleges Not Encouraging; NOVA Professors & Advisers Highlighted

20 March 2016 No Comment
Alexandria campus in the spring.  Photo by: KJ Mushung

Alexandria campus in the spring. Photo by: KJ Mushung

By: Jay Mathews

Reaction was sharply divided over my column two months ago on Northern Virginia Community College student Sonja Anderson’s struggle to find good advisers and professors. Community college students and former students thought it was accurate. Their professors thought the opposite.

“The problems of one student,” said Charles Errico, a professor and assistant dean at the huge two-year school known as NOVA, “do not represent those of the more than 75,000” who attend the school.

…Anderson told me that the advisers she encountered at NOVA were “ignorant of key graduation requirements.” For her first two years, she was not assigned an adviser, and she eventually had to find one herself.

Read more at The Washington Post.

The original article that started this is found HERE.

Errico’s Letter to the Editor is found HERE.

By: Contributing Author

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