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Teaching at community colleges is a specialized job with a unique set of challenges. The open admissions policy creates a distinctly varied student body. Students differ greatly in terms of age , cultural background, socio-economic level, and academic preparedness. There are three major reasons that matriculants register. In the same class, you may have those with the goal to transfer to a four-year college, some will be pursuing vocational degrees, and others will be participating in lifelong learning endeavors. Faculty must design curricula to meet the needs of these dynamic classes. The aim of academic instruction at community colleges is for faculty to be properly trained to teach in an innovative and technologically savvy style. Academic instruction should fuse large amounts of course material into an instructional format that serves a diverse student population.

The proper preparation of instructors is paramount for student success. When instruction is well executed, it leads to a dynamic learning environment. It may encourage those who want to attain a baccalaureate to be scholars, raises the academic ambitions of all technical students, and lastly provide a foundation for learning adults--instilling an appreciation for the liberal arts. This wiki summarizes the major components of academic instruction. When all the community college stakeholders work together, it creates a synergetic effect. It starts with hiring the right faculty, designing the proper curricula, continuing faculty development, and assessing all the programs for effectiveness.