Working as a consulting researcher with the California Community College Collaborative (C4) at UC Riverside (www.c4.ucr.edu), Dr. Kisker led efforts to develop a strategic vision for Arizona community colleges. The resulting document, titled "Arizona Community Colleges: Long-Term Strategic Vision," takes into account the challenges and opportunities faced by the state's two-year colleges in areas of college access and awareness, developmental education, transfer and baccalaureate production, and workforce development and vocational education. The Strategic Vision can be found at: www.arizonacommunitycolleges.org.
Working as a consulting researcher with the California Community College Collaborative (C4) at UC Riverside (www.c4.ucr.edu), Dr. Kisker made recommendations to the Arizona Community College Presidents' Council for the future structure, roles, and responsibilities of a statewide coordinating body in Arizona. These recommendations became the basis for legislation that would establish a statewide coordinating commission. As part of this project, Dr. Kisker researched and presented a report on the role of business and industry in community college governance and coordination. This project was supported by a grant from Arizona's Lumina Foundation Making Opportunities Affordable team.