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Dr. Anthony Picciano: Latest Publications

Dr. Anthony Picciano, Professor of Administration and Supervision, published a new book Post-Recession Community College Reform: A Decade of Experimentation and an article Artificial intelligence and the academy’s loss of purpose. 

Post-Recession Community College Reform: A Decade of Experimentation, published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis, focuses on recent developments in American community colleges specifically examining major new policy initiatives in several large public higher education systems in California, New York, Tennessee, Florida, Wisconsin and Connecticut. It takes a case study approach in describing and analyzing policies addressing issues of student retention/attrition, finance, remediation, and large-scale restructuring.

Artificial intelligence and the academy’s loss of purpose speculates on the future of higher education as online technology, specifically adaptive learning and analytics as infused by artificial intelligence software, develops and matures. Online and adaptive learning have already advanced within the academy, but the most significant changes are yet to come. These evolving technologies have the potential to change the traditional roles in our colleges and universities to the point that many educators will reconsider their purposes as teachers, researchers, and administrators. This article is available for download at the Online Learning Consortium. 

Jordan, C. & Picciano, A.G. (2020). Post-Recession Community College Reform:  A Decade of Experimentation. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Picciano, A.G. (September, 2019). Artificial intelligence and the academy’s loss of purpose. Online Learning Journal, (23), 3.