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Trent, Monica Parrish; Pollard, DeRionne P. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Reform initiatives have challenged community college leaders to reconsider what is right and wrong while also challenging our organizational cultures, advancing a new understanding of our mission, and forcing us to reconsider how we engage in the work of educating a public that needs us now more than ever.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, College Presidents
Soricone, Lisa; Endel, Barbara – Jobs for the Future, 2019
The purpose of this implementation report is to help community college leaders, foundations, and public education policymakers understand the impact that nudges have on student success, especially for students from populations that typically have low rates of college completion. The promising results of the NTSS [Nudging to STEM Success]…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Program Effectiveness
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Two Year College Students, College Readiness
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Cady, Clare; White, Carol Cutler – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter provides useful tips for campus leaders and student organizations to establish a campus food pantry.
Descriptors: Hunger, Community Colleges, Food, Two Year College Students
LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
Cullinan, Dan; Barnett, Elisabeth; Ratledge, Alyssa; Welbeck, Rashida; Belfield, Clive; Lopez, Andrea – MDRC, 2018
Most students seeking to enroll in community college are required to take a placement test for math and English courses. Administrators are well aware of the shortcomings of using traditional placement tests alone, and state and college systems across the country are organizing multiple measures assessment (MMA) placement systems that will…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Alternative Assessment
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Hellmich, David M.; Feeney, Greg J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter advises community college leaders how to achieve mission balance by using strategic planning to make mission-critical decisions and take decisive action.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Institutional Mission
Mann, Elizabeth – Brookings Institution, 2017
Amid persistent concerns about the well-documented skills gap, community colleges have the potential to provide low-cost, high-quality education and training to students. Robust relationships between colleges and local industry partners are critical to building strong workforce development programs for students. In this context, this toolkit…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Education Work Relationship
Kobes, Deborah; Girardi, Amy – Jobs For the Future, 2016
Work-based courses are an innovative way to bring college to the production line by using the job as a learning lab. This toolkit provides guidance to community college administrators and faculty who are interested in bringing a work-based course model to their college. It contains video content and teaching tips that introduce the six steps of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Workplace Learning, Courses, Partnerships in Education
Soricone, Lisa; McDonnell, Rachel Pleasants – Jobs For the Future, 2016
As community colleges across the country look for ways to promote student success, the need for scaling effective approaches is critical. This guide builds on a framework of four phases of scaling developed in Job For the Future's (JFF's) previous publication, "Thinking Big: A Framework for States on Scaling Up Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Sustainability
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, 2015
"Degrees of Freedom" challenges California to include currently and formerly incarcerated students in the vision set by the state's 1964 Master Plan for Higher Education--a vision of college access for all, for the benefit of the entire state. A college education strengthens economies, changes lives and renews communities, and yet, for…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
Smith, Cindra – Community College League of California, 2015
Successful colleges require effective leadership and governance. Effective governing boards are comprised of trustees who are committed to excellence in performing their duties. How do governing boards assure they are effective? One way is through ongoing board and trustee education and development, to provide the skills necessary to govern well.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Governing Boards, Trustees, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Hodara, Michelle; Stacey, Georgia West – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2013
This practitioner packet is designed to help community college administrators implement reforms to developmental education at their colleges. It reviews common impediments to developmental reform and presents data that supports directions colleges can take to create a system of developmental education that might serve students more effectively.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Administrators, College Administration
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Oliver, Diane E.; Hioco, Barbara – Community College Review, 2012
The purpose of this article is to describe a decision-making framework developed for use by community college administrators and higher education faculty members who teach graduate courses in community college administration or leadership. The rationale for developing a decision-making approach that integrates ethics and critical thinking was…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Management Development, Leadership
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Wood, J. Luke; Hilton, Adriel A. – Community College Review, 2012
This article encourages community college leaders to employ ethical paradigms when constructing and considering alternative courses of action in decision-making processes. The authors discuss four previously articulated paradigms (e.g., ethic of justice, ethic of critique, ethic of care, and ethic of the profession) and propose an additional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Ethics, Models
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