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Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
Public Agenda, 2012
"Building Institutional Capacity for Data-Informed Decision Making" is the third installment of the Cutting Edge series, which aims to help colleges engage faculty, scale successful interventions, and create a strong culture of evidence through use of data to strengthen their institutional change and student success efforts. Though the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Community Colleges, Organizational Change, Decision Making
Nodine, Thad; Venezia, Andrea; Bracco, Kathy – WestEd, 2011
Completion by Design, an initiative sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to raise community college completion rates for large numbers of students while containing college costs, maintaining open access, and ensuring the quality of college programs and credentials. The goal of this guide is to assist community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Graduation, Educational Change
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Romano, Joyce C.; Gallagher, Geraldine; Shugart, Sanford C. – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Philanthropy has shaped American higher education from inception. While religion earns the biggest slice of philanthropy, education runs second and well ahead of other causes. Most community college donations are earmarked for scholarships. Foundation dollars can be used strategically to meet the needs of students who cannot qualify for federal…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Needs, Scholarships, Private Financial Support
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Bresciani, Marilee J. – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Data-driven planning or evidence-based decision making represents nothing new in its concept. For years, business leaders have claimed they have implemented planning informed by data that have been strategically and systematically gathered. Within higher education and student affairs, there may be less evidence of the actual practice of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Change Strategies, Organizational Change, Student Personnel Services
Mather, Peter C.; Bryan, Stephen P.; Faulkner, William O. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2009
Mid-level managers comprise a large proportion of student affairs organizations. They are often the most overlooked when it comes to professional orientation and institutional introduction when entering new positions. Accordingly, information is presented from the professional literature that speaks to the characteristics and unique needs of this…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Middle Management, Staff Orientation
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2006
Fall 2005 enrollment data show approximately 73,000 students under the age of 18 enrolled in California community colleges. Given that students under the age of 18 are legally considered minors, community college faculty and staff are often uncertain about their roles and responsibilities for these students. Laws governing the opportunities for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, College Faculty, College Governing Councils
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Helfgot, Steven R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
In a professional world characterized by change, uncertainty, and increased pressure to demonstrate that what they do really matters, community college student affairs professionals need clear definitions, a shared understanding of critical professional issues, and professional values that are consistent and congruent. This chapter provides those…
Descriptors: Values, Definitions, Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services
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Culp, Marguerite M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
Student affairs practitioners must reconceptualize traditional support services in order to use the resources allocated to them more effectively, meet the needs of today's students, and increase their value to community colleges. This chapter identifies student affairs programs that are vital to the community college's mission, describes best…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Personnel Workers, Services, Resource Allocation
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Dale, Paul A.; Drake, Tonya M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
As community colleges embrace learning-centered practices, student affairs professionals have an opportunity to recommit to building and maintaining partnerships with their academic colleagues. This chapter explores the development, nature, and culture of learning-centered partnerships between academic and student affairs professionals, identifies…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Community Colleges, Student Personnel Workers, Partnerships in Education
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Culp, Marguerite M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter identifies eleven factors that, when present in a community college, substantially increase the probability that student affairs professionals will be able to create programs that matter to the institution's core mission. The chapter also provides student affairs practitioners with tools to assess the climate in student affairs as…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods
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Kisker, Carrie B. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter, aimed at both new community college student affairs professionals and experienced practitioners hoping to further develop their skills, provides resources and information about the expanding focus on student learning, translating student development theory into practice, and assessing student learning outcomes.
Descriptors: Student Development, Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services, Outcomes of Education
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Phillips, Frank M. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1930
This report contains statistics of 1,076 universities, colleges, and professional schools for the school year ending in June, 1928. Of this number, 226, are under public control and 850 are under private control. Included in these two groups are 176 schools of theology, 136 schools of law, 73 schools of medicine, 41 schools of dentistry, 66…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Veterinary Medicine, Statistical Data, Schools of Education