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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2018
Across the nation, community colleges are serving an increasing number of adults who are trying to learn new skills or return to the workforce. Some of these students offer particular challenges, such as newly released prisoners, older adults and veterans transitioning to civilian life. While each of these nontraditional populations has its own…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Adult Learning, Nontraditional Students, Correctional Institutions
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
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
Community college students are faced with a variety of complex procedures and decisions, from navigating financial aid applications and lengthy course lists, all the while determining how these immediate choices will serve their long-term educational goals. For many individuals either thinking about community college or already enrolled, these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Student Characteristics, College Administration
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Successful dual enrollment programs begin with strong, collaborative partnerships between community colleges and their local K-12 school systems. They also require clearly articulated agreements that spell out what each entity's responsibilities. For example: Who's going to teach the courses? Will the instruction take place at the high school or…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2017
A community college's success hinges in large part on the effectiveness of its teaching faculty, no more so than in times of major organizational change. However, any large-scale foundational shift requires institutional buy-in, with the onus on leadership to create an environment where everyone is working together toward the same endpoint.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Time to Degree, Educational Change
Jenkins, Davis; Bailey, Thomas – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
In this brief, the authors propose three measures of "early momentum" for two reasons: Research is beginning to show that these near-term metrics predict long-term success, and the metrics focus attention on initial conditions at colleges that are particularly important for solidifying the foundation for student success. While these…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Change, College Students, Graduation Rate
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
The concept that "time is money" applies to the life outlook of community college students as much as anyone. Their success in completing a degree or certificate is often an equation that weighs their financial resources against how long they will need to finish. Prior learning assessments (PLA), which award academic credit for students'…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Community Colleges, College Credits, Adult Students
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Ohio's decision to let community colleges award four-year degrees is part of a growing national trend. When this article went to press, more than 90 community colleges across 19 states offered active four-year degree programs. Counting New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, which technically is a community college, but offers degrees as high…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Labor Force Development, Costs
Light, Noreen – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2017
Supporting adult learners as they complete their postsecondary certificates and degrees is essential to meeting our state's educational attainment goals and meeting the employment needs of students and Washington employers. Academic Credit for Prior Learning (ACPL) is awarded when a student's prior learning is assessed and found to be the…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Experience
Wootan, Gail – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2017
Transfer is the movement of students and their earned credits from one institution to another. This process includes how students' work from the sending institution is applied toward degree requirements at the receiving institution. The Washington Legislature has tasked the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) with "improving student…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, College Transfer Students, State Policy, Private Colleges
Washington Student Achievement Council, 2017
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the current status of workforce preparation in Washington; identify high employer demand occupations, as well as fields in which academic degree production is failing to keep pace with demand; and highlight occupation fields in which students may find expanding employment opportunities. This…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Academic Degrees, Educational Attainment
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Goings, Amy Morrison – Community College Journal, 2016
Amy Morrison Goings was 40 years old in 2013 when she began her presidency at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She didn't consider herself a representative of all Generation X community college presidents, but as a member of this tight-knit group, she does feel a need to share her insight into what's on the minds of that community.…
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Training, College Presidents, Community Colleges
American Association of Community Colleges, 2016
With the national spotlight on community colleges, the sector has a unique opportunity to seize the moment and collaborate with K-12 to increase student success. Efforts to increase community college access and open doors to more students must include a complementary focus on improving readiness. Otherwise, remediation rates will remain…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education, College Role
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
Partnerships between community colleges and employers to create apprenticeships have been around for decades. These traditionally have covered fields like the building trades--electrical, construction and others--as well as heavy manufacturing like the automobile industry. Inspired partly by a new federal apprenticeship consortium--and $175…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Opportunities, Partnerships in Education, Two Year Colleges
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
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