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Kisker, Carrie B.; Wagoner, Richard L.; Cohen, Arthur M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
In recent years, a convergence of several forces--increased legislative involvement in higher education, governmental and philanthropic pressure to increase postsecondary degree and certificate production, demands for a highly trained workforce, and fiscal belt-tightening at colleges and universities across America--has resulted in efforts to…
Descriptors: General Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Educational Legislation
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Sherman, Jane; Andreas, Michelle – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
How did Washington create a clear organizational structure that assigns responsibility for each aspect of transfer policy to the group that is best suited to manage it (Kisker, Wagoner, and Cohen, 2011)? In this chapter, the authors will introduce the agencies, organizations, and entities that have played a key role in gathering information,…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, Technical Institutes, Universities, Community Colleges
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England-Siegerdt, Christy; Andreas, Michelle – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
President Obama is calling for an increase in educational attainment among citizens of the United States (Obama, 2009). Prior to this national call, Washington State recognized the need to increase the educational attainment of its residents to maintain a globally competitive economy. By 2018, 67 percent of jobs in Washington will require a…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, State Action, State Programs, Educational Demand
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Bragg, Debra; Ruud, Collin – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Looking beyond institutional strategies, the National Commission on Adult Literacy (2008) called for legislation that would make workforce preparation the primary goal of adult education, including addressing education for unemployed and lower-skilled workers, and other adult groups historically underserved by higher education. Further, state…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Adult Education, Bachelors Degrees
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Prince, David – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
For the past several years, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has conducted applied research to inform and develop policies for increasing educational attainment and narrowing educational disparities in the state. In 2004, the board used student unit record data systems to conduct a longitudinal tracking study of…
Descriptors: Campuses, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment
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Jaswal, Faisal; Jaswal, Teresa McClane – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
This chapter presents an overview of a new tiered mentoring program (TMP) operating at Bellevue Community College in Washington. The program links students with peers, faculty, staff, and administrators via a tiered structure whereby first-year students are mentored by upper-level students, who in turn are mentored by professionals in the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Student Characteristics, Community Colleges, College Students
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Wallin, Desna L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
As community colleges become dependent on a contingent workforce, the recruitment, retention, and motivation of quality part-time faculty become an institutional priority. This chapter presents an overview of the practices of three exemplary colleges in providing innovative professional development for part-time faculty.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Ruiz, Eddy A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
This chapter explores recent legal challenges and victories brought forth by part-time community college faculty in Washington State in an effort to attain equity and social justice.
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Justice, College Faculty