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Wilks, Karrin E.; Shults, Christopher; Berg, James J. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Leadership development for faculty often is designed as training for administration, but faculty demonstrate leadership in the classroom, in their departments, college-wide, and beyond. To fully realize and leverage this leadership potential, colleges must design opportunities for faculty to hone their knowledge and skills as active participants…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Community Colleges, Fellowships
Cerna, Oscar; Beal, Katie – MDRC, 2018
MDRC is working with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to study the state's efforts to improve college outcomes for Latinos--in particular, the approaches being taken at two-year and four-year colleges that qualify as Hispanic-Serving Institutions. This brief covers the first step in that project: a daylong conversation among…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, Educational Needs, Success
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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Shane, Mary Jo; Carson, Loredana; Edwards, Mark – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter discusses how a change model was used to create an updated academic integrity plan. A detailed account provides valuable information for any community college wanting to effectively implement such a plan.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Integrity, Community Colleges, Educational Change
Phillips, Brad C.; Horowitz, Jordan E. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz offer a research-based model and actionable approach for using data strategically at community colleges to increase completion rates as well as other metrics linked to student success. They draw from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to show how leaders and administrators can…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Information Utilization
Kobes, Deborah – Jobs For the Future, 2016
This case study, one of a series of publications exploring effective and inclusive models of work-based learning, finds that work-based courses bring college to the production line by using the job as a learning lab. Work-based courses are an innovative way to give incumbent workers access to community college credits and degrees. They are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Manufacturing Industry, Workplace Learning, Community Colleges
Waugh, Alexandra – Jobs For the Future, 2016
A growing body of evidence reveals that a central factor in low completion rates for community college students is the "cafeteria" style approach to college, which provides entering students with a dizzying array of choices and little guidance on navigating those choices. A poor decision on which classes to take can cost community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Two Year College Students, School Holding Power
Kirby, C. L. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
Several federal grants prioritized the role of community colleges in education and training in recent years, and one of the most substantial investments was the Trade Adjustment Act Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program of the United States Department of Labor (DOL). Beginning October 2011, these $2 billion capacity-building…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
Browning, Bill – Aspen Institute, 2015
"Working Together and Making A Difference: Virginia Western Community College and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Partnership Case Study Report" is a report aimed at informing community college and workforce leaders of best practices for launching and expanding partnerships to serve students more effectively. Co-published by AspenWSI…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Nonprofit Organizations
Bailey, Thomas; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015
A growing number of community colleges and four-year universities are seeking to improve student outcomes by redesigning academic programs and student support services following the guided pathways approach. These institutions are mapping out highly structured, educationally coherent program pathways for students to follow by starting with the end…
Descriptors: Case Studies, State Colleges, Student Attrition, College Students
Bailey, Thomas; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015
The idea behind guided pathways is straightforward. College students are more likely to complete a degree in a timely fashion if they choose a program and develop an academic plan early on, have a clear road map of the courses they need to take to complete a credential, and receive guidance and support to help them stay on plan. However, most…
Descriptors: Case Studies, State Colleges, Student Attrition, College Students
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Smith, Caroline Altman; Baldwin, Christopher; Schmidt, Gretchen – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Ten years ago, community college presidents' most valued datum was the number of students enrolled, which drove the colleges' funding. Providing access to higher education for the millions of students without the time, money, or academic preparation to attend a traditional four-year college was (as it always had been) their top priority. Today, a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Community Colleges, College Preparation
Cooper, Darla; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane; Scharper, Alice; Karandjeff, Kelley; Chaplot, Priyadarshini; Schiorring, Eva – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2014
This primer introduces 23 practices designed to support students inside and outside of the classroom and increase their community college success. These case studies illustrate the five themes for effective student support that emerged from Student Support (Re)defined--a multi-year study performed by the Research and Planning Group for California…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Success, Telephone Surveys
Lass, Leslie; Zandt, Alyson – Achieving the Dream, 2014
As described in this brief, Tacoma Community College and South Texas College each focused on contextualization as a cornerstone of developmental education reform, albeit with different approaches. With a comprehensive look at the experience at Tacoma Community College and a supplementary example from South Texas College, we begin to understand how…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Public Colleges, Case Studies
Lass, Leslie – Achieving the Dream, 2014
This overview introduces "Right from the Start: An Institutional Perspective on Developmental Education Reform," a series of three practitioner briefs on developmental education. Created by Achieving the Dream and MDC, the briefs spotlight successful reform efforts in developmental education at seven Achieving the Dream colleges. [The…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Educational Change, Community Colleges, Educational Principles
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