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Fincher, Mark; Cruse, Terry Dale – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The financial challenges facing college students in the U.S. are daunting. The majority of these students are incurring substantial debt during their studies. For many this likely debt level is sufficient to cause them to forgo college, while for others it leads them to drop out before completing a degree. This financial strain places a premium on…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Consortia, Best Practices, Community Colleges
Akers, Beth; Dancy, Kim; Delisle, Jason – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
In 2015, Lumina Foundation introduced the Rule of Ten, a new method for assessing college affordability for students in the U.S. The rule rests on the assumption that an "affordable" cost for college should not exceed the total of: (1) what a student and his family can save by putting away 10% of their income for the 10 years before…
Descriptors: Student Costs, Paying for College, Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs
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West, Jonathan; Vadiee, Nader; Sutherland, Emery; Kaye, Bradley; Baker, Kyle – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2018
There is no question that Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) education is critical to the future of our students and workforce. As technology advances, computer programming skills are becoming a necessity in almost all fields. However, teaching programming and other advanced technologies is very difficult, especially in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Caton, Jazmin M.; Moro, Bárbara María; Turner, Teresa; Woodin, Shawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Housing insecurity and homelessness is an ever-increasing issue within higher education. In this chapter, the authors highlight the ways that one program is responding to students' needs.
Descriptors: Housing, Homeless People, Higher Education, College Students
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
The data above provide insight into the range of student outcomes for colleges participating in the American Association of Community Colleges's (AACC's) Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA), a national system of metrics designed by community colleges for community colleges to better describe the outcomes of their students. As the data…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, College Outcomes Assessment
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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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Willoughby, Case – About Campus, 2018
When Case Willoughby took his first community college job, he started by applying student development and student engagement theory to advising. He refocused advising to support students in exploring academic and career goals and teach them the intellectual and practical skills they need to learn. This experience led Willoughby to notice that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Students, Educational Research
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2018
Research shows that the more courses students take and complete, especially early in their postsecondary programs, the more likely they are to graduate. In particular, students who take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits a year have a higher likelihood to complete associate and baccalaureate degrees than students enrolling in fewer hours, even…
Descriptors: College Students, College Credits, Graduation, Associate Degrees
Hagenhofer, Eva M. – Online Submission, 2018
This is a story about urban students becoming urban teachers. It begins with the 1988 U.S. Department of Education funding of a bold idea: attracting multicultural/multilingual students to begin their teacher preparation at a two year college, preparing them to continue at a 4 year college. This is how the Milwaukee Area Technical College became…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Alumni, Teacher Education Programs
Excelencia in Education, 2018
What works to increase success for Latinos in colleges and universities? Since 2005, Examples of Excelencia has been the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices that accelerate Latino student success in higher education. Through this process, "Excelencia" recognizes programs in three different academic levels as well…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Best Practices, Academic Achievement
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Ditouras, Helen – Community College Enterprise, 2018
For many immigrants, survival in a foreign land has been marked by reinvention. Such reinvention has historically included changes in name, marginalizing traditions and customs in favor of adopting new ways of living, language acquisition, and in best-case scenarios, enculturation through education. For some, though, this reinvention has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Diversity, Two Year College Students, College Students
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Bealle, Penny – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Academic integrity is an educational issue requiring an educational response from all stakeholders, including faculty, students, librarians, learning support staff, and administrators. This article posits that an educational response at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) advances progress toward an integrated academic integrity strategy at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Integrity, Foreign Countries, Course Content
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
North Dakota University System, 2017
This report presents the 2017-19 edition of the State Board of Higher Education's strategic narrative. Contents include: (1) North Dakota University System (NDUS) colleges and locations; (2) Board Chair Neset's report; (3) Five-year goals; (4) Deliver degrees that are the best value in the nation; (5) Provide programs people want; (6) Equip…
Descriptors: State Universities, Two Year Colleges, Annual Reports, Statewide Planning
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Satterfield, Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Michael Satterfield recounts his experiences as a student in and outside of prison. His narrative exposes the challenges faced by one person in pursuit of an education, and recounts his early educational experiences as well as his participation in a college-in-prison program. He also describes his journey to a four-year college and…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Educational Experience
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