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Weltsek, Gustave J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This piece presents a theoretical exploration of the potential for the creation of policy that would inform the inclusion of arts and particularly theater courses in all community colleges. In April 2017, Fong et al. released a comprehensive meta-analysis that explored the relationship between psychosocial factors of self-perception and motivation…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Educational Policy, Community Colleges, Meta Analysis
Lee, Patrick; Reed, Sherrie; Hernandez, Ambar; Kurlaender, Michal – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
This Intersegmental Data Partnerships Resource Guide, and the accompanying PACE policy brief (see ED591080), are products of a year-long qualitative research project exploring promising practices in data sharing and data use among intersegmental partnerships throughout California. This Resource Guide provides institutions engaged in intersegmental…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Guides, Guidelines, Data Analysis
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to address the need for guidance on professional standards for educational practices in online education. Since 1995, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has provided leadership in the introduction and successful implementation of distance education. During this time, the ASCCC has played a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Two Year College Students, College Readiness
Smith, Cindra J. – Community College League of California, 2018
The California Community College system is the largest system of higher education in the world, with 114 colleges organized into 72 districts, serving over 2 million students. The colleges are publicly supported and locally oriented institutions that offer associate degrees, transfer education, and workforce development programs. They are part of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Postsecondary Education, Governance
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
Fletcher, Carla; Fernandez, Chris; Klepfer, Kasey; Wartel, Max – Trellis Company, 2018
The State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) annual report from Trellis Research provides information helpful in informing policy and programs for higher education student financial aid. The report serves as a reference for colleges, universities, and policymakers, and provides a comparison of Texas state and federal student aid…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Enrollment, College Preparation
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Shaw, Leigh Anne; Rice, Sydney; Wada, Kathy – CATESOL Journal, 2018
Between 2012 and 2018, the California Community Colleges system underwent significant changes in policy and practice to address student success rates; this article chronicles policies affecting ESL students and how ESL faculty worked to ensure equitable, appropriate implementation for students enrolled in credit ESL courses. The 2018 California…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Skolnik, Michael L.; Wheelahan, Leesa; Moodie, Gavin; Liu, Qin; Adam, Edmund; Simpson, Diane – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2018
During the past two decades community colleges and technical institutes in several jurisdictions, including parts of Canada, the United States and Australia, have been given the authority to award bachelor degrees. One of the motivations for this addition to the mandate of these institutions is to improve opportunities for bachelor degree…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, Social Mobility, Social Class
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2017
In 2016, 42 states carried out a total of 139 policy actions relevant to CTE, including laws, executive orders, board of education actions, budget provisions and ballot initiatives. This represents an increase over 2015 activity. Several states passed packages of legislation impacting multiple elements of CTE programming, such as…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Career Readiness
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2017
In the 2017 calendar year, 49 states and Washington, D.C., carried out a total of 241 policy actions related to CTE and career readiness, including legislation, executive orders, board of education actions and budget provisions. This is a marked increase from 2016, one that reflects the priorities of state leaders. According to the Education…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Career Readiness
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
Navarette, Lizette; Cooper, Darla; Howe, Michael; Liahut-Sanchez, Gerson – Community College League of California, 2017
Historic inequality along with contracting social mobility in the U.S. have exacerbated the challenges facing students, families, and the community colleges that serve them. And despite some recent progress among students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations, the achievement gap persists. The purpose of this paper is not…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Community Colleges, Equal Education, Educational Finance
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
Akoojee, Salim – Online Submission, 2016
This paper explores the extent to which latest developments in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training System in South Africa respond to key principles espoused for a developmental, democratic and inclusionary ideal. The White Paper for post school education and training (DHET, 2013) approved by Cabinet in November, 2013 is referred to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Educational Policy
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