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Collins, Michael Lawrence; Hoffman, Nancy – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2021
Black learners and workers face particular disadvantages in the labor market: casual and explicit racism, stereotypes about skills and professionalism, and limited access to the social networks and social capital required to connect to opportunity. Numerous research studies confirm that Black employees in the same fields and with the same degrees…
Descriptors: Program Length, Noncredit Courses, Credentials, Educational Mobility
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Price, Derek V.; Sedlak, Wendy; Valentine, Jessa Lewis – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter describes the implementation efforts and student outcomes from a TAACCCT consortium that built pathways between noncredit and credit programs in healthcare, hospitality, information technology, and environmental technologies.
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Resilience (Psychology), Consortia, Program Implementation
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Hinton, Roy; Williams van Rooij, Shahron – Journal of Education for Business, 2021
The purpose of this study was to explore the service experiences of advisory council members engaged in the design, development and implementation of a noncredit executive education program at a large, public university in the mid-Atlantic region of the US that prepares managers for emerging C-suite roles. Thematic analysis of the verbatim…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Management Development, Program Design, Program Development
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Tessler, Betsy L.; Lewy, Erika B. – MDRC, 2021
As the wages of high school graduates plummet, postsecondary education and training has become critical to obtaining a living-wage job. Obtaining an associate's degree or higher has the greatest potential to produce long-lasting increases in individual earnings. However, recent studies have shown that shorter-term credentials, which may take only…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Credentials, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship
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Romano, Richard M.; D'Amico, Mark M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2021
Multiple studies show that outcomes, whether they be better degree completion rates or successful short-term workforce training, are negatively affected by inadequate funding (Kahlenberg, 2015). To bolster their case for underfunding, researchers and college advocacy groups produce studies that rely on an important federal dataset--the Integrated…
Descriptors: Data, Federal Programs, Community Colleges, Full Time Students
Bitar, Jinann; McCann, Clare – New America, 2020
Efforts are underway by the Senate education committee to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Lawmakers are focused on establishing a state-federal partnership program to increase investments in higher education, providing more information to students and their families so they can make informed choices about where to go to college, and…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Program Length, Program Costs
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van Rooij, Shahron Williams – Adult Learning, 2020
This study explored the use of critical reflection blogs to integrate civic-mindedness into an executive education program at a large public university in the south Atlantic region of the United States. Although there is a robust literature on the use of blogs for critical reflection in degree programs, far less attention has been given to…
Descriptors: Reflection, Citizenship Responsibility, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Davaasambuu, Sarantsetseg; Cinelli, Jessica; Zagari, Christine – Adult Learning, 2020
Background: Adult Student Priorities Survey (ASPS) from Ruffalo Noel Levitz was utilized to examine the level of importance and the level of satisfaction of continuing education students in allied health care and English as a second language (ESL) programs at Kingborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY. Method: Mean scores for both…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Noncredit Courses, Student Attitudes, Continuing Education
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Xu, Di; Ran, Florence Xiaotao – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This study examines the characteristics, course enrollment patterns, and academic outcomes of students who started their college careers in noncredit courses. Method: Drawing upon a rich dataset that includes transcript and demographic information on both for-credit and noncredit students in multiple institutions, this study explores…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Noncredit Courses, Student Characteristics
Jepsen, Alison – Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education, 2020
Since 1998, the Iowa Department of Education's Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation (division) has compiled and published "The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges," commonly known as the "Condition Report." The intent of this report is to provide clear, objective data about Iowa's community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, Student Characteristics, Graduation Rate
Weber, Jennifer – North Dakota University System, 2020
The North Dakota University System "2019-2020 Annual Enrollment Report" is an effort to report system wide, duplicated and unduplicated student headcount by combining degree credit, nondegree credit, and non-credit enrollments across the eleven NDUS institutions for an entire academic year. Non-credit enrollments provided through…
Descriptors: State Universities, Enrollment, Distance Education, Enrollment Trends
Carruth, Blair; Palica, Michael – Utah System of Higher Education, 2020
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a key ingredient in meeting the needs of Utah's economy. Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions offer CTE programs in all regions of the state, working closely with local business and industry leaders to develop and deliver programs specifically tailored to local workforce needs. This report…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Undergraduate Study, Noncredit Courses
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Anderson, Stacey Stanfield; Klompien, Kathleen; Vose, Kim – Composition Studies, 2020
English 299 is a two-unit credit/no credit elective, capped at fifteen students per section, intended to help first year composition students become more effective editors of their own writing. The class provides a hands-on environment to help students with sentence-level editing since the writing center on campus traditionally focuses on more…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, College English, College Freshmen, Editing
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D'Amico, Mark M.; Morgan, Grant B.; Thornton, Zoë Mercedes; Bassis, Vladimir – Career and Technical Education Research, 2020
Representing approximately two in five community college students, noncredit education is an important but understudied segment of the higher education population. In an effort to help open the "black box" of noncredit education in community colleges, the present study uses an established noncredit course typology (occupational training,…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Predictor Variables
California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office, 2020
The California Community Colleges served 2,116,293 students in 2017-18 and 2,089,209 students in 2018-19. It is the largest system of higher education in the nation. One hundred and fourteen of the 115 California community colleges use state funding allocated for Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) to assist in providing support services…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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