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Felix, Eric R. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2021
Policy implementation research tends to document the failures of reform, describing the myriad ways implementers miss the mark in translating intent into impact; or in the words of Derrick Bell, policy scholars are left with examining the "unfilled hopes of racial reform" (2004, p. 185). In contrast, this article presents an intrinsic…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
National Skills Coalition, 2020
Over half of jobs in the U.S. require training beyond high school but not a four-year degree. These skilled jobs are the backbone of America's economy, and filling them is critical to America's success in the 21st century. Every day, in communities coast to coast, working people, students, and families are looking for opportunities to get ahead.…
Descriptors: Job Skills, 21st Century Skills, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education
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Mardis, Marcia A.; Jones, Faye R.; McClure, Charles R. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
In this National Science Foundation Advanced Technician Education program (NSF ATE) project, we aimed to explore factors that would strengthen the rural IT employee workforce and improve educational support related to broadband, telecommunications, and networks in rural settings. Using multiple methods to triangulate rural IT program curricula…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Employer Attitudes, Information Technology, Technical Education
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Cutler White, Carol – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study of higher education governance had three questions: (a) How does higher education attainment policy vary in type, quantity, and focus across state governance arrangements? (b) How do per capita income, population, educational development, and higher education regional compact combine with state-level higher education…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Governance
Century Foundation, 2019
In the United States, where social mobility has been considered a birthright, community colleges are essential to that promise. But America's 1,000 community colleges, which educate 9 million students, are routinely under-resourced and often fall short of their promise. Part of the responsibility lies with K-12 institutions, which do not…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Resources, State Aid, Educational Finance
Jobs for the Future, 2019
The changing economy is radically altering the way we work and intensifying the pressure on talent development and economic opportunities. The changes that are underway promise to create new jobs, but only for people with the right skills. In an era when two-thirds of jobs already require some form of education and training beyond high school--an…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Gándara, Denisa; Ness, Erik C. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Americans are increasingly divided in their views on higher education, often in alignment with their political affiliations. This study examines how perspectives on one of the most pressing issues in higher education, college affordability, differ across political ideologies. For our analysis, we exploit an original dataset of text appearing on…
Descriptors: Organizations (Groups), Research, Educational Research, Policy Formation
Johnson, Kim A. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In Ohio, three movements have made diversity management and advancement crucial to the success of two-year colleges: increasingly diverse student bodies, the recent emphasis of outcome-based accountability, and the evolution of funding sources that led to the creation of performance-based funding formulae. The history of ideologies of diversity…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Policy, Two Year College Students, Disproportionate Representation
García, Rosa M. – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2019
This brief on debt-free college by Rosa García looks at federal and state policies through an anti-poverty, racial equity lens. The brief calls on federal and state lawmakers to prioritize low-income students, students of color, and immigrants in federal-state partnerships and College Promise programs by ensuring that low-income students can…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Paying for College, Debt (Financial), Minority Group Students
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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
Batista, Angela E., Ed.; Collado, Shirley M., Ed.; Perez, David, II, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2018
The Latinx/a/o population is the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, yet higher education attainment for this community is among the lowest. "Latinx/a/os in Higher Education: Exploring Identity, Pathways, and Success" addresses topics relevant to the experience of Latinx/a/o students and professionals and…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Self Concept, Academic Achievement
Moore, Michael Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Existing research into the creation of articulation agreements focused solely on the functional aspects of these documents, such as maximizing transfer credit. However, little is known about the experiences of faculty and administrators at the community colleges and universities who create articulation agreements and how their experiences affect…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Information Security, Community Colleges, Universities
Miller, Lisa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Community colleges have been important open access entry points into education and employment. In order to improve the community college average retention rate of 60%, this study began looking at other areas that may have been impacting student retention without having been previously quantified. To evaluate the impact of faculty inclusion in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Chase, Megan M. – Educational Policy, 2016
Understanding how educational practitioners make sense of and subsequently implement policy has been an increasingly important objective of the K-12 research community. This study extends this research into higher education via an in-depth case study of an urban public 2-year technical college. Drawing on sensemaking theory and critical policy…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Transfer Policy
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