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Lanphier, Tonya Scott; Carini, Robert M. – Education Sciences, 2022
Learning communities can be useful to counter some of the challenges encountered by first-semester students as they transition to college. This 2-year process evaluation examines the launch of a campus-wide learning community initiative for developmental reading students at a community college in the USA. Students, instructors, and administrators…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, College Freshmen, Remedial Reading, Two Year College Students
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Sikand, Monika; Mazzatenta, Claudio; Wong, Keith; Bush, Joseph; Socha, Aaron M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2021
Interdisciplinary education offers a collaborative approach to multifaceted topics, such as environmental sustainability. In this article, we present the conceptual framework and lessons learned from a team-taught course, entitled Sustainability, Energy, and the Green Economy (SEGE). Faculty from the departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Energy, STEM Education, Grades (Scholastic)
Anderson, Theresa; Eyster, Lauren; Lerman, Robert I.; Conway, Maureen; Jain, Ranita; Montes, Marcela – Urban Institute, 2016
Accelerating Opportunity (AO) combined integrated career pathways at two-year colleges with team teaching, acceleration strategies, supportive services, and policy changes. It aimed to help low-skilled adults earn occupational credentials, obtain well-paying jobs, and sustain rewarding careers. This final implementation report documents activities…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Career Pathways, Basic Skills, Credentials
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Fuller, Karla S.; King, Claire; Moore, Randolph; Saint-Louis, Nicole; Tyner-Mullings, Alia R. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Community colleges continue to grapple with low rates of degree completion and transfer issues, with a national three-year completion rate of 22 percent (Community College Research Center). However, through the implementation of high-impact practices, many schools and programs have found levels of success. The City University of New York's (CUNY)…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students
Martinson, Karin; Cho, Sung-Woo; Gardiner, Karen; Glosser, Asaph – Administration for Children & Families, 2018
This report describes the implementation and early impacts of the Washington State Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program at three colleges: Bellingham Technical College, Everett Community College, and Whatcom Community College. I-BEST is a nationally known program that aims to increase access to and completion of…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Team Teaching
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Hamilton, David W. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
Paul Fain (2011), cited community college leaders who overwhelmingly voted at the Reimagining Community Colleges invitation-only conference held September 23, 2011 in New York City, for team teaching and other innovations as the most important fix for remedial education in community colleges. Team teaching is not common in postsecondary education…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Team Teaching, Context Effect
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014
Washington's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program (I-BEST) quickly teaches students literacy, work, and college-readiness skills so they can move through school and into living wage jobs faster. Pioneered by Washington's community and technical colleges, I-BEST uses a team-teaching approach to combine college-readiness classes…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Two Year Colleges, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges
Anderson, Theresa; Eyster, Lauren; Lerman, Robert I.; O'Brien, Carolyn; Conway, Maureen; Jain, Ranita; Montes, Marcela – Urban Institute, 2015
The second annual implementation report for the Accelerating Opportunity (AO) initiative in four states finds that: (1) colleges aligned pathways and supports with local needs; (2) students were satisfied with AO; (3) AO instructors grew more adept at team teaching; (4) colleges struggled to recruit adult education students; (5) states and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Vocational Education, Community Colleges
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Keevers, Lynne Maree; Price, Oriana; Leask, Betty; Sultan, Fauziah K. P. Dawood; Lim, Jane See Yin; Loh, Vin Cent – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper investigates quality assurance as boundary-making practices that establish and re-establish boundaries of a transnational education (TNE) partnership between an Australian and a Malaysian higher education institution. Drawing on practice theory we offer a conception of boundaries as enacted, shifting and performed by the multiple actors…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries
Anderson, Theresa; Eyster, Lauren; Lerman, Robert I.; Clymer, Carol; Conway, Maureen; Montes, Marcela – Urban Institute, 2014
Launched in 2011, the Accelerating Opportunity (AO) initiative aims to increase the ability of students with low basic skills to earn valued occupational credentials, obtain well-paying jobs, and sustain rewarding careers. AO encourages states to change the delivery of adult education for students interested in learning career skills by enrolling…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Basic Skills, Adult Basic Education, Credentials
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Taylor, Gwen; Heflin, David – Adult Learning, 2015
In this article, Gwen Taylor describes the West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) groundbreaking program, "Accelerating Opportunity" (AO), which targeted students who are deficient in math, reading, or writing. The program uses the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges' (2013) Integrated Basic…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Acceleration (Education)
Leonard, Jack – Online Submission, 2010
This qualitative research case study examined the supports required for 31 academically average 10th grade students to succeed on three dual enrollment college courses. Conceptually, support was a team effort, with contributions considered from administrators, faculty, parents and students. The paper documents support contributions from all four…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Qualitative Research, School Readiness, Grade 10
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Mickelson, Nate; Makris, Molly – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2017
Learning communities (LCs) provide an ideal context for civic learning because they foreground the integrative and interactive nature of learning and skills development. While the academic benefits of LCs have been well documented, their potential to promote civic learning and engagement has received less attention. Indeed, the potential of LCs to…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Citizenship Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Du, Fengning – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2009
Teaching teams can hold the promise of being an ideal vehicle in which collaborative action research is conducted. This case documents the mixed results of a team leader's efforts to improve teaching and introduce inquiry-based professional development through action research in a community college. This case paints a realistic and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training
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Burg, Evelyn; Klages, Marisa; Sokolski, Patricia – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2013
What does interdisciplinary integration actually look like for students beginning their college studies? This article describes what a LaGuardia Community College teaching team, who typically share a theme and consult periodically but keep their classes distinct--discovered when they designed an integrative assignment for a paired developmental…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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