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American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2010
The American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Plus 50 Initiative (2008-2011), funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies, was created to build the capacity of community colleges nationwide to develop programming that engages the plus 50 learner. The Initiative supported a pilot group of 13 two-year institutions to develop or expand college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
Prentice, Mary; Robinson, Gail – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2010
In 2006 the Learn and Serve America program of the Corporation for National and Community Service awarded a three-year grant to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Selected through a national competition, thirteen colleges participated in AACC's "Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning" grant project.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Majors (Students), College Faculty, Community Colleges
Jeandron, Carol; Robinson, Gail – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2010
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) defines service learning as the combination of classroom instruction with community service, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in activities that address local, community-identified needs while…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Participation, Service Learning, Citizenship Responsibility
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2009
The American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Plus 50 Initiative is a three-year initiative launched in June 2008 and funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. It was created to support a pilot group of two-year institutions to develop or expand campus programs that engage plus 50 learners. The initiative focuses on three types of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Participant Satisfaction, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2009
The American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Plus 50 Initiative is a three-year initiative launched in June 2008 and funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. It was created to support a pilot group of two-year institutions to develop or expand campus programs that engage plus 50 learners. The initiative focuses on three types of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Participant Satisfaction, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
Mullin, Christopher M. – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2012
Time is a core unit of human capital. With only 24 hours in a day, the way people choose to spend their time is an indication of what they value and the constraints under which they operate. In the higher education context, time-to-degree is a key element of higher education analysis, particularly at a time of constrained resources and a growing…
Descriptors: Time to Degree, Community Colleges, College Students, Low Income Groups
Prentice, Mary; Robinson, Gail – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2007
The use of service learning in community colleges has increased as research continues to link participation in service learning with a growing list of student benefits. One possible benefit of service learning participation is the fostering of greater civic awareness and commitment in students. Most of the limited research on service learning's…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Relationship, Student Participation, Service Learning
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2010
The American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Plus 50 Initiative (2008-2011), funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies, was created to build the capacity of community colleges nationwide to develop programming that engages the plus 50 learner. The Initiative supported a pilot group of 13 two-year institutions to develop or expand college…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Student Personnel Services, Enrollment, School Community Relationship
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2010
The Plus 50 Initiative is a three-year initiative of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), launched in June 2008 and funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. It was created to support a pilot group of two-year institutions to develop or expand campus programs that engage plus 50 learners. The overarching goal of the Plus 50…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Courses, Sustainability, Student Personnel Services
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2007
This guide was produced for prospective students considering studying in the United States. The guide is organized to help students through all stages of the process, including learning about the U.S. higher education system, finding the right college, benefits of attending community college, obtaining a student visa, estimating expenses, living…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Community Colleges, Guides, College Choice
Barnett, Lynn; Jeandron, Carol – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2009
With support from the U.S. Department of Education and advice from an external panel of experts, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) published a book that described disability support practices and programs designed to help community college students with disabilities reach their fullest potential. The book was an outgrowth of a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Programs, Service Learning, Educational Opportunities
Hause, Ellen M., Ed. – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2010
MentorLinks, part of the Advancing Technological Education program supported by the National Science Foundation and administered by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), provides technical assistance and networking opportunities to improve community college programs that prepare technicians in the science, technology, engineering,…
Descriptors: Credentials, Information Technology, Educational Opportunities, Experiential Learning
Prentice, Mary; Exley, Robert; Robinson, Gail – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2003
In the fall of 2000, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) received a three-year grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to create and enhance service learning initiatives at community colleges across the country. Service learning combines community service with academic instruction, focusing on…
Descriptors: Deans, Community Colleges, Grants, Service Learning
Patton, Madeline – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2008
This publication presents the following articles: (1) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Develops Student Recruitment and Retention Strategies; (2) Marketer Advises Tech Educators Appeal to Teens' Emotions, Desires to Do Something Important; (3) Digital Bridge Academy Gets At-Risk Students on Paths to Knowledge-Based Careers; (4) Project…
Descriptors: Technology Education, STEM Education, Community Colleges, Human Capital
Prentice, Mary – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2002
In 1994 and again in 1997, AACC selected groups of institutions, known as Horizons colleges, to work together in collaborative mentoring relationships to build campus-based service-learning programs. While the number of service learning programs has grown significantly, not all of those programs are sustained by colleges for the long term. This…
Descriptors: Mentors, Service Learning, Community Colleges, College Environment
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