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Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2013
In an effort to support college conversations regarding strengthening the role of part-time faculty, this brief document presents the job description for a Valencia College part-time/adjunct professor (revised as of July 19, 2013). The description includes essential functions, qualifications, and knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is followed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty, Occupational Information, Adjunct Faculty
Jenkins, Davis; Lahr, Hana; Fink, John – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
Across the United States, a growing number of colleges are redesigning their programs and student support services according to the "guided pathways" model. Central to this approach are efforts to clarify pathways to program completion, career advancement, and further education. Equally essential are efforts to help students explore…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Change Strategies, Design, Planning
Rogers, John Mark – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Internships, externships, apprenticeships and co-operative education programs are all forms of experiential learning in a workplace setting that community colleges sponsor to enhance learning and career outcomes for their graduates. Previous studies have examined wage gains associated with co-op participation at the baccalaureate level, but no…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Community Colleges, Apprenticeships, Qualitative Research
Wyner, Joshua; Deane, K. C.; Jenkins, Davis; Fink, John – Aspen Institute, 2016
With their "open door" admissions policies and lower tuition, community colleges offer a gateway to higher education for millions of American students. Indeed, students who enter higher education through community colleges are much more likely than those who start at four-year institutions to be low-income or the first in their family to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, College Transfer Students, Universities
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Visher, Mary G.; Schneider, Emily; Wathington, Heather; Collado, Herbert – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2010
The Learning Communities Demonstration is a large-scale, random assignment evaluation of learning community programs at six community colleges. During the first year of the demonstration, all six colleges expanded their learning community programs and, in the process, faced similar challenges in selecting courses to link, recruiting and supporting…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Social Support Groups, Community Colleges, Eligibility
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014
Today's nationwide focus on college completion is central to both individual and societal success. For individuals, attaining a credential has become essential to earn a livable wage and support a family. In addition, as each person's educational attainment increases, so does his or her capacity to contribute to the economy, his or her community,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Success, Educational Practices
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Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2014
"The Road to Recovery: Projecting U.S. Job Growth and Higher Education Demand through 2020" (this issue, p26-29) presented six key indicators that highlighted the latest in education and employment needs for the success of the future jobs market. While the U.S. economy is growing, questions still remain: What skills do employers value…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, College Outcomes Assessment
Achieving the Dream, 2018
College Promise programs--initiatives designed to guarantee tuition and fees for eligible students--have swept across the country, unlocking the opportunity of higher education for students in more than 200 communities across 44 states, including 16 statewide programs that have passed through legislation or executive orders. These forward-thinking…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Programs, Access to Education
Bailey, Thomas; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015
The idea behind guided pathways is straightforward. College students are more likely to complete a degree in a timely fashion if they choose a program and develop an academic plan early on, have a clear road map of the courses they need to take to complete a credential, and receive guidance and support to help them stay on plan. However, most…
Descriptors: Case Studies, State Colleges, Student Attrition, College Students
Visher, Mary G.; Schneider, Emily; Wathington, Heather; Collado, Herbert – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2010
Community college leaders are using many strategies to improve their students' ability to complete their studies, particularly their academically underprepared students. In recent years, these strategies have included adaptations of an approach long used in four-year colleges known as "learning communities," in which groups of students…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Integrated Curriculum, Social Support Groups, Community Colleges
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Joch, Alan – Community College Journal, 2014
The need for increased accountability in higher education and, specifically, the nation's community colleges-is something most educators can agree on. The challenge has, and continues to be, finding a system of metrics that meets the unique needs of two-year institutions versus their four-year-counterparts. Last summer, President Obama unveiled…
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Postsecondary Education, Rating Scales
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McClenney, Kay; Dare, Donna – Community College Journal, 2013
This is the second article in a three-part series on reimagining the community college student experience, describing a new model for academic pathways, key design principles, examples from colleges leading the way, and implementation challenges. Community colleges are beginning to embrace the task of reimagining students' educational experiences.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Experience, Models
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Pulley, John – Community College Journal, 2014
John Pulley begins this article by sharing the story of Richard Quiroga, a shining example of what can happen when an at-risk student in an economically disadvantaged region gets the right training at the right time. As a young man, Quiroga was living on his own and at risk of getting sucked into the whirlpool of poverty and despair that often…
Descriptors: Networks, Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, At Risk Students
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Kuyatt, Brian L.; Baker, Jason D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
This study evaluates the effectiveness of human anatomy software in face-to-face and online anatomy laboratory classes. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor perceived learning was measured for students using Pearson Education's Practice Anatomy Laboratory 2.0 software. This study determined that student-perceived learning was significantly…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Anatomy, Computer Software
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Bendickson, Mary; Griffin, Karen – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2010
An effective faculty is essential to student success, and faculty development programs help sustain that effectiveness. Central to the faculty development programs at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Tampa, Florida, is the philosophy that they should lead to strengthened teaching and learning and, ultimately, improved student success. At…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Seminars, Community Colleges, Faculty Development
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