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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
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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
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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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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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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
Gray, Cynthia Mary Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2021
The problem examined in this study was that student progression suffers from the lack of structured pathways for noncredit health science college students to credit-bearing health science programs. The problem is compounded by inconsistencies in reporting funding and enrollment data at the state level and the lack of existing research on noncredit…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Community Colleges, Courses, Noncredit Courses
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D'Amico, Mark M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter discusses an often neglected aspect of the community college mission: noncredit courses that address local service area needs.
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Institutional Mission
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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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
Romano, Richard M.; D'Amico, Mark M. – Association for Institutional Research, 2021
A commonly used metric for measuring college costs, drawn from data in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), is expenditure per full-time equivalent (FTE) student. This article discusses an error in this per FTE calculation when using IPEDS data, especially with regard to community colleges. The problem is that expenditures…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics
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Domene, Pablo A.; Morley, Sheriden – Research in Dance Education, 2022
Salsa is a popular form of partnered social dance with a distinct Latinx identity. In the qualitative literature, the experience of involvement in Salsa has been explored within a community-based setting in a cultural and health promotion context. How students experience engaging with Salsa, as a social dance when instruction is provided within a…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Self Concept, Dance, Dance Education
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Iwasaki, Patsy Y. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2021
Information about the overall documentary filmmaking process is available; however, there is a lack of literature and educational resources about how to conduct subject research and data collection. As documentary filmmaking becomes an increasingly democratic endeavor due to technology, and information distribution and education use increases,…
Descriptors: Film Study, Documentaries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Davaasambuu, Sarantsetseg; Cinelli, Jessica; D'Alessandro, Mark; Hamid, Phillip; Audant, Babette – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Noncredit enrollment at community colleges has grown significantly over the past two decades. However, unlike credit bearing programs, noncredit programs are seldomly empirically examined and evaluated, particularly those that are not grant funded. The lack of data results in a gap in knowledge about program effectiveness, as well as the students…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Educational Research
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Wang, Qian; Xiong, Chang; Liu, Jiajun – International Journal of Educational Management, 2021
Purpose: The foundations of internally driven discipline are similar to self-directed learning (SDL). This study examines the effect of cultural orientation and SDL on the online performance of college students. It investigates how college students pursue SDL while maintaining a collectivist cultural orientation in their learning experience. It…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Independent Study, Online Courses, Noncredit Courses
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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