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Bray, Jacob B.; Beer, Allison – Association of Community College Trustees, 2020
Community college students often hold knowledge from various professional and academic experiences. A challenge for these students, and for their institutions and employers, is how to formally bridge these competencies to support students' efforts to reach their academic and career goals. This issue brief looks at the practice of awarding credit…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, College Students
Wakefield, Jill; Allen, Colleen; Victor, Alexis; Gray, Cathy – Association of Community College Trustees, 2020
With over 50% of current college CEOs expected to retire within the next few years, boards are seeking new ways to connect the hiring and onboarding processes to ensure the new CEO's effectiveness and longevity. The first year often sets the stage for the CEO's success. This document outlines key first-year strategies for the board and new…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Governing Boards, College Presidents
Beer, Allison; Bray, Jacob B. – Association of Community College Trustees, 2020
Community college students face a number of financial decisions and obligations along the path to degree completion. Students must secure resources to pay for college expenses, including their tuition, fees, and basic living necessities. Central to this is students' abilities to access financial aid resources including federal, state, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Needs, Money Management
Rush-Marlowe, Rachel – Association of Community College Trustees, 2020
"Fault Lines in Borrowing: Academic Outcomes of Students in Default" examines factors influencing and influenced by loan defaults among students at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. The findings demonstrate that loan defaults and their harsh penalties are strongly associated with poorer academic persistence and completion. The paper…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Paying for College, Student Loan Programs
Association of Community College Trustees, 2020
In 2014, ACCT and TICAS partnered to examine student loan default at nine community colleges and explore administrative practices aimed at addressing students' default risks. At each college, we analyzed cohort default rate data and uncovered notable trends and populations at higher risk, identified default-reduction strategies the college was…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Paying for College, Student Loan Programs
Beer, Allison; Bray, Jacob B. – Association of Community College Trustees, 2020
"Reskilling for the Pandemic Recession and Recovery" focuses on the U.S. economic downturn since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a disproportionate impact on Black and Hispanic individuals, women, and people without a postsecondary degree. Considering these challenges, the brief details policy proposals for…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Economic Climate, Labor Force Development
Association of Community College Trustees, 2020
"Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Checklist and Implementation Guide for Community College Boards" was created in cooperation with the associations' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. The release of the guide follows a commitment made by the association to empower community college leaders to make meaningful changes at their…
Descriptors: Diversity, Inclusion, Check Lists, Program Implementation
Beer, Allison; Bray, Jacob B. – Association of Community College Trustees, 2019
How can community colleges support students' goals of finding success in the workforce, both today and the future? This issue brief builds upon the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) previously published report "Partnerships for a Future-Ready Workforce" (2018) (ED605153). This brief is the first in a four-part series that…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Part Time Students
Beer, Allison – Association of Community College Trustees, 2019
Adults who are out of work typically have low levels of education and limited work experience. In response, there has been an increased interest among leaders from the higher education and business communities to expand "earn and learn" opportunities that connect people to both postsecondary education and a career. Apprenticeships are a…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Labor Force Development
Bray, Jacob – Association of Community College Trustees, 2019
Community colleges have an important role in supporting economic opportunity in urban areas. While urban areas generally experience high levels of economic prosperity, especially compared to rural areas, individuals who have not participated in postsecondary education and training face barriers to taking full advantage of the opportunities…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Minority Group Students, Males, Urban Schools
Bray, Jacob – Association of Community College Trustees, 2019
This issue brief summarizes the economic conditions in rural communities since the Great Recession and highlights the educational attainment of rural men. It then describes the barriers to attending college that rural men face and these promising efforts that Hinds Community College and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS)…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, College Students, Males, Community Colleges
Association of Community College Trustees, 2018
The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) "Citizen Trustee Survey" is the most current look at the individuals providing leadership to community colleges across the country by serving on those institutions' governing boards. By conducting this survey, ACCT sought to gain a better understanding of trustees' backgrounds, roles,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Trustees, Governing Boards
Beer, Allison; Bray, Jacob; Calloway, Marcia – Association of Community College Trustees, 2018
Community colleges and businesses have a shared interest in preparing students and existing workers to be successful in their careers. Community colleges seek to educate and train individuals in their community to have the knowledge and skills for current jobs and long-term career opportunities. Employers seek employees with both job-specific…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, School Business Relationship
Eaton, Judith S. – Association of Community College Trustees, 2018
Accreditation, an external form of quality review of higher education institutions and programs, plays a vital role in a college or university, including community colleges. For community college trustees, awareness of and insight into the role, purpose and impact of accreditation is part of effectively carrying out board leadership. Whether…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Community Colleges, Trustees, Governing Boards
Association of Community College Trustees, 2018
ACCT's "Equity Action Agenda for Community College Governance" is a guide based on the responsibilities of community college trustees and the college's leadership to promote policies that support access, affordability, equity and completion for all community college students. College diversity, equity, and inclusivity policies facilitate…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governance, Trustees, Leadership Responsibility
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