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McClenney, Kay; Dare, Donna; Thomason, Susan – Community College Journal, 2013
Ensuring that community colleges can better support students in pursuit and completion of college credentials is a central focus of the American Association of Community Colleges' 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. Recently, many institutions have worked to improve the college entry experience, but too often, student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Access to Education, College Readiness
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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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McClenney, Kay; Dare, Donna – Community College Journal, 2013
A strong case can and should be made--and subject to campus discussion--that community colleges should care deeply about increasing college completion; why doing so requires a fundamental redesign of students' educational experiences; and the reasons why the conceptual notion of academic and career pathways is gaining support from researchers and…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Educational Change
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McClenney, Kay; Oriano, Angela – Community College Journal, 2012
Community colleges are dealing with, and often leading, a historical shift from a 100-year focus on access to a new emphasis on access "and" student success. The impetus for this work comes from many directions--the president of the United States and the secretary of education, at least 30 governors, other state policymakers, the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Financial Support, Graduation Rate
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McClenney, Kay – Community College Journal, 2009
There is a sea change occurring in community colleges. It involves institutional leaders, faculty, and student services professionals. It is evident in campus-level discussions, conference sessions, and proliferating publications and its primary beneficiaries are students. The change is the increasing occurrence of honest conversations prompted by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change