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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2022
Guided pathways, a program that aims to improve college completion and student success through remodeling of the student journey, supports learners in choosing a program of study, ideally resulting in transfer to a four-year school or the start of a lucrative career with a two-year degree. Colleges that employ a guided pathways model are seeing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Programs, Program Implementation, Educational Attainment
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2022
When students apply to a four-year college or university directly from high school, they know they want to earn at least a bachelor's degree. Not all students who enroll in community colleges have the same clarity about their future. This lack of clarity about their educational goals is one of many hurdles that community colleges face in helping…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Credits, Academic Aspiration
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2022
Real differences do exist among the generations in terms of attitudes, behaviors, expectations and motivations that have an impact at work and in the classroom, in spheres of activity like building teams, dealing with change, motivating and managing, and teaching. But community college leaders and other administrators and faculty can leverage…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Leaders, Older Adults
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2022
Immigrant community college presidents are working to ensure the unpleasant, even frightening experiences of their younger years are not replicated among the current student body. Immigrant leaders interviewed by "Community College Journal"--Dr. Steady Moono, president of SUNY Schenectady County Community College; Dr. Lin Zhou, president…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Immigrants
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2022
Community college students often face more stressors than those at four-year institutions. Many are working adults with families. Some are homeless, food insecure or have financial instability. The pandemic has exacerbated these challenges. Community college leaders are employing a number of strategies to solve the mental health crisis, such as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2022
Retaining people no longer credited toward college completion--a group known in academic parlance as "stop outs"--is a core concern among administrators seeking to remove barriers to education. Preventing stop outs from becoming stay outs means re-enrolling students beset by debt, or targeting vulnerable demos close to graduation.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Stopouts, Prevention
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2022
The more polarized American politics become, the more challenging it becomes for institutional leaders of all stripes to maintain a balanced approach and not get crosswise with anyone. Community college leaders are no exception to this reality--and they say succeeding in this environment requires an artful combination of underscoring the natural…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Student Interests
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
Community college faculty have always been more than classroom teachers, but during the pandemic their roles as counselors, navigators and sources of needed referrals perhaps have never been more paramount--or appreciated. Beyond the dizzying logistics and scrambled pedagogy involved in switching from in-person to online learning, faculty have…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2021
The three pandemic relief bills passed by Congress since March 2020 collectively provide about $75 billion for U.S. colleges--as well as the students they serve. The legislation has brought three waves of funding to community colleges, known as Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF) I, HEERF II, and HEERF III. Colleges must spend a…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, COVID-19, Pandemics, Federal Aid
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
Community college students are more likely to be low-income, people of color and first generation in their family to attend higher education than their four-year peers. For a combination of these reasons, they are more apt to be housing insecure. This article discusses how some community colleges are providing new solutions for residences for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Low Income Students, First Generation College Students
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
Community colleges making the diversity, equity and inclusion journey need to recognize that one-size-fits-all support for students of color will not get the job done. To make everyone feel welcome on campus, leaders of two-year colleges need to ensure that they, as well as their faculty, staff and students, shed their assumptions, get out of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
There is perhaps no perfect time for community colleges to build new facilities as the pandemic and other factors impact student enrollment. Fall 2020 admission at community colleges dropped 10% from a year earlier, according to National Student Clearinghouse data from December 2020, far outweighing the 1% decline in undergraduates at public and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Facilities Improvement, School Buildings, Construction (Process)
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
Community colleges are utilizing unique support programs and disparate modes of learning to build community in the era of COVID-19. Student of different backgrounds are finding themselves facing similar challenges during the pandemic. This article profiles a student-athlete, an immigrant, a full-time worker, and a student of color from an…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Athletics, Athletes
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2020
Study abroad can be a crucial opportunity for learners to thrive in a global, interconnected economy. While overseas study programs prepare participants for the worldwide workforce, community college students are at a disadvantage if these journeys are not integrated into the classroom experience. As many two-year institutions lack a dedicated…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Consortia, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2020
There tends to be a belief that community colleges are focused on the needs of their immediate communities. However, employers everywhere are looking for a more globally competent workforce. Even if that means to be an informed citizen who can help solve complex problems is changing, with challenges such as climate change or the coronavirus…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Global Approach, College Faculty, Partnerships in Education
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