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McKay, Heather; Van Noy, Michelle – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program was an unprecedented investment in community colleges. This chapter describes the history and context for this grant program, as well as its strategies and outcomes.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Job Training, Educational Strategies
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Freeman, Jennifer; Lagarde, Christian; Acevedo, Erica – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter describes examples of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training-funded innovations that resulted in statewide systemic change, including approaches to accelerate adult credential attainment, new approaches to data collection and analysis, enhanced individualized student support, and stronger industry alignment.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Job Training, Adult Education
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Gale, Tashera – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter reviews how the integration of foundational, technical, and soft skill development are strengthened when contextualized structures are intentionally embedded to support implementation of high-quality, industry-aligned instruction, and related efficacious outcomes.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Job Skills, Soft Skills, Alignment (Education)
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Cosgrove, John; Cosgrove, Maggie – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter discusses the employment engagement efforts of Missouri's twelve community colleges to improve program development, student recruitment, program assistance, student support, and employer hiring.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Program Development, Student Recruitment
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McKay, Heather; Michael, Suzanne – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
Colorado's Community College System's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant facilitated and supported the state's redesign of developmental education (DE) to increase rates of student retention and completion across fifteen community colleges. This chapter presents observations about the process of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Career Development, Educational Change
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Vinton, Justin; Van Noy, Michelle; Haviland, Sara; Blondin, Jo – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter describes how Clark State Community College used its TAACCCT grant in manufacturing to help drive organizational changes in the college to better serve local workforce needs.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Adult Education, Job Training
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Bragg, Debra D.; Richie, Deborah; Kirby, Catherine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
Ensuring that the federal investment in TAACCCT has a lasting legacy is important to community colleges and the nation. Exploring the notion of transformative change, this chapter describes research and development associated with the Transformative Change Initiative (TCI), including seven guiding principles to sustain and scale change in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Job Training, Adult Education
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Palmer, Iris; Nguyen, Sophie; Love, Ivy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
Drawing from Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant evaluations and interviews with the field, this chapter includes examples of three cases that integrated advising and prior learning assessment for adults returning to education, and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of each approach.
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Academic Advising, Community Colleges, Adult Students
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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
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Edwards, Renée; McKay, Heather; Shea, Patricia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This case study of an online science laboratory network, the North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO), demonstrates that successful initiatives must fit well within institutions' existing structural and programmatic elements as well as align with institutional goals, course-level programming, and have adequate buy-in at the faculty…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Delivery Systems, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Dunham, Kate; Negoita, Marian – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
In this chapter, we draw on the data collected during our evaluations of six TAACCCT grants to describe the challenges, successes, and transformative effect of adopting a developmental evaluation approach for community college programs.
Descriptors: Data Collection, Program Evaluation, Grants, Community Colleges
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Eyster, Lauren; Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter summarizes major findings from the national evaluation of TAACCCT pertaining to systems and organizational changes made by community colleges. These results are integrated with other findings presented in this volume to highlight lessons learned about the implementation of TAACCCT and its legacy for long-term changes in the community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Support Services, Program Evaluation, Organizational Change
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Bickerstaff, Susan; Ran, Florence Xiaotao – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
Disciplinary societies have a role to play in supporting the needs of community college adjunct faculty. The potential exists to improve the professional lives of these faculty members, an underappreciated segment of the higher education workforce, and to positively influence outcomes for students enrolled in community colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Faculty Development
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Maier, Mark; Rowell, Katherine R.; Macdonald, R. Heather – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter summarizes the varied disciplinary society structures and synthesizes the ways to enhance the relationship between the disciplinary societies and their community college partners.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Intellectual Disciplines, Professional Associations, Partnerships in Education
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Rowell, Katherine R.; Vitullo, Margaret Weigers; Smith, Michelle A.; Levinson, David L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
The American Sociological Association (ASA) used social science research and data informed approaches to engage community college faculty in the discipline.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Sociology, National Organizations
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