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Perea, Brenda – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes the role microcredentials can play within the context of guided pathways and degree completion, illustrated through three case studies of community colleges and systems.
Descriptors: Credentials, Community Colleges, Graduation, Case Studies
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Maxwell, Nan; Gallagher, Sean – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter introduces the drivers for change in the credentialing market that has arisen in the new era of work and learning. It analyzes the factors that are driving interest in shorter competency-based credentials, and identifies emerging trends that community colleges might consider when structuring their credentials.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Credentials, Competency Based Education
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Taylor, Steven C.; Soares, Louis – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter provides an overview of the issues that arise when trying to assess quality of credentials in the new credentialing market and discusses elements of an outcomes-based quality assurance that is evolving.
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Credentials, Educational Assessment, Outcomes of Education
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Zanville, Holly – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter summarizes trends, themes, and lessons from this volume and key credentialing initiatives supported by Lumina Foundation.
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Credentials, Philanthropic Foundations
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Leaser, David; Jona, Kemi; Gallagher, Sean – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter explores the evolution of technology industry credentials in a rapidly changing digital skills landscape. The authors explore two interrelated case studies: the benefits of IBM's development of its own educational programs into digital badges, and the partnership between IBM and Northeastern University that articulates these industry…
Descriptors: Credentials, Employment Qualifications, Case Studies, Partnerships in Education
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Gallagher, Sean; Maxwell, Nan – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter focuses on the overall themes, priorities, and "calls to action" that emerged from a discussion and reflection among community college leaders on the chapters in this volume.
Descriptors: Credentials, Community Colleges, College Administration, Educational Demand
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McCaffery, Russell N.; Backus, Leslie; Maxwell, Nan – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter discusses the process Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida used to embed certifications from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals into its associate and bachelor degree programs. Included is an overview of the process followed as well as challenges encountered. The chapter concludes with recommendations for…
Descriptors: Industry, Certification, Employment Qualifications, Community Colleges
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Maxwell, Nan; Gallagher, Sean – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter proposes a glossary of terms related to the market for new credentials, based on established and emerging consensus definitions.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Employment Qualifications, Credentials, Definitions
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Sabay, Sarah; Wiles, Kristian – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter is a review of a successful partnership between TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) programs at South Seattle College and the University of Washington. Practices used by the two institutions are described, with examples and enriching perspectives of student services leaders of each institution.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Partnerships in Education, Educational Practices
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Amey, Marilyn J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
Authors in this volume presented numerous examples of pathways that provide opportunity for more successful transfer especially for racially minoritized students. They describe processes for enacting partnerships between community colleges and universities along with the opportunities and challenges encountered in advancing more equitable…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Minority Group Students
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DuVal, Chris; Artis, Wayne – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes a long-term successful transfer partnership between Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS). The Best Choices program provides clearly defined pathways for students planning on transferring from PPCC to UCCS, including overall transfer plans that extend from start to finish.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Transfer Programs
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Wellington-Baker, Kristi; Hammer, Joyce – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
Too many Washingtonians, especially low-income persons of color, are not completing postsecondary education credentials that lead to meaningful labor market returns. This chapter provides an evidence-based, student-centered transfer framework that reinforces transparency, equity-mindedness, and the adaptive leadership necessary to transform higher…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students, College Transfer Students
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Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter makes the case for the urgency to address the racial transfer gap that pervades the vertical transfer function involving community colleges and universities. Lessons from research on high-performing transfer partnerships lay a foundation for transfer policies and practices described in other chapters in this volume of New Directions…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, College Students
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Carlsen, Paula K.; Gangeness, Jeanine E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes a strong partnership with a long history between Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) and Winona State University (WSU), and focuses on the advising process utilized by a shared advisor employed by both institutions that has resulted in an improved transfer experience for students.
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Academic Advising, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Student Experience
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Soler, Maria Claudia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes "transfer swirl" as the back-and-forth movement that students make between more than two community colleges before transferring to a university. A discussion on the implications of using inconsistent definitions to refer to students who transfer swirl occurs.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students
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