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Sarah L. Rodriguez; Bruk Berhane – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
This paper will describe the promise Hispanic-serving Community Colleges (HSCCs) have for creating a culture of servingness, including curricular and co-curricular supports, transfer infrastructure, engineering identity development, and other mechanisms that can positively impact Latinx engineering learners. We will outline current research and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, Latin Americans, Minority Serving Institutions
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Katie Shakour; Tim Ransom; Eliza Gallagher; Karen Johnson; Rebecca Short; Jonathan Beck; Kapil Chalil Madathil – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an abrupt change in educational programs worldwide, including workforce development education in community colleges. Given the hands-on requirements of these programs, considerations for changes included if and how instructors and students could maintain academic continuity during the pandemic. This article focuses on…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Labor Force Development, Education Work Relationship
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Marci Rockey; Jasmine D. Collins – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
Racially minoritized communities in rural areas experience some of the most challenging conditions related to poverty, educational access, and educational attainment in the nation (Farrigan, 2021; Hillman, 2016). For residents in these communities, community colleges are the most common entry point into postsecondary education (Byun et al., 2017),…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Minority Serving Institutions, Barriers, Access to Education
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Brooklyn Cole Herrera; Michael Lanford – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
Although open-access Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) continue to expand across the United States, they are often under-resourced and lack adequate institutional support services. This article presents findings from a qualitative case study of an asset-based, peer support program for Latinx students in an open-access HSI in the Southeast…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Peer Teaching
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Denisse M. Hinojosa; Emily P. Bonner; Heidi Hunt; Bailey Devine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
Partnerships between two- and four-year Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) can provide high-quality, in-depth learning experiences for traditionally underserved students. Blurring the lines between these institutions allows for more seamless transitions for prospective teachers (PTs), and maximum collaboration and program impact. This article…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Partnerships in Education, Two Year Colleges
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Hope Allchin; Frank Fernandez – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
For students at tribal colleges, online courses provide access to college coursework, particularly for non-traditional students and students who live in rural communities. In addition, online courses provide unique opportunities for Indigenous students to connect with their tribal communities and to participate in cultural revitalization and…
Descriptors: Minority Serving Institutions, Tribally Controlled Education, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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Daniel Corral; Daniyal Rahim – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges enroll and educate a large share of Hispanic postsecondary students. Due to work trends and demographic changes, Hispanic and other historically underrepresented students play a crucial role in shaping the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) scholars and practitioners. We use…
Descriptors: Minority Serving Institutions, Hispanic American Students, Community Colleges, Community College Students
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Jarett Lujan; Jon McNaughtan; Brittani Williams – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
The number of federally designated Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs) has almost doubled over the last 10 years. This shift has led researchers and policy makers alike to increasingly scrutinize what it means to be Hispanic serving, and not just Hispanic enrolling. In this study, we present perspectives from five Hispanic community college…
Descriptors: Minority Serving Institutions, Hispanic American Students, Community Colleges, Community College Students
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Jacqueline Mac; Dear Aunaetitrakul; Nhia Xiong – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
This article explores the experiences of project directors at two-year Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander serving institutions in the Midwest. Specifically, we examined how project directors faced racialized campus environments, navigated support structures (or the lack thereof), and continually combatted misperceptions about the…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Minority Serving Institutions, Asian American Students, Pacific Islanders
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Carolyn Casale; Sherry Clippert-deVogel; Cynthia Scheuer – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
A diverse stakeholder partnership led to the development of a Pre-Elementary Education program through its collaboration among faculty, academic advisement, and administration across higher education institutions. Housed at an institution that serves a minority population, this collaboration led to offering an Associate of Arts degree that is…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Associate Degrees, Partnerships in Education, Minority Group Students
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Cynthia Maribel Alcantar; Edwin Hernandez; Alicia Nani Reyes; Melissa Jauregui-Gomez; Victoria Kim – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024
This article presents research on the role of educators at a Hispanic Serving community college in the civic development--the capacity to be socially and/or politically civically engaged--of Latinx students. The article presents educators' perceptions of, and pedagogies used to promote, the civic development of Latinx students and communities at a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Citizen Participation
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Schanker, Jennifer Ballard; Orians, Erica Lee – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2023
This chapter reflects on how the Michigan Center for Student Success (MCSS) has leveraged its position within a membership organization for community college presidents and trustees to engage in statewide student success efforts in a state with a unique higher education governance structure. With no formal higher education governing body to set…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community College Students, College Presidents, Trustees
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Henderson, Carrie; Ivey, Abbey – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2023
Mathematics continues to be one of the most significant barriers to student success, particularly in the community college sector. Many students are placed into the algebra-based track, which is often viewed as the "safe" or most desirable option, when they likely would have been better served in an alternative mathematics pathway more…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Change
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Miller, Jennifer M.; Wetzstein, Lia; Girardi, Amy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2023
This chapter highlights the role of institutional coaches in supporting community college transformational reform efforts, such as guided pathways. The history of coaching support for student success is explored along with a description of a national network of state intermediaries supporting the work of coaches focused on campus-level change.…
Descriptors: School Culture, College Environment, Educational Innovation, Coaching (Performance)
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McMican, Jairo – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2023
Student Success Centers (SSC) belong to a national network dedicated to increasing the number of students earning postsecondary credentials. SSCs use a variety of methods and strategies to help states within the network achieve these goals. This chapter focuses on practical ways for student success centers to help colleges navigate the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Academic Degrees, Credentials, College Graduates
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