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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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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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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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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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Collins, Kimberly; Welch, Christopher; Thompson, Julia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes how Sinclair Community College and University of Dayton (UD) developed a transfer partnership that encompasses all facets of campus life, financial benefits, and wrap-around services.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Transfer Programs
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Yeh, Theresa Ling; Wetzstein, Lia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter builds upon past research on community colleges and four-year baccalaureate degree-granting institutions' efforts to improve transfer. We present a framework that describes multiple types of collaborative relationships between institutions and share strategies for practitioners to develop partnerships.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Transfer Programs
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Crisp, Gloria; Potter, Charlie; Robertson, Rebecca; Carales, Vincent – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter documents racial/ethnic inequities in transfer among a national sample of first-time beginning students included in the newest wave of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14). Implications for transfer partnerships in promoting racial/ethnic transfer equity and improving student success are included.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Minority Group Students, College Transfer Students, Racial Differences
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Ayers, David F.; Gonzales, Leslie D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
In this chapter, we extend the conventional expectations of midlevel academic leadership to include emotional labor. To do so, we draw on examples salient to academic department chairs, who are the ultimate example of midlevel leaders: sitting between senior-level leaders and a cadre of disciplinary- and departmentally-based peers. After defining…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Leadership, Emotional Response, Department Heads
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