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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
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
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
Meza, Elizabeth Apple; Blume, Grant – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
Institutional pairs of community college-sending institutions and university-receiving institutions are associated with significant variation in college completion outcomes, with such variation being especially pronounced for underserved transfer students of color. Higher performing institutional pairs tend to enroll a predominantly White student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Transfer Students, College Students
Martinez, Edna – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter presents a critical examination of the institutionalization of baccalaureate degrees at a Hispanic-serving community college. Findings highlight that in expanding programmatic, financial, and geographic access to certain baccalaureate degrees, access to other educational opportunities was undercut.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees
Sommer, Cynthia L. Santana; Cuellar, Marcela G. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter presents an initial inquiry about students who take student success courses with a Latinx focus at two California community colleges, one with an HSI designation and one without.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Vasquez, Marissa C.; Salinas, Cristobal, Jr.; Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Gonzalez, Ángel – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter provides insights on the community college transfer experiences of Latino men. In particular, we conceptualize how Latino men navigate different spaces (intellectual, emotional, geographical) with the support of family members.
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Resilience (Psychology), Hispanic American Students, Males
Elenes, Briseida Ileana – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This article presents the testimonios of the gendered and cultural pathways of two Latina community college administrators. Recommendations for improving Latina leadership development include the development of a Carnala Community Network and institutional interventions for providing culturally relevant professional development opportunities.
Descriptors: Females, Community Colleges, Leadership Training, Personal Narratives
Buffardi, Harry C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter explores issues surrounding adjunct instructor roles in assessment, and provides some useful techniques to incorporate their assessment work toward unifying education delivery.
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
Blevins-Knabe, Belinda – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter addresses key assessment issues that influence the success of assessment programs at community colleges. Suggestions for advancing general education assessment are included.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, General Education, Educational Assessment
The "Double-Whammy": How Cuts in State Appropriations and Federal Pell Grants Harm Rural Community College Students and the Institutions That Serve Them
Koh, Jonathan P.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Bray, Nathaniel J.; Hardy, David E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter reviews multiple variables across all public community colleges, and unveils marked disparities in public funding between and within the states at community colleges of different sizes and geographical settings.
Descriptors: State Aid, Public Colleges, Community Colleges, Financial Support
Assimilation in Suburbia? Geographical and Cultural Barriers to Working with LGBTQ+ Students in Suburban Community Colleges
Edwards, Monica; Grippe, Al – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Partial LGBTQ+ assimilation into mainstream culture has changed how practitioners interact with students at suburban community colleges. This chapter reviews the history of the Chicago suburbs and reflects on the authors' experiences working with LGBTQ+ students in community colleges there.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, LGBTQ People
Tools for Trans Inclusiveness in the Community College Setting: A Look at City College of San Francisco
Haefele-Thomas, Ardel; Hansen, Breana Bahar – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter explores the work to dismantle cissexism and trans discrimination through LGBT studies and the work of student groups at the City College of San Francisco, with particular emphasis on sustainable and successful practices that can be implemented within a variety of institutional contexts.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Inclusion, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Hoffshire, Mike; Campbell, Emily – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter examines the role of advisors of student-run LGBTQ+ organizations within community colleges as well as offers important recommendations for practice.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Student Organizations, LGBTQ People
Anderson-Long, Maria; Jeffries, Matthew – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter analyzes research of gender-inclusive housing policies at four-year institutions and current policies at two-year institutions using open systems theory to provide recommendations on how practitioners can best utilize these policies to create a greater inclusive campus environment.
Descriptors: Gender Issues, College Housing, Community Colleges, Educational Policy