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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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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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LaManna, Richard; Roggow, Michael – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter provides an overview of three assessment scholars whose work influenced the articles contained in this volume.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Best Practices, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Mince, Rosalie V. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This article describes the components of a program outcomes assessment model based on best practices that can be applied to improve the program review process in institutions of higher education.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Models
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LaManna, Richard – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter affirms the increasing value of outcomes assessment at one of many institutions where once it was mostly ignored, how the knowledge afforded by increased use of assessment functions as a precursor to change, and how the faculty and staff work of program and outcomes assessment--discussions, decisions, preparations, actions,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Evaluation, College Faculty
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Barrett, Sheri H. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes a model of assessment based on Action Research that promotes and relies on faculty engagement to improve student learning.
Descriptors: Evaluation, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Action Research
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Tyler, Deidre; Dibble, Emily – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes how Salt Lake Community College established an ePortfolio program to help students develop critical and analytic thinking skills, and to assess their proficiency in general education.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment
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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
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Akkaraju, Shylaja; Atamturktur, Seher; Broughton, Laura; Frazer, Tica – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter illustrates the value of formative assessment as the key to better understand students who struggle with classroom learning. The authors present ways in which professional development, classroom assessment, and student services can come together with the common goal of building a community focused on the student learning experience…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Cumming, Tammie; Miller, M. David – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes the role of faculty in conducting quality assessment and includes suggestions for preparing for successful meetings with reviewers on accreditation teams.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Evaluation Methods
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Dorimé-Williams, Marjorie L.; Shults, Christopher – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter introduces the Borough of Manhattan Community College's Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Plan and the Shults Dorimé-Williams Taxonomy as resources for the enhancement of assessment within administrative, educational, and student support units.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Effectiveness, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment
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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
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