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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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Campbell, Emily; Cintron, Rene – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the implementation and outcomes of a multiyear pilot study on the use of the corequisite model in math and English remediation. Practical recommendations are presented after an analysis of student outcomes and institutional practices.
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Remedial Instruction, Program Implementation, Pilot Projects
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Brathwaite, Jessica; Edgecombe, Nikki – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter discusses the importance of scrutinizing the outcomes of developmental education reforms across race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and level of developmental need.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Race
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Clery, Sue; Frye, Bobbie E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter identifies some of the challenges surrounding data collection and analysis regarding development students, including testing and identifying academic needs, placement determination, and measuring student outcomes.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Testing
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Day, Angelique; Riebschleger, Joanne; Wen, Jiebing – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Precollege outreach programs improve college access for underrepresented students; however, information on foster youth engagement in precollege programs is virtually nonexistent. This chapter describes the impact of a precollege program on two- and four-year college enrollment and completion rates.
Descriptors: Mentors, Excellence in Education, College Preparation, Community Colleges
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Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
When linked to program review and improvement, program evaluation can help practitioners to ensure that career-technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs offer equitable access and outcomes for underserved student groups.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Vocational Education, STEM Education
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Ozaki, C. Casey – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter critically examines the fit and applicability of foundational college impact theories to the community college context and students. Implications for the literature and campuses are explored.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Theories, College Students
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Harris, Frank, III; Luke Wood, J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
The authors of this chapter present the Socio-Ecological Outcomes Model as a means of predicting student success for community college men of color.
Descriptors: Social Influences, Ecological Factors, Outcomes of Education, Models
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Carales, Vincent D.; Garcia, Crystal E.; Mardock-Uman, Naomi – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter provides an overview of organizations and other entities focused on assisting community college staff, faculty, and administrators in developing and promoting student success outcomes. We provide a listing of relevant web resources related to programming and conclude with a summary of suggested readings.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Academic Achievement
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Newell, Mallory Angeli; Weintraub, Dayna S. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the individual and institutional factors leading to greater civic outcomes among students at four The Democracy Commitment (TDC) colleges in California.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, Individual Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Karp, Melinda Mechur – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter contextualizes and extends the previous chapters by addressing the intertwined issues of structural systems reform and college completion, as well as the role dual enrollment can play in ensuring equitable postsecondary outcomes for underrepresented students.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, Outcomes of Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Pickel, Jessica; Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
At a time when the nation is focusing so much attention on college completion, what do we know about how students are completing their community college programs? Does the open-access mission of community colleges translate into equitable outcomes? Pathways to Results (PTR) engages practitioners in using data to close equity gaps for student…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Nursing Education, Access to Education, Equal Education