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Person, Ann E.; Thibeault, Nancy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines how one college implemented a competency-based model to improve student success and transform the way the college creates and maintains career-relevant curricula.
Descriptors: Success, Competency Based Education, Career Education, Relevance (Education)
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Edgecombe, Nikki – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the structure and implementation of a redesign of developmental education in the Virginia Community College System, discusses preliminary descriptive findings from an evaluation of the redesign, and shares lessons for the field.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation
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Friedmann, Elizabeth; Kurlaender, Michal; van Ommeren, Alice – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines the Early Assessment Program, which provides California high school students with early signals about their college readiness and allows them to improve their skills and reduce the need for developmental education in college.
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Student Improvement, Student Evaluation
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Stout, Karen A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the challenges and practical barriers community colleges face when implementing comprehensive reform, exploring how reforms are leading to some improvements but not often scaled improvements.
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Change, Barriers, Community Colleges
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Bragg, Debra D.; Krismer, Marianne – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes career pathways that evolved through a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training consortium grant designed to help students complete programs of study and enter health care careers.
Descriptors: Career Development, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Gaskew, Tony – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter calls for educators to specifically engage the needs of African-American men, who often comprise the largest demographic in prison, in what the author calls the Humiliation-to-Humility Perspective.
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Males, African Americans, Educational Needs
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Brewster, Larry – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes the contribution of art education to the wider project of prison education, and posits a "natural partnership" between prison arts and community college programs in prisons.
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Fine Arts, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education
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Gould, Mary Rachel; Harkins, Gillian; Stevens, Kyes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
In this provocative chapter, three authors engage the battle of ideas that undergird thinking about prison today, and they call for a reconceptualization of prison education in terms of a participatory model rather than thinking of it as a "service."
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Citizen Participation, Colleges, Models
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Larson, Doran – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes methods for funding community programs in prison in the context of national and international political economy of mass incarceration.
Descriptors: Community Programs, Financial Support, Political Issues, Economic Factors
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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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Haag, Patricia W. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Career and technical education concurrent enrollment may pose unique challenges in programming and enrollment for program administrators, and this chapter describes the experiences and challenges of a CTE concurrent enrollment administrator.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, College Administration
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Taylor, Jason L.; Borden, Victor H. M.; Park, Eunkyoung – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter reports results from a national policy study that examined state dual credit policies and how state policies address the quality of dual credit courses.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, State Policy, Educational Policy
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Scheffel, Kent; McLemore, Yvette; Lowe, Adam – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes how implementing the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships' 17 accreditation standards strengthens a concurrent enrollment program, enhances secondary-postsecondary relations, and benefits students, their families, and secondary and postsecondary institutions.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Standards, Secondary Education
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Braxton, John M.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes the findings from a national survey of community college faculty. With the lens of Boyer's Domains of Scholarship applied to these findings, a more fine-grained and accurate assessment of the engagement of community college faculty members in scholarship emerges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Teacher Participation
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Park, Toby J.; Braxton, John M.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes three empirically derived types of faculty scholars in community colleges: Immersed Scholars, Scholars of Dissemination, and Scholars of Pedagogical Knowledge. This chapter discusses these types and offers a recommendation.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Teacher Characteristics
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