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Hoffman, Kurt – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the cocurricular activities offered through The Democracy Commitment at Allegany College of Maryland and the impact of these civic experiences on its students.
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Higher Education, Small Colleges, Rural Schools
Turner, Lavita McMath – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the process and challenges of implementing a civic engagement graduation requirement at Kingsborough Community College.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Requirements, Program Implementation, Citizen Participation
Carter, Miriam J.; Marmolejo, Francisco J.; Spaid, Robin L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
Using India as an example, the authors of this chapter provide background for connecting theory and practice for international community colleges.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Community Colleges, Postsecondary Education
Transforming the Community College Student Experience through Comprehensive, Technology-Mediated Advising
Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Karp, Melinda Mechur – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines the use of technology and other structural changes to encourage comprehensive advising reforms.
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Thor, Linda M.; Moreau, Joseph – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter uses Rio Salado College and the Online Education Initiative in the California Community Colleges to illustrate how community colleges can enhance system efficiency and student success in online learning and program completion.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Brock, Thomas; Mayer, Alexander K.; Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter explores the role that research and evaluation play in supporting comprehensive reform in community colleges, focusing on lessons from two major initiatives: Achieving the Dream and Completion by Design.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Evaluation Utilization, Research Utilization
Maxwell, Nan L.; Person, Ann E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter discusses challenges to using data in a continuous improvement framework and describes the approaches some community colleges have used to overcome those challenges.
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Educational Improvement, Community Colleges
Bailey, Thomas – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines why typical reforms at community colleges in recent years have not improved institutional graduation rates. It argues that substantially increasing college completion requires comprehensive institutional reform with a focus on measurable student success, an intentional and cohesive package of programmatic components, and a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Graduation Rate, College Graduates
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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