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Boggs, George R.; McPhail, Christine J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
Midlevel leaders are confronted by a never-ending stream of issues. Two experienced leaders and scholars provide suggestions and guidance to help manage them.
Descriptors: Middle Management, Guidance, Leaders, Administrator Attitudes
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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
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Abrica, Elvira J.; Dorsten, Amanda K. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes the importance of students' conceptualizations of race, defined as the abstract ideas that students have about race as well as how they express these ideas as influencing their own experience or that of the social identity group(s) to which they belong. Empirical findings from a study of racial conceptualization among Latino…
Descriptors: College Students, Racial Attitudes, Racial Identification, Hispanic American Students
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Salinas, Cristobal, Jr.; Doran, Erin E.; Swingle, Ethan C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter provides a primer on the evolution of terminology used to classify the Latinx/a/o population in the United States, the origins of the term "Latinx," and an analysis of how community colleges currently use the term.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, Classification, Definitions
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Olivarez, Catherine Prieto – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter addresses how Latinx students and their families understand the process of going to and choosing to attend a community college.
Descriptors: College Choice, Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Family Attitudes
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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
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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
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Castillo, Rafael – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This article describes the Catch the Next Ascender model, developed under the aegis of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a corrective to increase persistence and completion rates among the Texas Latinx college population.
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, College Programs, Academic Persistence
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Carales, Vincent D.; López, Ruth M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes various strength-based theoretical perspectives useful in understanding the experiences of Latinx community college students. We highlight key findings from studies that utilized these perspectives and conclude with recommendations for practitioners and leaders to consider as they support Latinx students.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Student Experience
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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
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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
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Roggow, Michael; Farron, Matthew – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This article discusses ways in which a group of faculty created program goals and objectives for a business program by conducting interviews with local business leaders.
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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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