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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
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
Leaser, David; Jona, Kemi; Gallagher, Sean – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter explores the evolution of technology industry credentials in a rapidly changing digital skills landscape. The authors explore two interrelated case studies: the benefits of IBM's development of its own educational programs into digital badges, and the partnership between IBM and Northeastern University that articulates these industry…
Descriptors: Credentials, Employment Qualifications, Case Studies, Partnerships in Education
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
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
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
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
How Students Think about Race: Exploring Racial Conceptions and Their Implications for Student Success among Latino Male Community College Students
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
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
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
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
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
Teaching Latinx Students with "Carino": Using Validation Theory and Culturally Inclusive Pedagogy in Catch the Next's Ascender Program
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
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
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