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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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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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Feiger, H. Tina – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Students in postsecondary education experience housing and food insecurity in increasing numbers. Their particular needs as students make it difficult for them to use traditional shelters. This chapter describes how two students from University of California, Los Angeles, created a shelter designed for students from the university and from Santa…
Descriptors: Housing Needs, College Students, Postsecondary Education, College Housing
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Person, Dawn; Dawson, Robert; García, Yvonne; Jones, Andrew – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter reports on three research studies conducted by the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (C-REAL) at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) that are designed to help higher education institutions enhance their practices in serving men of color, namely Black and Latino men.
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Hispanic American Students, Educational Practices
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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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Mair, Jennifer – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes Skyline College's student-centered approach to campus dialogue and deliberation and assesses the transferability of these skills to civic, workplace, and personal settings.
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, College Students, Student Empowerment, Interpersonal Competence
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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
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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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Moore, Nathaniel B. D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes the author's experience teaching ethnic studies inside a unique California prison, and calls for college-in-prison educators to engage culturally appropriate curricula to realize the full transformative potential of the prison classroom.
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Correctional Institutions, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum
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Kanny, M. Allison – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter examines the experiences of five high school students previously enrolled in dual enrollment courses, and discusses the perceived benefits and disadvantages of these experiences from the student perspective.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness
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Hern, Katie; Snell, Myra – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
This chapter describes how the authors are using data and professional learning to mobilize change in developmental English and mathematics curricula and pedagogy across multiple community colleges in California.
Descriptors: State Programs, Acceleration (Education), Developmental Programs, Educational Change
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Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Culton, Donald R.; Valeau, Edward J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
The nonprofit consortium "California Colleges for International Education" (CCIE) is a working example of how a formal association involving community colleges uses collaboration to achieve a fundamental goal of increasing student awareness of international issues through study abroad programs. For over 30 years, CCIE members have worked…
Descriptors: Consortia, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Study Abroad
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Valdez, Shelly; Marshall, David – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
Content standards have been identified in America as a solution to the declining rate of student success in the public education system. But content standards are not a "silver bullet," for a number of reasons. This chapter presents an intersegmental approach to vertical curriculum alignment that returns questions of student readiness to…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Curriculum Design, Readiness, Academic Standards
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Lopez, Julia I. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
In California, public financial aid aimed at low-income students is not reaching some of the poorest students enrolled in community colleges. Outreach efforts to students are important, but high schools and community colleges must also make financial aid receipt a priority.
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outreach Programs
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Patton, Jane; Pilati, Michelle – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
In 2010, California's then-governor Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1440, called the "Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act" (Padilla, 2010), into law. This bill mandated that the state's 112 community colleges (CCCs) develop a new type of associate degree, an "associate degree for transfer," that specifically prepares a…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Reflection, College Faculty
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