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McKay, Heather; Van Noy, Michelle – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program was an unprecedented investment in community colleges. This chapter describes the history and context for this grant program, as well as its strategies and outcomes.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Job Training, Educational Strategies
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Freeman, Jennifer; Lagarde, Christian; Acevedo, Erica – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter describes examples of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training-funded innovations that resulted in statewide systemic change, including approaches to accelerate adult credential attainment, new approaches to data collection and analysis, enhanced individualized student support, and stronger industry alignment.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Job Training, Adult Education
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Cosgrove, John; Cosgrove, Maggie – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter discusses the employment engagement efforts of Missouri's twelve community colleges to improve program development, student recruitment, program assistance, student support, and employer hiring.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Program Development, Student Recruitment
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Vinton, Justin; Van Noy, Michelle; Haviland, Sara; Blondin, Jo – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter describes how Clark State Community College used its TAACCCT grant in manufacturing to help drive organizational changes in the college to better serve local workforce needs.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Adult Education, Job Training
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Bragg, Debra D.; Richie, Deborah; Kirby, Catherine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
Ensuring that the federal investment in TAACCCT has a lasting legacy is important to community colleges and the nation. Exploring the notion of transformative change, this chapter describes research and development associated with the Transformative Change Initiative (TCI), including seven guiding principles to sustain and scale change in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Job Training, Adult Education
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Price, Derek V.; Sedlak, Wendy; Valentine, Jessa Lewis – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
This chapter describes the implementation efforts and student outcomes from a TAACCCT consortium that built pathways between noncredit and credit programs in healthcare, hospitality, information technology, and environmental technologies.
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Resilience (Psychology), Consortia, Program Implementation
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Dunham, Kate; Negoita, Marian – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
In this chapter, we draw on the data collected during our evaluations of six TAACCCT grants to describe the challenges, successes, and transformative effect of adopting a developmental evaluation approach for community college programs.
Descriptors: Data Collection, Program Evaluation, Grants, Community Colleges
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Amey, Marilyn J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
Authors in this volume presented numerous examples of pathways that provide opportunity for more successful transfer especially for racially minoritized students. They describe processes for enacting partnerships between community colleges and universities along with the opportunities and challenges encountered in advancing more equitable…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Minority Group Students
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DuVal, Chris; Artis, Wayne – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes a long-term successful transfer partnership between Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS). The Best Choices program provides clearly defined pathways for students planning on transferring from PPCC to UCCS, including overall transfer plans that extend from start to finish.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Transfer Programs
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Wellington-Baker, Kristi; Hammer, Joyce – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
Too many Washingtonians, especially low-income persons of color, are not completing postsecondary education credentials that lead to meaningful labor market returns. This chapter provides an evidence-based, student-centered transfer framework that reinforces transparency, equity-mindedness, and the adaptive leadership necessary to transform higher…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students, College Transfer Students
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Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter makes the case for the urgency to address the racial transfer gap that pervades the vertical transfer function involving community colleges and universities. Lessons from research on high-performing transfer partnerships lay a foundation for transfer policies and practices described in other chapters in this volume of New Directions…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, College Students
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Carlsen, Paula K.; Gangeness, Jeanine E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes a strong partnership with a long history between Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) and Winona State University (WSU), and focuses on the advising process utilized by a shared advisor employed by both institutions that has resulted in an improved transfer experience for students.
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Academic Advising, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Student Experience
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Soler, Maria Claudia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes "transfer swirl" as the back-and-forth movement that students make between more than two community colleges before transferring to a university. A discussion on the implications of using inconsistent definitions to refer to students who transfer swirl occurs.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students
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Collins, Kimberly; Welch, Christopher; Thompson, Julia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes how Sinclair Community College and University of Dayton (UD) developed a transfer partnership that encompasses all facets of campus life, financial benefits, and wrap-around services.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Transfer Programs
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Yeh, Theresa Ling; Wetzstein, Lia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter builds upon past research on community colleges and four-year baccalaureate degree-granting institutions' efforts to improve transfer. We present a framework that describes multiple types of collaborative relationships between institutions and share strategies for practitioners to develop partnerships.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Transfer Programs
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