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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
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
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
Finnegan, Catherine L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter presents the results of a study focused on rural community college faculty experiences. Through their own stories, it becomes clear that rural faculty do not have a single role, but instead fulfill many roles that ensure the success of their students.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role
Strawn, Rachel Mayes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter presents results from a study exploring the experiences of rural high school graduates and the influences on their reasons for attending postsecondary education. In particular, the results presented here are a compilation of several rural students who intentionally chose to attend a local community college.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Graduates, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
The Right to Be Counted: Student Retention and the Washington State LGBTQ Student Success Initiative
Trimble, Danielle V. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter examines student success outcomes utilizing sexual and gender identity student data.
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Success, Gender Issues
Teut, Jo – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter addresses the large gap in information about asexual identities, examines potential prevalence rates of asexual individuals interacting with community colleges, and equips practitioners with tools for integrating asexuality into their current LGBTQIA+ initiatives.
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Sexuality, Incidence, Community Colleges
"They Told Me to Come Back Tomorrow; They Were Too Busy Today": How Community College Leaders' Decisions Impact Students
Anderson, Jill A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
The ethical decision-making style of community college leaders affect students. Therefore, it is important to understand how the resulting bureaucratic college procedures impact students' college-going decisions.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, Administrator Role
A Leg to Stand On: Developing Core Beliefs and a Leadership Philosophy for Sound Ethical Decision-Making
Gonzales, Steven R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Possessing core beliefs and a leadership philosophy is essential to undergird the work of college leaders, particularly during a time of systemic organizational change. This chapter delineates what college leaders should do to establish ethical decision-making and ethical leadership practices.
Descriptors: College Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Beliefs, Philosophy
Smith, Douglas A.; Fox, Emily C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
To accurately anticipate future ethical decision-making needs for emerging community college leaders, we must first understand current presidential ethical practice and their perspectives on the future needs of next-generation leaders. This understanding helps us consider implications for the future preparation of community college leaders.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, College Presidents
Bers, Trudy H. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes and reviews new approaches to revising developmental English, the effectiveness of these approaches, and a synthesis of lessons learned from them.
Descriptors: English Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs, Instructional Effectiveness
Fincher, Mark; Coomer, Traci; Hicks, Janice; Johnson, Jessica; Lineros, Jose; Olivarez, Catherine P.; Randolph, A. J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Using an original representative national survey, data were gathered on the ways colleges have responded to student hunger through the provision of campus-based food banks.
Descriptors: College Students, Hunger, Food, Intervention
Gupton, Jarrett T.; Trost, Jennifer L.; Collins, Kelly – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
While homeless and highly mobile students experience multiple forms of marginality, trauma, and economic hardship, an increasing number of community colleges are providing support services tailored for this population. This qualitative study examined campus food pantries as a vital service that furthers the completion agenda.
Descriptors: Food, Homeless People, Trauma, Disadvantaged
Hallett, Ronald E.; Westland, Melinda A.; Mo, Elaine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the ways that the trauma of childhood frames the academic, social, and personal lives of many foster youth as they navigate higher education. In particular, we focus on the role of homelessness, social network fragmentation, and abuse and neglect.
Descriptors: Trauma, Foster Care, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Day, Angelique; Riebschleger, Joanne; Wen, Jiebing – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Precollege outreach programs improve college access for underrepresented students; however, information on foster youth engagement in precollege programs is virtually nonexistent. This chapter describes the impact of a precollege program on two- and four-year college enrollment and completion rates.
Descriptors: Mentors, Excellence in Education, College Preparation, Community Colleges