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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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Garcia, Lisa R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter provides a portrait of midlevel Latina leadership in community colleges, focusing on the intersections of gender and race. The chapter will also examine the challenges and barriers Latinas face as midlevel leaders, the role of mentors, as well as provide recommendations for community colleges to help increase the numbers of Latina…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Community Colleges, Gender Differences, Race
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Conrad, Kelley L.; LeMay, Lynsey E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
Leading community college change initiatives from midlevel leadership positions is challenging. This chapter reviews the experiences of two midlevel leaders who led change on their campuses. They describe the work of their leadership efforts, including their relationships with faculty, administrators, students, and the challenges, rewards, and…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Middle Management, Community Colleges, Change Strategies
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Baber, Lorenzo DuBois – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
The purpose of this chapter is to explore the contemporary leadership issues and opportunities among those who lead administrative affairs functions from the middle of the organization. Included is a summary of the general challenges of administrative leadership, followed by specific considerations of the paradoxical environment at community…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Leadership, Administrators, College Administration
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