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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
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
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
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
Márquez, Lizbeth V.; Hernández, Ignacio – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
In this chapter, the authors highlight the importance of student affairs in community colleges, define the role and responsibilities of midlevel leaders, and highlight their potential impact with respect to student success at community colleges. Best practices for supporting student affairs midlevel leaders and recommendations are offered.
Descriptors: Middle Management, Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, Community Colleges
LaManna, Richard – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter affirms the increasing value of outcomes assessment at one of many institutions where once it was mostly ignored, how the knowledge afforded by increased use of assessment functions as a precursor to change, and how the faculty and staff work of program and outcomes assessment--discussions, decisions, preparations, actions,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Evaluation, College Faculty
Ensuring Student Success: Using Formative Assessment as the Key to Communication and Compassion among Faculty, Students, and Staff
Akkaraju, Shylaja; Atamturktur, Seher; Broughton, Laura; Frazer, Tica – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter illustrates the value of formative assessment as the key to better understand students who struggle with classroom learning. The authors present ways in which professional development, classroom assessment, and student services can come together with the common goal of building a community focused on the student learning experience…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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
Waters-Bailey, Stacy; McGraw, Matthew S.; Barr, Jason – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter offers strategies for creating support resources for students who face nonacademic barriers such as housing insecurity, food insecurity, lack of transportation and dependable childcare, and the need for mental health care and illness. These strategies should be viewed as ideas to help retain students and create lasting partnerships…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Barriers, Student Personnel Services
Brisolara, Sharon – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Rural community colleges, often located in communities with fewer resources than urban or suburban institutions, face unique challenges in serving LGBTQIA+ students. This chapter showcases the challenges in one district and strategies that college community members have employed in working for LGBTQIA+ student success.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, LGBTQ People
Assimilation in Suburbia? Geographical and Cultural Barriers to Working with LGBTQ+ Students in Suburban Community Colleges
Edwards, Monica; Grippe, Al – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Partial LGBTQ+ assimilation into mainstream culture has changed how practitioners interact with students at suburban community colleges. This chapter reviews the history of the Chicago suburbs and reflects on the authors' experiences working with LGBTQ+ students in community colleges there.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, LGBTQ People
Tools for Trans Inclusiveness in the Community College Setting: A Look at City College of San Francisco
Haefele-Thomas, Ardel; Hansen, Breana Bahar – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter explores the work to dismantle cissexism and trans discrimination through LGBT studies and the work of student groups at the City College of San Francisco, with particular emphasis on sustainable and successful practices that can be implemented within a variety of institutional contexts.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Inclusion, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Hoffshire, Mike; Campbell, Emily – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter examines the role of advisors of student-run LGBTQ+ organizations within community colleges as well as offers important recommendations for practice.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Student Organizations, LGBTQ People
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