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Buchanan, Lori Elliott; Wilson, Kristin Bailey – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter addresses the impact of free community college and state merit scholarships on college-going patterns of high school graduates, community college revenue contexts, and student access and completion at community colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, High School Graduates, College Attendance, Income
Jones, Stephanie J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter addresses how dual enrollment programs support the community college mission, specifically related to access and completion.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Access to Education
Hellmich, David M.; Feeney, Greg J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter advises community college leaders how to achieve mission balance by using strategic planning to make mission-critical decisions and take decisive action.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Institutional Mission
Amey, Marilyn J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter highlights key ideas about multiple and competing community college missions and the leadership required to address them.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Leadership
Ayers, David F. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter describes the historical context of community college mission statements and proposes that these texts serve three functions: public relations, management, and sensemaking.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Public Relations
Heelan, Cynthia M.; Mellow, Gail O. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter describes the community college challenge to support all learners to succeed in college and enter the middle class as citizens, parents, and workers.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Middle Class
National Shifts in Adult Basic Education: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Ability to Benefit, and High School Equivalency Tests
Davidson, J. Cody – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
An important aspect of the community college mission is to educate working adults including those without a high school diploma or its equivalent. Three important changes are forcing community colleges to reevaluate how these services and activities are delivered as well as policies that govern this critical work. These shifts provide a new…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Federal Legislation, Labor Legislation, Labor Force Development
Baldwin, Christopher A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter explores the changing nature of how students experience postsecondary education that results in a considerable amount of "swirl" between institutions. Although the traditional notion of "vertical" transfer from a community college to a university continues to be an important aspect of the community college mission,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Mobility, Transfer Students, Community Colleges
Garza Mitchell, Regina L.; Sawyer, James O., IV – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
In this chapter, we discuss how the workforce development mission has evolved over the past 10 years, how the mission plays out at community colleges today, what it may look like in the future, and questions that need to be considered.
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Educational Change, Community Colleges, Educational Trends
Lee, E. Ashleigh Schuller – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter provides a summary of the history of the Clery Act and reviews the latest developments of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. In light of this legislation, campus collaboration should occur to ensure students' safety and institutional legal compliance regarding mandatory reporting requirements.
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Violence, Victims of Crime, Intellectual History
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
Heineman, Judie A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter explores the unique needs of women student-veterans and highlights the ways that community college leaders can support women student-veterans on their college campuses.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Veterans, Military Personnel
Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter explores the role of gender as a critical aspect of identity formation. The chapter reviews how narrow definitions of gender deeply shape campus climate, particularly for individuals who challenge norms in terms of gender identity, gender expression, and gender roles.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Sex Role, Identification (Psychology), Definitions
Eddy, Pamela L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This final chapter draws together the ways in which intersectionality occurs for a range of stakeholders regarding constructions of gender in community colleges and provides tactics for increasing equity.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Stakeholders, Community Colleges, Equal Education
Lester, Jaime; Klein, Carrie – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter provides a portrait of the overrepresentation of women in community colleges and introduces contemporary research on men and masculinity to argue the need for more inclusive conceptualizations of gender issues.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Community Colleges