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McComb, Bruce E.; Lyddon, Jan W. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter discusses the importance and common challenges of evaluating community college student success efforts; it includes a broad-based framework for carrying out effective evaluations.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Intervention, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Carales, Vincent D.; Garcia, Crystal E.; Mardock-Uman, Naomi – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter provides an overview of organizations and other entities focused on assisting community college staff, faculty, and administrators in developing and promoting student success outcomes. We provide a listing of relevant web resources related to programming and conclude with a summary of suggested readings.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Academic Achievement
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Crisp, Gloria – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
The final chapter of the issue provides a synthesis of the first eight chapters, offers conclusions and recommendations, and considers future directions regarding practices and programs with promise for high impact at community colleges around the country.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Educational Practices
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Newell, Mallory Angeli; Weintraub, Dayna S. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the individual and institutional factors leading to greater civic outcomes among students at four The Democracy Commitment (TDC) colleges in California.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, Individual Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Mair, Jennifer – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes Skyline College's student-centered approach to campus dialogue and deliberation and assesses the transferability of these skills to civic, workplace, and personal settings.
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, College Students, Student Empowerment, Interpersonal Competence
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Jones, Lena – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter explores ways that the civic and workforce missions of community colleges might be better integrated in practice, using Minneapolis Community and Technical College as an example.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, College Role, Technical Education
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Strahley, Lisa; D'Arpino, Tracy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes a partnership between teacher education students at SUNY Broome and students at a local elementary school that led to all participants gaining a stronger sense of themselves as civic change agents in their communities.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Students, Partnerships in Education
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Hoffman, Kurt – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the cocurricular activities offered through The Democracy Commitment at Allegany College of Maryland and the impact of these civic experiences on its students.
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Higher Education, Small Colleges, Rural Schools
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Turner, Lavita McMath – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the process and challenges of implementing a civic engagement graduation requirement at Kingsborough Community College.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Requirements, Program Implementation, Citizen Participation
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Carter, Miriam J.; Marmolejo, Francisco J.; Spaid, Robin L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
Using India as an example, the authors of this chapter provide background for connecting theory and practice for international community colleges.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Community Colleges, Postsecondary Education
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Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Karp, Melinda Mechur – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines the use of technology and other structural changes to encourage comprehensive advising reforms.
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Thor, Linda M.; Moreau, Joseph – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter uses Rio Salado College and the Online Education Initiative in the California Community Colleges to illustrate how community colleges can enhance system efficiency and student success in online learning and program completion.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Brock, Thomas; Mayer, Alexander K.; Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter explores the role that research and evaluation play in supporting comprehensive reform in community colleges, focusing on lessons from two major initiatives: Achieving the Dream and Completion by Design.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Evaluation Utilization, Research Utilization
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Maxwell, Nan L.; Person, Ann E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter discusses challenges to using data in a continuous improvement framework and describes the approaches some community colleges have used to overcome those challenges.
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Educational Improvement, Community Colleges
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Bailey, Thomas – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines why typical reforms at community colleges in recent years have not improved institutional graduation rates. It argues that substantially increasing college completion requires comprehensive institutional reform with a focus on measurable student success, an intentional and cohesive package of programmatic components, and a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Graduation Rate, College Graduates
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