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Iverson, Ellen R.; Bragg, Debra D.; Eddy, Pamela L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter describes research on a four-year National Science Foundation grant project that supported instructional, organizational, and professional change made by geoscience faculty change agents. The faculty change agents participated in sustained professional development, led regional workshops, and engaged in college-, program-, and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Change Agents, Earth Science
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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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Amey, Marilyn J.; Garza Mitchell, Regina L.; Rosales, Jesenia; Giardello, Katherine J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
A cumulative reading of this volume indicates the need to rethink what it means to be in the organizational middle. In this final chapter, we draw from the lived experiences, research, and scholarly perspectives described throughout the volume to posit a reconceptualization of midlevel leadership and considerations for its future.
Descriptors: Middle Management, Leadership, Definitions, Educational Research
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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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Reed, Matt – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
Staff positions are often the first to go when colleges cut budgets. Over time, position elimination can destroy the career ladders on which employees based their plans. This chapter outlines how that dynamic emerged, and how the "guided pathways" movement may push against it.
Descriptors: Occupational Mobility, Retrenchment, Job Layoff, Colleges
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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
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Boggs, George R.; McPhail, Christine J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
Midlevel leaders are confronted by a never-ending stream of issues. Two experienced leaders and scholars provide suggestions and guidance to help manage them.
Descriptors: Middle Management, Guidance, Leaders, Administrator Attitudes
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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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Taylor, Steven C.; Soares, Louis – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter provides an overview of the issues that arise when trying to assess quality of credentials in the new credentialing market and discusses elements of an outcomes-based quality assurance that is evolving.
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Credentials, Educational Assessment, Outcomes of Education
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Zanville, Holly – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter summarizes trends, themes, and lessons from this volume and key credentialing initiatives supported by Lumina Foundation.
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Credentials, Philanthropic Foundations
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Leaser, David; Jona, Kemi; Gallagher, Sean – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2020
This chapter explores the evolution of technology industry credentials in a rapidly changing digital skills landscape. The authors explore two interrelated case studies: the benefits of IBM's development of its own educational programs into digital badges, and the partnership between IBM and Northeastern University that articulates these industry…
Descriptors: Credentials, Employment Qualifications, Case Studies, Partnerships in 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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