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Craft, William M.; Guy, Kathleen E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Community college leadership, including governing and foundation board members, must have an ethical framework while using philanthropic fundraising to increase revenues available for community colleges to realize their heroic mission.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governing Boards, Philanthropic Foundations, Ethics
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Borregard, Andrea R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter acknowledges multiple forms of leadership and recognizes the role grassroots leaders play in affecting change and achieving positive organizational outcomes via ethical decision-making models.
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Ethics, Decision Making, Leadership Styles
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Bers, Trudy H. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes and reviews new approaches to revising developmental English, the effectiveness of these approaches, and a synthesis of lessons learned from them.
Descriptors: English Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs, Instructional Effectiveness
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Campbell, Emily; Cintron, Rene – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the implementation and outcomes of a multiyear pilot study on the use of the corequisite model in math and English remediation. Practical recommendations are presented after an analysis of student outcomes and institutional practices.
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Remedial Instruction, Program Implementation, Pilot Projects
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Barbitta, Susan; Munn, William – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter considers the case of placement tests, examining students who enter community college gateway math and English courses.
Descriptors: Student Placement, Tests, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Manning, Terri Mulkins – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter examines how student success allows a college to recoup their funding loss from a costly reform effort in developmental math education.
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change
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Brathwaite, Jessica; Edgecombe, Nikki – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter discusses the importance of scrutinizing the outcomes of developmental education reforms across race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and level of developmental need.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Race
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Cox, Rebecca D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter presents pedagogical challenges to reform in developmental education and observations of best practices gleaned from successful mathematics developmental education classrooms.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Best Practices
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Clery, Sue; Frye, Bobbie E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter identifies some of the challenges surrounding data collection and analysis regarding development students, including testing and identifying academic needs, placement determination, and measuring student outcomes.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Testing
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Royer, Dan W.; Baker, Russell D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter considers difficulties with traditionally organized developmental math course sequences from the literature and practice. We then report initial student success findings following the system-wide implementation of a corequisite model in developmental math.
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Developmental Studies Programs, Mathematics Education, Sequential Approach
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Brand, Elizabeth Cox – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter outlines the beginning of this important work in Oregon; describes how we are able to make such dramatic change across the state without being a system or having a mandate, progress to date, and future directions.
Descriptors: Models, Educational Attainment, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change
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Waschull, Stefanie B. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter explores early impacts from the Florida College system's bold experiment in making placement testing and developmental education optional for most students.
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Experiments, College Students, Student Placement
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Goldrick-Rab, Sara – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Food and housing insecurities are serious challenges confronting community college students. This chapter reviews the evidence on prevalence and correlates of basic needs insecurity and discusses institutional actions to support students.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Graduation Rate, Food, Housing
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Williams, Mitchell R.; Nourie-Manuele, Meredith – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
In this chapter, the authors discuss the role community colleges play in alleviating poverty and how this role is reflected in institutional mission statements.
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Poverty, Institutional Mission
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Popp, Patricia A.; Roberts, Allyson F.; Robinson, Paula F.; Strawn, Rachel Mayes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the challenges and opportunities associated with creating sophisticated support networks designed to support youth experiencing homelessness. The authors offer an overview of programs and policies that is interwoven with the story of Susan, a composite of youth with whom they have worked, to illustrate the ways Virginia is…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Social Support Groups, State Programs, Disadvantaged Youth
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