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Rockey, Marci; Fox, Heather L.; Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2018
The Reverse Transfer Illinois project was an exploratory study of the implementation of reverse transfer in the state of Illinois. This article serves as an executive summary for the study, highlighting the primary findings from the study. These findings draw on interview and survey data from 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions engaged in…
Descriptors: Reverse Transfer Students, Program Implementation, Community Colleges, Barriers
Fox, Heather L.; Thrill, Chauntee; Keist, Jason – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2018
Through its program review process, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) coordinates a statewide system of review of programs of study provided by community colleges in Illinois. The intent of this review process is to support colleges in making campus-level planning and decision-making related to the quality, cost effectiveness,…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Educational Planning
Burn, Helen E.; Mesa, Vilma; Wood, J. Luke; Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2018
Transitioning Learners to Calculus in Community Colleges (TLC3) is a research project aimed at transforming institutional approaches to matriculating underrepresented racial minority (URM) students into and through Calculus II in the nation's 1,023 public associate degree-granting institutions (community colleges). The broader goal of the TLC3…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Department Heads, Mathematics Teachers
Fox, Heather L. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2017
One of the strongest promises of online education is the potential that this modality could be used to increase access to postsecondary education opportunities and promote a democratic society of educated citizens (Dillon & Cintrón, 1997). Community colleges' use of online education is particularly important in light of the high proportion of…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Student Motivation, Online Courses, Educational Technology
Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.; Fuller, Kadeem – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
This brief focuses on prison education and the role of community colleges in fostering access to postsecondary education for individuals who are incarcerated. The history of American prison education is a study in the central tension between punishment and rehabilitation. Various local and state prisons have provided education programs through…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Postsecondary Education
Scheffel, Kent – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
In this brief, Kent Scheffel offers a unique combination of expertise on dual credit and concurrent enrollment as he reviews questions of quality, program accreditation, and education policy for concurrent enrollment offerings from a national (National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), local (Lewis and Clark Community…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Credits, Educational Quality, Accreditation (Institutions)
Kirby, C. L. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
The nation has made an unprecedented investment in community colleges to simultaneously increase college completion and stimulate economic recovery. One of the most substantial investments was the Trade Adjustment Act Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program of the United States Department of Labor (U.S.DOL). Beginning October 2011,…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Student Personnel Services, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Owens, Devean R.; Welton, Anjalé D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
In this brief, Owens and Welton provide an introductory overview of career and technical education (CTE) programs in both Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). They report that the State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago in particular, have some of the highest unemployment rates in the country for youth ages 16 to…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Public Schools, Colleges, Unemployment
Fox, Heather L. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
Each year an estimated four in every one-hundred children in the United States are victims of child maltreatment. The vast majority of these children endure the challenges associated with being uprooted from their homes and separated from their parents and/or guardians. Among these are the challenges of succeeding in school once they enter, and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Educational Needs, Student Needs, Resilience (Psychology)
Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
On February 18-19, 2016, representatives of 10 states participating in the Credit When It's Due (CWID) initiative attended a convening held at the University of Utah. The meeting was led by the CWID Research Team and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, on behalf of the CWID Funders Collaborative. The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Credits, Reverse Transfer Students, Transfer Policy
Richie, D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
The nation has made an unprecedented investment in community colleges to simultaneously increase college completion and stimulate economic recovery. One of the most substantial investments was the Trade Adjustment Act Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program of the United States Department of Labor (U.S.DOL). Beginning October 2011,…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Partnerships in Education, Consortia, Community Colleges
Richie, D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
The nation has made an unprecedented investment in community colleges to simultaneously increase college completion and stimulate economic recovery. One of the most substantial investments was the Trade Adjustment Act Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program of the United States Department of Labor (U.S. DOL). Beginning October…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Community Colleges, Investment
Hudson, A.; King, D.; Combs, M. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
This brief focuses on the efforts of the nursing programs at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) to reduce time to completion, increase achievement, and enhance student support. To accomplish these goals, PCCUA involved healthcare providers, faculty, students, college curriculum committees, the Accreditation Commission…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Time to Degree, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement
Kamps, A.; Loritz, T.; Schaff, E.; Richie, D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
"Making the Future: The Wisconsin Strategy," under the leadership of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), received a Round Two U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance for Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant. The consortium brought together all 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System…
Descriptors: Models, College Credits, Prior Learning, Community Colleges
Audant, B.; Kirby, C. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
Integrated academic skills instruction was one of the core elements of the CareerPATH consortium that provided math, reading, writing, and English language skills instruction "contextualized" to occupational training. Its goal was to engage adult learners and accelerate their progress in college and careers. The focus of this brief is…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, Consortia, Integrated Curriculum
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