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Roggow, Michael; Farron, Matthew – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This article discusses ways in which a group of faculty created program goals and objectives for a business program by conducting interviews with local business leaders.
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LaManna, Richard; Roggow, Michael – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter provides an overview of three assessment scholars whose work influenced the articles contained in this volume.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Best Practices, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Mince, Rosalie V. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This article describes the components of a program outcomes assessment model based on best practices that can be applied to improve the program review process in institutions of higher education.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Models
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LaManna, Richard – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter affirms the increasing value of outcomes assessment at one of many institutions where once it was mostly ignored, how the knowledge afforded by increased use of assessment functions as a precursor to change, and how the faculty and staff work of program and outcomes assessment--discussions, decisions, preparations, actions,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Evaluation, College Faculty
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Barrett, Sheri H. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes a model of assessment based on Action Research that promotes and relies on faculty engagement to improve student learning.
Descriptors: Evaluation, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Action Research
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Tyler, Deidre; Dibble, Emily – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes how Salt Lake Community College established an ePortfolio program to help students develop critical and analytic thinking skills, and to assess their proficiency in general education.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment
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Akkaraju, Shylaja; Atamturktur, Seher; Broughton, Laura; Frazer, Tica – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter illustrates the value of formative assessment as the key to better understand students who struggle with classroom learning. The authors present ways in which professional development, classroom assessment, and student services can come together with the common goal of building a community focused on the student learning experience…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Cumming, Tammie; Miller, M. David – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes the role of faculty in conducting quality assessment and includes suggestions for preparing for successful meetings with reviewers on accreditation teams.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Evaluation Methods
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Dorimé-Williams, Marjorie L.; Shults, Christopher – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter introduces the Borough of Manhattan Community College's Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Plan and the Shults Dorimé-Williams Taxonomy as resources for the enhancement of assessment within administrative, educational, and student support units.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Effectiveness, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment
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Waters-Bailey, Stacy; McGraw, Matthew S.; Barr, Jason – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter offers strategies for creating support resources for students who face nonacademic barriers such as housing insecurity, food insecurity, lack of transportation and dependable childcare, and the need for mental health care and illness. These strategies should be viewed as ideas to help retain students and create lasting partnerships…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Barriers, Student Personnel Services
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Salomon-Fernández, Yves – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter discusses the forces creating a strong demand for innovation, highlights innovative practices at various community colleges, and concludes with recommendations for igniting and sustaining innovation across the rural community college sector.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Sustainability
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Hicks, Jud; Jones, Stephanie J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
The pursuit of relevancy is a rural community college's chance to evolve, adapt, to obtain long-term sustainability. This chapter discusses ways that institutions can demonstrate their relevancy to support their sustainability.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Rural Areas, Community Colleges, Relevance (Education)
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Klement, Emily – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Rural America has been challenged with a fast-changing world of economies and migration in recent years; it is imperative to address the issues with thoughtful and strategic partnerships that have a common focus. This chapter presents several successful rural partnership models which demonstrate collaborative and cooperative partnerships, where…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Development, Cooperation, Models
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Eddy, Pamela L.; Liu, Eric; Hartman, Catherine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter provides a portrait of rural community college leaders and identifies leadership priorities and career plans. Findings highlight the differences between rural and urban leaders regarding leadership development, areas of job foci, and career pathways.
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Community Colleges, College Administration, Administrators
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Friedel, Janice Nahra; Reed, Jared W. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter discusses an innovative state public policy which has incentivized Iowa's community colleges to become the economic drivers of their region. Created in the 1983 legislation, it continues to this day to affect Iowa's rural communities and their colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, State Policy, Public Policy
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