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Buffardi, Harry C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter explores issues surrounding adjunct instructor roles in assessment, and provides some useful techniques to incorporate their assessment work toward unifying education delivery.
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
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Blevins-Knabe, Belinda – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter addresses key assessment issues that influence the success of assessment programs at community colleges. Suggestions for advancing general education assessment are included.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, General Education, Educational Assessment
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Koh, Jonathan P.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Bray, Nathaniel J.; Hardy, David E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter reviews multiple variables across all public community colleges, and unveils marked disparities in public funding between and within the states at community colleges of different sizes and geographical settings.
Descriptors: State Aid, Public Colleges, Community Colleges, Financial Support
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Edwards, Monica; Grippe, Al – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Partial LGBTQ+ assimilation into mainstream culture has changed how practitioners interact with students at suburban community colleges. This chapter reviews the history of the Chicago suburbs and reflects on the authors' experiences working with LGBTQ+ students in community colleges there.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, LGBTQ People
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Haefele-Thomas, Ardel; Hansen, Breana Bahar – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter explores the work to dismantle cissexism and trans discrimination through LGBT studies and the work of student groups at the City College of San Francisco, with particular emphasis on sustainable and successful practices that can be implemented within a variety of institutional contexts.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Inclusion, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Hoffshire, Mike; Campbell, Emily – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter examines the role of advisors of student-run LGBTQ+ organizations within community colleges as well as offers important recommendations for practice.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Student Organizations, LGBTQ People
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Anderson-Long, Maria; Jeffries, Matthew – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter analyzes research of gender-inclusive housing policies at four-year institutions and current policies at two-year institutions using open systems theory to provide recommendations on how practitioners can best utilize these policies to create a greater inclusive campus environment.
Descriptors: Gender Issues, College Housing, Community Colleges, Educational Policy
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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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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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Dworsky, Amy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter examines what we know about the disparity in postsecondary educational attainment between youth in foster care and their non-foster care peers, the reasons for it, and the policies and programs that have been developed to address that disparity. It also discusses the unique role that community colleges can play in reducing this…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Community Colleges
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Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
When linked to program review and improvement, program evaluation can help practitioners to ensure that career-technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs offer equitable access and outcomes for underserved student groups.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Vocational Education, STEM Education
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Smith, Dimitra Jackson – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter provides a summary of the aforementioned chapters and includes implications for policy and practice and lessons for the future as it relates to CTE programs and STEM education.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Vocational Education, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Buchanan, Lori Elliott; Wilson, Kristin Bailey – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter addresses the impact of free community college and state merit scholarships on college-going patterns of high school graduates, community college revenue contexts, and student access and completion at community colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, High School Graduates, College Attendance, Income
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