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Finnegan, Catherine L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter presents the results of a study focused on rural community college faculty experiences. Through their own stories, it becomes clear that rural faculty do not have a single role, but instead fulfill many roles that ensure the success of their students.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role
Strawn, Rachel Mayes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter presents results from a study exploring the experiences of rural high school graduates and the influences on their reasons for attending postsecondary education. In particular, the results presented here are a compilation of several rural students who intentionally chose to attend a local community college.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Graduates, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
The Right to Be Counted: Student Retention and the Washington State LGBTQ Student Success Initiative
Trimble, Danielle V. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter examines student success outcomes utilizing sexual and gender identity student data.
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Success, Gender Issues
Teut, Jo – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter addresses the large gap in information about asexual identities, examines potential prevalence rates of asexual individuals interacting with community colleges, and equips practitioners with tools for integrating asexuality into their current LGBTQIA+ initiatives.
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Sexuality, Incidence, Community Colleges
"They Told Me to Come Back Tomorrow; They Were Too Busy Today": How Community College Leaders' Decisions Impact Students
Anderson, Jill A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
The ethical decision-making style of community college leaders affect students. Therefore, it is important to understand how the resulting bureaucratic college procedures impact students' college-going decisions.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, Administrator Role
A Leg to Stand On: Developing Core Beliefs and a Leadership Philosophy for Sound Ethical Decision-Making
Gonzales, Steven R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Possessing core beliefs and a leadership philosophy is essential to undergird the work of college leaders, particularly during a time of systemic organizational change. This chapter delineates what college leaders should do to establish ethical decision-making and ethical leadership practices.
Descriptors: College Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Beliefs, Philosophy
Smith, Douglas A.; Fox, Emily C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
To accurately anticipate future ethical decision-making needs for emerging community college leaders, we must first understand current presidential ethical practice and their perspectives on the future needs of next-generation leaders. This understanding helps us consider implications for the future preparation of community college leaders.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, College Presidents
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
Fincher, Mark; Coomer, Traci; Hicks, Janice; Johnson, Jessica; Lineros, Jose; Olivarez, Catherine P.; Randolph, A. J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Using an original representative national survey, data were gathered on the ways colleges have responded to student hunger through the provision of campus-based food banks.
Descriptors: College Students, Hunger, Food, Intervention
Gupton, Jarrett T.; Trost, Jennifer L.; Collins, Kelly – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
While homeless and highly mobile students experience multiple forms of marginality, trauma, and economic hardship, an increasing number of community colleges are providing support services tailored for this population. This qualitative study examined campus food pantries as a vital service that furthers the completion agenda.
Descriptors: Food, Homeless People, Trauma, Disadvantaged
Hallett, Ronald E.; Westland, Melinda A.; Mo, Elaine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the ways that the trauma of childhood frames the academic, social, and personal lives of many foster youth as they navigate higher education. In particular, we focus on the role of homelessness, social network fragmentation, and abuse and neglect.
Descriptors: Trauma, Foster Care, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Day, Angelique; Riebschleger, Joanne; Wen, Jiebing – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Precollege outreach programs improve college access for underrepresented students; however, information on foster youth engagement in precollege programs is virtually nonexistent. This chapter describes the impact of a precollege program on two- and four-year college enrollment and completion rates.
Descriptors: Mentors, Excellence in Education, College Preparation, Community Colleges
Fox, Heather L.; Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter examines how postsecondary practitioners are encouraged to work collaboratively with child welfare agencies and other community-based organizations to identify and implement culturally responsive supports for former foster youth to promote early academic achievement.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Child Welfare, Public Agencies, Community Organizations
Witmer, Hope; Johansson, Jonas – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter presents a gender perspective on the faculty members' role in assigning discipline for academic dishonesty. Results of a study on this topic, along with recommendations for equitable practices, are included.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Cheating, Integrity, College Faculty
A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership on Remedial Math Contextualization in Career and Technical Education Programs
Wang, Xueli; Wang, Yan; Prevost, Amy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter documents a partnership between university-based researchers and community college instructors and practitioners in their collective pursuit to improve student success in manufacturing programs at a large urban 2-year technical college, presenting an example of a contextualized instructional approach to teaching developmental math,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Researchers, College Faculty, Community Colleges