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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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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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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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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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Hallett, Ronald E.; Freas, Adam; Mo, Elaine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter explores the importance of developing spaces on campus that serve students experiencing homelessness. The authors recommend identifying a single point of contact in order to facilitate access to services.
Descriptors: College Students, Homeless People, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services
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Caton, Jazmin M.; Moro, Bárbara María; Turner, Teresa; Woodin, Shawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Housing insecurity and homelessness is an ever-increasing issue within higher education. In this chapter, the authors highlight the ways that one program is responding to students' needs.
Descriptors: Housing, Homeless People, Higher Education, College Students
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Piel, Megan Hayes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter acknowledges the contextual considerations in preparation and success in higher education and establishes a foundation of knowledge for researchers, educators, and practitioners to support foster youth in community college settings.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Foster Care, Two Year College Students
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Heineman, Judie A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter explores the unique needs of women student-veterans and highlights the ways that community college leaders can support women student-veterans on their college campuses.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Veterans, Military Personnel
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Valenzuela, Jéssica I.; Perez, William; Perez, Iliana; Montiel, Gloria Itzel; Chaparro, Gabriel – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter introduces Institutional Undocu-Competence (IUC), an institutional capacity framework emerging from a critical analysis of cultural competence, aimed to inform community colleges' efforts to better support the growing undocumented student population.
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Cultural Awareness