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Neal, Phillip; Justice, Brooke; Barron, Kyle – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
In a values-based organization, ethical decision-making can propel an institution by energizing a culture that keeps its focus on shared goals and effective leadership.
Descriptors: Ethics, Leadership Styles, Decision Making, School Culture
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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
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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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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
Student affairs and student services practices are concepts that can replace traditional models of student development, now emphasizing student identity, student voice, and emancipatory advocacy. A new identity is suggested to replace the title for student affairs professionals and student affairs programs in community colleges: student success…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Student Development, Community Colleges
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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
By using a reconstructionist and critical theory approach, a review of student development theories demonstrates the problematic nature of such ideas as they continue to be used to shape student affairs practice in community colleges.
Descriptors: Student Development, Academic Achievement, Success, Critical Theory
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Hatch, Deryl K. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter reviews ways that researchers have presented variously narrow and broad groupings of special student success programs over the course of decades. Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) is proposed as a way to conceptualize various kinds of community college student success programs as instances of a more general type of program.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Achievement, Social Theories
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Mechur Karp, Melinda – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
Despite their best efforts, community colleges continue to see low rates of student persistence and degree attainment. Although such outcomes can be attributed in large part to students' lack of academic readiness, nonacademic issues also play a part. Building on Karp's 2011 framework of nonacademic support, this chapter explores the evidence that…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Community Colleges, Performance Factors, Success
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Waiwaiole, Evelyn N.; Bohlig, E. Michael; Massey, Kristine J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter discusses the work of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, highlighting institutes the Center hosts and work that comes from these meetings. Examples of interventions that evolved from the High-Impact Practices Institutes conducted by the Center are provided. The chapter concludes with a discussion about implementation…
Descriptors: Success, Student Development, Best Practices, Community Colleges
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Thor, Linda M.; Moreau, Joseph – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter uses Rio Salado College and the Online Education Initiative in the California Community Colleges to illustrate how community colleges can enhance system efficiency and student success in online learning and program completion.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Person, Ann E.; Thibeault, Nancy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines how one college implemented a competency-based model to improve student success and transform the way the college creates and maintains career-relevant curricula.
Descriptors: Success, Competency Based Education, Career Education, Relevance (Education)
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Dating back to 2004, the Achieving the Dream initiative was established to promote evidence-based programs and interventions to produce and sustain student success. Achieving the Dream has created a new environment and new forms of thinking among the faculty that have spurred some to action research within their classrooms and beyond. Using three…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Intervention
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Roach, Rick; Gamez Vargas, Juanita; David, Kevin M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Policy, financial, and transportation barriers have limited participation in dual enrollment for marginalized (low-socioeconomic, first-generation, and ethnic minority) students in Oklahoma. This chapter presents a collaborative effort by education and community leaders that has successfully eliminated these barriers and increased the number of…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, State Policy, Barriers, Transportation