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Friedmann, Elizabeth; Kurlaender, Michal; van Ommeren, Alice – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines the Early Assessment Program, which provides California high school students with early signals about their college readiness and allows them to improve their skills and reduce the need for developmental education in college.
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Student Improvement, Student Evaluation
Stout, Karen A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the challenges and practical barriers community colleges face when implementing comprehensive reform, exploring how reforms are leading to some improvements but not often scaled improvements.
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Change, Barriers, Community Colleges
Bragg, Debra D.; Krismer, Marianne – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes career pathways that evolved through a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training consortium grant designed to help students complete programs of study and enter health care careers.
Descriptors: Career Development, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Allied Health Occupations Education
Gaskew, Tony – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter calls for educators to specifically engage the needs of African-American men, who often comprise the largest demographic in prison, in what the author calls the Humiliation-to-Humility Perspective.
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Males, African Americans, Educational Needs
Brewster, Larry – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes the contribution of art education to the wider project of prison education, and posits a "natural partnership" between prison arts and community college programs in prisons.
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Fine Arts, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education
Gould, Mary Rachel; Harkins, Gillian; Stevens, Kyes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
In this provocative chapter, three authors engage the battle of ideas that undergird thinking about prison today, and they call for a reconceptualization of prison education in terms of a participatory model rather than thinking of it as a "service."
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Citizen Participation, Colleges, Models
Larson, Doran – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes methods for funding community programs in prison in the context of national and international political economy of mass incarceration.
Descriptors: Community Programs, Financial Support, Political Issues, Economic Factors
Karp, Melinda Mechur – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter contextualizes and extends the previous chapters by addressing the intertwined issues of structural systems reform and college completion, as well as the role dual enrollment can play in ensuring equitable postsecondary outcomes for underrepresented students.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, Outcomes of Education, Disproportionate Representation
The Challenges of Career and Technical Education Concurrent Enrollment: An Administrative Perspective
Haag, Patricia W. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Career and technical education concurrent enrollment may pose unique challenges in programming and enrollment for program administrators, and this chapter describes the experiences and challenges of a CTE concurrent enrollment administrator.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, College Administration
Taylor, Jason L.; Borden, Victor H. M.; Park, Eunkyoung – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter reports results from a national policy study that examined state dual credit policies and how state policies address the quality of dual credit courses.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, State Policy, Educational Policy
Scheffel, Kent; McLemore, Yvette; Lowe, Adam – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes how implementing the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships' 17 accreditation standards strengthens a concurrent enrollment program, enhances secondary-postsecondary relations, and benefits students, their families, and secondary and postsecondary institutions.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Standards, Secondary Education
Braxton, John M.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes the findings from a national survey of community college faculty. With the lens of Boyer's Domains of Scholarship applied to these findings, a more fine-grained and accurate assessment of the engagement of community college faculty members in scholarship emerges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Teacher Participation
Park, Toby J.; Braxton, John M.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes three empirically derived types of faculty scholars in community colleges: Immersed Scholars, Scholars of Dissemination, and Scholars of Pedagogical Knowledge. This chapter discusses these types and offers a recommendation.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Teacher Characteristics
Morest, Vanessa Smith – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter looks at community college faculty engagement in scholarship. Community college faculty spend the majority of their time engaged in teaching, and therefore their scholarship typically focuses on strengthening curriculum and instruction. The paper identifies some of the structural and cultural challenges and supports to scholarship at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Time on Task
Palmer, James C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
The institutional culture of community colleges often fosters a professional identity among faculty members that sees research, publication, and other forms of out-of-class scholarship as detrimental to teaching and student learning. But the professional associations established by and for community college faculty members in specific academic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Professional Identity