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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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Braxton, John M.; Doyle, William R.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter contends that scholarship should become a part of the mission of the community college. The authors describe actions for individual community colleges and state and federal actions that encourage and support the engagement of community college faculty members in scholarship.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Scholarship, Institutional Mission, Government Role
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Castro, Erin L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter provides an introduction to and description of educational equity. It outlines common traps to avoid when engaging equity-oriented practices in community college contexts.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Practices, Community Colleges, Barriers
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Rodriguez, Francisco C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
What roles can leaders play to create, nurture, and sustain a campus culture that can ultimately lead to improving student success, to diversifying the ranks of faculty and administrators, and to facilitating meaningful engagement concerning the critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion? This chapter offers the candid views and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Diversity (Institutional)
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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
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Taylor, Jason L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Many community colleges are unwelcoming to LGBTQ students and this chapter provides practical suggestions to community college leaders to develop a more inclusive campus culture.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Campuses, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Campbell, Courtney A.; Deil-Amen, Regina; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter argues that, despite intentions, the way federal financial aid policy is constructed and currently administered can have negative consequences for poor community college students.
Descriptors: Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, College Students
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Ahern, Aaron; Foster, Michael; Head, Darlene – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter outlines the birth and growth of a veterans' program in Salt Lake City, Utah, and discusses next steps in spurring additional innovations and advancements to improve service for student veterans in community colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Veterans, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Baber, Lorenzo; Fletcher, Randy; Graham, Edmund – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Through an illustrative example of Together We Achieve at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, this chapter outlines an institutional approach for improving conditions for Black men on campus.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, African American Students, Educational Practices, Educational Change
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Felix, Eric R.; Bensimon, Estela Mara; Hanson, Debbie; Gray, James; Klingsmith, Libby – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter highlights the use of the Equity Scorecard with the Community College of Aurora. The Equity Scorecard is a theory-based strategy that assists community colleges in embedding equity into their institutional norms, practices, and policies.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Equal Education, Social Justice, Institutional Characteristics
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Pickel, Jessica; Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
At a time when the nation is focusing so much attention on college completion, what do we know about how students are completing their community college programs? Does the open-access mission of community colleges translate into equitable outcomes? Pathways to Results (PTR) engages practitioners in using data to close equity gaps for student…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Nursing Education, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Perniciaro, Richard C.; Nespoli, Lawrence A.; Anbarasan, Sivaraman – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes the development of an applied research center at Atlantic Cape Community College and a statewide workforce training consortium run by the community college sector in New Jersey. Their contributions to the economic development mission of the colleges as well as their impact on the perception of community colleges by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Research and Development Centers, Labor Force Development, Consortia
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Graves, Daniel E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
In this chapter, an incarcerated student in Illinois discusses the issue of cheating/plagiarism in the prison context and weighs in on the value of vocational education compared to degree-granting academic programs in prison.
Descriptors: Cheating, Plagiarism, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Moore, Nathaniel B. D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes the author's experience teaching ethnic studies inside a unique California prison, and calls for college-in-prison educators to engage culturally appropriate curricula to realize the full transformative potential of the prison classroom.
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Correctional Institutions, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum
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Maher, Jane – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
In this chapter, the author describes her experience teaching in a women's prison in New York, the challenges that arose with teaching autobiography, and the distinct situation of women behind bars.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Correctional Institutions, Females, Autobiographies
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