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Brisolara, Sharon – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Rural community colleges, often located in communities with fewer resources than urban or suburban institutions, face unique challenges in serving LGBTQIA+ students. This chapter showcases the challenges in one district and strategies that college community members have employed in working for LGBTQIA+ student success.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, LGBTQ People
Assimilation in Suburbia? Geographical and Cultural Barriers to Working with LGBTQ+ Students in Suburban Community Colleges
Edwards, Monica; Grippe, Al – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Partial LGBTQ+ assimilation into mainstream culture has changed how practitioners interact with students at suburban community colleges. This chapter reviews the history of the Chicago suburbs and reflects on the authors' experiences working with LGBTQ+ students in community colleges there.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, LGBTQ People
Tools for Trans Inclusiveness in the Community College Setting: A Look at City College of San Francisco
Haefele-Thomas, Ardel; Hansen, Breana Bahar – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter explores the work to dismantle cissexism and trans discrimination through LGBT studies and the work of student groups at the City College of San Francisco, with particular emphasis on sustainable and successful practices that can be implemented within a variety of institutional contexts.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Inclusion, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Hoffshire, Mike; Campbell, Emily – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter examines the role of advisors of student-run LGBTQ+ organizations within community colleges as well as offers important recommendations for practice.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Student Organizations, LGBTQ People
Anderson-Long, Maria; Jeffries, Matthew – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter analyzes research of gender-inclusive housing policies at four-year institutions and current policies at two-year institutions using open systems theory to provide recommendations on how practitioners can best utilize these policies to create a greater inclusive campus environment.
Descriptors: Gender Issues, College Housing, Community Colleges, Educational Policy
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
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
Campbell, Emily; Cintron, Rene – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the implementation and outcomes of a multiyear pilot study on the use of the corequisite model in math and English remediation. Practical recommendations are presented after an analysis of student outcomes and institutional practices.
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Remedial Instruction, Program Implementation, Pilot Projects
Barbitta, Susan; Munn, William – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter considers the case of placement tests, examining students who enter community college gateway math and English courses.
Descriptors: Student Placement, Tests, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Manning, Terri Mulkins – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter examines how student success allows a college to recoup their funding loss from a costly reform effort in developmental math education.
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change
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
Cox, Rebecca D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter presents pedagogical challenges to reform in developmental education and observations of best practices gleaned from successful mathematics developmental education classrooms.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Best Practices
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
Student Success in Developmental Math Education: Connecting the Content at Ivy Tech Community College
Royer, Dan W.; Baker, Russell D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter considers difficulties with traditionally organized developmental math course sequences from the literature and practice. We then report initial student success findings following the system-wide implementation of a corequisite model in developmental math.
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Developmental Studies Programs, Mathematics Education, Sequential Approach