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Brand, Elizabeth Cox – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter outlines the beginning of this important work in Oregon; describes how we are able to make such dramatic change across the state without being a system or having a mandate, progress to date, and future directions.
Descriptors: Models, Educational Attainment, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change
Waschull, Stefanie B. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter explores early impacts from the Florida College system's bold experiment in making placement testing and developmental education optional for most students.
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Experiments, College Students, Student Placement
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
Williams, Mitchell R.; Nourie-Manuele, Meredith – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
In this chapter, the authors discuss the role community colleges play in alleviating poverty and how this role is reflected in institutional mission statements.
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Poverty, Institutional Mission
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
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
Fincher, Mark; Coomer, Traci; Hicks, Janice; Johnson, Jessica; Lineros, Jose; Olivarez, Catherine P.; Randolph, A. J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Using an original representative national survey, data were gathered on the ways colleges have responded to student hunger through the provision of campus-based food banks.
Descriptors: College Students, Hunger, Food, Intervention
Gupton, Jarrett T.; Trost, Jennifer L.; Collins, Kelly – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
While homeless and highly mobile students experience multiple forms of marginality, trauma, and economic hardship, an increasing number of community colleges are providing support services tailored for this population. This qualitative study examined campus food pantries as a vital service that furthers the completion agenda.
Descriptors: Food, Homeless People, Trauma, Disadvantaged
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
Perry, Kimberly – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This issue of "New Directions" provides an overview of the increasing numbers of students who are experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, and food insecurity. College presidents are in a unique position to lead campus efforts to identify students in need and to develop strategies for supporting this increasing, often invisible,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Food, Hunger, College Housing
Feiger, H. Tina – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Students in postsecondary education experience housing and food insecurity in increasing numbers. Their particular needs as students make it difficult for them to use traditional shelters. This chapter describes how two students from University of California, Los Angeles, created a shelter designed for students from the university and from Santa…
Descriptors: Housing Needs, College Students, Postsecondary Education, College Housing
Cady, Clare; White, Carol Cutler – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter provides useful tips for campus leaders and student organizations to establish a campus food pantry.
Descriptors: Hunger, Community Colleges, Food, Two Year College Students
Franco, Joaquin; Durdella, Nathan – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Familial and social experiences shape college transitions of first-year, first-generation college students who are foster youth. This chapter describes these experiences and offers recommendations to enhance support for foster youth in college.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Generation College Students, Foster Care, Family Environment
Whitman, Kenyon L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Utilizing an academic capital framework and student perspectives, this chapter provides insight into the ways that programs and services can help students develop the skills needed to succeed in college.
Descriptors: Foster Care, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
The Experiences and Insights of One Community College Foster Alum and One Community College Faculty Advocate
Westland, Melinda A.; Totten, Volena – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Using personal narratives, in this chapter the authors weave together two distinct perspectives to illuminate the stark reality of many students' experiences as they transition from the foster care system to postsecondary education.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Foster Care, Postsecondary Education