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LaManna, Richard; Roggow, Michael – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter provides an overview of three assessment scholars whose work influenced the articles contained in this volume.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Best Practices, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Mince, Rosalie V. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This article describes the components of a program outcomes assessment model based on best practices that can be applied to improve the program review process in institutions of higher education.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Models
LaManna, Richard – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter affirms the increasing value of outcomes assessment at one of many institutions where once it was mostly ignored, how the knowledge afforded by increased use of assessment functions as a precursor to change, and how the faculty and staff work of program and outcomes assessment--discussions, decisions, preparations, actions,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Evaluation, College Faculty
Barrett, Sheri H. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes a model of assessment based on Action Research that promotes and relies on faculty engagement to improve student learning.
Descriptors: Evaluation, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Action Research
Tyler, Deidre; Dibble, Emily – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes how Salt Lake Community College established an ePortfolio program to help students develop critical and analytic thinking skills, and to assess their proficiency in general education.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment
Blevins-Knabe, Belinda – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter addresses key assessment issues that influence the success of assessment programs at community colleges. Suggestions for advancing general education assessment are included.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, General Education, Educational Assessment
Ensuring Student Success: Using Formative Assessment as the Key to Communication and Compassion among Faculty, Students, and Staff
Akkaraju, Shylaja; Atamturktur, Seher; Broughton, Laura; Frazer, Tica – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter illustrates the value of formative assessment as the key to better understand students who struggle with classroom learning. The authors present ways in which professional development, classroom assessment, and student services can come together with the common goal of building a community focused on the student learning experience…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
Cumming, Tammie; Miller, M. David – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes the role of faculty in conducting quality assessment and includes suggestions for preparing for successful meetings with reviewers on accreditation teams.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Evaluation Methods
Conducting Comprehensive Assessment within Community Colleges: Administrative, Educational, and Student Support (AES) Assessment with the Shults Dorimé-Williams Taxonomy
Dorimé-Williams, Marjorie L.; Shults, Christopher – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter introduces the Borough of Manhattan Community College's Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Plan and the Shults Dorimé-Williams Taxonomy as resources for the enhancement of assessment within administrative, educational, and student support units.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Effectiveness, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment
The "Double-Whammy": How Cuts in State Appropriations and Federal Pell Grants Harm Rural Community College Students and the Institutions That Serve Them
Koh, Jonathan P.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Bray, Nathaniel J.; Hardy, David E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter reviews multiple variables across all public community colleges, and unveils marked disparities in public funding between and within the states at community colleges of different sizes and geographical settings.
Descriptors: State Aid, Public Colleges, Community Colleges, Financial Support
Finnegan, Catherine L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter presents the results of a study focused on rural community college faculty experiences. Through their own stories, it becomes clear that rural faculty do not have a single role, but instead fulfill many roles that ensure the success of their students.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role
Strawn, Rachel Mayes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter presents results from a study exploring the experiences of rural high school graduates and the influences on their reasons for attending postsecondary education. In particular, the results presented here are a compilation of several rural students who intentionally chose to attend a local community college.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Graduates, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Waters-Bailey, Stacy; McGraw, Matthew S.; Barr, Jason – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter offers strategies for creating support resources for students who face nonacademic barriers such as housing insecurity, food insecurity, lack of transportation and dependable childcare, and the need for mental health care and illness. These strategies should be viewed as ideas to help retain students and create lasting partnerships…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Barriers, Student Personnel Services
Salomon-Fernández, Yves – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter discusses the forces creating a strong demand for innovation, highlights innovative practices at various community colleges, and concludes with recommendations for igniting and sustaining innovation across the rural community college sector.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Sustainability
Hicks, Jud; Jones, Stephanie J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
The pursuit of relevancy is a rural community college's chance to evolve, adapt, to obtain long-term sustainability. This chapter discusses ways that institutions can demonstrate their relevancy to support their sustainability.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Rural Areas, Community Colleges, Relevance (Education)