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Glasper, Rufus – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
The goal of multiracial equity is not just a phrase in mission statements, but a top-down strategic necessity for community colleges founded on and dedicated to the principles of social justice. At a system like Maricopa with more than 200,000 diverse credit and noncredit students at ten colleges--including six classified as urban--in the greater…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Diversity, Educational Environment, Cultural Pluralism
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Harper-Marinick, Maria; Swarthout, Jeanne – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Student success in transfer from a community college to a university is dependent on several key characteristics of any articulation and transfer system: structure, policies and processes, and the accessibility of the system design. The public institutions of higher education in Arizona have designed and implemented a transfer and articulation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Articulation (Education), Institutional Characteristics, Associate Degrees
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Wagoner, Richard L.; Cohen, Arthur M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
In recent years, a convergence of several forces--increased legislative involvement in higher education, governmental and philanthropic pressure to increase postsecondary degree and certificate production, demands for a highly trained workforce, and fiscal belt-tightening at colleges and universities across America--has resulted in efforts to…
Descriptors: General Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Educational Legislation
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Farrell, Patricia L.; Seifert, Kim Allan – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
This chapter presents lessons learned from a community college in Arizona in implementing dual-enrollment partnership programs.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, High School Students
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Smith, Vernon C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
Rio Salado is a nontraditional community college that is highly integrated in the global economy. This chapter describes the Rio Salado College systems approach, which relies almost exclusively on adjunct faculty to accomplish its mission, vision, and purposes.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Systems Approach, Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty
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St. Arnauld, Cheri – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2006
Future teachers must be more than highly qualified; they must also be highly effective. The state of Arizona is proactively developing partnerships that will ensure that future teachers are ready for the rigorous expectations of the profession. These partnerships have created teacher education pathways that link high schools, community colleges,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Community Colleges, Universities, High Schools
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Puyear, Donald E.; Thor, Lina M.; Mills, Karen L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2001
Presents a brief history of concurrent enrollment initiatives and an overview of such programs in Arizona. Reports that studies show these programs aid high school students' transition to college and accelerate the attainment of a baccalaureate degree. Describes the politics and compromises of initiatives in Arizona. (Contains 10 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Access to Education, Articulation (Education), College Faculty