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Hoffman, Kurt – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the cocurricular activities offered through The Democracy Commitment at Allegany College of Maryland and the impact of these civic experiences on its students.
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Higher Education, Small Colleges, Rural Schools
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Staurowsky, Ellen J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
Despite the role that female athletes at the community college level played, it is interesting to note that there is little in the way of a comprehensive history of women's college sports at two-year institutions. To situate the current state of gender equity in athletic programs in two-year institutions in context, this article presents a brief…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Community Colleges, Sex Fairness, Womens Athletics
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Peirce, William P. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter describes the context, development, and fall 2004 implementation of the Year of Critical Thinking at Prince George's Community College, an effort to engage all full-time and adjunct faculty in teaching critical thinking in their classes.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Adjunct Faculty, Community Colleges, Program Implementation
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Jamin, Francine M.; Bronstein, Marcia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
Critical Literacy, a special approach to teaching critical thinking, has survived and thrived at Montgomery College in the face of a shifting political and pedagogical climate, thanks to programmatic adaptability and alertness to opportunities.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Literacy, History
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McDonough, Maureen, L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Discusses the development of the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree in Maryland, which represents an outcomes-based, statewide articulation of the two-year degree in elementary education to public and private four-year institutions. States that if the AAT degree works in all iterations, it will serve as a national model for collaboration…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Role, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic)
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DeSantis, Joseph P. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1980
Describes the cooperative efforts between the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland community colleges in establishing a statewide professional development plan for part-time vocational/technical faculty. Identifies state and federal resources used in planning exemplary inservice workshops and relevant instructional materials. (JP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Instructional Materials, Part Time Faculty
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Townsend, Barbara K.; Lambert, Rivkah Y. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1999
Describes (1) why both nondegree and degree-seeking postbaccalaureate reverse transfer students (PRTSs) attend two-year colleges and what they think of it, (2) what institutional changes or modifications these students would prefer, (3) what institutional problems their presence may create, and (4) how their presence can benefit two-year schools.…
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends
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McConochie, Daniel D.; Tschechtelin, James D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1990
Describes Maryland's community college research model, whereby State Board for Community Colleges staff work cooperatively with a voluntary statewide organization composed of institutional researchers from each college. Explains agenda setting, procedures, responsibilities, project monitoring, identification and dissemination of…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Educational Researchers