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Perniciaro, Richard C.; Nespoli, Lawrence A.; Anbarasan, Sivaraman – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes the development of an applied research center at Atlantic Cape Community College and a statewide workforce training consortium run by the community college sector in New Jersey. Their contributions to the economic development mission of the colleges as well as their impact on the perception of community colleges by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Research and Development Centers, Labor Force Development, Consortia
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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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Maliszewski, Casey; Crabill, Kathleen; Nespoli, Lawrence – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
For the past 45 years, New Jersey community colleges have helped thousands of students pursue higher education to gain skills, earn college credentials, and better their lives. Today, New Jersey's 19 community colleges enroll over 400,000 students across 70 campuses, fulfilling community colleges' traditional core mission: granting access to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Credentials, Leadership, Community Colleges
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Capoor, Madan; Morante, Edward – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1990
Describes two state-mandated programs for institutional accountability in New Jersey (i.e., Basic Skills Assessment Program and College Outcomes Evaluation Program), which function through cooperation between the state's higher education agency and its colleges and universities. Highlights research objectives, procedures, responsibilities,…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs
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Raulf, Judith F.; Ayres, Marilyn C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1987
Uses New Jersey's curriculum requirements as an example to present a model for the planning, development, approval, and evaluation of occupational curricula. Describes the steps of a three-phase development process involving program identification, program documentation and approval, and program execution. Considers evaluation needs. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Government Role