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Mejia, Juan E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
South Texas College (STC), created in 1993 as South Texas Community College (STCC), has developed from a concept by visionary leaders in the region to currently offering more than one hundred degree and certificate options for students from the counties of Hidalgo and Starr, including two bachelor of applied technology (B.A.T.) degrees. These…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Technical Education, Access to Education
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Ayon, Carlos – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
This chapter provides an annotated bibliography of articles about the effects of transfer associate degrees and related statewide transfer and articulation policies. It also provides links to transfer degree legislation in several states.
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Transfer Policy, Information Sources
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Kelly, J. Terence – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
This chapter offers time-tested advice for new presidents, including how to build and maintain strong relationships with trustees, how to address the persistent concerns of student success and remediation, and how to access the college's economic condition as well as how to oversee and maintain strong funding channels.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Board Administrator Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship
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Faulkner, Ann; Gooding, Guy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2010
From 1998 to 2008, the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) offered its employees a variety of options for formation, a type of reflective practice. The district encompasses 10 locations, seven of them independently accredited colleges. Formation is based primarily on Parker Palmer's model for Circles of Trust as described in "A…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Organizational Development, Faculty Development, Reflective Teaching
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Staurowsky, Ellen J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
This article examines the current state of gender equity in athletic programs offered at two-year institutions. Two overarching questions have guided the research done for this article: (1) How successful have two-year institutions been in responding to the mandate of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1964? and (2) How will the…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Community Colleges, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Sex Fairness
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Townsend, Barbara K. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
State-level interest in meeting workforce needs and facilitating adults' baccalaureate attainment is changing conceptions of the applied associate degree and the mission of the community college. In this article, the author draws on data from a recent study about the applied baccalaureate degree (Townsend and Bragg, 2008) to describe the growing…
Descriptors: Transfer Programs, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Associate Degrees
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Bricker, Laurie – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
This chapter examines the role of community college governance in a P-16 environment. The discussion focuses on development of the initiative, opportunities, and challenges faced in Texas and other states that have P-16 or P-20 systems.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governance, Educational Administration, Public Schools
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Wallin, Desna L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
As community colleges become dependent on a contingent workforce, the recruitment, retention, and motivation of quality part-time faculty become an institutional priority. This chapter presents an overview of the practices of three exemplary colleges in providing innovative professional development for part-time faculty.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Brumbach, Mary A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
Workforce development grants and contracts are important methods for sustaining financial support for community colleges. This chapter details decision factors, college issues, possible pitfalls, and methods for procuring and handling government contracts and grants for workforce training.
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Grants
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Townsend, Barbara K., Ed.; Ignash, Jan M., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
This journal issue focuses on the role of the community college in training K-12 teachers. The chapters included in this volume are as follows: (1) "Community College Roles in Teacher Education: Current Approaches and Future Possibilities," by Townsend and Ignash; (2) "Transfer Issues in Preservice Undergraduate Teacher Education…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs
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Brown, Carrie H. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2001
Focuses on the involvement of two-year colleges in tech prep within multiple workforce development partnerships particular to the unique geography of Texas. (Contains 17 references.) (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Career Development, Community Colleges, Educational Cooperation
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Smith, Albert B.; Stewart, Gloria A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1999
States that role-socialization theory is a useful framework for understanding the experiences of new department chairs and for meeting their professional-development needs. Describes the approaches used by 59 chairs in Texas to learn their new jobs, and illustrates the need for formalized chair-training programs. Contains 11 references. (VWC)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Department Heads
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Adelman, Stanley I.; And Others – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1989
Describes LONESTAR, a longitudinal tracking system developed for a consortium of Texas community colleges in response to a new state mandate on remedial education. Looks at the features of LONESTAR that respond to short-term reporting requirements and facilitate long-term tracking of students. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Research, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction
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Breneman, David W.; Nelson, Susan C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1980
Presents an economic analysis of public finance based on criteria of equity and efficiency. Discusses the operational problems and issues confronting community college practitioners and policymakers. Reviews public finance and cost-sharing in Florida, Illinois, Texas, and California. Recommendations include deemphasizing enrollment-driven…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economics, Educational Finance, Financial Problems