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Aragon, Steven R., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2000
This edition of New Directions for Community Colleges offers community college educators alternative models, approaches, and perspectives to consider in working with ethnic minority students. The volume addresses issues of assessment, career and educational goals, learning enhancement, success courses, mentoring programs, campus climate,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Environment, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Bowen, Raymond C., Ed.; Muller, Gilbert H., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1999
This volume of New Directions for Community Colleges features case studies of six prototypical urban community college systems and the challenges they face. The chapters provide guides for those interested in the unique mission of urban institutions: (1) "Urban America and the Community College Imperative: The Importance of Open Access and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change
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Bowen, Raymond C., Ed.; Muller, Gilbert H., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1996
Focusing on the challenge of expanding administrative opportunities for minorities, the 10 essays in this volume explore the problem of underrepresentation of minority administrators at community colleges and suggest strategies for improving diversity. The following articles are provided: (1) "Paradox and Promise: Leadership and the Neglected…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Affirmative Action, College Administration, College Presidents
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Harvey, William B., Ed.; Valadez, James, Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1994
Dealing with issues relating to creating and maintaining a diverse faculty at the community college level, this collection of articles focuses on African-American and Hispanic faculty and presents both theoretical and practical considerations for administrators and scholars. The following articles are included: (1) "The Status of Faculty in…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Blacks, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Zwerling, L. Steven, Ed.; London, Howard B., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1992
Focusing on the cultural issues facing students who are the first in their families to attend college, this volume addresses the difficulties in bridging the two worlds of college and home and describes campus programs to help students overcome cultural barriers. The issue contains the following chapters: (1) "Transformations: Cultural Challenges…
Descriptors: Adult Students, American Indians, Asian Americans, Community Colleges
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Angel, Dan, Ed.; Barrera, Adriana, Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1991
A variety of community college programs and services designed to enhance minority student participation and success in higher education are described in this volume. Issues related to minority student recruitment, retention, and transfer to four-year institutions, and to minority staff professional development are explored in the following 15…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Affirmative Action
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Zwerling, L. Steven, Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1986
A collection of essays presents the updated positions of nine critics of the community college who from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s participated in a debate with two-year college proponents over many of the fundamental assumptions of the community college movement. The volume contains: (1) "From Mass to Class in Higher Education," by…
Descriptors: College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Continuing Education
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Dzierlenga, Donna; Sillman, Donna – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1980
Provides citations to documents from the ERIC collection dealing with: the future of the community college; general education; vocational education; transfer education; community education and services; education for adult, nontraditional, and underprepared students; lifelong learning; reverse transfers; minority education; student objectives; and…
Descriptors: College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Community Services
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Palmer, Jim – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1986
Presents a literature review of ERIC documents dealing with the transfer function of community colleges, college efforts to improve transfer rates, programs to assist women and minorities, and student financial aid issues. (AYC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Bray, Dorothy, Ed.; Belcher, Marcia J., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1987
Three aspects of student assessment are addressed in this collection of essays: accountability issues and the political tensions that they reflect; assessment practices, the use and misuse of testing, and emerging directions; and the impact of assessment. The collection includes: (1) "Expansion, Quality, and Testing in American…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology