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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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Stanley, Linda C., Ed.; Ambron, Joanna, Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1991
Designed to assist program planners and administrators at community colleges in initiating a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program or determining the future direction of one already in existence, this sourcebook provides 15 articles on various aspects of WAC theory and practice. The following articles are included: (1) "History of WAC and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Greenfield, Richard K., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1990
Designed to assist community colleges in moving from a rhetorical and general interest in international education to a practical and effective international education program, this monograph contains 11 essays which discuss ways of developing reasonably effective programs. This book contains the following articles: (1) "Lessons from the Past in…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Annotated Bibliographies, Community Colleges, Consortia
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Catanzaro, James L., Ed.; Arnold, Allen D., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1989
In an effort to identify and tap new sources of funds for community colleges, this monograph presents a series of descriptive articles on the most successful alternative funding ventures. In addition, the sourcebook provides a sense of where and how new ventures have aided two-year colleges and how other institutions might follow in this pursuit.…
Descriptors: Alumni, Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Corporate Support
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Doty, Charles R., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1987
The essays in this collection attempt to provide a conceptual framework for the process of occupational curriculum development. The collection includes: (1) "Federal Government Involvement in Technical Curriculum Development," by John G. Nealon; (2) "The Challenge of Curriculum Development: From Idea to Reality," by Judith F. Raulf and Marilyn C.…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Articulation (Education), Certification, Community Colleges
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Dellow, Donald A., Ed.; Poole, Lawrence H., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1984
The articles in this collection identify and discuss challenges facing community colleges as they attempt to implement the new microcomputer technology for instructional and administrative purposes. The collection includes: "The Microcomputer Revolution and Its Impact on Community Colleges," by Donald A. Dellow and Lawrence H. Poole;…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Education, College Administration, College Libraries
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Prager, Carolyn, Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1988
This collection of essays offers a variety of perspectives on academic and procedural aspects of transfer and articulation activities. The volume includes articles on state, regional, and foundation-sponsored efforts to improve transfer processes, as well as essays concerned with programs to create vehicles and channels for interinstitutional…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Faculty, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Lieberman, Janet E., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1988
Designed to encompass multiple perspectives and orientations on community college-high school cooperation, this collection of essays provides a theoretical and historical background to joint programs between colleges and schools and describes a sample of current approaches. The volume includes: (1) "Reconnecting Youth: The New Wave of Reform," by…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Articulation (Education), College Preparation, College School Cooperation
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Johnson, B. Lamar, Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1982
Issues in defining and conceptualizing general education in the two-year college are examined in this collection of essays. After introductory remarks, B. Lamar Johnson reviews the findings of the 1952 California Study of General Education and discusses their current applicability. Next, K. Patricia Cross reviews trends in general education from…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Parsons, Michael H., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1980
In the first section of this collection of essays on part-time faculty development, Carol Eliason outlines the problems inherent in current staff development practices and a systems approach to their solution. Then, David Harris voices concerns and challenges from the college president's perspective. Richard Smith explains the benefits of…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Financial Support
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Palmer, James C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1982
Cites ERIC documents and journal articles dealing with general education planning and programing in the community college. Focuses on the general education agenda, curriculum and course development, general education in vocational programs, guidelines and models, and practices. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Planning, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development
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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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King, Margaret C., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1993
Offering new perspectives on academic advising in community colleges, this book defines developmental academic advising, describes the organization and delivery of advising services, and discusses key components of effective programs. The following 10 chapters are included: (1) "Developmental Academic Advising," by Thaddeus M. Raushi,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Kintzer, Frederick C., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1982
With the intent of revitalizing the study of educational articulation and transfer, this collection of essays describes and assesses the current status of transfer education, points to particular problems and concerns, and highlights specific techniques, activities, and practices. The volume includes "The Transfer Function--One of Many,"…
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Articulation (Education), College Credits, College Transfer Students
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