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Lester, Jaime; Struthers, Brice; Yamanaka, Aoi – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter reviews the literature, gender and CTE, classroom climate, and faculty-student interactions and presents results of a qualitative study on gender microaggressions in community college CTE classrooms.
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Aggression, Community Colleges, Vocational Education
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Cejda, Brent D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2010
An important consideration in examining faculty issues facing rural community colleges is the number of full-time faculty employed by these institutions and the number of students they serve. Using the measure of annual unduplicated head count enrollment, rural institutions served 36 percent of all community college enrollments in academic year…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Environment, Rural Areas, College Faculty
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Cejda, Brent D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
This chapter reviews the literature on the status of distance education in rural community colleges, and addresses issues rural community colleges face in implementing distance education. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Community Colleges, Rural Schools, Internet
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Wagoner, Richard L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
This chapter analyzes data from the 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty to suggest that community college part-time faculty can be understood as temporary labor in the new economy.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Labor, College Faculty
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Palmer, James C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter reviews recent literature on the external fiscal environment in which community colleges operate and on the ways community colleges adapt to changes in that environment.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Money Management
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Katsinas, Stephen G. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter describes the dramatically changed external landscape in which community college leaders pursue state dollars and details how other spending priorities in health care, K-12 education, and corrections negatively affect the states' ability to fund community colleges.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Enrollment
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Serban, Andreea M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2004
While the assessment movement has spanned more than two decades, there is great variation in its degree of implementation among community colleges throughout the country. Building on literature in the field, this chapter discusses and gives examples of concepts and major areas involved in the assessment of student learning at the institutional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Basic Skills, General Education
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2004
This chapter uses data from the Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students project to provide evidence of success among racially diverse students in the Los Angeles Community College District. Through interviews with student services personnel, it also describes the specific efforts that may be responsible for this success. In…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Student Diversity, Ethnic Groups
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Townsend, Barbara K.; Ignash, Jan M, ED. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Examines the current role of community colleges in pre-service and in-service teacher education, including the development of the associate of arts degree in teacher education, the community college baccalaureate in teacher education, and alternative certification programs. Discusses factors influencing future trends and predictions about the…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Associate Degrees, College Role, Community Colleges
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Gerdeman, R. Dean – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Describes resources related to teacher education at community colleges, including national perspectives, issue papers, examinations of student experiences, and literature summaries. States that much of the literature focuses on the experiences of specific institutions and programs or attempts to provide an issue or policy perspective, typically…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Educational Policy
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Townsend, Barbara K. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2002
States that disagreements over whom should be counted as a transfer student or potential transfer student render it almost impossible to determine a national rate of students transferring from community colleges to the four-year sector. Urges administrators to improve on tracking the various types of community college transfers in order to yield a…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Mobility
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Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2002
Discusses the changing nature of vocational education in the community college, offers models and strategies for organizing and delivering vocational education, and presents evidence on program effectiveness and outcomes associated with student participation. Notes that for some vocational education approaches--for example, tech prep--little is…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Strategies, Industrial Training
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Seybert, Jeffrey A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2002
Describes the assessment of student learning outcomes in six domains: general education, transfer programs, vocational and occupational education, remedial and developmental education, continuing education, and affective and noncognitive areas. Discusses the use of assessment results and the implications of assessment for external accountability…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges
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Gibson-Harman, Kim; Rodriguez, Sandria; Haworth, Jennifer Grant – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2002
Identifies key challenges for community colleges concerning faculty and professional staff: preparing and attracting qualified faculty, implementing the teaching and learning paradigm, helping faculty make use of current technology, and improving the status and morale of professional staff. Proposes several potential solutions for each challenge.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Faculty Recruitment
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Lee, Jenny J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2002
Reexamines the extent to which the university serves as an important source of identification for community college faculty. States that although recent studies indicate that the university remains an influential reference group for two-year college faculty, perceptions have changed over the past 25 years. Reports, for instance, that part-time…
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Methods
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