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Perry, Kimberly – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This issue of "New Directions" provides an overview of the increasing numbers of students who are experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, and food insecurity. College presidents are in a unique position to lead campus efforts to identify students in need and to develop strategies for supporting this increasing, often invisible,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Food, Hunger, College Housing
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McNair, Delores E.; Phelan, Daniel J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
To better understand the influence of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) competencies on practice since their formation, six community college chief executive officers (five presidents and one chancellor) were asked to reflect upon the enduring relevance of the competencies. They were also asked specifically how they acquired…
Descriptors: Leadership, Community Colleges, Reflection, Cultural Relevance
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Jez, Sujin; Venezia, Andrea – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
Given the variety of student intents, programs, pathways, and courses offered at a given community college, it is almost impossible for community colleges to provide general information to all prospective students about how to prepare for all the courses offered. But if community colleges seek to help students reach their goals, they must improve…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Bound Students, Academic Achievement
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Barnes, Cynthia A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
More than a decade ago, community colleges across the nation mobilized legions of faculty to craft critical thinking initiatives on their campus. Were these initiatives simply the latest educational fad, or did the implementation provoke substantive, lasting changes not only in what we teach but in how we teach?
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Futures (of Society)
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Romano, Richard M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter argues that a relatively high tuition, high financial aid policy is the most equitable and efficient way to fund community college operating budgets and promote access.
Descriptors: State Aid, Tuition, Student Financial Aid, Financial Support
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Saenz, Victor – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2004
This chapter summarizes useful and relevant resources and information on the topic of serving minority populations in community colleges, and presents information about several programs and services that have been successful in ensuring minority student success.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Minority Groups, Transfer Programs, Educational Opportunities
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Milliron, Mark David; de los Santos, Gerardo E.; Browning, Boo – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Not so long ago, the word "fundraising" scarcely made an appearance in the community college lexicon. Now, as our society moves from the industrial age to the information age, it can be considered part of a wave of change flooding across the community college movement, with clear implications for how community colleges teach, reach, and lead. In…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Fund Raising, Educational Finance, Institutional Advancement
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McCarthy, Chris – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Offers a former faculty member's perspective on his journey from faculty member to college president. It details the various positions held and challenges that were experienced throughout his promotion to college president. Emphasizes the various roles and characteristics that need to be embraced as one becomes a college administrator. (JS)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, College Administration, College Faculty, College Presidents
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Vaughan, George B.; Weisman, Iris M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Discusses issues surrounding the community college presidency and the necessity to have leadership development programs in place to assist in their training. Emphasizes the unique responsibilities of the college president and outlines specialized training programs that will assist in their development. Recommends that college presidents and…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Job Skills
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Duvall, Betty – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Discusses the important impact of university doctoral programs for community college leadership training. Emphasizes the growing need for new community college leaders and the lack of specialized doctoral programs that focus on community colleges. Describes successful community college leadership programs as innovative, desirous of change, and…
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Doctoral Programs, Educational Benefits
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May, Paul B.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Moore, Lin – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Describes factors contributing to the successful planning and implementation of alternative teacher certification programs in one Texas community college school district. Asserts that if community colleges are to become major players in alternative teacher certification, they need to carefully assess the local market first, working in close tandem…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Associate Degrees, College Role, Community Colleges
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Imig, David G.; Harrill-McClellan, Mary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Reviews accrediting standards, assesses the ability of community colleges to meet these standards, and suggests accreditation models appropriate for community colleges. Contends that community colleges and traditional colleges and universities should seek joint accreditation for community college feeder or transition programs, which would…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Associate Degrees, College Role, Community Colleges
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Katsinas, Stephen G. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Proposes a classification scheme based on institutional control, geography, governance, and size in order to capture the diversity of two-year colleges in the United States. Argues that development of an easy-to-use classification system could serve to improve the precision of research on the community college. (Contains 16 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Classification, Community Colleges, Educational Research, Geographic Location
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Cohen, Arthur M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Argues that college size is a valid, readily available, easily understood, and nonjudgmental criterion that relates directly to other important college characteristics. Therefore, size should be considered the main criterion in the classification of community colleges. Using size as a criterion yields interesting patterns showing how community…
Descriptors: Classification, Community Colleges, Educational Research, Institutional Characteristics
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Shaman, Susan M.; Zemsky, Robert – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2003
Argues that the price an individual community college charges for courses is a function of the role and place the institution occupies in the overall market for postsecondary education. Analysis suggests a classification that distinguishes colleges with respect to their emphasis on formal degree programs as opposed to delivery of courses.…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Classification, Community Colleges, Costs
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