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LaManna, Richard – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter affirms the increasing value of outcomes assessment at one of many institutions where once it was mostly ignored, how the knowledge afforded by increased use of assessment functions as a precursor to change, and how the faculty and staff work of program and outcomes assessment--discussions, decisions, preparations, actions,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Evaluation, College Faculty
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Barrett, Sheri H. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes a model of assessment based on Action Research that promotes and relies on faculty engagement to improve student learning.
Descriptors: Evaluation, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Action Research
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Cumming, Tammie; Miller, M. David – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter describes the role of faculty in conducting quality assessment and includes suggestions for preparing for successful meetings with reviewers on accreditation teams.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Evaluation Methods
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Finnegan, Catherine L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter presents the results of a study focused on rural community college faculty experiences. Through their own stories, it becomes clear that rural faculty do not have a single role, but instead fulfill many roles that ensure the success of their students.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Wagoner, Richard L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
In order to make organizational ethical decisions regarding part-time faculty, leaders should seek to understand the differing needs of part-time faculty and apply that knowledge to creating differentiated policies that can better stand up to the criteria of the ethical decision-making.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Part Time Faculty, Leadership Responsibility
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Westland, Melinda A.; Totten, Volena – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Using personal narratives, in this chapter the authors weave together two distinct perspectives to illuminate the stark reality of many students' experiences as they transition from the foster care system to postsecondary education.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Foster Care, Postsecondary Education
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Fox, Heather L.; Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter examines how postsecondary practitioners are encouraged to work collaboratively with child welfare agencies and other community-based organizations to identify and implement culturally responsive supports for former foster youth to promote early academic achievement.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Child Welfare, Public Agencies, Community Organizations
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Coffey, Sue; Anyinam, Charles; Zitzelsberger, Hilde – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes how contextualizing academic integrity to the personal lives and professional expectations of students opens up space for meaningful engagement between students and faculty and fosters an affirming approach to preventing, rather than policing, academic integrity issues.
Descriptors: Integrity, Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty
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Hollis, Leah P. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter reviews the proliferation of community college students who cheat in online classes, with particular focus on hiring ghost-students or students who take an entire course for a fee. The discussion includes faculty and institutional solutions to prevent ghost-students in online classes.
Descriptors: Cheating, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Online Courses
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Bertram Gallant, Tricia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the challenges contingent community-college faculty might face in implementing best-integrity practices in the classroom, and calls for community college leadership to make changes to better support faculty in their efforts to protect the academic integrity of their institutions.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Best Practices, Integrity
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Bluestein, Stephanie A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter provides practical suggestions from community college students and faculty--in their own words--about how to prevent academic dishonesty and what to do if it happens. Both new and veteran professors can benefit from the wide variety of ideas that are enlightening and innovative.
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Cheating, Community Colleges, College Faculty
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Witmer, Hope; Johansson, Jonas – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter presents a gender perspective on the faculty members' role in assigning discipline for academic dishonesty. Results of a study on this topic, along with recommendations for equitable practices, are included.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Cheating, Integrity, College Faculty
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Ferguson, Ralph; Louder, Justin – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the functions of an ethics center on a university campus and how it benefits the learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. While a full-blown ethics center may be too ambitious for some community colleges, it serves as a template for what programs could be offered on a smaller scale.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Campuses, Ethics, College Faculty
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Wang, Xueli; Wang, Yan; Prevost, Amy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter documents a partnership between university-based researchers and community college instructors and practitioners in their collective pursuit to improve student success in manufacturing programs at a large urban 2-year technical college, presenting an example of a contextualized instructional approach to teaching developmental math,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Researchers, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.; Choudhuri, Devika Dibya – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter details the perspectives of LGBTQ collegians and faculty/staff allies at 2-year institutions.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, College Faculty
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