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Goldrick-Rab, Sara – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Food and housing insecurities are serious challenges confronting community college students. This chapter reviews the evidence on prevalence and correlates of basic needs insecurity and discusses institutional actions to support students.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Graduation Rate, Food, Housing
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Williams, Mitchell R.; Nourie-Manuele, Meredith – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
In this chapter, the authors discuss the role community colleges play in alleviating poverty and how this role is reflected in institutional mission statements.
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Poverty, Institutional Mission
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Person, Dawn; Dawson, Robert; García, Yvonne; Jones, Andrew – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter reports on three research studies conducted by the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (C-REAL) at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) that are designed to help higher education institutions enhance their practices in serving men of color, namely Black and Latino men.
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Hispanic American Students, Educational Practices
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Spaid, Robin L.; Ozaki, C. Casey – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
The coeditors for this volume synthesize key propositions from the volume chapters and offer recommendations for community colleges to employ college impact theories in student affairs practice.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Theories
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Mathews, David – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines how the work of community colleges relates to the democratic work that citizens must do and makes the case for better alignment between the two.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Jones, Lena – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter explores ways that the civic and workforce missions of community colleges might be better integrated in practice, using Minneapolis Community and Technical College as an example.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, College Role, Technical Education
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Myran, Gunder; Ivery, Curtis L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
In the first chapter of this sourcebook, one of the scenarios presented for the future urban community college was that of a "workforce development college." In this scenario, the college of the future is the primary provider of a highly educated and talented community workforce in alignment with regional employment and economic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Labor Force Development, Employment Qualifications
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Phillips, Brad C.; Horowitz, Jordan E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
The completion agenda is in full force at the nation's community colleges. To maximize the impact colleges can have on improving completion, colleges must organize around using student progress and outcome data to monitor and track their efforts. Unfortunately, colleges are struggling to identify relevant data and to mobilize staff to review…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, College Role, Data Collection
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Shumaker, John W. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
The tumultuous events of the Arab Spring have challenged higher education systems throughout the Middle East and North Africa to become more responsive to citizens who are impatient for change. Community colleges in the United States can play a vital role in supporting much-needed reforms. This article looks at the possibilities and the challenges…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, Social Change
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Treat, Tod; Hagedorn, Linda Serra – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
From locally focused institutions intent on access and affordability to higher education, workforce preparation, and community engagement, the contemporary community college is poised as a global partner for the democratization and development of a global workforce. In this chapter, the authors revisit the development of international education in…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Community Colleges, International Education, College Role
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Head, Ronald B. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
The origins of institutional effectiveness are traced, its evolution within community colleges is described, the use of the term "institutional effectiveness" is analyzed, and a practical, operational definition of the term is presented. The author hopes that this definition and the discussion in this article prove useful to community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, College Role
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Ewell, Peter T. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
Heightened national goals for degree attainment in the United States means increasing prominence for community colleges, which entails greater scrutiny in the form of accountability. Technology and a new generation of accountability measures appropriate to the distinctive community college mission are available to meet this challenge. This article…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Accountability, Information Technology
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Hom, Willard C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
Policymakers, administrators, and institutional researchers should recognize the critical stakeholders in the area of institutional effectiveness at the community college, their differences in perceptions about institutional effectiveness, and ways to negotiate these differences in perception. This article identifies the different stakeholders in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Stakeholders, Values
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Dougherty, Kevin J.; Townsend, Barbara K. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2006
This chapter analyzes various ways of conceptualizing the missions of the community college, describes how those missions have varied over time and across geographical regions, and examines how missions complement and conflict with one another.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational History, Institutional Mission, Conflict
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Jacobs, James; Dougherty, Kevin J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2006
This chapter describes the evolution of the workforce development mission and its current crisis in the face of changing training demands, shriveling government support, and rising competition. Two alternative future paths are outlined: a baccalaureate degree-oriented new vocationalism and a renewed emphasis on serving the training needs of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Futures (of Society), Labor Force Development, Community Colleges
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