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Cohen, Arthur M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Transfer education centering on the liberal arts declined relatively beginning in the late 1960s with the expansion of vocational education. But the distinctions blurred as courses that matched university programs in business and health fields grew. By the 1970s more than half all associate degrees awarded were to students from occupational…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Community Colleges
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Ignash, Jan M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
This chapter discusses the "tangled knot" of articulating associate degrees in applied fields and reviews sample programs from applied associate (A.A.S.) to baccalaureate degrees using three distinct pathways, comparing the resulting A.A.S. to baccalaureate degree pathways to similar B.A. or B.S. programs. It focuses predominantly on curricular…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Articulation (Education), College Programs, Academic Degrees
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Harper-Marinick, Maria; Swarthout, Jeanne – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Student success in transfer from a community college to a university is dependent on several key characteristics of any articulation and transfer system: structure, policies and processes, and the accessibility of the system design. The public institutions of higher education in Arizona have designed and implemented a transfer and articulation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Articulation (Education), Institutional Characteristics, Associate Degrees
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Wagoner, Richard L.; Cohen, Arthur M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
In recent years, a convergence of several forces--increased legislative involvement in higher education, governmental and philanthropic pressure to increase postsecondary degree and certificate production, demands for a highly trained workforce, and fiscal belt-tightening at colleges and universities across America--has resulted in efforts to…
Descriptors: General Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Educational Legislation
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Maliszewski, Casey; Crabill, Kathleen; Nespoli, Lawrence – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
For the past 45 years, New Jersey community colleges have helped thousands of students pursue higher education to gain skills, earn college credentials, and better their lives. Today, New Jersey's 19 community colleges enroll over 400,000 students across 70 campuses, fulfilling community colleges' traditional core mission: granting access to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Credentials, Leadership, Community Colleges
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Sherman, Jane; Andreas, Michelle – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
How did Washington create a clear organizational structure that assigns responsibility for each aspect of transfer policy to the group that is best suited to manage it (Kisker, Wagoner, and Cohen, 2011)? In this chapter, the authors will introduce the agencies, organizations, and entities that have played a key role in gathering information,…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, Technical Institutes, Universities, Community Colleges
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Cope, Kevin L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
"Surprise" is a word and concept seldom associated with higher education policy or with one of its most demanding projects, the development of a statewide articulation and transfer program. Legislators who mandate articulation enterprises and officials who care for these behemoths present themselves as thoughtful managers who cherish…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Articulation (Education), Transfer Programs, Community Colleges
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Patton, Jane; Pilati, Michelle – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
In 2010, California's then-governor Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1440, called the "Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act" (Padilla, 2010), into law. This bill mandated that the state's 112 community colleges (CCCs) develop a new type of associate degree, an "associate degree for transfer," that specifically prepares a…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Reflection, College Faculty
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Phelps, L. Allen; Prevost, Amy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
In settings across the United States, governing boards, state officials, and campus leaders are intensely examining, refining, and reprioritizing post-secondary education missions and spending to optimize value-added economic and social returns. In this article, the authors discuss the nation's changing research and innovation context, the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College Faculty, Governing Boards, State Officials
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Ayon, Carlos – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
This chapter provides an annotated bibliography of articles about the effects of transfer associate degrees and related statewide transfer and articulation policies. It also provides links to transfer degree legislation in several states.
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Transfer Policy, Information Sources
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Dassance, Charles R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
The missionary zeal of community colleges in the 1960s is still needed to meet the challenges they still face today: helping underserved and underprepared students succeed, and offering a strong general education curriculum that provides the foundation and framework for later academic and professional success. Even as economic, social, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change
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Becker, Liza A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
Throughout the nation's history, immigrants have come to the United States seeking opportunities for socioeconomic mobility, to strengthen family ties, or secure personal freedom. To leave the familiar landscape is not a decision made lightly and, once having resettled in their new home, immigrants face choices that may relegate them to the…
Descriptors: Language Dominance, Second Language Learning, Socioeconomic Background, Immigrants
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Storch, Jason; Ohlson, Matthew – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
From admissions to academic counseling, athletes will benefit from intense integration of support services and life-skills development programs to help balance the demands of their academic responsibilities and participation in athletics. Additionally, student support services at community colleges, even though attempting to assist students to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Athletics, Athletes, College Students
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Horton, David, Jr. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
This article takes a highly critical look at athletics and responds to the question of whether contemporary community colleges should continue to maintain athletic programs, especially in times of financial constraint. For balance, the authors have chosen to focus on the negatives. They feel it is important to present a balanced picture in support…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Community Colleges, Criticism, Financial Support
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Shugart, Sanford C.; Romano, Joyce C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
Most colleges adopt strategies to improve student performance. In this article, the authors describe how Valencia Community College in Florida developed a strategy that would move it from the already much better than average results in student learning, persistence, and success it was achieving toward the quantum level of improvement. They also…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement
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