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Campbell, Emily; Cintron, Rene – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the implementation and outcomes of a multiyear pilot study on the use of the corequisite model in math and English remediation. Practical recommendations are presented after an analysis of student outcomes and institutional practices.
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Remedial Instruction, Program Implementation, Pilot Projects
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Brathwaite, Jessica; Edgecombe, Nikki – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter discusses the importance of scrutinizing the outcomes of developmental education reforms across race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and level of developmental need.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Race
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Clery, Sue; Frye, Bobbie E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter identifies some of the challenges surrounding data collection and analysis regarding development students, including testing and identifying academic needs, placement determination, and measuring student outcomes.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Testing
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Day, Angelique; Riebschleger, Joanne; Wen, Jiebing – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Precollege outreach programs improve college access for underrepresented students; however, information on foster youth engagement in precollege programs is virtually nonexistent. This chapter describes the impact of a precollege program on two- and four-year college enrollment and completion rates.
Descriptors: Mentors, Excellence in Education, College Preparation, Community Colleges
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Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
When linked to program review and improvement, program evaluation can help practitioners to ensure that career-technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs offer equitable access and outcomes for underserved student groups.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Vocational Education, STEM Education
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Ozaki, C. Casey – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter critically examines the fit and applicability of foundational college impact theories to the community college context and students. Implications for the literature and campuses are explored.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Theories, College Students
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Harris, Frank, III; Luke Wood, J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
The authors of this chapter present the Socio-Ecological Outcomes Model as a means of predicting student success for community college men of color.
Descriptors: Social Influences, Ecological Factors, Outcomes of Education, Models
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Carales, Vincent D.; Garcia, Crystal E.; Mardock-Uman, Naomi – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter provides an overview of organizations and other entities focused on assisting community college staff, faculty, and administrators in developing and promoting student success outcomes. We provide a listing of relevant web resources related to programming and conclude with a summary of suggested readings.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Academic Achievement
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Newell, Mallory Angeli; Weintraub, Dayna S. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the individual and institutional factors leading to greater civic outcomes among students at four The Democracy Commitment (TDC) colleges in California.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, Individual Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Karp, Melinda Mechur – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter contextualizes and extends the previous chapters by addressing the intertwined issues of structural systems reform and college completion, as well as the role dual enrollment can play in ensuring equitable postsecondary outcomes for underrepresented students.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, Outcomes of Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Pickel, Jessica; Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
At a time when the nation is focusing so much attention on college completion, what do we know about how students are completing their community college programs? Does the open-access mission of community colleges translate into equitable outcomes? Pathways to Results (PTR) engages practitioners in using data to close equity gaps for student…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Nursing Education, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Hizmetli, Handan – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
This case study describes five phases that a community college went through in developing its use of knowledge management practices to improve their student outcomes and recommends how other colleges can similarly benefit from knowledge management in meeting their goals.
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Case Studies, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education
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Kolb, Marcus; Kalina, Michelle; Chapman, Adina – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
The Obama administration and the Lumina Foundation have been the principal drivers focusing the nation on increasing the number of high-quality degrees and credentials. Tuning, a faculty-driven process for defining clear student learning outcomes--what a student should know, understand, and be able to do--is one of the ways to support this goal.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Credentials, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods
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Donohue, Marguerite M.; Skolnik, Michael L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Community colleges in Canada began offering baccalaureate programs in the 1990s. Presently community colleges in four of the five largest provinces of Canada are eligible to submit applications to the relevant government ministry or agency for baccalaureate programs. The authors estimate that about 135 baccalaureate programs are now being offered…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Undergraduate Study, Transfer of Training, Cooperative Education
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Bragg, Debra; Dresser, Laura; Smith, Whitney – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Shifting Gears was launched in 2007 by the Joyce Foundation, a Chicago-based organization focused on improving the quality of life of citizens residing in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The primary goal of Shifting Gears is to increase the number of low-skilled, low-income Midwestern adults who obtain college-level occupational…
Descriptors: Credentials, Labor Market, National Competency Tests, Labor Force Development
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