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Akkaraju, Shylaja; Atamturktur, Seher; Broughton, Laura; Frazer, Tica – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter illustrates the value of formative assessment as the key to better understand students who struggle with classroom learning. The authors present ways in which professional development, classroom assessment, and student services can come together with the common goal of building a community focused on the student learning experience…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Waters-Bailey, Stacy; McGraw, Matthew S.; Barr, Jason – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter offers strategies for creating support resources for students who face nonacademic barriers such as housing insecurity, food insecurity, lack of transportation and dependable childcare, and the need for mental health care and illness. These strategies should be viewed as ideas to help retain students and create lasting partnerships…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Barriers, Student Personnel Services
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Hallett, Ronald E.; Freas, Adam; Mo, Elaine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter explores the importance of developing spaces on campus that serve students experiencing homelessness. The authors recommend identifying a single point of contact in order to facilitate access to services.
Descriptors: College Students, Homeless People, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services
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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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Gillett-Karam, Rosemary – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
Student affairs and student services practices are concepts that can replace traditional models of student development, now emphasizing student identity, student voice, and emancipatory advocacy. A new identity is suggested to replace the title for student affairs professionals and student affairs programs in community colleges: student success…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Student Development, Community Colleges
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Mechur Karp, Melinda – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
Despite their best efforts, community colleges continue to see low rates of student persistence and degree attainment. Although such outcomes can be attributed in large part to students' lack of academic readiness, nonacademic issues also play a part. Building on Karp's 2011 framework of nonacademic support, this chapter explores the evidence that…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Community Colleges, Performance Factors, Success
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Barbatis, Peter Reyes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
Student affairs and information technology have opportunities to partner in order to increase student satisfaction and retention rates and to assist institutions to comply with federal educational regulations. This chapter contains four examples of emerging best practices and future initiatives including: (a) the admissions pipeline, (b)…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Information Technology, Satisfaction
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Knight, Ashley – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
Student success, accountability, and educational outcomes have been strongly emphasized in U.S. community colleges in recent years. For those individuals serving in community college student affairs, intentional commitment to standards and competencies in professional practice is essential in order to achieve institutional expectations and to meet…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Professional Development
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Hornak, Anne M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
This chapter explores CAS as a tool for collecting assessment and evaluation data in community college student affairs offices. Details are provided about accessing the self-assessment modules, as well as the resources available to assist colleges with data collection. Finally, the chapter will explore how to use the data to advocate for…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services
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Ozaki, C. Casey; Hornak, Anne M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
In this final chapter, the authors synthesize and draw from chapters across this volume to provide concluding remarks and recommendations. The authors suggest that core to the discussion of excellence of student affairs in community colleges are the concepts of integration and collaboration. As professionals tasked with supporting the student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Commuter Colleges, Student Personnel Services, Cooperation
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Dadgar, Mina; Nodine, Thad; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Venezia, Andrea – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
This chapter defines the integration of academics and student support services and offers examples of models and strategies from colleges nationally.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Strategies, Models, Academic Support Services
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Jenkins, Davis; Cho, Sung-Woo – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
In this chapter, we describe efforts by growing number of colleges and universities to redesign academic programs and support services to create "guided pathways" designed to increase the rate at which students enter and complete a program of study.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Personnel Services, Academic Persistence
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Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.; Choudhuri, Dibya Devika – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
Community colleges are among the most diverse institutions in the American higher education system. Students across lifestyles, creeds, racial/ethnic backgrounds, gender groups, ability levels, and socioeconomic status reflect the legacy of two-year institutions to provide educational opportunities for many on the margins of full participation.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Minority Groups, College Students, Homosexuality
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Head, Ronald B.; Johnson, Michael S. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
The term "institutional effectiveness" was developed in response to accreditation, and this emphasizes the large extent to which accreditation drives institutional effectiveness efforts on community college campuses. There are two general types of accreditation. "Institutional accreditation" is the process by which institutions of higher education…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Standards, Case Studies
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Herndon, M. Craig – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
The use of Web technologies to connect with and disperse information to prospective and current students can be effective for students as well as efficient for colleges. Early results of the use of such technologies in a statewide system point to high rates of satisfaction among students when information is delivered, provide clues on how various…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Web Sites, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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