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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
Ensuring Student Success: Using Formative Assessment as the Key to Communication and Compassion among Faculty, Students, and Staff
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
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
Strawn, Rachel Mayes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter presents results from a study exploring the experiences of rural high school graduates and the influences on their reasons for attending postsecondary education. In particular, the results presented here are a compilation of several rural students who intentionally chose to attend a local community college.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Graduates, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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
"They Told Me to Come Back Tomorrow; They Were Too Busy Today": How Community College Leaders' Decisions Impact Students
Anderson, Jill A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
The ethical decision-making style of community college leaders affect students. Therefore, it is important to understand how the resulting bureaucratic college procedures impact students' college-going decisions.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, Administrator Role
Wood, J. Luke; Degeneffe, Charles Edmund – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter addresses the ethical implications of chronic traumatic encephalopathy for community colleges with intercollegiate football teams.
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Athletics, Athletes, Team Sports
Barbitta, Susan; Munn, William – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter considers the case of placement tests, examining students who enter community college gateway math and English courses.
Descriptors: Student Placement, Tests, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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
Popp, Patricia A.; Roberts, Allyson F.; Robinson, Paula F.; Strawn, Rachel Mayes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the challenges and opportunities associated with creating sophisticated support networks designed to support youth experiencing homelessness. The authors offer an overview of programs and policies that is interwoven with the story of Susan, a composite of youth with whom they have worked, to illustrate the ways Virginia is…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Social Support Groups, State Programs, Disadvantaged Youth
Gupton, Jarrett T.; Trost, Jennifer L.; Collins, Kelly – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
While homeless and highly mobile students experience multiple forms of marginality, trauma, and economic hardship, an increasing number of community colleges are providing support services tailored for this population. This qualitative study examined campus food pantries as a vital service that furthers the completion agenda.
Descriptors: Food, Homeless People, Trauma, Disadvantaged
Caton, Jazmin M.; Moro, Bárbara María; Turner, Teresa; Woodin, Shawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Housing insecurity and homelessness is an ever-increasing issue within higher education. In this chapter, the authors highlight the ways that one program is responding to students' needs.
Descriptors: Housing, Homeless People, Higher Education, College Students
Cady, Clare; White, Carol Cutler – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter provides useful tips for campus leaders and student organizations to establish a campus food pantry.
Descriptors: Hunger, Community Colleges, Food, Two Year College Students
The Experiences and Insights of One Community College Foster Alum and One Community College Faculty Advocate
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
White, Carol Cutler – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
For numerous reasons, it can be difficult for foster youth to succeed in postsecondary education. This chapter offers insight into state-level policies and programs, community college programs dedicating to supporting foster youth, and a framework for creating a structured support system to increase student success.
Descriptors: State Policy, State Programs, Academic Achievement, Guidelines