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DeLong, Loretta M.; Monette, Gerald E.; Ozaki, C. Casey – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter explores the role of student development and culturally relevant theories to support 2-year tribal college student success.
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Student Development
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Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.; Choudhuri, Devika Dibya – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter details the perspectives of LGBTQ collegians and faculty/staff allies at 2-year institutions.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, College Faculty
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Musil, Caryn McTighe – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes a diversity and democracy curriculum and faculty development collaboration among the Association of American Colleges and Universities, The Democracy Commitment, and 10 community colleges.
Descriptors: Humanities, Democratic Values, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Zerquera, Desiree D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines community college first-year experience programs using critical race theory and ecological theory. The study draws on diverse students' experiences with access, support, and long-term success within community colleges to assess how these programs foster student success, as told through the voices of student participants.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Academic Achievement
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McComb, Bruce E.; Lyddon, Jan W. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter discusses the importance and common challenges of evaluating community college student success efforts; it includes a broad-based framework for carrying out effective evaluations.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Intervention, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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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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Crisp, Gloria – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
The final chapter of the issue provides a synthesis of the first eight chapters, offers conclusions and recommendations, and considers future directions regarding practices and programs with promise for high impact at community colleges around the country.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Educational Practices
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Hoffman, Kurt – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the cocurricular activities offered through The Democracy Commitment at Allegany College of Maryland and the impact of these civic experiences on its students.
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Higher Education, Small Colleges, Rural Schools
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Starobin, Soko S.; Bivens, Glennda M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
This chapter introduces effective strategies and practices for working with secondary and postsecondary schools to advance rural Latinas into engineering and other STEM-related fields.
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Matheny, Christopher J.; Conrad, Clifton – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Notwithstanding variation in institutional missions, two-year colleges are the gateway to postsecondary education for the majority of college and university students in this country. As institutions of choice for many and institutions of necessity for others, two-year institutions are constantly challenged to meet the rapidly changing needs of…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Change Strategies, Innovation, Institutional Mission
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Floyd, Deborah L.; Falconetti, Angela M. Garcia; Felsher, Rivka A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Community colleges have a storied history of successfully providing pathways and access to credentials and degrees through various models of delivery and in diverse programs of study. Until recently, the highest degree offered by community colleges was the associate degree. During the past decade, major changes have occurred in the landscape of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Extension Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees
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Washbon, Janet L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
The experience of technology change pervades people's lives. Sometimes it comes in the guise of a new smart phone, e-reader, or patch for a leaky artery. Other times, it appears as a new way to track packages, connect with others through social networks, or find one's way around an unfamiliar place. Or it reveals itself as a new surgical…
Descriptors: Productivity, Labor Force, Technology, Vocational Education
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Tyszko, Jason A.; Sheets, Robert G. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
There is a growing consensus that the United States and its regions, including the Midwest region, will increasingly compete on innovation. This also is widely recognized in the business world. There is also growing consensus that innovation talent--the human talent to drive and support innovation--will be a major key. Despite this consensus,…
Descriptors: Talent, Technological Advancement, Schools, Educational Innovation
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Lundberg, Todd C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
This article explores the general education needed by newcomers to higher education that will enable them to contribute in multiple ways in the twenty-first-century workplace. In an effort to become more precise about the kind of general education that Midwestern community colleges need to create, this article approaches two questions: (1) In what…
Descriptors: General Education, College Programs, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges
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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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