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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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Haag, Patricia W. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Career and technical education concurrent enrollment may pose unique challenges in programming and enrollment for program administrators, and this chapter describes the experiences and challenges of a CTE concurrent enrollment administrator.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, College Administration
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Taylor, Jason L.; Borden, Victor H. M.; Park, Eunkyoung – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter reports results from a national policy study that examined state dual credit policies and how state policies address the quality of dual credit courses.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, State Policy, Educational Policy
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Scheffel, Kent; McLemore, Yvette; Lowe, Adam – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes how implementing the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships' 17 accreditation standards strengthens a concurrent enrollment program, enhances secondary-postsecondary relations, and benefits students, their families, and secondary and postsecondary institutions.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Standards, Secondary Education
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Braxton, John M.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes the findings from a national survey of community college faculty. With the lens of Boyer's Domains of Scholarship applied to these findings, a more fine-grained and accurate assessment of the engagement of community college faculty members in scholarship emerges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Teacher Participation
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Park, Toby J.; Braxton, John M.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes three empirically derived types of faculty scholars in community colleges: Immersed Scholars, Scholars of Dissemination, and Scholars of Pedagogical Knowledge. This chapter discusses these types and offers a recommendation.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Teacher Characteristics
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Morest, Vanessa Smith – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter looks at community college faculty engagement in scholarship. Community college faculty spend the majority of their time engaged in teaching, and therefore their scholarship typically focuses on strengthening curriculum and instruction. The paper identifies some of the structural and cultural challenges and supports to scholarship at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Time on Task
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Palmer, James C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
The institutional culture of community colleges often fosters a professional identity among faculty members that sees research, publication, and other forms of out-of-class scholarship as detrimental to teaching and student learning. But the professional associations established by and for community college faculty members in specific academic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Scholarship, Professional Identity
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Dating back to 2004, the Achieving the Dream initiative was established to promote evidence-based programs and interventions to produce and sustain student success. Achieving the Dream has created a new environment and new forms of thinking among the faculty that have spurred some to action research within their classrooms and beyond. Using three…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Intervention
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Braxton, John M.; Doyle, William R.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter contends that scholarship should become a part of the mission of the community college. The authors describe actions for individual community colleges and state and federal actions that encourage and support the engagement of community college faculty members in scholarship.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Scholarship, Institutional Mission, Government Role
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Castro, Erin L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter provides an introduction to and description of educational equity. It outlines common traps to avoid when engaging equity-oriented practices in community college contexts.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Practices, Community Colleges, Barriers
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Rodriguez, Francisco C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
What roles can leaders play to create, nurture, and sustain a campus culture that can ultimately lead to improving student success, to diversifying the ranks of faculty and administrators, and to facilitating meaningful engagement concerning the critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion? This chapter offers the candid views and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Diversity (Institutional)
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Valenzuela, Jéssica I.; Perez, William; Perez, Iliana; Montiel, Gloria Itzel; Chaparro, Gabriel – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter introduces Institutional Undocu-Competence (IUC), an institutional capacity framework emerging from a critical analysis of cultural competence, aimed to inform community colleges' efforts to better support the growing undocumented student population.
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Cultural Awareness
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Taylor, Jason L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Many community colleges are unwelcoming to LGBTQ students and this chapter provides practical suggestions to community college leaders to develop a more inclusive campus culture.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Campuses, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Campbell, Courtney A.; Deil-Amen, Regina; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter argues that, despite intentions, the way federal financial aid policy is constructed and currently administered can have negative consequences for poor community college students.
Descriptors: Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, College Students
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