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Simpkins, Betsy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes a specific initiative to offer a college program within the Oregon Department of Corrections, with a focus on the interpersonal and interinstitutional relationships needed to build such programs.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Drew, Jenifer D.; Duval, José; Cyr, James R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Three authors describe a collaboration between a Massachusetts college and a nearby prison, which leveraged the volunteer efforts of a college professor by including incarcerated men who assisted in Spanish language teaching inside and outside the classroom.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Correctional Institutions, Partnerships in Education, Volunteers
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Palomino, Erick Nava; Ragsdale, Lee – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Two authors describe how teaching Spanish in an Illinois prison led them to rewrite the examples used in a Spanish textbook and engage incarcerated students in novel ways in order to make up for the lack of conventional classroom resources.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Correctional Institutions, Partnerships in Education, Spanish
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Kanny, M. Allison – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter examines the experiences of five high school students previously enrolled in dual enrollment courses, and discusses the perceived benefits and disadvantages of these experiences from the student perspective.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness
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Pretlow, Joshua; Patteson, Jennifer – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter investigates the consequences and implications of dual enrollment policy diversity on operating dual enrollment programs in the two states of Ohio and Virginia.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Roach, Rick; Gamez Vargas, Juanita; David, Kevin M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Policy, financial, and transportation barriers have limited participation in dual enrollment for marginalized (low-socioeconomic, first-generation, and ethnic minority) students in Oklahoma. This chapter presents a collaborative effort by education and community leaders that has successfully eliminated these barriers and increased the number of…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, State Policy, Barriers, Transportation
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Barnett, Elisabeth; Maclutsky, Evelyn; Wagonlander, Chery – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Emerging early college models are providing opportunities for high school students to accrue college credits and experience themselves as successful college students. The states of Michigan and New York are at the forefront of state-level efforts to offer early college models to a wider range of high school students. This chapter features early…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Credits, High School Students, Models
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Hanson, Jana M.; Prusha, Todd; Iverson, Cort – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
The purpose of this chapter is to describe teacher, counselor, and principal perceptions of a concurrent enrollment program collaboratively administered by a large, Midwestern community college and area high schools. Data come from surveys sent to these stakeholders as part of concurrent enrollment program accreditation through National…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, High Schools, Administrator Attitudes
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Ferguson, Colin; Baker, Pete; Burnett, Dana – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter presents the results of a study that investigated faculty members' views on the level of academic rigor in three settings at one community college: dual enrollment, accelerated programs, and standard community college courses.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Standards, Dual Enrollment
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Mullin, Christopher M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
Besides the shift in community college funding from the state to the student, a number of other innovations and trends have emerged with respect to community college finances. This chapter explores some of these developments, including performance-based funding, changes in student and institutional eligibility for financial aid, changes in local…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Practices, Finance Reform
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Manning, Terri M.; Crosta, Peter M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
Community colleges are under pressure to increase completion rates, prepare students for the workplace, and contain costs. Colleges need to know the financial implications of what are often perceived as routine decisions: course scheduling, program offerings, and the provision of support services. This chapter presents a methodology for estimating…
Descriptors: Program Costs, Graduation Rate, Decision Making, College Planning
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Saunders, Laura – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
This chapter explores the relationship between strategic planning and budgeting. It describes how community college leaders can use strategic and foundational plans (academic, facilities, technology, and financial) to drive budgets and resource allocations in support of institutional goals and objectives. Finally, it identifies challenges of doing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Budgets
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Dowd, Alicia C.; Shieh, Linda Taing – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
A variety of policies and practices, including those developed by local boards and administrations, as well as those mandated by state and federal governments, affect budgets and finances at community colleges. Examples include tuition policies, fee structures, performance-based funding, and personnel policies. This chapter explores some of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Financial Policy, Institutional Mission
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Drummer, Carlee; Marshburn, Roxann – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
As community colleges seek new revenue streams, philanthropic organizations, including college foundations and private funders, have already begun to influence both revenues and college programming. This chapter discusses the current role of philanthropy, especially private foundations such as the Lumina Foundation for Education and the Bill and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Community Colleges, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support
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Murphy, David S.; Katsinas, Stephen G. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
The topic of budgeting and financial resources often strikes fear in the hearts of community college administrators and faculty, as they believe it is an arcane and complex art understood only by accountants and financial specialists. This chapter attempts to demystify the basic concepts involved in budgeting and addresses approaches to budgeting,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Budgeting, Educational Finance, College Planning
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