Dual Enrollment Policies Pathways and Perspectives

Author: Jason L. Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111905429X
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Looking to develop new dual enrollment programs or adapt and revamp an existing dual enrollment programs at a community college? This volume addresses the critical issues and topics of dual enrollment practices and policies, including: state policies that regulate dual enrollment practice and the influence of state policy on local practice, the usage of dual enrollment programs as a pathway for different populations of students such as career and technical education students and students historically underrepresented in higher education, and chapters that surface student, faculty, and high school stakeholder perspectives and that examine institutional and partnership performance and quality. This is the 169th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

Bridging the High School College Gap

Author: Gerald S. Edmonds
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815653549
Format: PDF
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Concurrent enrollment programs offer high-achieving high school students the opportunity to take college credit-bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers. This low-cost, scalable model brings accelerated coursework to urban, suburban, and rural students. In this book, scholars explore the function of concurrent enrollment programs in addressing the gap between high school preparation and readiness for the academic and social demands of college. Experts in the education field map out the foundation for programs offering concurrent enrollment courses, including best practices and necessary elements for a sustainable, viable program that contributes to student success in higher education. Providing research-based evidence of the overwhelming benefits of such partnerships between high schools and colleges, this book is a vital tool for all educators considering adopting a concurrent enrollment program.

A Love which Does Not Wait

Author: Janet Ruhe-Schoen
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 9781890101176
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The stories of nine star disciples of ʻAbduʼl-Bahá, an elaboration of an article first appearing in Bahai news in 1975.

Barriers and Opportunities for 2 Year and 4 Year STEM Degrees

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309373573
Format: PDF
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Nearly 40 percent of the students entering 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions indicated their intention to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in 2012. But the barriers to students realizing their ambitions are reflected in the fact that about half of those with the intention to earn a STEM bachelor’s degree and more than two-thirds intending to earn a STEM associate’s degree fail to earn these degrees 4 to 6 years after their initial enrollment. Many of those who do obtain a degree take longer than the advertised length of the programs, thus raising the cost of their education. Are the STEM educational pathways any less efficient than for other fields of study? How might the losses be “stemmed†and greater efficiencies realized? These questions and others are at the heart of this study. Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees reviews research on the roles that people, processes, and institutions play in 2-and 4-year STEM degree production. This study pays special attention to the factors that influence students’ decisions to enter, stay in, or leave STEM majorsâ€"quality of instruction, grading policies, course sequences, undergraduate learning environments, student supports, co-curricular activities, students’ general academic preparedness and competence in science, family background, and governmental and institutional policies that affect STEM educational pathways. Because many students do not take the traditional 4-year path to a STEM undergraduate degree, Barriers and Opportunities describes several other common pathways and also reviews what happens to those who do not complete the journey to a degree. This book describes the major changes in student demographics; how students, view, value, and utilize programs of higher education; and how institutions can adapt to support successful student outcomes. In doing so, Barriers and Opportunities questions whether definitions and characteristics of what constitutes success in STEM should change. As this book explores these issues, it identifies where further research is needed to build a system that works for all students who aspire to STEM degrees. The conclusions of this report lay out the steps that faculty, STEM departments, colleges and universities, professional societies, and others can take to improve STEM education for all students interested in a STEM degree.

Cultural Leadership

Author: George A. Baker
Publisher: Community College Pr/Amer Assoc
ISBN:
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Contending that the relationship between leadership and the creation and management of institutional culture is critical to the future success of community colleges, this book explores theory, research, and practice associated with this perspective. The following chapters are provided: (1) "Creative Cultures: Toward a New Paradigm," by George A. Baker, III; (2) "Community College Climate: The Signature of a Movement," by Baker; (3) "Creating, Managing, and Transforming Community College Culture: Presidential Perspectives," by Charlotte Biggerstaff; (4) "Culture and Communication," by Tessa Martinez Tagle; (5) "Empowering the Leadership Team," by Mary Ann Roe; (6) "Instructional Leadership: Building a Culture of Excellence in the Teaching-Learning Community," by Rosemary Gillett-Karam and Eli Pena; (7) "An Organizational Culture Consciously Shaped To Foster Creativity and Innovation," by Michele Nelson; (8) "Cultural Leadership: The Founder," by Phyllis Barber; (9) "Cultural Leadership: The Successor," by Barber; (10) "Culture, Leadership, and Organizational Systems," by G. Allan Clark; and (11) "The Future of the Community College in Evolution: Approaches to Analysis of Organizational Culture and Functioning," by Baker. A 286-item bibliography is included. (MPH)

The American Community College

Author: Arthur M. Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111871881X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Praise for the Previous Edition of The American Community College "Projecting the future for the community colleges of the early twenty-first century involves projecting the future for the nation in general: its demographics, economy, and public attitudes.... At heart is a discourse on how the institutions may adapt historical structures and practices to a changing world, and how those changes may ultimately affect students, the community, and society at large." —from the Conclusion, "Toward the Future" "Since 1982, The American Community College by Cohen and Brawer has been the authoritative book on community colleges. Anyone who wants to understand these complex and dynamic institutions—how they are evolving, the contributions they make, the challenges they face, the students they serve, and the faculty and leaders who deliver the services and the curricula—will find The American Community College both essential reading and an important reference book." —George R. Boggs, former president and CEO, American Association of Community Colleges "I have been a community college president for over forty-one years and a graduate professor for three decades. This book has been an inspiration to generations of students, faculty members, and administrators. It has become the classic of the field because it has great 'take-home' value to us all." —Joseph N. Hankin, president, Westchester Community College "Cohen and Brawer's classic work is the touchstone for a comprehensive overview of the American community college. This is a seminal book for graduate students as well as seasoned professionals for understanding this uniquely American institution." —Charles R. Dassance, former president, Central Florida Community College

Democracy s Open Door

Author: Marlene Griffith
Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub
ISBN:
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In this book, community college administrators and students speak in defense of this bold system of education. You will come to know the faculty and how they teach. You will learn about the myths that circulate about these schools and how they endanger the colleges. And, most importnat of all, you will come to know the students who attend community colleges and what it has meant to their lives.

Resilience and Vulnerability

Author: Suniya S. Luthar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521001618
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This book explores positive adaptation in at-risk children, providing suggestions for intervention and social policy.