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Awareness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 202

Awareness

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Practical Magic
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 199

Practical Magic

What constitutes excellent teaching? To answer this question, these noted experts went straight to the thousands of teachers who have been recognized for excellence-recipients of teaching excellence awards-and asked them. Their answers, which the authors have put into context with history and research, make for a book that is as inspiring as it is informative, shedding new light on both the definable and the simply magical components of good teaching. ... Publisher description.

Strangers in Their Own Land
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 196

Strangers in Their Own Land

Drawing from a national survey of community colleges, this book documents trends in the employment and integration of part-time faculty in American community colleges. Chapter 1, "Focusing on the Problems: Part-Time Faculty in American Community Colleges," describes the economic, technological, and demographic imperatives generating the increased employment of part-timers. Chapter 2, "Taking a Wide-Angle Picture: Surveying How American Community Colleges Use Part-Time Faculty," describes the methodology and major findings of the survey. Chapter 3, "Taking the Critical First Steps: Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring," reviews survey and literature review findings regarding the identification ...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 294

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Showcasing 12 community college programs recognized as successful in serving the needs of at-risk students, this book reviews the impact of limited resources and a growing high-risk student population on community colleges, examines successful programs and strategies, discusses faculty selection, and reviews program evaluation criteria and methods. Chapter 1, "Focusing on the Problems: America between a Rock and a Hard Place," describes the economic, technological, and demographic imperatives providing the impetus for American community colleges to remain viable, open-access institutions. Chapter 2, "Back to the Future: Getting Here from There," provides a brief history of two-year colleges,...

Embracing the Tiger
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Embracing the Tiger

Focusing on efforts at community colleges to demonstrate institutional effectiveness, this monograph presents findings from a survey of 147 colleges regarding accountability practices and showcases seven colleges with effective accountability programs. The first chapter, "Focusing on the Problem: Accountability and Effectiveness in the Community College" (John E. Roueche, Katherine Boswell, and Suanne D. Roueche), describes the pressures for institutional effectiveness and general strategies used to measure effectiveness. The second chapter, "Surveying Institutional Effectiveness in North American Community Colleges" (Laurence F. Johnson), reviews the methodology and results from the study, ...

High Stakes, High Performance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 63

High Stakes, High Performance

The American Association of Community Colleges commissioned this study of remedial education in community colleges as a framework for describing context, generating discussion, and encouraging improvement. The study reviews current research about open-door policies, underprepared students, faculty, and remedial programs. It also argues that changing demographics, burgeoning technologies, and a faltering public education system have led to increased illiteracy, unemployment, welfare dependency, racial tensions, crime, and other social ills. The report describes the major issues surrounding remediation in community colleges and provides the following recommendations to colleges for improving c...

Rising to the Challenge
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 124

Rising to the Challenge

"Presents measures taken at Guilford Technical Community College to ensure student and institutional success in the face of economic, accountability, and completion challenges. GTCC's experience serves as a model for any community college facing the same challenges"--Provided by publisher.

In Pursuit of Excellence
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 131

In Pursuit of Excellence

This book reports on how the Community College of Denver (CCD) (Colorado) improved the success of its students under difficult conditions. CCD is an urban community college with inadequate resources that serves diverse and at-risk students. Demographic factors are discussed, such as the fact that Denver's population decreased 5% between 1980 and 1990, while people of color rose from 33% to 39% and families with children tended to move to the suburbs or send their children to private schools. One-third of all Colorado's welfare recipients reside in Denver. The population has lower levels of education and lower salaries, and there are more people working in blue-collar and service jobs than th...

The Company We Keep
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 406

The Company We Keep

In this book, the chief executive officers of 14 community colleges, the director of a state agency, and the director of a national project share their experiences about partnerships, collaborations and alliances. The following chapters are included: (1) "Chapter and Verse: How We Came To Be Where We Are," by Lynn Sullivan Taber; (2) "Community Colleges and Collaboration," by J. Richard Gilliland; (3) "Community Is Our Middle Name," by Robert McCabe; (4) "Community Colleges as a Nexus for Community," by Byron N. McClenney; (5) "Collaboration at Chattanooga State," by James Catanzaro; (6) "Partnerships at Humber College: A Pathway to Institutional Success," by Robert A. Gordon; (7) "Partnersh...

Gateway to Opportunity?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Gateway to Opportunity?

Community colleges hold immense promise if they can overcome their historical legacy and be re-institutionalized with unified missions, clear goals of educational success, and adequate financial resources. This book presents the history in all its complexity so that policy makers and practitioners might better understand the constraints of the past in an effort to realize the possibilities of the future.