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Examining the Impact of Community Colleges on the Global Workforce

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In an effort to create a more educated workforce in the United States, many community colleges are implementing new practices and strategies to assist under-prepared students. These efforts will ultimately support a stronger and more resilient global workforce. Examining the Impact of Community Colleges on the Global Workforce provides relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks, best practices, and emerging empirical research about new approaches being employed in community colleges to prepare students for their post-collegiate careers. Featuring recent initiatives in educational settings, this publication is a critical reference source for higher education practitioners, policymakers, and graduate students in higher education administration programs interested in the innovative practices utilized by community colleges to educate underserved students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. AUDIENCE
    2. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    3. CONCLUSION
  6. Chapter 1: A Tangled Knot of Career and Credential
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE AAS DEGREE IN THE LABOR FORCE
    5. REDEFINING THE AAS DEGREE IN NORTH CAROLINA
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  7. Chapter 2: The Role of Rural Community Colleges in Preparing a Twenty-First Century Workforce
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RECENT ECONOMIC SHIFTS
    5. THE ROLE OF RURAL COMMUNITY COLLEGES
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 3: Advisory Committees
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. WORKFORCE PROGRAMS
    4. ADVISORY COMMITTEES
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 4: Workforce Development through Student Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
    4. COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS
    5. INNOVATIVE PRACTICE
    6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 5: Focusing on the Forgotten
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 6: Meeting Them Where They Are
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. HOPE-INSPIRED: CHALLENGES AND INNOVATIVE PRACTICES
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 7: A Developmental and Holistic Approach to Learning and Meeting the Needs of the Workforce
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM
    4. AVID FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
    5. IMPLEMENTATION OF AHE IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES
    6. AVID FOR HE CURRENT IMPACTS AND FUTURE IMPLICATIONS
    7. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 8: Beyond 1-1 Advising
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EASTFIELD COLLEGE APPROACH
    5. EASTFIELD’S INNOVATIVE PRACTICES
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS/EMERGING TRENDS
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 9: Experience as Textbook
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE
    4. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
    5. KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A CASE STUDY OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 10: Addressing the Shortage of Teachers of Color
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE TEACHING SHORTAGE
    4. DIVERSITY IN AMERICA’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES
    5. VALUE OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
    6. DESIGNING AN INNOVATIVE AND EFFECTIVE TEACHER PRODUCTION PIPELINE
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 11: Community Colleges and the Global Workforce
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. COMMUNITY COLLEGES CAN BUILD A STEM-SKILLED WORKFORCE
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 12: Interdisciplinary Health Science Simulation Center
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THEORETICAL AND PEDAGOGICAL FRAMEWORKS
    5. PLANNING AND SECURING RESOURCES
    6. INITIATING OPERATIONS
    7. DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING CURRICULA
    8. FACULTY TRAINING
    9. STUDENT ORIENTATION
    10. PRELIMINARY SURVEY DATA
    11. PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY
    12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. REFERENCES
    15. ADDITIONAL READING
    16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 13: Flying SOLO for Student Success
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF ONLINE EDUCATION
    4. GOING SOLO AT TSTC HARLINGEN
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors