Week 7 Overview

Week 7: Finishing and Moving On—Work-based Learning and Streamlined Transfer; Understanding Other Lived Experiences (Veterans, Foster Youth, International, Part-Time, Religion)

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of work-based learning and streamlined transfer, including contextual considerations and limitations.
  • Develop an understanding of how other lived experiences—including military status, foster youth, international, part-time, and religion) impact the community college student experience from an asset-mindset.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate diverse perspectives and navigate the ambiguity and complexity that comes with multiple perspectives, including the ability to reassess one’s own personal perspective when appropriate.

Learning Activities

Students will:

  • Review course assignments and expectations
  • Read/review and incorporate assigned materials
  • Explore the strengths and limitations of work-based learning models and streamlined transfer
  • Explore how different students’ lived experiences influences student performance metrics
  • Reflect on personal perceptions of work-based learning and streamlined transfer and the strengths of students’ lived experiences
  • Participate in Zoom Session on Thursday, October 6th.

Required Reading and Viewing

General Readings

Bailey, T.R., Jaggars, S.S. * Jenkins, D. (2015).  Redesigning America’s community colleges:  A clearer path to student success. Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press. Chapter 6.

Cuyjet, M.J., Howard-Hamilton, M.F. & Cooper, D.L. (2011). Multiculturalism on campus: Theory, models, and practices for understanding diversity and creating inclusion. Sterling, VA: Stylus. Chapters 11 and 16.

Work-based Learning and Transfer

Brown, C., and Atterbury, R. (2017). Work based learning: Offering a continuum and tracking student progress. Linked Learning Convention, Oakland 2017. Retrieved from http://www.linkedlearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Work-based-Learning-Offering-a-Continuum-and-Tracking-Student-Progress.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Job for the Future. (2019). Accelerating pathways to careers for adult learners. Retrieved from https://jfforg-prod-prime.s3.amazonaws.com/media/documents/Adult_Learners_TAACCCT071519.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Nichols, M., and Sofer, N. (2017). Getting started with pre-apprenticeship: Partnerships. Retrieved from https://jfforg-prod-prime.s3.amazonaws.com/media/documents/PA_101_Part_1_091917.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Pippins, T., and Belfield, C.R. (2019). Humanities and liberal arts education at community college: How it affects transfer and four-year college outcomes. Retrieved from https://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/media/k2/attachments/humanities-liberal-arts-education-transfer.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Smith, A.A. (2019). Community colleges to add new apprenticeships to workforce. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/04/15/aacc-puts-focus-building-apprenticeships-and-work-force-relationships (Links to an external site.)

Xu, D.; Xiaotao Ran, F.; Fink, J.; Jenkins, D.; and Dundar, A. (2017). Strengthening transfer paths to a bachelor’s degree: Identifying effective two-year to four-year college partnerships. Community College Research Center Working Paper No. 93. Retrieved from https://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/media/k2/attachments/strengthening-transfer-paths-bachelors-degree.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Other Student Lived Experiences

Bodine Al-Sharif, M., and Pasque, P.A. (2016). Addressing Islamophobia on college campuses. Retrieved from https://www.higheredtoday.org/2016/05/04/addressing-islamophobia-on-college-campuses/ (Links to an external site.)

Bombardieri, M. (2018). A promising model to boost retention for part-time students. Retrieved from https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education-postsecondary/reports/2018/07/31/454239/promising-model-boost-retention-part-time-students/ (Links to an external site.)

California College Pathways. (2015). Charting the course: Using data to support foster youth college success. Retrieved from https://www.luminafoundation.org/files/resources/charting-the-course.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Community College Research Center. (2016). Improving student services for military veterans. Retrieved from https://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/media/k2/attachments/improving-student-services-for-military-veterans.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Loo, B.K. (2016). Community colleges: An unexpected on-ramp for international students. Retrieved from https://wenr.wes.org/2016/11/international-students-u-s-community-colleges (Links to an external site.)

Smith, A.A. (2018). Why part-time success matters. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/04/30/success-part-time-students-key-closing-achievement-gap (Links to an external site.)


Mogahed, D. (February 2016). What it’s like to be Muslim in America. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/dalia_mogahed_what_do_you_think_when_you_look_at_me