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The Resource Bridging the gaps : college pathways to career success, James E. Rosenbaum, Caitlin E. Ahearn, and Janet E. Rosenbaum

Bridging the gaps : college pathways to career success, James E. Rosenbaum, Caitlin E. Ahearn, and Janet E. Rosenbaum

Label
Bridging the gaps : college pathways to career success
Title
Bridging the gaps
Title remainder
college pathways to career success
Statement of responsibility
James E. Rosenbaum, Caitlin E. Ahearn, and Janet E. Rosenbaum
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"College-for-all has become the new American dream. Most high school students today express a desire to attend college, and 90% of on-time high school graduates enroll in higher education in the eight years following high school. Yet, degree completion rates remain low for non-traditional students--students who are older, low-income, or have poor academic achievement--even at community colleges that endeavor to serve them. What can colleges do to reduce dropouts? In Bridging the Gaps, education scholars James Rosenbaum, Caitlin Ahearn, and Janet Rosenbaum argue that when institutions focus only on bachelor's degrees and traditional college procedures, they ignore other pathways to educational and career success. Using multiple longitudinal studies, the authors evaluate the shortcomings and successes of community colleges and investigate how these institutions can promote alternatives to BAs and traditional college procedures to increase graduation rates and improve job payoffs. The authors find that sub-baccalaureate credentials--associate degrees and college certificates--can improve employment outcomes. Young adults who complete these credentials have higher employment rates, earnings, autonomy, career opportunities, and job satisfaction than those who enroll but do not complete credentials. Sub-BA credentials can be completed at community college in less time than bachelor's degrees, making them an affordable option for many low-income students. Bridging the Gaps shows that when community colleges overemphasize bachelor's degrees, they tend to funnel resources into remedial programs, and try to get low-performing students on track for a BA. Yet, remedial programs have inconsistent success rates and can create unrealistic expectations, leading struggling students to drop out before completing any degree. The authors show that colleges can devise procedures that reduce remedial placements and help students discover unseen abilities, attain valued credentials, get good jobs, and progress on degree ladders to higher credentials. To turn college-for-all into a reality, community college students must be aware of their multiple credential and career options. Bridging the Gaps shows how colleges can create new pathways for non-traditional students to achieve success in their schooling and careers"--Publisher's description
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DLC
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1943-
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Rosenbaum, James E.
Dewey number
331.702/350973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1045
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ahearn, Caitlin E.
  • Rosenbaum, Janet E.
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  • Vocational education
  • Education, Higher
  • College graduates
  • Labor market
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • College graduates
  • Education, Higher
  • Labor market
  • Vocational education
  • United States
Label
Bridging the gaps : college pathways to career success, James E. Rosenbaum, Caitlin E. Ahearn, and Janet E. Rosenbaum
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
College-for-all: how community colleges open new opportunities -- Can alternative credentials avoid the usual opportunity barriers? -- Money isn't everything: do sub-BA credentials lead to nonmonetary job rewards? -- Beyond one-dimensional qualifications: how students discover hidden abilities -- The least understood tests in America: how college procedures shape placement test results? -- Degree ladders: procedures that combine dependable credentials and high goals -- Beyond BA blinders: pathways procedures into-, through-, and out of college -- Innovative colleges and improved transitions -- The new college reality: alternative options and procedures
Control code
988581209
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610448680
Lccn
2017026291
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1r1r73t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988581209
Label
Bridging the gaps : college pathways to career success, James E. Rosenbaum, Caitlin E. Ahearn, and Janet E. Rosenbaum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
College-for-all: how community colleges open new opportunities -- Can alternative credentials avoid the usual opportunity barriers? -- Money isn't everything: do sub-BA credentials lead to nonmonetary job rewards? -- Beyond one-dimensional qualifications: how students discover hidden abilities -- The least understood tests in America: how college procedures shape placement test results? -- Degree ladders: procedures that combine dependable credentials and high goals -- Beyond BA blinders: pathways procedures into-, through-, and out of college -- Innovative colleges and improved transitions -- The new college reality: alternative options and procedures
Control code
988581209
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610448680
Lccn
2017026291
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1r1r73t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988581209

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