Whenever we come across a great source of information for our students AND staff, we just have to share! Today, let’s talk about the online monograph series, New Directions for Community Colleges.

What is it?

New Directions for Community Colleges collects and shares information related to current trends in the world of community colleges. Published quarterly, it’s been around for 40-years and so is an amazing source to learn not only about community colleges today, but also to chart the path community colleges have followed throughout the years. Contributors include community college leaders and researchers who are shaping policy and practice. Each volume centers around a topic of interest and importance, such as STEM faculty, expanding community college opportunities, student diversity, and student success. These are just a few examples of recent volumes.

Who is it for?

Of course, this is a great source of information for anyone looking to learn more about what’s going on with community colleges, but we think it’s REALLY great for community college administrators and faculty; researchers focusing on education; graduate students studying education; community college students at all levels, and education policymakers.

Where can I find it?

Easily accessible through the Reynolds Library website! Plan to use your Reynolds ID and MFA if you’re logging in off campus.

Choose Wiley Online Library

And there it is!

Something else that is very interesting with this material is the ability to subscribe for content alerts. When a new issue comes out, you’ll automatically receive an email letting you know. This will require you signing up for an account, using your preferred email address and setting up a password.

Simply click on the bell to the right of the page to request content alerts. You’ll be able to specify how often you receive those alerts, and when new content is published, you’ll get an email letting you know.

Wiley Online Library also has a companion quarterly monograph series that we think you might also appreciate – New Directions for Student Services. This one focuses on informing readers about issues of concern and interest to those who work with college students, as well as those who create policies and programming for college students. To get to that, you’ll follow the same steps as above, just entering the different title. But for your convenience, here is a handy link that will take you right to it: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/loi/15360695

We hope you’ll take a look at both of these and see what they can offer you. We’d love to hear what you think about it and how you think you’ll use it in the future!

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