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ERIC Number: ED466263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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The Positive Commandments: Ten Ways the Community Colleges Help Students Succeed.
Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Perrakis, Athena I.; Maxwell, William
This paper relies on data collected through the TRUCCS (Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students) Project, a 3-year, longitudinal and comprehensive study of the goals, success, and academic patterns of 5,000 Community College students in urban Los Angeles. Researchers collected qualitative data on issues relating to student success through focus groups and developed a list of 10 distinct behaviors or procedures that may facilitate student success at the community college level: (1) encourage faculty-student interaction; (2) offer affordable education together with multiple forms of financial aid; (3) offer flexibility in course times and offerings to suit student demand; (4) maintain accessible and up-to-date transfer information centers; (5) hire and retain faculty who are experts in their discipline; (6) promote student study skills and academic preparation through on-campus assistance with writing, computer skills, and learning resources; (7) provide sufficient technology and/or computer access for all students; (8) provide campuses in key locations so students can attend classes locally; (9) incorporate work-study programs so students can work and study in one place; and (10) expose students to diverse career paths and employment opportunities through career days, fairs, and career counseling. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)