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ERIC Number: ED550776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 231
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2679-8260-5
Improving Learning Outcomes, Persistence, and Graduation Rates of Academically Underprepared Students: a Case Study of Alexander Community College and Its Developmental Education Effort
Marchione, Susan M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, D'Youville College
This case study describes how Alexander Community College (ACC), a two-year State University of New York (SUNY) institution is addressing challenges associated with its developmental education effort--primarily high costs for repeated developmental (assumed by the institution and students) and low persistence and graduation rates for developmental students. Data for the study was collected through: a) interviews; b) direct observations; and c) analysis of institutional documents. The researcher subsequently identified patterns consistent across data sources and their correlation with research questions, the conceptual framework, and best practices. Research findings highlight common and disparate understanding and practice on the part of college faculty/administrators relative to problems and solutions for the future of developmental education at ACC. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York