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ERIC Number: EJ774408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
Researching Student Transitions
Voorhees, Richard A.; Smith, Gregory P.; Luan, Jing
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v13 n2 p177-188 Spr 2006
This article sketches a research agenda for the further study of community college student transitions. Specific techniques are depicted as are potential data sources that can be used to pursue that agenda. The role of student tracking systems in transition research is discussed as well as the applicability of national surveys to the study of transitions. The use of new typologies of community college students is presented as a way to understand student transitions. The article concludes with recommendations for community college institutional researchers to position their institutions to better facilitate successful student transitions including the use of recent innovations to track student interactions with institutions. (Contains 1 table and 19 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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