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ERIC Number: EJ897813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
Formation of Community College Clusters Using the CCSSE Benchmarks for Extra-Large Community Colleges
Hurley, Rodney G.
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v16 n2 p103-108 Spr 2009
This study used the five benchmarks from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) to form clusters of colleges within the CCSSE classification of extra-large community colleges (greater than or equal to 15,000 students). Cluster analysis produced a five-cluster solution for the 48 identified extra-large community colleges. Using canonical correlation analysis, three canonical variates (dimensions) were identified. The first variate described a student engagement learning environment model of student success, persistence and goal attainment. The second dimension suggested a more traditional learning environment--one characterized by greater student faculty interaction and more academic challenge. A third variate was indicative of a learning environment with more support for learners and less student effort. Discriminant function analysis yielded high hit rates for cluster membership. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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