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Katz, Anne; Loewenberg, Aaron – New America, 2019
Early childhood educators have a unique opportunity to foster the development of cognitive, behavioral, and social skills. But the work is not easy. Effective educators need both a deep understanding of child development and mastery of a complex set of skills to meet the learning needs of young children. Accordingly, there is a growing demand…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Early Childhood Education, Bachelors Degrees, Early Childhood Teachers
North Dakota University System, 2019
College affordability is a significant factor in student access, retention and completion. Tuition and fee rates are a major component of affordability, as is the availability of financial aid programs from federal, state, institutional and private sources. Strategically designed approaches to college affordability can better assist families in…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs, Student Costs
New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2019
This annual report provides the details of how some of New Mexico Higher Education Department's (NMHED) accomplishments will improve the lives of New Mexico's students. New for 2018, in addition to NMHED-led programs, this report includes profiles of each of New Mexico's public higher education institutions (HEIs) to the report. Each profile is a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Community Colleges, Enrollment
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Pichon, Henrietta Williams; Guillaume, René O.; Noopila, Mari Ysele – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2019
As the number of campus-sharing partnerships between two-year and four-year institutions increases, so will the need for academic and student affairs professionals to address some of the nuances that come with navigating these new environments. Such partnerships may create unique challenges for first-year students. Thus, this qualitative study…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education
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Jenner, Brandy M. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2019
Differences in contextual norms between the U.S. military and institutions of higher education mean that student veterans may experience difficulty integrating into the wider campus community, leading to educational inequity. However, this situation may be mitigated by the presence of a strong student veteran peer community. Previous studies of…
Descriptors: College Students, Veterans, Peer Relationship, Equal Education
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Pressler, Charlotte – Honors in Practice, 2019
Over the past three years, honors faculty at South Florida State College, a two-year college offering a limited number of workforce baccalaureates, have reinvented their program. Rather than the themed seminars and exploratory courses popular with an earlier generation, our honors courses now offer students project-based, faculty-guided…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Foreign Countries
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Crocker, Sara G.; Mazer, Joseph P. – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2019
The saturation of technology in learning environments can create feelings of apprehension in students who are not technologically savvy, especially for community college students who may meet basic expectations for technology use. Despite the infusion of communication technology into higher education, the effects of incorporating this technology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Martinez, Edna – Community College Review, 2019
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of faculty working within baccalaureate degree--granting community colleges. Method: Data sources included 16 semi-structured interviews, numerous publicly available organizational documents, and participant observations. Results: Analysis revealed three distinct, yet…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Teacher Responsibility
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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Bahr, Peter Riley; Fagioli, Loris P.; Hetts, John; Hayward, Craig; Willett, Terrence; Lamoree, Daniel; Newell, Mallory A.; Sorey, Ken; Baker, Rachel B. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: Standardized placement tests remain the primary means by which new community college students are assessed and placed in the hierarchy of math and English coursework. A growing body of evidence indicates that placement tests tend to underestimate students' likelihood of achieving passing grades in college-level courses, leading to…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Accuracy, Community Colleges, Predictor Variables
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Lancaster, James R.; Lundberg, Carol A. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study asked how faculty behaviors and course decisions best predict learning gains for students. Next, it investigated how the identified engaging practices vary based on faculty employment status, course experience, course level taught, and teaching area. Method: The sample was taken from students and faculty at one community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty, Academic Achievement
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Seelig, Caroline; Cadwallader, Alan; Standring, Doug – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
As long ago as 1992, Greville Rumble was writing about the "competitive vulnerabilities" of single-mode distance teaching institutions [universities]. In the intervening years the challenges he described have only intensified, especially so as advancing information and communication technologies have enabled increasing numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Organizational Change, Open Education
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Hawkins, Beth – Education Next, 2019
Forty-one percent of U.S. adults ages 25 and older have no more than a high school education, and 26.5 million people in that age bracket--12 percent of them--lack even that. Today, many adult basic education (ABE) programs are run by the local K-12 school district, but academic courses and career training are frequently lumped together with…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Public Schools
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Bray, Nathaniel J.; Johnson, Shonteria; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Shadduck, Peggy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This paper presents the results of an exploratory study of a professional development-based effort at one of the nation's 14 federally designated Historically Black Colleges and Universities community colleges. Course revisions included introductory courses in its Natural Sciences department. The goal was to improve students' critical-thinking and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, STEM Education, Black Colleges, Community Colleges
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Andrews, Hans A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
There are national, state, and institutional efforts to increase the completion rates of students enrolled in higher education institutions across the United States. This manuscript describes how one community college developed a total institutional commitment approach that became very successful in terms of significant Associate Degree and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation, College Administration, Holistic Approach
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