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Elrod, Rachael; Haynes, Cliff; Cade, Shayne; Forrest, Allison; Loch, Tres; Schuckman, Greg – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Supervision is considered an integral function of managing student affairs personnel, yet there is a dearth of literature on this issue. Winston and Creamer (1997) stated that the role of supervision in management is to not only support the institution but also support the staff by encouraging improvements in both their personal and professional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Supervision, Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services
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Alghamdi, Haifa H. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This research investigates how foreign language learners learn vocabulary in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. The participants are eleven foreign students from an advanced ESL Reading class in Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. A questionnaire was used as an instrument to inquire about the students' vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Students
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Marx, Benjamin M.; Turner, Lesley J. – Education Next, 2019
The number of undergraduates in the United States has increased by more than 30 percent since 2000, with two-year institutions absorbing the majority of new students. At the same time, outstanding student-loan debt has grown nationwide, reaching $1.4 trillion in 2018. Although the federal student-loan program exists to provide such resources, the…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Horn, Aaron S.; Horner, Olena G.; Lee, Giljae – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Researchers in higher education frequently evaluate institutional effectiveness as the difference between an actual and predicted graduation rate, but little is known about whether such a method is reliable or valid. This study examines the measurement properties of effectiveness scores derived from regression residuals for community colleges in…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Raw Scores
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Goldberg, Abbie E.; Beemyn, Genny; Smith, JuliAnna Z. – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2019
This mixed-methods study of 507 trans and gender-nonconforming students (75% undergraduate, 25% graduate) aimed to understand (a) what institutional factors are associated with the presence of more trans-inclusive policies/supports, (b) what trans-inclusive policies/supports are viewed as important by different groups of trans students, and (c)…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexual Identity, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Programs like nursing, welding, computer science and communications are found at many if not most community colleges. And then there are degree and certificate offerings like cannabis cultivation, slot machine repair and gunsmithing technology that aren't exactly a dime a dozen--and yet they are an important part of both their respective academic…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Program Development, Certification
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2019
Employers across a wide variety of industries say the so-called "soft" skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration have grown in importance as rapid advancements in technology have transformed their operations. According to a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, problem…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Employment Qualifications, Problem Solving
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2019
By 2030, experts expect one in five American workers to have an immigrant background. And there are already 44 million immigrants in the United States. Most arrive with unmet workforce training needs. Even those with advanced degrees from their own countries can face language and cultural barriers that can leave them stuck in jobs that squander…
Descriptors: Job Training, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
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Platts, Todd K. – Teaching Sociology, 2019
Recent research has called on scholars to develop pedagogical interventions to address issues of media literacy. This teaching note answers that call by describing a media literacy project designed for use in social problems classes. The project acquaints students to the constructionist approach to social problems and the method of content…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Problems, Sociology, Teaching Methods
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Denicoló, Glenda – Physics Teacher, 2019
Learning assessment at two-year colleges is growing, but not much has been published about it yet. In general, our smaller classrooms, diverse student population, high proportion of adjunct faculty, and academic freedom in teaching methods and tools set the stage for a different approach to assessment than at four-year institutions. This is the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Khairutdinov, Ramil R.; Safin, Rais S.; Korchagin, Evgeniy A.; Mukhametzyanova, Flera G.; Fakhrutdinova, Anastasia V.; Nikishina, Svetlana R. – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this study is to determine the methods of designing the normative content of education in Russian technical universities according to the Russian professional standards and the EU Qualification Framework. The content of the professional training of bachelors comprises four educational programs at four technical universities in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Technical Institutes, Technical Education
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Hunter, Matthew Pryor; Wilson, Joel Eric – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
With the increased numbers of dual enrollment students across the country as well as various state initiatives to increase retention among the student population at large, institutions face great challenges when balancing the many initiatives incumbent upon them. However, Tennessee, a state leader in both the free community college and dual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Magloire, Joël – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The increasing diversity of the student bodies of community colleges calls for faculty who are motivated and equipped to educate them. This diversity is a product of the common theme community colleges share in their missions that espouses providing access to education for all members of their local communities. The faculty search committee plays…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Teacher Competencies
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Dwyer, Lori J.; Williams, Mitchell R.; Pribesh, Shana – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Early alert systems have promised to be an integral component of a student success solution. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between the use of the early alert system and persistence for students taking developmental education courses and students taking college-level courses in the Virginia Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Persistence, Prompting
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O'Banion, Terry U. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Over its 100-year plus history the community college has struggled to make clear its mission. As a comprehensive community college its mission has bounced around to focus on liberal arts, developmental, workforce, community, and general education. In today's increasingly competitive society with shifting values and changes in power it is likely…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Labor Force Development, Job Training
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