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Hawley, Joshua D.; Chiang, Shu-Chen – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This paper examines the association between participating in developmental education and degree attainment within 6¬†years for adults (age 24 and older) who entered one of 10 Ohio public community or technical colleges for the first time in 2002-2013. Degree attainment is modeled using annual data on course enrollment and completion measures.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Undergraduate Students, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Friedel, Janice Nahra; Wilson, Sarah L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
For decades, higher education professionals and researchers have used the term reverse transfer to describe a specific group of students. A current review of community college literature and higher education policy reflects a contextual change of the term, and today reverse transfer has grown to include students who transfer from a two-year…
Descriptors: Reverse Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Literature Reviews, Qualitative Research
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Shadinger, David A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This quantitative study investigated e-mail responsiveness by community colleges in the nine mega-states to an inquiry from a prospective student. Noel-Levitz (2006b) reported that prospective students want to receive an e-mail with information about an institution prior to applying for admission. Specifically, high school juniors and seniors want…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Mail, College Bound Students, Statistical Analysis
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Shadinger, David – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
Use of Internet websites as a communication tool by community college is nearly universal. Exactly what information, functions, and links are offered varies widely among institutions. Research has reported that high school juniors and seniors, prefer to find information on the Internet during their college search process, and Noel Levitz (2006,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication, Content Analysis, Community Colleges
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Carter, Michael; House, David L., II – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2010
In January 1998, the Montgomery County (Ohio) commissioners created the Montgomery County Out-of-School Youth Task Force to identify why 22% of high school students were dropping out. The task force concluded the dropout epidemic was having devastating effects on the local economy. In addition to the obvious problem of local employers having…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Out of School Youth
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Mayher, Michael E. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2010
Lakeland Community College is recognized for its energy conservation leadership in Ohio and nationally. The college's program will detail the practical, incremental approach taken in Lakeland's "Energy Journey." Setting the standard statewide, that journey recently resulted in a sustainable, guaranteed reduction of energy use by 40%.
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy Management, Energy Education, Sustainability
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Spiers, Cynthia; Kiel, Dorothy; Hohenbrink, Brad; McCurdy, Debra – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2010
Since 2004, Rhodes State College has been at the forefront of developing an institution-wide model of institutional effectiveness--Strategic and Institutional Effectiveness Planning System (SIEPS). A focus on both measuring mission effectiveness and strategic achievement led to development of a unique electronic application that tracks the direct…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Performance Technology, Decision Support Systems, Organizational Effectiveness