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Fogel, Anna – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Community colleges offer an important pathway to the middle class. However, many students fall off the path along the way; almost half of students drop out and only 38% complete a degree within eight years, according to an analysis by Preston Cooper of the American Enterprise Institute. These statistics are even worse for at-risk, minority and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Paying for College
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2018
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) James Madison University: Reflections on Sustained Excellence in Assessment (Keston H. Fulcher and Elizabeth R. H. Sanchez); (2) Editor's Notes: Assessment Excellence Abounds! (Stephen P. Hundley); (3) The Promise of an All-in-One Assessment System for Student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Mayer, Alexander – MDRC, 2018
In this testimony by Alexander Mayer, Deputy Director, Postsecondary Education, Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC), Before the New Jersey State Assembly Higher Education Committee, the following three points are emphasized: (1) Developmental education is a major challenge facing low-income college students in New Jersey and across…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Barriers, College Students
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
State fiscal support for higher education has met sluggish growth recently, a trend that has community college leaders working to meet student needs despite a shrinking resource pool. According to an annual report released in January by Grapevine, state financial aid for higher education increased just 1.6 percent between the 2017 and 2018 fiscal…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Higher Education, Funding Formulas
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Cummins, Phyllis A.; Brown, J. Scott; Bahr, Peter Riley; Mehri, Nader – Grantee Submission, 2018
Recent years have seen growing recognition of the importance of a college-educated workforce to meet the needs of employers and ensure economic growth. Lifelong learning, including completing a postsecondary credential, increasingly is necessary to improve employment outcomes among workers, both old and young, who face rising demands for new and…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Older Adults, Adults, Enrollment Trends
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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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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
This article describes how out-of-work miners are engaged in the Empowering Education Initiative, a unique alliance between Country Music Television (CMT) and community colleges in Appalachia. The initiative, which includes a website and a series of country music concerts, is changing the conversation in the Appalachian region, giving hope to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Music Activities, Job Training
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Jones, Stan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Due to extensive research, we now know that in spite of extraordinary success in expanding access to American higher education over the last 60 years, far too little has been done to ensure that students complete college, even when they take 50 percent more time to complete the degree than full-time attendance should require. Obstacles to success…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduation, Educational Attainment, Higher Education
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Nodine, Thad; Johnstone, Sally M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Competency-based education (CBE) refers to online and hybrid courses and programs that offer credit or degrees based on evidence of student learning, or competencies, rather than on the amount of time spent in a course. Students work at their own pace, receive personalized academic support, and demonstrate mastery as they progress through their…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Instructional Leadership, Individualized Instruction, Community Colleges
Horn, Aaron S.; Asmussen, John G. – Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
A significant challenge in higher education is to narrow the educational attainment gap between academically prepared and unprepared students. To this end, developmental or remedial education is intended to improve the academic skills and knowledge of students who are unprepared for undergraduate coursework, particularly in the areas of…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction, Comparative Analysis
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
In the twentieth century, Ohioans as individuals and Ohio as a state did much to improve the education level of Ohio's workforce. The state built a world-class network of community colleges and branch campuses, institutions created to make post-secondary education accessible and affordable. These efforts, along with investments in K-12 education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Financial Problems, State Aid
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
In the twentieth century, Ohioans as individuals and Ohio as a state did much to improve the education level of Ohio's workforce. The state built a world-class network of community colleges and branch campuses, institutions created to make post-secondary education accessible and affordable. These efforts, along with investments in K-12 education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Financial Problems, State Aid
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Zurier, Steve – Community College Journal, 2013
Few professors teaching at community colleges today expect students to learn every nuance of every technological device they are likely to encounter throughout the course of their careers. Educators can expose students to enough of a base so that when the technology does evolve--and it will--they have the confidence and ability to adapt and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Job Training, Technology Uses in Education
Trombley, William H., Ed.; Sallo, Todd, Ed. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2012
In the first decade of the 21st century, the nation, the states, and colleges and universities began to grapple with the challenges of globalization, changing demography, the implications of the digital era, and of a less expansive public sector. Although not a transformative period for higher education, the decade saw significant innovations in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Community Colleges
Robinson, Sandy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The number of students attending higher education institutions has increased across the nation over the past few decades. Nearly 46% of students chose to begin postsecondary education or technical training at a community college (American Association of Community Colleges, 2008). Accessibility and lower tuition have contributed to the enrollment…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Students, Males
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