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Kater, Susan T. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: This study seeks to deepen understanding of faculty leaders' perceptions of the concept of shared governance. Moving beyond descriptive considerations of faculty perceptions of efficacy of good or bad governance and the discourse focused on declining faculty involvement and conflict paradigms, I consider governance a co-constructed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Governance
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Levin, John S.; Viggiano, Tiffany; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Morales Vazquez, Evelyn; Wolf, John-Paul – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: In an effort to break away from the stale classifications of community college students that stem from the hegemonic perspective of previous literature, this work utilizes the perceptions of community college practitioners to demonstrate new ways of understanding the identities of community college students. Method: By utilizing Gee's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Characteristics, Administrator Attitudes
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Gebru, Demewoz Admasu – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Unprecedented expansion of the public higher education sector in Ethiopia has brought about masses of early career academics (ECAs) to take up teaching and research in the sector. In recognition of a multitude of responsibilities and challenges these ECAs would face, a higher diploma program (HDP) was introduced in 2004 both for ECAs and senior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Associate Degrees, Teacher Attitudes
Spedding, Lindsey – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Nontraditional students bring to the classroom diversity in age, culture, experience, knowledge, and preparedness. The risk factors that circumstantially define nontraditional students outside the classroom result in transferrable challenges within the classroom. The purpose of this single descriptive case study was to explore and understand…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Nontraditional Students, Case Studies
Fetters, Mary Allison – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this hermeneutical phenomenological study was to develop a deeper understanding of the perceptions of students, faculty, administration, and visiting Southern authors of the effectiveness of Chattanooga State Community College's Writers Work program for encouraging composition student writing and learning about Southern culture.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Phenomenology, Program Effectiveness, Student Writing Models
Lewis, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Universities and colleges are embracing and utilizing technology to a rapidly increasing extent, responding to its cost-effectiveness and efficiency as well as the regularity with which 21st century students rely upon it in their everyday lives. Chief amongst the technology used in higher education are Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Integrated Learning Systems, Community Colleges
Hamilton, Julia Margaret Babcock – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Distance learning students at a community college in the southeast United States were not completing their coursework as well as were students enrolled in traditional courses. This disparity was negatively affecting the institution's state performance measures, putting at risk the institution's state-based funding under the state's performance…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Chang, Yueh-ching – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Adopting a qualitative case study methodology, the present study illuminates how two multilingual students enrolled in a U.S. community college ESL class negotiated the sociocultural norms valued in their multiple communities to make investment in learning English in college. Drawing on Gee's theory of Discourse and identity (1996) and Norton's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
Page, Kimberly Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2016
During the 21st century Great Recession, college enrollments increased as displaced workers trained to advance their skills (Baum & Ma, 2012). At the same time, state funding to community colleges declined (Baum & Ma, 2012; Ehrenberg, 2012). Although higher enrollments increased tuition revenues, they were insufficient to cover the gap…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Community Colleges, Teacher Selection
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Cafarella, Brian – Journal of Developmental Education, 2016
Community colleges are facing increased pressure to accelerate students through their developmental mathematics sequence. However, many individuals feel that some state legislatures and college leaders are frequently bypassing developmental math faculty expertise when implementing acceleration and compression initiatives. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics
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Goldfien, Andrea C.; Badway, Norena Norton – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Scientists, researchers, and educators have promoted the improvement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by incorporating an interdisciplinary approach to the study of STEM; but current research offers little guidance about how this change can occur. This study expands on a new body of research examining faculty…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Leadership, STEM Education, Organizational Change
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Walker, Monica W. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2015
The purpose of the qualitative descriptive study is to engage community college faculty in systematic reflection of their perceptions of the impact of redesigned accelerated developmental education courses on their pedagogy and student success. Study participants include twenty-six English, Mathematics, and Reading faculty who have experience…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Teacher Attitudes
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Zhang, Yi – NACADA Journal, 2015
Academic advising has long been considered a critical factor to student success. With a qualitative, phenomenological research design, this study was undertaken to better understand the lived experiences of academic advisors in communicating with international students in a community college context. Intercultural communication competence was used…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Foreign Students
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Albashiry, Nabeel M.; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M. – Curriculum Journal, 2015
The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) curriculum requires continuous renewal and constant involvement of stakeholders in the redesign process. Due to a lack of curriculum design expertise, TVET institutions in developing contexts encounter challenges maintaining and advancing the quality and relevance of their programmes to the…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
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Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Santos, Ryan E.; Alonso, LLuliana; Solorzano, Daniel G. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2015
This qualitative study examines the experiences of Latinas/os in community college English and math developmental education courses. Critical race theory in education and the theory of validation serve as guiding frameworks. The authors find that institutional agents provide academic validation by emphasizing high expectations, focusing on social…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Hispanic American Students, Developmental Programs
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