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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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Wang, Xueli; Lee, Seo Young – Review of Higher Education, 2019
We investigated the psychometric properties of six latent factors in a new survey instrument measuring factors related to transfer in STEM from 2-year to 4-year institutions: initial attitudes toward math, initial attitudes toward science, self-efficacy in math, self-efficacy in science, active learning, and transfer-oriented interaction. We…
Descriptors: Surveys, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, STEM Education
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Broton, Katharine M. – Community College Review, 2019
Background: Most community college students from low-income families have ambitious educational degree goals, but only a small fraction attains them. For many decades, sociologists have primarily attributed this problem to a cooling out process in which college practitioners diminish students' educational ambitions using academic reorientation…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Grants, Low Income
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Chen, Yu; Starobin, Soko S. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This quantitative study constructed a statistical model to measure family social capital and college social capital among community college students. The authors also examined influences of these two types of social capital constructs on degree aspiration. Method: This study utilized the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Aspiration
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Reyes, Maria; Dache-Gerbino, Amalia; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Gonzalez-Canche, Manuel; Deil-Amen, Regina – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: The process by which students decide to stay in college has been primarily based on models that are independent of geographic context. This article describes the local labor market in which community college students are situated and discusses the multiple and complex ways these labor markets impact student decisions to persist and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Market, Context Effect, Academic Persistence
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Wang, Xueli; Sun, Ning; Wagner, Brit; Nachman, Brett – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Two-year colleges are uniquely positioned to diversify science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Yet limited existing scholarship sheds light on how 2-year college students view themselves as learners as they experience STEM courses and programs. An in-depth and nuanced understanding of 2-year college STEM…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, STEM Education
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Brogden, Laura; Gregory, Dennis E. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Community college students who experience childhood trauma may have difficulty with academic success and completion. Several authors have defined adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as nine specific events before the age of 18 and related those to significant disease and compromised health in adulthood. This study investigates community college…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Disadvantaged
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Lau, Jared; Garza, Tiberio; Garcia, Hugo – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
While the enrollment trends of international students studying in universities and four-year colleges have been well documented over the recent years, there is evidence that international students are also enrolling at higher rates in community colleges. Although the issues and student service needs and trends of international students studying at…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes
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Cox, Rebecca D.; Dougherty, Meaghan – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Poor completion outcomes in community colleges' developmental education programs have spurred reforms in developmental education policies and practices in order to increase students' chances of success. In the case of developmental math, the focus of this article, such changes include revisions to testing and placement policies, amendments to the…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Student Participation, Student Attitudes
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Vasquez, Marissa C.; Vang, Melissa; Garcia, Fernando; Harris, Frank – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
A growing body of research focusing on male students of color has provided insights for educators to better understand the academic challenges that impact their success. However, minimal attention has centered on the essential needs that influence their daily experiences in college. This qualitative study explored the experiences of male students…
Descriptors: Males, Student Attitudes, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Miller, Maryellen B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Sexually active college students in the United States have alarming rates of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Varying degrees of sexual health knowledge and attitudes among college students are an outcome of sexuality education in the K-12 school systems with abstinence-only or comprehensive focus. Community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Sexuality, Sex Education
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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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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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Stack Hankey, Maria; Burge, Penny L.; Knight, David B.; Seidel, Richard W.; Skaggs, Gary – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine community college engineering students' perceptions of their classroom climate and how these perceptions are related to fundamental skills in engineering. The study was guided by the following research question: How are community college engineering students' perceptions of their fundamental engineering…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Engineering Education, Basic Skills
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