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Fletcher, Jeffrey A.; Friedel, Janice Nahra – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Despite having a well-documented history about community colleges across the United States, relatively few discussions have covered state-level governance structures. To understand the typology of state community college governance structures, it must first be recognized that community college governance is characterized as a complex web of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governance, Classification, Administrative Organization
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Skolnik, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This article was written in response to concerns that have been expressed about the possible consequences of an increasing number of countries overtaking the United States in educational attainment. International statistics on educational attainment were analyzed, questions about comparability of data were discussed, and the impact of different…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation, Educational Attainment
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Ocean, Mia; Hirschi, Melissa – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
It is currently unknown how many Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) exist at community colleges. This study investigates the percentage of public and Tribal community colleges that have active IRBs. It also examines the potential relationships between states that allow community colleges to confer baccalaureate degrees, or that have articulation…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Community Colleges, Evaluators, Experiments
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Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Friedel, Janice Nahra; Valeau, Edward J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This article is a comparative study of community colleges and global counterparts at 41 institutions in 25 countries. Policies from each country link completion of a college program to career entry and to advancement opportunities. National and institutional policies are being defined, benchmark data is being collected on goals in the process, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Policy, Educational Policy, Graduation
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Wirt, Lesley G.; Jaeger, Audrey J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
One fundamental aspect of engagement in higher education is faculty-student interaction (FSI). FSI has been associated with student success and persistence in both four- and two-year institutions. Due to limited research concerning diverse students, understanding student engagement in higher education is based on White, traditional-age students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Teacher Student Relationship, Two Year College Students, Student Participation
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Zhang, Yi; Serra Hagedorn, Linda – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
In an era of increasing global competition in education related markets, many higher education institutions in the United States have come to realize the need to market better for international students. Community colleges are no exception and have become increasingly active in recruiting international students using education agents. Using…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Interviews, Student Recruitment, Foreign Students
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Cutright, Marc – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
National development conditions and goals in Uganda, as in many nations, are such that the robust establishment of community colleges could provide many solutions. Yet the creation of such has been inhibited by a number of factors including the historic roots of higher education in former colonial contexts and a lack of Ugandan familiarity with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, Models, Educational Development
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Torres, Vasti; Viterito, Arthur; Heeter, Aimee; Hernandez, Ebelia; Santiague, Lilia; Johnson, Susan – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
This assessment considers the sustainability of initiatives begun as a result of participation in the Rural Community College Initiative (RCCI). Case studies were conducted at eight community colleges, and quantitative data was gathered from the U.S. Census, the Department of Labor, and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Sustainability, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education
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Hardre, Patricia L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Community college faculty members often find themselves divided between what they want to do and what they can do. Knowing what motivates faculty to engage in professional development and scholarly productive activities provides critical information for administrators. The present study explored the motivational characteristics of community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Professional Development, College Faculty
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Johnson, Steven G.; Berge, Zane – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
This paper looks at three areas impacting online education at the community college level. Community colleges account for more than half of all online students in the United States as of 2006. This makes the success of online learning at the community college level a critical part of the growing online learning movement. Using data for…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Community Colleges, Online Courses, Computer Uses in Education
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Yanus, Alixandra B.; O'Connor, Karen; Weakley, Jon L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Community colleges occupy a growing role in the American education system. Their unique cross-section of students poses a challenge for teachers of political science. This paper uses information from a survey completed by over 2,000 students at 20 colleges and universities across the United States to shed light on some of the most significant…
Descriptors: Political Science, Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Student Surveys
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Risley, Rod; King, Stephanie B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
All-USA Community College Academic Team national winners attending senior colleges were compared with both a general population of community college transfer students as well as senior college native students based on their responses to the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE). Results indicated that the national winners' levels of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Recognition (Achievement), Academic Achievement
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Baird, Dee – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
The demand for improved workplace skills in the U.S. is rapidly rising, and U.S. industries, employees, and educational systems are struggling to respond. This paper describes the Skills Advantage program, an effort led by employers and facilitated by Kirkwood Community College to address regional employment needs. This work-ready certificate…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Labor Market, Community Colleges, Job Training
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Hale, Jacqueline M.; Bray, Nathaniel J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
This study compares the impact of timing of registration on the student learning outcomes of students taking courses at three rural community colleges in the southeastern U.S. during the school years 2001-2003. Findings from this study indicate that early registration has a positive influence on students' grades and course completion rates. Also…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Registration, Academic Advising, Time Perspective
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Kennamer, Mike; Katsinas, Stephen G. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
The $17.2 million Rural Community College Initiative (RCCI) demonstration grant program funded by the Ford Foundation which ran from 1994 to 2001 represents the largest philanthropic project specifically aimed at rural community colleges in United States history. While a good deal of literature has been published about this initiative, much was…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Educational History, Reflection
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