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Alghamdi, Haifa H. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This research investigates how foreign language learners learn vocabulary in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. The participants are eleven foreign students from an advanced ESL Reading class in Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. A questionnaire was used as an instrument to inquire about the students' vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Students
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Fong, Carlton J.; Phelps, Julie M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The need to improve student success in community colleges has resulted in a growing interest in developmental mathematics. Yet there remains a need to understand the motivations and beliefs of developmental mathematics students in order to cultivate their success. Self-efficacy has been identified to be a predictor of student success. Little is…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Remedial Mathematics
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Roberts, Lindsay; Welsh, Megan E.; Dudek, Brittany – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Studies of transfer student success abound in higher education, yet few studies examine the role that academic libraries play in students' transitions. This study explores the academic library services offered to transfer students in Colorado through a survey of librarians. What are barriers to offering these services? How do library professionals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Transfer Students, Library Services
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Sidman-Taveau, Rebekah; Hoffman, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
To close equity gaps in California Community Colleges, we need institutional and curricular transformations. This article discusses research on pedagogical and institutional approaches to equity and change that guided Basic Skills faculty, administrators, student service staff, and students in the Academic Committee for Equity and Success (ACES)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Communities of Practice, Equal Education, Educational Change
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Butler-Paisley, William; Clemetsen, Bruce – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Existing literature suggests that social connection with peers is beneficial for first-term college students. First-term community college students are less likely to experience social interactions than their counterparts at residential universities. However, recent attention has pointed to the classroom as the main place where social interaction…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Peer Relationship, Two Year College Students, Interaction
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Strassle, Carla G.; Verrecchia, P.J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Much of the research on uncivil behavior in the college/university classroom has focused on individual academic fields of study and been conducted at one, typically public, institution. This study examined perceptions of classroom incivility of faculty members (N = 166) from both public and private two- and four year institutions. The authors…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Günter, Tugçe; Demir, F. Ebru Ofluoglu – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
This study investigates the impact of the Case-Based Learning (CBL) method for the topic of 'B6, B9 and B12 Vitamins' on students' academic achievement in a biochemistry course for an associate degree level in health. To this end, a case study with the title 'The Reasons for Depression: Do We Know What They Are?' was developed and implemented. The…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Science Instruction, College Science, Biochemistry
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Braddlee; VanScoy, Amy – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Despite demonstrated student benefits from Open Educational Resources (OER), especially those in community colleges, faculty adoption remains marginal. This study is framed by diffusion of innovations theory, which acknowledges that adoption of an innovation must exceed a tipping point to ensure enduring success. The study focuses on community…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Open Educational Resources, Adoption (Ideas)
Weissman, Evan; Cerna, Oscar; Cullinan, Dan – MDRC, 2019
The Aid Like A Paycheck student survey was designed to shed light on students' academic and financial attitudes, behaviors, and circumstances over the course of a semester. This supplement to MDRC's final report on Aid Like A Paycheck describes the survey, response rates, and responses to each survey item at three community college systems: two in…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Student Employment, Time
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Ocean, Mia; Thompson, Carrie; Allen, Robbie; Lyman, Keston S. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Textbook prices have increased exponentially in recent years, prompting educators to investigate the usefulness of alternative sources for course readings. This is particularly important for community college students who are more likely to be low-income and less likely to complete their educational credentials. Despite this need, there is a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Open Educational Resources, Student Attitudes
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Chatman, Thomas; Dick, Dave; Ford, Paula; Henry, Pamela; Hobert, Kim; Keller, Miles; Riley, Kevin; Tidwell, Christina; Wright, Roberta – Inquiry, 2019
Over the last three years, 724,116 online courses were attempted within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). From these attempts, 206,533 resulted in a grade of D or F or a withdrawal, accounting for 29% of all attempted online courses (Virginia Community College System, 2015). This does not account for the students who may have dropped…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Community Colleges, Learning Readiness, Access to Education
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Miles, Katharine Pace; Craigo, Leslie; Gonzalez-Frey, Selenid – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
To provide a snapshot of the skills of community college students as compared to senior college students in the United States, this exploratory study investigated the writing performance and college experience of initial 2-year enrolled (community college transfer students, n = 17) versus initial 4-year enrolled students (n = 12) in a teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Writing Achievement
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Sheppard, Rebecca S.; Kerrigan, Monica Reid – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
The demands on and expectations of Institutional Research (IR) departments at colleges and universities have continued to expand over the years, yet there have been no studies on cost effective ways to develop and maintain the knowledge and skills needed by professionals in the field. Using a survey and social network analysis, this study explored…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Communities of Practice, Social Networks, Professional Personnel
Gurantz, Oded – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2018
Do tuition vouchers and cash subsidies promote educational or labor force outcomes for "non-traditional" students? I use a regression discontinuity design to estimate the impacts of a state aid program with an unobserved eligibility cutoff. Eligibility has no impact on degree completion for students with a preference for community…
Descriptors: State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Nontraditional Students, Eligibility
Klepfer, Kasey; Ashton, Bryan; Bradley, Dwuana; Fernandez, Christopher; Wartel, Max; Webster, Jeff – Trellis Company, 2018
There is growing recognition that the interplay of student collegiate finances and academic performance influences key student outcomes like retention and graduation. Students experiencing high levels of stress related to finances and meeting basic needs may struggle to reach their academic potential. The Spring 2018 implementation of the Student…
Descriptors: College Students, Paying for College, Debt (Financial), Financial Needs
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