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Shadduck, Peggy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Despite good career prospects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, persistence of students in STEM fields of study at the community college and transfer to universities to pursue STEM majors is often quite low. Theories of persistence emphasize the importance of engagement, integration, validation, and financial…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, STEM Education
Gagne, Jeff; Lord, Joan; Corrente, Michaela – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
America and the South seem to have turned a corner on the deep and prolonged recession that started in 2008. The stranglehold it has had on jobs and job prospects caught many by surprise, and it has caused education leaders to refocus state policy on the relationship between career preparation and education. This report provides updates on the…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Career Education
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2014
"Closing the Gaps: The Texas Higher Education Plan" was adopted in October 2000 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The goal of the "Closing the Gaps" ("CTG") plan is to close educational gaps in participation, success, excellence, and research within Texas and between Texas and other states by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Equal Education
Jordan, L. Paulette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
For years, community college research has focused on student engagement in an effort to improve student academic performance, retention, and graduation completion rates. While the positive effects of student engagement at both the community college and 4-year university levels have been consistently supported by previous research, there has been…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Learner Engagement, Comparative Analysis
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2013
A growing number of community colleges are investing in new facilities and programs to train health care workers in a variety of professions, including nursing, radiology, health information technology, physical therapy, dentistry, and surgical technology. Community colleges have historically offered job training programs in health care, but with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Allied Health Personnel, Career Education, Labor Force Development
Tomerlin, Garry Douglas – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Because of low college completion rates, the focus in higher education has shifted from encouraging students to enroll in college to getting students to complete college. In essence, the paradigm has shifted from student access to student success or completion. In addition to a national agenda focusing on higher education with an emphasis on…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Career Education, Vocational Education, Educational Attainment
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Chase, Megan M. – Community College Review, 2011
Using critical policy analysis, this study considers state policies that impede technical credit transfer from public 2-year colleges to 4-year institutions of higher education. The states of Ohio, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin are considered, and seven policy benchmarks for facilitating the transfer of technical credits are proposed. (Contains…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Transfer Policy, Associate Degrees
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Davis, Jason Lee – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2008
Community colleges are recognized by business and industry as the prime provider of career and technology education. This recognition has been earned by the strong links formed between these entities and the responsiveness of community/junior colleges to workforce needs. An important consideration in maintaining this preferred provider status is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Industry, Technology Education, Career Education