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Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
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Schulz, Scott Andrew; Lucido, Jerome A. – Journal of College Admission, 2011
The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, dedicated to research and action that advances the societal benefit of enrollment policies and practices in higher education, sought to shed light on professional preparation, career path and development issues related to chief admission officers and…
Descriptors: Colleges, Enrollment Management, Interviews, Classification
Smith, Deena J.; Somero, Deborah T. – 1983
This description of Richland Community College's Career Resources Library begins by explaining the eight major subdivisions of the collection: (1) job search information, which contains information on employment strategies, interviewing techniques, researching jobs/companies, and resume writing; (2) occupational information, which includes…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Community Colleges
Boyd, Vivian; And Others – 1987
Full-time, degree-seeking students who transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), in fall 1983 and whose fall semester grade point average (GPA) was less than 2.0 (N=244) were invited to participate in a diagnostic and prescriptive program designed to help them figure out why their grades were low and how to prevent such…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, Academic Failure, Academic Persistence
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Drick, Beverly – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1990
Describes a service offered by the library at Oakton Community College (Illinois) to full-time college faculty and administrators. Faculty members register to receive the contents page from any periodical in the collection and are encouraged to borrow the periodical or request any desired articles. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Libraries, Community Colleges, Faculty Development
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Spenfelner, Deborah L. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1991
Relates experiences developing and teaching a library skills class for international students taking an anthropology course. Describes the development of the lesson plan and of a library skills worksheet in both English and Spanish. Offers observations on student learning and students' reactions. (DMM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, College Libraries, Community Colleges, Course Content
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Nourse, Jimmie Anne; Widman, Rudy – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1991
Urges community college librarians to become leaders in library instruction by developing aggressive teaching programs using high-technology information resources, such as compact disc read-only-memory (CD-ROM), telecommunications, and on-line databases. Discusses training, hardware, software, and funding issues. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Financial Support
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Burnett, Henry J. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1989
Describes the College of the Desert (California's) integrated facility that links the following three functions: (1) student assessment and computerized placement testing; (2) remedial instruction in study skills, writing, and math; and (3) research to assess learning gains. (DMM)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Testing, Institutional Research
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Wang, Chih; Moran, Michael – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1989
Briefly reviews practices and issues related to bibliographic instruction in community colleges and at Asnuntuck Community College (Connecticut) in particular. Proposes a minicourse on research skills to introduce students to the learning resource center's facilities and services, to the Library of Congress Classification System, and to the card…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Course Content, Learning Resources Centers
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Tarr, Hal; Kotasek, Ivana – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1988
Two participants in an international exchange program describe their experiences. Hal Tarr, a technical services librarian at Peirce Junior College in Pennsylvania, exchanged positions with Ivana Kotasek, head librarian at Port Adelaide College in Australia. Both discuss the logistics of the exchange process and their impressions. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, International Educational Exchange, Librarians
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Twilde, Patricia – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1988
Explains the on-line search services of the library at Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale Campus. Describes a statewide conference for librarians held at the college, a campus professional development workshop for faculty and staff, a classroom instruction program on information retrieval, and a one-credit library research skills…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Faculty Development
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Cerveny, William – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1988
Explains the process used at Oakton Community College in Illinois to automate the system for renting audiovisual titles. Describes the previous rental process and the new system utilizing dBASE III. Illustrates the features and products of the new system. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Computer Software, Film Libraries
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Houck, Tisa – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1988
Describes the involvement of the library staff in developmental studies instruction at Chattanooga State Technical Community College in Tennessee. Examines the different approaches to library instruction used in English, developmental reading, and study skills classes. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Library Instruction
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Teo, Elizabeth A. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1988
Discusses the issues faced by community college libraries when they add copyrighted microcomputer software to their circulating collections. Analyzes three possible responses: educating users about copyright requirements, encouraging user compliance with copyright law, and limiting the liability of the college and library for user violations. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Computer Software
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Smalley, Topsy N. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1988
Describes the use of "snapshot inventories" to assess the availability of a library collection by measuring the presence/absence of a representative sample of library materials at a given moment. Explains the methods and results of an inventory conducted at Monterey Peninsula College in California. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Library Collections, Library Research
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