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Brown, Gary R.; Rhodes, Terrel L. – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2016
America's institutions of higher education have been challenged to develop new strategies to improve the success of all students. With more and more students attending multiple institutions, improving the transfer process is key to ensuring all students succeed. AAC&U launched the Quality Collaboratives (QC) project in 2011 with support from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Case Studies, Partnerships in Education
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Smith, Caroline Altman; Baldwin, Christopher; Schmidt, Gretchen – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Ten years ago, community college presidents' most valued datum was the number of students enrolled, which drove the colleges' funding. Providing access to higher education for the millions of students without the time, money, or academic preparation to attend a traditional four-year college was (as it always had been) their top priority. Today, a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Community Colleges, College Preparation
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Nelson, K. J.; Smith, J. E.; Clarke, J. A. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
The importance of the first year experience (FYE) to success at university is well documented and supported with the transition into university regarded as crucial. While there is also support for the notion that a successful FYE should have a whole-of-institution focus and models have been proposed, many institutions still face challenges in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Program Implementation, School Holding Power
Newton, Anne – Jobs for the Future, 2008
This case study examines the features of Georgia College Early College, including its partnership with Georgia College & State University. The school deliberately recruits students from the community who are performing below grade level and gives them the support they need to excel academically. The college-going culture, small class sizes,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Aspiration, Student Empowerment, Partnerships in Education
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Evans, Ruby; Champion, Iris – Community College Enterprise, 2007
Guidance and verbal directions, usually received in a face-to-face (F2F) classroom, are often conspicuously absent from online courses. Like their peers in traditional classroom settings, students in online classes need clear, concise instructions (Cramer, Collins, Snider, & Fawcett, 2006). Screen capture and recording technologies, such as…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Self Contained Classrooms
Swan, Robert J. – 1983
Instead of emphasizing basic skills remediation or academic tutoring, a counseling model can provide a consistent support system, reduce client anxiety levels, and build self-confidence among learning disabled (LD) college students. All of the services offered under this model--(1) academic advisement, (2) personal counseling, (3) career…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Counseling, Case Studies, College Students
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Maffeo, Patricia A. – Journal of the American College Health Association, 1980
Three sources of success inhibition are discussed as contributing to problems of success avoidance in a university population. Cases are presented to document these and a series of stages is described leading to the resolution of success inhibition. (JMF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attachment Behavior, Case Studies, College Students
Rorschach, Elizabeth; Tillyer, Anthea; Verdi, Gail – 1992
An experimental English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program at City College (New York) is reported. The federally funded project investigated the effectiveness of an instructional method entitled "Fluency First" and based on whole language theories of learning. It requires large amounts of reading and writing, collaboration with peers,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Students, Curriculum Development
Mingle, James R., Ed.; Rodriguez, Esther M., Ed. – 1990
This report describes initiatives of higher education boards to provide equal educational opportunities for minority students in the following states: (1) Arizona; (2) Colorado; (3) Illinois; (4) Massachusetts; (5) Montana; (6) New York; (7) Ohio; and (8) Tennessee. Evidence of school completion, academic preparation, college participation rates,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Black Students, Case Studies
Mandell, Donald – Journal of Educational Facilitation, 1996
Educational facilitators play an important role at Boricua College New York (New York) where they work on behalf of students, mediating, informing, and generally facilitating student progress through college. Two case studies of adult female students illustrate that facilitators can steer students toward better outcomes, even though they cannot…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Students, Case Studies, College Instruction
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Barkon, Elisheva; Avinor, Eleanor – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 1995
Investigates a possible link between academic difficulties and early literacy deprivation among the immigrant Ethiopian population in Israel. Findings suggest that such deprivation can affect the person after he becomes literate and multilingual and that literacy exposure in early childhood and first-language maintenance is important. (11…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Cognitive Development, College Students
Edmondson, Katherine M. – 1995
A new problem-based course in molecular biology, genetics, and cancer for first-year veterinary students was developed at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University (New York). The course was developed out of a desire to foster student-centered and lifelong learning and to integrate basic and clinical science knowledge despite a lack…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cancer, Case Studies, College Faculty