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Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Bertrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Academic underpreparedness is an issue for many first-time-in-college students, particularly those entering community colleges. Whereas many underprepared students enroll in developmental education, research has indicated that traditional remediation may not increase students' chances for success. Therefore, states and colleges have begun to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Enrollment, College Freshmen, Community Colleges
Plaskett, Sean; Bali, Diksha; Nakkula, Michael J.; Harris, John – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Transitioning from high school to college can be a formidable challenge, especially for students who are the first in their family to attend college (first-generation) and/or are from low-income backgrounds. The authors' qualitative investigation of a college mentoring program illuminates the potential value of relatable peer mentors in helping…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, Transitional Programs
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Bauer, Laurie B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
The near constant use of technology today has led to widespread changes in the way literacy is imagined, used, and theorized. Since college students spend a significant amount of time using and being involved with various acts of technology, there is no doubt that their literate lives are changing and adapting as well. Although most college-aged…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Xu, Di; Dadgar, Mina – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: This article examines the effectiveness of remediation for community college students who are identified as having the lowest skills in math. Method: We use transcript data from a state community college system and take advantage of a regression discontinuity design that compares statistically identical students who are assigned to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Remedial Mathematics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wilson, Douglas A.; Dondlinger, Mary Jo; Parsons, Jacob L.; Niu, Xiaoyue – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This quasiexperimental investigation describes the relative effects of a technology-driven course redesign on retention and achievement in a developmental writing program at a large, urban community college in the southwest United States. The new program focused on student learning and included online as well as face-to-face components that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Blended Learning, Curriculum Design
Walter, Frank – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Comal County, Texas, may be rural but its students face many of the same challenges as students in urban districts. Communities In Schools of South Central Texas works with the local school district to identify student needs and provide critical supports to help young people prepare for life after high school.
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Needs, Developmental Studies Programs, Student Development
Feliciano, Nikole E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research has consistently shown that community college students lack the necessary skills to achieve successful academic performance and are highly likely to drop out of their studies prior to degree attainment. Community colleges have introduced developmental courses to prepare students for their transition into college-level courses.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Freshmen, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs
Benton, Elizabeth M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This interpretive phenomenological study supported by reflective lifeworld research (Dahlberg, Dahlberg & Nystrom, 2008), explores the lived experiences of six community college English composition teachers. This study asks the following question: "How do community college teachers who have taught both developmental and credit level…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, College English, English Teachers
Aspen Institute, 2018
Ideal for faculty and administrators looking to blend business education and the liberal arts, this toolkit combines exemplary syllabi from 26 leading institutions with step-by-step strategies to advocate successfully for curricular innovation. Conceived with comprehensiveness in mind, these resources cover both inspiration and implementation for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Business Administration Education, Humanities, Liberal Arts
Becker, Gretchen – Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, 2018
The Alaska Performance Scholarship is beginning its eighth year, rewarding students who strive to excel in high school and continue their education in degree and certificate programs. Since the program began in 2011: (1) 17,148 high school students have completed the eligibility requirements for APS; and (2) 7,630 students have used the…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Eligibility, Scholarships, Colleges
Kilgore, Pelagia Johanna – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Debates over the promising change Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might offer to traditional online learning now produce significant attention and discourse among the media and higher education. Ample articles discuss the potential benefits of MOOCs from the perspectives of faculty and administration. However, little is known about students'…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Adult Learning, College Students
Scrivener, Susan; Gupta, Himani; Weiss, Michael J.; Cohen, Benjamin; Cormier, Maria Scott; Brathwaite, Jessica – MDRC, 2018
Many students who enter community college are deemed underprepared for college-level courses and are referred to developmental (remedial) education courses to build their math, reading, or writing skills. These students often struggle in developmental courses and in college more broadly. To help them, the City University of New York (CUNY)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Urban Schools, Remedial Instruction
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Schneid, Stephen D.; Apperson, April; Laiken, Nora; Mandel, Jess; Kelly, Carolyn J.; Brandl, Katharina – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2018
Medical schools with a diverse student body face the challenge of ensuring that all students succeed academically. Many medical schools have implemented prematriculation programs to prepare students from diverse backgrounds; however, evidence on their impact is largely lacking. In this study, we analyzed participants' demographics as well as the…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Summer Science Programs, Guidance Programs, Demography
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Perin, Dolores; Lauterbach, Mark – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2018
The problem of poor writing skills at the postsecondary level is a large and troubling one. This study investigated the writing skills of low-skilled adults attending college developmental education courses by determining whether variables from an automated scoring system were predictive of human scores on writing quality rubrics. The human-scored…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills, Developmental Studies Programs
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Shafer, Gregory – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The community college continues to deal with the challenging of educating developmental writers. The challenge becomes more daunting with the failure of many to see this as a social and political endeavor. This article delves into the need to teach developmental writing in a way that empowers writers to see themselves as authors and their lives as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction
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