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Loglisci, Martha M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this dissertation was to ascertain the outcomes of the transition of community colleges that now offer the nursing baccalaureate degree (BSN). Specifically, this study provides insight into the factors that prompted the addition of the BSN, the relationship to the institution's mission, faculty and administration perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Nursing Education, Bachelors Degrees, Administrator Attitudes
Davis, Cliff – ProQuest LLC, 2018
An imminent wave of community college president retirements is well-documented in the literature, which will likely contribute to a serious leadership void on American community college campuses (American Association of Community Colleges [AACC], 2013; Eddy, 2013). To address this impending leadership crisis, governing boards must focus on how to…
Descriptors: Trustees, Community Colleges, College Presidents, Leadership Training
Ballerini, Victoria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
It is argued that free-tuition higher education increases opportunity for underrepresented students with positive equity implications. Moreover, access to higher education for free expands existing visions of equal opportunity, as it changes aspirations and behavior. In 2015, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to implement a universal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Tuition, Educational Opportunities
Torrez, Larriann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this Policy Delphi Study was to identify the perceptions of California adult school administrators regarding the impacts of the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) on the operation of the adult education system, to rate the impacts as to their importance, and to identify strategies for addressing the impacts on existing…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Block Grants, Administrator Attitudes, Delphi Technique
Rosner-Salazar, Ari Senghor – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using a phenomenological method, this study explored the higher-education affordability perceptions of a purposively-collected group of 19 students at the pseudonymous Crestview Community College (CCC) in Colorado. The defining themes of the study were: (a) knowledge of the College Opportunity Fund (COF) program and perceptions of higher-education…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Paying for College
Jacobs, Kelly O. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this journal-format dissertation was to investigate the condition of community college policy at the state-level as well as the effects of state-level policies on community college institutions and students. Three separate studies were conducted in this dissertation. Study 1 entailed a systematic literature review centered on…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, State Policy, Politics
Pallanti, Theresa – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Key stakeholders expect colleges to have relationships with employers in their communities that will connect students to relevant internships and to jobs soon after graduation and to offer continuing education opportunities so that laid-off workers can retool their skills to meet emerging labor market needs and incumbent workers can upskill for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Business Relationship, Grants, Federal Aid
Richer, Daniel M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With the large number of higher education and post-secondary options in the United States, the decision-making process for students is understandably complex. Numerous personal and institutional characteristics can influence the path a student decides to follow, and ultimately where they decide to attend. In a time where there is regional decline…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Choice, Decision Making
Anderson, Kristen L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine what life is like for foster youth pursuing postsecondary education. At a time when few foster youth are pursuing and completing higher education, this study attempted to gain an understanding from foster youth about 1) the reason(s) for their success in pursuing postsecondary education, 2) how they were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Foster Care, Educational Experience
Waale, Mildred Faulkner – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Federal disabilities legislation (the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act," or IDEIA of 2004) continued the movement of disabled ("differently-abled") persons from segregated public educational institutions to fully integrated general education classrooms, with appropriate accommodations for the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
Aribe, Stephen Chukwuemeka – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Financial crunching has created a vacuum in the mission of community colleges, with specific focus paid to completion rates and degree attainment of students from low economic settings. This constraint on a profound national level has imposed a general concern to the American society, and many of our community colleges have aligned with global…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Fund Raising, Capacity Building
Pena, Philip Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2017
State support of community colleges has been reduced in recent years and is not expected to recover to previous levels, even though costs continue to rise. While many colleges have increased tuition in response to this situation, students cannot afford endless increases in tuition. While predicting the future is difficult, it is likely that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Costs, Models, Two Year College Students
Albo-Lopez, Nicole M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This concurrent mixed methods study revealed the impacts of the Title IV, Federal Regulation, State Authorization (SA), on a statewide community college system, with regard to staffing, establishment of local processes, obtainment of authorizations, fiscal resources, and student enrollment. The study takes place within the California community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Mixed Methods Research, Compliance (Legal), School Personnel
Solis, Eduardo – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative study explored the perceptions that instructors and students have of online learning in a Texas-Mexico border community college. Use of the interpretive approach and dialogical exchange through semi-structured interviews conducted with both instructors and students from a rural, border community college revealed multiple and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
Xia, Xing – ProQuest LLC, 2016
As the primary transmitter of advanced skills and incubators of new knowledge, colleges and universities play a crucial role in modern economies. In the U.S., the higher education sector consists of a diverse set of institutions. Public, private non-profit, and private for- profit organizations coexist in this market. Although large research…
Descriptors: Economics, Higher Education, Proprietary Schools, Community Colleges
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