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Hutto, Pamela Noel – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Community colleges are under pressure to educate a growing student population while economic resources in higher education are diminishing. One measure of success for colleges is the ability to retain students. Due to the varied nature of the community college population, measuring student retention is challenging. One facet of student retention…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, Teacher Employment, Correlation
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Ravalin, Tamara; Tevis, Tenisha – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Recent media attention concerning the escalation of crime on college campuses has created a sense of urgency to address how crime will impact the largest community college system in the United States, California Community Colleges. Crime can deter academic success and social engagement. This study utilizes social disorganization theory to examine…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Environment, Crime, Incidence
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Lopez, Carlos; Jones, Stephanie J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
There are a limited number of individuals who possess the skills to fulfill the workforce demand in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in the United States. Therefore, community colleges and 4-year institutions must be able to identify academic and social factors that impact students' participation in the areas of STEM. These…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, College Transfer Students
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Perkins, Britine; Arvidson, Cody – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
In response to a shortage of qualified Black and Hispanic teachers, community colleges (CC) have developed certificate programs and Associate of Arts degrees in teacher education to address shortages of minority teachers in the nation's classrooms. We examined one CC's effectiveness in transferring Black and Hispanic students to university teacher…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Jorstad, John; Starobin, Soko S.; Chen, Yu; Kollasch, Aurelia – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This quantitative study examined the predictive impact of a series of factors on female community college students' intention to transfer in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The STEM Student Success Literacy survey (SSSL) was utilized to collect data from a large, diverse community college located in Florida. After the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Social Capital, Climate, Females
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Mukherjee, Moumita; McKinney, Lyle; Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Purnamasari, Agustina; Martinez, Franco Santiago – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Using 1,400 survey responses collected from two large urban community college systems in Texas, this study examined how students' financial habits, stress, and well-being influenced their enrollment behaviors. Working students, compared to their nonworking peers, reported significantly lower levels of overall financial well-being. After…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Enrollment
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Fong, Kristen E.; Melguizo, Tatiana – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This study describes student behavior through the actual assessment and placement (A&P) process. It then uses an alternative A&P policy that utilizes an additional measure that assesses prior math preparedness alongside subtest choice. Utilizing data from a community college that allows its' students to choose the assessment subtest used…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Student Behavior
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Underwood, William B.; Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine whether student outcomes are a function of participation in different modes of delivery and student age in an Opticianry program at the community college level. The three instructional delivery methods were traditional face-to-face instruction, online delivery, and a hybrid format where students take…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, Community Colleges, Ophthalmology
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Ryan, Sarah; Kaufman, Julia; Greenhouse, Joel; She, Ruicong; Shi, Judy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Whether through the use of online-only or hybrid/blended formats, colleges and universities across the country are increasingly utilizing online platforms as a medium for the delivery of instruction. At the same time, we know little about how student learning outcomes are related to students' engagement with online instructional formats. In…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Blended Learning, Online Courses
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Shadinger, David; Sherry, Kristin M.; Smith, Hollie L.; Clark, Emilie C. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
None of the community colleges in this study responded with a text message, as requested in the prospective student's inquiry. Only 1.38% (n = 3) of the institutions responded to the inquiry with a telephone call. This research realized a slightly higher rate of e-mail response within five working days; 54.98% (n = 116) as opposed to the 2009…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Technological Advancement, Inquiry
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Felderman, Theresa A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of interteaching relative to lecture in 4-year university classrooms, but exploration in other settings is deficient. This systematic replication examines the extent to which interteaching leads to increased exam scores compared to traditional lecture in the community college classroom. Participants in…
Descriptors: College Students, Lecture Method, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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Crisp, Gloria; Carales, Vincent D.; Núñez, Anne-Marie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
An understanding of where community college scholarship is published can be beneficial to practitioners seeking to identify and use scholarly evidence to support policies and programs that promote student success. Such an understanding will also benefit aspiring and new scholars seeking to identify community college scholarship. Unfortunately,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Literature Reviews, Educational Research
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Edman, Jeanne L.; Watson, Susan B.; Patron, David J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
An association has been found between traumatic experiences and psychological distress; however, the impact of ethnicity on psychological distress is less clear. The present study examined the relationship between traumatic experiences and measures of psychological distress among a multiethnic sample of community college students. A total of 389…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Ethnic Diversity, Trauma, Psychological Patterns
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Skolnik, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This article was written in response to concerns that have been expressed about the possible consequences of an increasing number of countries overtaking the United States in educational attainment. International statistics on educational attainment were analyzed, questions about comparability of data were discussed, and the impact of different…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation, Educational Attainment
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Smart, B. Matthew; Saxon, D. Patrick – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
A study was conducted at a community college in northeast Alabama to determine how the format of developmental English courses impacted student withdrawal rates and final grades. The two course formats examined were online/hybrid and face-to-face courses. Data were obtained from a 4-semester time frame: fall 2012, spring 2013, summer 2013, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Rural Areas, Developmental Programs
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