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Kater, Susan T. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: This study seeks to deepen understanding of faculty leaders' perceptions of the concept of shared governance. Moving beyond descriptive considerations of faculty perceptions of efficacy of good or bad governance and the discourse focused on declining faculty involvement and conflict paradigms, I consider governance a co-constructed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Governance
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Levin, John S.; Viggiano, Tiffany; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Morales Vazquez, Evelyn; Wolf, John-Paul – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: In an effort to break away from the stale classifications of community college students that stem from the hegemonic perspective of previous literature, this work utilizes the perceptions of community college practitioners to demonstrate new ways of understanding the identities of community college students. Method: By utilizing Gee's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Characteristics, Administrator Attitudes
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Gebru, Demewoz Admasu – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Unprecedented expansion of the public higher education sector in Ethiopia has brought about masses of early career academics (ECAs) to take up teaching and research in the sector. In recognition of a multitude of responsibilities and challenges these ECAs would face, a higher diploma program (HDP) was introduced in 2004 both for ECAs and senior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Associate Degrees, Teacher Attitudes
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Chang, Yueh-ching – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Adopting a qualitative case study methodology, the present study illuminates how two multilingual students enrolled in a U.S. community college ESL class negotiated the sociocultural norms valued in their multiple communities to make investment in learning English in college. Drawing on Gee's theory of Discourse and identity (1996) and Norton's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Cafarella, Brian – Journal of Developmental Education, 2016
Community colleges are facing increased pressure to accelerate students through their developmental mathematics sequence. However, many individuals feel that some state legislatures and college leaders are frequently bypassing developmental math faculty expertise when implementing acceleration and compression initiatives. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics
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Goldfien, Andrea C.; Badway, Norena Norton – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Scientists, researchers, and educators have promoted the improvement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by incorporating an interdisciplinary approach to the study of STEM; but current research offers little guidance about how this change can occur. This study expands on a new body of research examining faculty…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Leadership, STEM Education, Organizational Change
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Walker, Monica W. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2015
The purpose of the qualitative descriptive study is to engage community college faculty in systematic reflection of their perceptions of the impact of redesigned accelerated developmental education courses on their pedagogy and student success. Study participants include twenty-six English, Mathematics, and Reading faculty who have experience…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Teacher Attitudes
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Zhang, Yi – NACADA Journal, 2015
Academic advising has long been considered a critical factor to student success. With a qualitative, phenomenological research design, this study was undertaken to better understand the lived experiences of academic advisors in communicating with international students in a community college context. Intercultural communication competence was used…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Foreign Students
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Albashiry, Nabeel M.; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M. – Curriculum Journal, 2015
The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) curriculum requires continuous renewal and constant involvement of stakeholders in the redesign process. Due to a lack of curriculum design expertise, TVET institutions in developing contexts encounter challenges maintaining and advancing the quality and relevance of their programmes to the…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
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Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Santos, Ryan E.; Alonso, LLuliana; Solorzano, Daniel G. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2015
This qualitative study examines the experiences of Latinas/os in community college English and math developmental education courses. Critical race theory in education and the theory of validation serve as guiding frameworks. The authors find that institutional agents provide academic validation by emphasizing high expectations, focusing on social…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Hispanic American Students, Developmental Programs
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Norton, Ann; Wilson, Kristin – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
This study is an examination of the state of the liberal arts curriculum in community colleges in three geographic regions of the United States. From a constructivist paradigm and using globalization theory as a theoretical framework, this multiple case study examined faculty work life and administrative processes related to curriculum change in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Liberal Arts, Constructivism (Learning), Global Approach
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Levin, John S.; Jackson-Boothby, Adam; Haberler, Zachary; Walker, Laurencia – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
This qualitative investigation of the experiences of faculty of color at community colleges identifies current conditions for this population and suggests potentials for ameliorating conditions that inhibit their job satisfaction. We argue that the current conditions for faculty of color, based upon their expressed experiences at the community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, African American Teachers, Work Environment
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Bluestein, Stephanie A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
This paper highlights the results of a study on the effects of student-faculty interaction on academic dishonesty; the results were used to develop an explanatory model showing how faculty's classroom demeanor and attitude can impact the likelihood of cheating. Individual, confidential interviews pertaining to student-faculty interaction and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment
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Ferguson, Colin; Baker, Pete; Burnett, Dana – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter presents the results of a study that investigated faculty members' views on the level of academic rigor in three settings at one community college: dual enrollment, accelerated programs, and standard community college courses.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Standards, Dual Enrollment
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Ariovich, Laura; Walker, Sadé A. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2014
Higher education institutions have taken to redesigning high-enrollment, introductory courses to improve student learning outcomes, student success, and degree completion. This paper presents findings from the assessment of course redesign by focusing on the case of developmental math at a large community college. The college adopted…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Remedial Mathematics
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