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Blanchard, Rosemary Ann; Casados, Felicia; Sheski, Harry – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2009
This article discusses the context in which rural community colleges seek to serve diverse constituencies of adult learners. A variety of innovative approaches to serving diverse adult learners are being undertaken by New Mexico State University at Grants, a two-year college in the New Mexico State University system serving a culturally diverse…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Adult Education, Adult Students, Educational Innovation
Mulry, Laura J., Ed. – New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2007
The annual report on the State of Higher Education in New Mexico has been enhanced to include more analysis as well as data. Compared to previous years, higher education in New Mexico is educating more New Mexicans and a broader spectrum of New Mexicans than ever before. Of particular importance given the mission to educate all of the citizens of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Technical Education, State Legislation
Hunter, Virginia Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study explores the relationship between state and federal funding policies and the ability of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to support low-income and minority students. The way US public higher education is financed has changed dramatically since the Great Recession. State appropriations to institutions have declined (SHEEO, 2017),…
Descriptors: Correlation, State Aid, Federal Aid, Financial Support
Christensen, John; Posey, Mike – Facilities Manager, 2011
This article describes how two institutions in the U.S. Southwest--Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico and Pima Community College (PCC) in Arizona--have implemented new energy projects on their campuses. Albuquerque Academy's one-megawatt DC photovoltaic solar array is one of the largest secondary schools projects to date in the United States. The…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy Management, Case Studies, Secondary Schools
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Elliott, Robert W.; Oliver, Diane E. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Using a mixed methods, multilevel research design, this pilot inquiry explored the relationship between college faculty professional development and the academic achievement of diverse students by coupling two separate links: (a) the effects that professional development activities have on improving teaching strategies, and (b) the effects these…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Faculty Development, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
McClure, Beverlee J. – New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2006
This study addresses concerns regarding compensation disparities between New Mexico institutions and their peers. A recommended adjustment schedule with fiscal requirements is included, but not specific recommendations for faculty at individual institutions. The average salaries for New Mexico institutions were compared with regional peers to…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Economic Climate
New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2013
The performance of higher education in New Mexico--measured by cost-efficiency, degree production, graduation rates, and a host of other metrics--remains exceptionally low in comparison with all but two or three other states. For most of the 2013 calendar year the Higher Education Department worked on various fronts to address the most pressing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Annual Reports, Enrollment Trends, Academic Persistence
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Perez, Aaron M.; McShannon, Judy; Hynes, Pat – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Community college administrators look for strategies to help students. GRASP (Gaining Retention and Achievement for Students Program) is a semester-long faculty development program that coaches community college instructors about simple, effective teaching strategies that promote student academic achievement. GRASP is founded on the belief that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development
Rivas, Elfeda Brizal – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Student retention is one of the greatest concerns for institutions of higher education. Despite rising enrollment, at least half of students do not return for their second year. Annually postsecondary institutions are losing 40% of their first-year students. Research based on schools in the east, Midwest, and southeast regions showed that…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power, Community Colleges
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
On November 20, 2005, New Mexico state educational and policy leaders participated in the New Mexico Education Forum to discuss ways to improve student transition from high school to postsecondary education and careers. The forum was sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Transitional Programs
Valora, Jenniffer – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to contribute empirical research findings concerning the relationship of non-cognitive coaching interventions on at-risk student persistence at a rural public community college located in northwest New Mexico. The sample population included 210 undergraduate at-risk students who an alert was…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Academic Persistence, At Risk Students
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Freeman, Janet – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2010
Compared to the general population, American Indians are experiencing an alarmingly increased rate of suicide, which some estimate at 50% higher than other ethnic groups. On the campuses of some tribal colleges, things look equally bleak, with 15% of students reporting that they seriously considered suicide over the past 12 months. While the…
Descriptors: Prevention, American Indians, Suicide, Tribally Controlled Education
Zinth, Jennifer Dounay – Education Commission of the States, 2014
Research shows that students who participate in dual enrollment are more likely than their peers to finish high school, enter college and complete a degree. This means dual enrollment can greatly benefit students in rural areas, which report lower college-going and postsecondary attainment rates than other locales. However, rural areas face unique…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Career Education, Technical Education, Community Colleges
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Katsinas, Stephen G.; D'Amico, Mark M.; Friedel, Janice N. – Educational Considerations, 2014
This article presents results from the 2012 National Survey of Access and Finance Issues conducted by the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges (NCSDCC), an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges, and includes a comparison of survey results from previous years dating back to 2003, with the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Educational Finance, Community Colleges
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Halligan, Tom – Community College Journal, 2008
Pressured by constricting state appropriations and ever-increasing financial demands, the nation's community colleges are ratcheting up fundraising efforts to attract new donors. Many are finding success. Honolulu Community College in Hawaii, for example, recently received an estate gift of $3.5 million. Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Community Colleges, Donors, Institutional Advancement
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