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Bista, Krishna, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Today, millions of students cross geographic, cultural, and educational borders for their higher education. Trends of international student mobility are significant to universities, educators, business leaders, and governments to increase revenue and campus diversity in the global marketplace. As such, it is vital to examine recent trends in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Trend Analysis
Horn, Laura; Radwin, David – College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
Essential to tracking student success at community colleges is the availability of solid data and commonly defined metrics that go beyond measuring the traditional (and limited) enrollment and graduation rates that these colleges report to the federal government. In particular, what is needed are metrics that illuminate what happens to students…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Remedial Instruction
Comeaux, Patricia, Ed. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2004
Students in traditional as well as online classrooms need more than grades from their instructors--they also need meaningful feedback to help bridge their academic knowledge and skills with their daily lives. With the increasing number of online learning classrooms, the question of how to consistently assess online learning has become increasingly…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Writing Skills, Learning Modules, Course Evaluation
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Brown, David R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2006
The merits of involving undergraduates in research activities have been publicized in numerous reports and have been promoted through various programs. Moreover, the value of offering research experiences specifically to first and second year students has been lauded. Undergraduate research is generally accepted to be a vehicle through which…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Community Colleges, Science Education, Chemistry
Bailey, Thomas; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2011
Community colleges play an important role in the U.S. economy, providing access to higher education for low-income young people, a path to higher-earning employment for low-income workers, and a supply of well-trained employees for local industry. In order to remain competitive with other major economies, however, the U.S. must sharply increase…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Credentials, Community Colleges, Low Income
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2014
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda that seeks to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal and administrative policies at the state and institutional level. At the center of these reforms is the need for more Tennesseans to be better…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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LaPointe, Deborah K.; Gunawardena, Charlotte N. – Distance Education, 2004
Our pervasive adoption of CMC in higher education has far outpaced our understanding of the nature of CMC and, accordingly, how this medium should best be used to promote higher-order learning (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, "American Journal of Distance Education," 15 (1), 7-23, 2001). Therefore, this study examined the relationship between peer…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teaching Styles, Structural Equation Models
Bailey, Thomas R.; Alfonso, Mariana – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2005
Community colleges are designed to be open-door institutions, and they enroll a much wider variety of students than baccalaureate granting colleges. Community colleges have always played a crucial role in providing access to college. During the last decade, however, educators and policy makers have shifted their attention to the success of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Brown, Kenneth E.; Kinsella, John J.; Fehr, Howard; Myers, Sheldon, Weaver, Fred – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1963
This study makes available the findings of the research in the teaching of mathematics reported to the U.S. Office of Education during the calendar years 1959 and 1960. To secure the data for this study the U.S. Office of Education, with the aid of the Research Committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, sent a questionnaire to…
Descriptors: Educational History, National Surveys, School Surveys, Educational Research