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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Data Exchange is a cooperative effort of the SREB and the statewide higher education governing and coordinating boards in the South. Founded in 1969-1970, it is one of the nation's oldest, most comprehensive sources of comparative data on public higher education. The Data Exchange annually…
Descriptors: Consortia, Clearinghouses, Regional Programs, Data Collection
Knott, Kevin Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The characteristics of a leadership development challenge for America's community colleges have been well-documented in the literature. A worldwide population aging trend, college leader retirements, and an ineffective system for new leader development have led to predictions of a shortfall in well-trained leaders at all levels of community…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Community Colleges, Leadership, Leadership Training
Bickerstaff, Sarah; Raufman, Julia – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
This paper documents the perceptions and experiences of faculty members in the midst of statewide reform efforts in Virginia and North Carolina to integrate developmental reading and writing courses. Using interview and focus group data from 161 faculty and administrators in both states (combined) as well as three detailed case studies of faculty…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Reading, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
Meekins, Eva M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Teamwork and communication are essential concepts for new graduate registered nurses working as members of the interprofessional team. Studies have shown the efficacy of applying these interprofessional education concepts by allowing student nurses to round with health teams before graduation. The innovative practice of rounding significantly…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Teamwork, Interpersonal Communication, Curriculum Development
Johnston, Renie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed-methods research study was to determine if the chosen format, online or traditional, of anatomy and physiology courses impacted the retention of the anatomy and physiology knowledge base in the Associate Degree Nursing program at a large-sized, urban community college within the North Carolina Community College System.…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Anatomy, Physiology, Two Year College Students
Gardner, Juanita Keys – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Technology plays a vital role in education by linking students to resources around the world. In the past three to five years, community colleges in the southeast region of the United States have received funding through various initiatives, allowing them to make significant changes. In 2013 North Carolina Community College System website listed…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Community Colleges, Web Sites, Minority Group Students
Bowen, Laura Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Placement of students entering community colleges would, intuitively, seem like a simple process. Students recently graduating from high school would naturally be ready for college-level coursework and able to enroll in credit-bearing courses from the outset. Unfortunately, myriad research exists illustrating quite the contrary. In fact, the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Placement, Remedial Instruction
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2018
Advising is powerful because it attends to core elements of each student's success: setting academic goals based on transfer and/or career interests, developing an academic plan to attain those goals, and staying on track until those goals are met. Each of these big-picture tasks encompasses dozens of smaller ones which include: (1) Raising…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Advising, Learner Engagement, School Support
Anderson, Theresa; Eyster, Lauren; Lerman, Robert I.; Clymer, Carol; Conway, Maureen; Montes, Marcela – Urban Institute, 2014
Launched in 2011, the Accelerating Opportunity (AO) initiative aims to increase the ability of students with low basic skills to earn valued occupational credentials, obtain well-paying jobs, and sustain rewarding careers. AO encourages states to change the delivery of adult education for students interested in learning career skills by enrolling…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Basic Skills, Adult Basic Education, Credentials
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Diaz, John M.; Stallings, Kevin D.; KC, Birendra; Seekamp, Erin – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2015
Partnership evaluation typically occurs during the final stages either to assess why a collaborative effort did not work or to identify the indicators of success. Partnerships are rarely evaluated at their incipient stage, which is a critical time to assess their potential for long-term sustainability. In this paper, we present an early-stage…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation, Social Capital, Energy
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Alexander, Ann; Karvonen, Meagan; Ulrich, Jana; Davis, Tanya; Wade, Anne – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Much has been written about the characteristics of effective college teachers. However, skill sets have not yet been defined with any level of specificity. Also, instructors at community colleges have unique working conditions and challenges that influence how they teach. This paper illustrates the use of three studies conducted to build and…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Masters Degrees, College Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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McClenney, Kay; Dare, Donna – Community College Journal, 2013
This is the second article in a three-part series on reimagining the community college student experience, describing a new model for academic pathways, key design principles, examples from colleges leading the way, and implementation challenges. Community colleges are beginning to embrace the task of reimagining students' educational experiences.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Experience, Models
Colvin-King, Vadrin – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study sought to evaluate the efficacy of service learning through the lens of faculty members, community partners, and student learning outcomes at a midsized community college in North Carolina. As a teaching tool integrating community service with instruction, service learning depends on the collaboration of multiple stakeholders and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Service Learning, College Faculty, Statistical Analysis
Rouse, Sharon M. – Online Submission, 2012
(Purpose) The purpose of this paper was to examine the issues associated with bringing new technology into the classroom, in particular, the vocational/technical classroom. (Methodology) A new Haas 5 axis vertical Computer Numerical Control machining center was purchased to update the CNC machining curriculum at a community college and the process…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Computer Software, Computers, Educational Technology
Anderson, Theresa; Eyster, Lauren; Lerman, Robert I.; O'Brien, Carolyn; Conway, Maureen; Jain, Ranita; Montes, Marcela – Urban Institute, 2015
The second annual implementation report for the Accelerating Opportunity (AO) initiative in four states finds that: (1) colleges aligned pathways and supports with local needs; (2) students were satisfied with AO; (3) AO instructors grew more adept at team teaching; (4) colleges struggled to recruit adult education students; (5) states and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Vocational Education, Community Colleges
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