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Garza Mitchell, Regina L.; Etshim, Rachal; Dietz, Brian T. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2016
This single-site case study explored how one community college integrated online education into CTE courses and programs. Through semi-structured interviews and document analysis, the study explores how one college integrated online education (fully online, hybrid, and web-enhanced) into areas typically considered "hands-on".…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Career Education, Technical Education, Community Colleges
Schutz, William T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation describes how student classroom experiences along with their approaches to learning and perceptions of themselves as writers were impacted when affective instructional interventions emphasizing emotional intelligence were part of a community college English course's pedagogy. Failure by faculty, as well as policy-making…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Hatch, Deryl K.; Mardock-Uman, Naomi; Garcia, Crystal E.; Johnson, Mary – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: Beyond understanding whether first-year student success interventions in community colleges are effective--for which there is mixed evidence in the literature--this study's purpose was to uncover how they work to realize observed outcomes, including at times unanticipated undesirable outcomes. Method: This qualitative multiple case…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Donohue, Marguerite M.; Skolnik, Michael L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Community colleges in Canada began offering baccalaureate programs in the 1990s. Presently community colleges in four of the five largest provinces of Canada are eligible to submit applications to the relevant government ministry or agency for baccalaureate programs. The authors estimate that about 135 baccalaureate programs are now being offered…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Undergraduate Study, Transfer of Training, Cooperative Education
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Brogan, Daniel S.; McDonald, Walter M.; Lohani, Vinod K.; Dymond, Randel L.; Bradner, Aaron J. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2016
Education is essential for solving the complex water-related challenges facing society. The Learning Enhanced Watershed Assessment System (LEWAS) and the Online Watershed Learning System (OWLS) provide data creation and data sharing infrastructures, respectively, that combine to form an environmental learning tool. This system collects, integrates…
Descriptors: Data, Engineering Education, Water, Shared Resources and Services
Hora, Matthew T.; Blackburn Cohen, Chelsea A. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2017
The employability of college students is one of postsecondary education's most pressing concerns in the United States and China, especially when it comes to the possible over-production of bachelor's trained students and "skills gaps" where jobs go unfilled due to inadequately prepared graduates. In response, policymakers are focusing on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, Technical Institutes, Employment Potential
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Spaid, Robin L.; Parsons, Michael H. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
In 2009, over 300 community colleges across the country adopted the Community College Student Survey of Engagement (CCSSE) in an effort to assess the campus environment through student perceptions. In addition, community colleges across the country are searching for ways to measure student learning. The Collegiate Assessment of Academic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Environment, Student Surveys, College Outcomes Assessment
Nkosi, Janine Deloris – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study utilized Freire's "conscientizac√£o" as a framework to understand the development of student voice among traditionally underrepresented students of color in a sociology classroom at a large community college in the Central Valley of California. Understanding how student voice is developed in a community college classroom…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Disproportionate Representation, Sociology, Community Colleges
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Relles, Stefani R.; Duncheon, Julia C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
This case study offers a qualitative perspective on a relationship between institutional structures and student outcomes. The data describe the conditions in 10 English remediation classrooms at one urban community college district. The study uses new literacies as a theoretical framework with which to understand how these conditions supported…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Urban Schools
Downing, Marie Antoinette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Researchers have indicated that the number of online courses will continue to grow in the coming years, resulting in an increased need for online course facilitators. Often these facilitators have transitioned without receiving adequate training. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the training requirements and future faculty…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Community Colleges, Faculty Development
Betts, Gloria – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This case study was designed to explore policies that were in place to attract, recruit, and retain qualified faculty for 4 community colleges in Sierra Leone. The research was necessitated by the apparent inability of Sierra Leone educators to train and retain faculty possessing the required academic credentials. The research questions were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Thistoll, Tony; Yates, Anne – Distance Education, 2016
This article reports two studies undertaken at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, a vocational distance education (DE) provider, where course completion rates have risen to match those of face-to-face technical institutions. A simple model of student engagement is presented, which reflects the triality between the student, institution, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Graduation Rate
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Palmer, Megan M.; Shaker, Genevieve; Hoffmann-Longtin, Krista – College Teaching, 2014
Despite the fact that online education continues to grow, the vast majority of faculty remain skeptical that online courses can yield the same student learning outcomes as traditional face-to-face courses. In an effort to determine if online graduate courses can be effective, in this study we explore the extent to which qualities commonly found in…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Graduate Study, Seminars
Chahino, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Strategies that have worked to offset high attrition rates and retain students in traditional institutions of higher education are not necessarily applicable within an online learning environment. As a result, not only is student attrition more likely to occur in the online environment, but traditional classroom retention strategies are less…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Environment, Student Attrition
O'Halloran, Bernadette D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Graduate nurses have experienced a difficult transition to clinical practice. With the continuing gap in educational preparation and clinical nursing practice leading to errors in health care delivery, the nurse faculty remains challenged in performing innovative changes to the curriculum to improve and maintain quality and safe patient care. The…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Concept Mapping, Simulation
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