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Miller, Lawrence R., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The benefits of involvement in work-integrated learning programs, also known as cooperative education have been touted since inception in 1899. Unfortunately, little research has been published related to the factors that impact enrollment within these programs. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that have influenced the…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Cooperative Education, Community Colleges, Measures (Individuals)
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Stephenson, Lisa G. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
This chapter provides an overview of results from a recent qualitative study of two Middle College High Schools in Kentucky. The qualitative study utilized Rapid Assessment Process to identify essential elements needed to implement and maintain educational partnerships.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, High School Students, Qualitative Research
Nunez, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
STEM attrition is an issue of concern that impacts the economy of the United States. According to the Trump administration (2018), investing in STEM education is essential for the workforce of the future. Community colleges play a key role in addressing STEM's workforce needs. This research examines the application of the learning theories of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Learning Theories
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Hemraj-Benny, Tirandai; Beckford, Ian – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
It is an established fact that in the United States there is a great need to improve the scientific literacy of undergraduate students, especially those who are nonscience majors. Data presented herein suggest that using simple art concepts can assist nonscience majors in better appreciating scientific facts related to chemistry. However, it is…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Walls, Laura C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This study investigated the dynamics between matched heritage language learner (HLL) dyads, second language learner (L2L) dyads, and mixed HLL-L2L dyads in the Spanish L2 classroom. Data come from 15-minute video recordings of 16 dyads, including four HLL-HLL, four L2L-L2L, and eight HLL-L2L dyads that were collected during collaborative writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Heritage Education, Collaborative Writing, Community Colleges
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Romano, Richard M.; Palmer, James C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Swings in enrollment and funding caused by the most recent recession have reminded community college leaders that the ups and downs of the economy can have a significant impact on their institutions. While the impact on enrollment and funding is well documented, lesser known impacts can be also be found on things such as student persistence,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Survival, Financial Support, Enrollment Influences
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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
Yeschenko, Melanie Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research set out to enhance instruction for early education and child development majors in a community college setting in a manner that allows them to gain content knowledge while becoming more prepared to practice effective pedagogy in early learning classrooms. This study examined how metacognitive awareness changes throughout a semester…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Community Colleges, Goal Orientation
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Long, Susan C. – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 2008
The initiation of new accreditation standards for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 2002 mandated assessing student learning as a requirement for all community colleges. This study examined a non-Californian community college recognized by experts as having successfully institutionalized student learning outcomes. Qualitative data…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Accreditation (Institutions), Outcomes of Education, Higher Education
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Ronan, Bernie – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter looks at civic learning and democratic engagement from the perspective of political philosophy to suggest the essential cognitive, affective, and political skills needed for careers of fulfilling public work and for civic action.
Descriptors: Job Skills, Thinking Skills, Affective Objectives, Political Science
Bachelor, Jeremy W.; Bachelor, Robin Barnard – Online Submission, 2016
This study examines the formative aspects of teaching in the World Language community college classroom: formative feedback, reflection, and assessment, and then recommends a new educational technique that applies the aforementioned formative elements into the classroom. To this end, in the fall semester of 2015, three sections of Spanish I at the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation
Peel, Lisa Ingram – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This Education Leadership Portfolio (ELP) explores the New Faculty Development (NFD) program at Delaware Technical Community College. The program has undergone a series of redesigns; this study considers the evolution of the program and examines the most recent updates in the initial implementation phase. I collected data from several sources to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Evidence Based Practice
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2013
In an effort to support college conversations regarding strengthening the role of part-time faculty, this brief document presents the job description for a Valencia College part-time/adjunct professor (revised as of July 19, 2013). The description includes essential functions, qualifications, and knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is followed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty, Occupational Information, Adjunct Faculty
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