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Audant, B.; Kirby, C. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
Integrated academic skills instruction was one of the core elements of the CareerPATH consortium that provided math, reading, writing, and English language skills instruction "contextualized" to occupational training. Its goal was to engage adult learners and accelerate their progress in college and careers. The focus of this brief is…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, Consortia, Integrated Curriculum
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Welsh, Hilarie B. – Community College Enterprise, 2015
The author presents themes that were identified from a case study that focused on the instructional practices of an award-winning community college composition/literature teacher. The themes for this case study focus on the importance of student-centered learning which involve: (1) writing peer response strategies; (2) student engagement in using…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Writing Instruction, Literature
Kobes, Deborah – Jobs For the Future, 2016
This case study, one of a series of publications exploring effective and inclusive models of work-based learning, finds that work-based courses bring college to the production line by using the job as a learning lab. Work-based courses are an innovative way to give incumbent workers access to community college credits and degrees. They are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Manufacturing Industry, Workplace Learning, Community Colleges
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Slantcheva-Durst, Snejana; Knaggs, Christine – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This article reports on community college international students' perspectives on opportunities for and levels of involvement in campus activities in and outside the classroom. Findings are based on focus groups with 24 international students from two large urban Midwestern community colleges. Guided by research, the study explored the major prior…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Foreign Students, Student Participation
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Landers, Mara G. – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
In this article, the author describes the development and implementation of a measurement-based group activity designed to support students in understanding the connection between angle magnitude and the shape of the sine function. She explains that the benefit of this activity is that it allows students to build their trigonometric knowledge…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Trigonometry, Mathematical Concepts, Experiential Learning
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Mulnix, Amy B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Faculty eager to transform their teaching often have a difficult time understanding the learning literature and then integrating it into their teaching, in part because neuroeducation concepts such as constructivism, transfer, misconceptions, and metacognition are not part of their existing knowledge. Examples of these concepts in the literature…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Learning Theories, Educational Principles, Reflection
Erskine-Meusa, Denise A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine African American student pedagogical experiences in classrooms with White teachers at a community college in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The intent of the study was two-fold: (a) to search for evidence of how culture shapes African American students' view of themselves, and (b)…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, African American Students, Student Experience, Whites
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Jain, Dimpal; Bernal, Santiago; Lucero, Iris; Herrera, Alfred; Solorzano, Daniel – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
In this study we highlight the five elements of a transfer receptive culture and its connection to the Summer Transfer Enrichment Program (STEP) administered by the Community College Outreach Center (CCOC) at Best Coast University (all pseudonyms). A quantitative and qualitative study was conducted focusing on five years of STEP, consisting of 87…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students
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Wang, Xueli; Sun, Ning; Wagner, Brit; Nachman, Brett – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Two-year colleges are uniquely positioned to diversify science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Yet limited existing scholarship sheds light on how 2-year college students view themselves as learners as they experience STEM courses and programs. An in-depth and nuanced understanding of 2-year college STEM…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, STEM Education
Smith, Rachel Naomi – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this mixed methods research study was two-fold. First, I compared the findings of the success rates of online mathematics students with the perceived effects of classroom capture software in hopes to find convergence. Second, I used multiple methods in different phases of the study to expand the breadth and range of the effects of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Mathematics Instruction
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Fink, John; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: The objective of this study was to describe practices of 2- and 4-year institutional partnerships effective in supporting transfer student success. Method: Using student records from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) for the entire 2007 fall cohort of first-time-in-college community college students nationwide, researchers…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement
Fleishman, Joseph H. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Colleges and universities throughout the country are increasingly coming under pressure from accrediting institutions and legislative bodies to implement comprehensive outcomes assessment initiatives designed to measure and document student performance. Over the past ten years pressure has been directed towards colleges to reshape their current…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Outcomes Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Correlation
Shapiro, Sandra A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the context of the nursing and faculty shortages, recommendations have been made to increase the number of highly educated nurses who are qualified to teach. A lack of nursing faculty has been reported at all levels of education. Because the majority of nurses enter into practice with an associate degree, the professoriate at the associate…
Descriptors: Faculty, Teacher Role, Nursing Education, Associate Degrees
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McFarland, Jenny L.; Price, Rebecca M.; Wenderoth, Mary Pat; Martinková, Patrícia; Cliff, William; Michael, Joel; Modell, Harold; Wright, Ann – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
We present the Homeostasis Concept Inventory (HCI), a 20-item multiple-choice instrument that assesses how well undergraduates understand this critical physiological concept. We used an iterative process to develop a set of questions based on elements in the Homeostasis Concept Framework. This process involved faculty experts and undergraduate…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Multiple Choice Tests, Science Tests, Test Construction
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Shea, Peter; Bidjerano, Temi – Online Learning, 2016
Previous research indicates that online learning at the community college level results in higher rates of withdrawal, failure, and dropout compared to classroom-based education (Xu & Smith Jaggars, 2011; Smith-Jaggars & Xu, 2010). The primary goal of the current study was to examine national data (US Dept. of Ed. Beginning Postsecondary…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, National Surveys, Online Courses
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