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Robertson, Jennifer J.; Blasi, Laura – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this mixed-method research study was to better understand community college students' engagement in global learning. The study, supported by the Florida Consortium for International Education, was conducted during the 2015-2016 academic year in Florida across nine community colleges drawing from a 55-question survey with an 11%…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes
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Wendel, Douglas; Hu, Xiaodan – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Focusing on the Developmental Mathematics program installed by McHenry County College (MCC), this case study examines an integrative approach to reducing student dependency on developmental math. Facing the challenge of bridging the gap between K-12 and college readiness, MCC established a summer bridge program to help alleviate summer brain drain…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Case Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Teachers
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Hutto, Pamela Noel – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Community colleges are under pressure to educate a growing student population while economic resources in higher education are diminishing. One measure of success for colleges is the ability to retain students. Due to the varied nature of the community college population, measuring student retention is challenging. One facet of student retention…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, Teacher Employment, Correlation
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Jones, Kevin C. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
The majority of research concerning student veterans has been conducted at the university level, with minimum analysis performed at the level where the vast majority of returning veterans attend school: the community college. While some research has discussed what services colleges and universities should offer returning veterans, little research…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Veterans Education, Student Adjustment
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Goltz, Jeffrey W. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The central Florida region, faced with record tourism, a large service population, and significant population growth over the next few decades, must rely on a community-based institution of higher education with lifelong learning offerings, a local community college, to create world class public safety education and training for the region.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Convergent Thinking, Creative Thinking, Community Colleges
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Michalski, Greg V. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Excessive course attrition is costly to both the student and the institution. While most institutions have systems to quantify and report the numbers, far less attention is typically paid to each student's reason(s) for withdrawal. In this case study, text analytics was used to analyze a large set of open-ended written comments in which students…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Withdrawal (Education), Data Analysis, Models
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Fenton, Celeste; Watkins, Brenda Ward – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Although there are many disagreements on the major causes of problems in the educational system in the United States, few would disagree that the importance of ensuring the success of our students is not only a moral obligation to our youth, but imperative to our national resilience. And, as a nation, we are responding to this urgent need. The…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles, Preferences, College Students
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Prentice, Mary – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
Designed to investigate the impact of service-learning on developmental-level students' success and retention, this study reports the results of pre-and postcourse surveys with service-learning and nonservice-learning sections of developmental courses at Miami-Dade College. Knowledge gained, course pass rates, and both in-class and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Developmental Studies Programs, School Holding Power, Community Colleges
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Syed, Syraj; Cortes, Jennifer; Osterhout, James; Morris, Phillip A.; Jones, Eugene – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
This article will focus on the foundations and significance of webcasting as a learning and communication modality, as well as describe the way that it has been used to capture and disseminate emergent knowledge within the community college.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Accountability
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Lumadue, Richard T. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
Institutional autopsies can teach much about why learning centers fail the test of time. St. Augustine Junior College in north Florida, the brainchild of Dr. George Apel, was begun in 1942 and ended seven years later in 1949. The purposes of the short-lived college are identified for discussion in this paper. Also identified are the reasons for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Institutional Survival, Institutional Research
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Calhoun, Cheryl D. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
The main goal of this project is to expand cybersecurity curriculum. This was accomplished by developing six new courses. The curriculum for each course utilized a common online course for all class formats including web-enhanced, hybrid, or online. In this article, we will discuss the online components used, faculty professional development, and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Information Security, Community Colleges, Information Technology
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Purcell, Jennifer M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2010
The 6.25 million students enrolled at over 1,000 public two-year colleges in the United States present faculty with a diverse pool of learners; and better understanding student motivation can assist faculty in fostering successful learner-centered environments. The LOGO II inventory was used to measure attitudes and behaviors of community college…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Measures (Individuals), Student Attitudes
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Campbell, Dale F.; Morris, Phillip A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
The Community College Futures Assembly has served as a national, independent policy thinktank since 1995. Its purpose is to articulate the critical issues facing American community colleges and recognize innovative programs. Convening annually in January in Orlando, Florida, the Assembly offers a learning environment where tough questions are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Change
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Campbell, Dale F.; Yu, Hongwei – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2010
The Community College Futures Assembly has served as a national independent policy think tank since 1995. Its purpose is to articulate the critical issues facing American community colleges and recognize innovative programs. Convening annually in January in Orlando, Florida, the Assembly provides an interactive learning environment where tough…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership
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Jenkins, Davis – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2007
There has been little research on institutional effectiveness at community colleges. A key challenge is how to compare colleges that serve students with widely varying characteristics. Using transcript-level data on over 150,000 Florida community college students, we estimated the effect on the graduation, transfer, and persistence rates of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Minority Groups, School Effectiveness
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