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Visher, Mary G.; Schneider, Emily; Wathington, Heather; Collado, Herbert – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2010
The Learning Communities Demonstration is a large-scale, random assignment evaluation of learning community programs at six community colleges. During the first year of the demonstration, all six colleges expanded their learning community programs and, in the process, faced similar challenges in selecting courses to link, recruiting and supporting…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Social Support Groups, Community Colleges, Eligibility
Visher, Mary G.; Schneider, Emily; Wathington, Heather; Collado, Herbert – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2010
Community college leaders are using many strategies to improve their students' ability to complete their studies, particularly their academically underprepared students. In recent years, these strategies have included adaptations of an approach long used in four-year colleges known as "learning communities," in which groups of students…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Integrated Curriculum, Social Support Groups, Community Colleges
Weissman, Evan; Cullinan, Dan; Cerna, Oscar; Safran, Stephanie; Richman, Phoebe – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
The Learning Communities Demonstration is a national research project that is testing the effectiveness of learning communities in six community colleges across the United States: Merced College in California; The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Baltimore, Maryland; Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida; Houston…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Basic Writing, Community Colleges, College Credits
Weissman, Evan; Cullinan, Dan; Cerna, Oscar; Safran, Stephanie; Richman, Phoebe – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
The Learning Communities Demonstration is a national research project that is testing the effectiveness of learning communities in six community colleges across the United States: Merced College in California; The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Baltimore, Maryland; Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida; Houston…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Basic Writing, Community Colleges, Credits
Weiss, Michael J.; Visher, Mary G.; Wathington, Heather – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2010
Over the last four decades, community colleges have played an increasingly important role in higher education. Today, community colleges enroll more than one in every three undergraduates nationally. Unfortunately, among students who enroll in community colleges with the intent to earn a credential or transfer to a four-year institution, only 51…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Communities of Practice
Visher, Mary G.; Weiss, Michael J.; Weissman, Evan; Rudd, Timothy; Wathington, Heather D. – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2012
In 2006, the National Center for Postsecondary Research, of which is MDRC is a partner, launched a demonstration of one-semester learning community programs at six colleges; five of these programs focused on developmental education. This is the final report from the project and includes findings from analyses that pool data across these five…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Programs, Communities of Practice, College Students
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Weiss, Michael J.; Visher, Mary G.; Wathington, Heather – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2010
This Brief, based on a report of the same title, presents results from a rigorous study of a basic learning communities program operated at Hillsborough Community College. Hillsborough, one of six community colleges participating in the National Center for Postsecondary Research's (NCPR) Learning Communities Demonstration, is a large, urban…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Reading Instruction
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Visher, Mary G.; Wathington, Heather; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Schneider, Emily – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2008
Learning communities are a popular strategy that community colleges nationwide have embraced in support of developmental students. In a learning community, a cohort of students takes two or more courses linked by integrated themes and assignments that are developed through ongoing faculty collaboration. While the number of learning community…
Descriptors: Research Design, Community Colleges, Community Programs, College Programs
Weiss, Michael J.; Visher, Mary G.; Wathington, Heather – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2010
Over the last four decades, community colleges have played an increasingly important role in higher education. Today, community colleges enroll more than one in every three undergraduates nationally. Unfortunately, among students who enroll in community colleges with the intent to earn a credential or transfer to a four-year institution, only 51…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness, College Outcomes Assessment, Institutional Characteristics
Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Long, Bridget Terry – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2009
The conceptual foundation for remedial education is straightforward: students are tested to determine whether they meet a given level of academic proficiency for college-level classes. For those who do not meet this level, deficiencies in skills are addressed through some form of supplementary instruction, most often remedial courses. The study…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Schools of Education, Placement, Community Colleges