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Swail, Watson Scott – 2003
In the last decade, the rates of enrollment and retention of many students of color have declined. Access and completion rates for African American, Hispanic, and Native American students have always lagged behind white and Asian students, as have those for low-income students and students with disabilities. Because students of color often make up…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Minority Groups, Population Groups, Race
Lenning, Oscar T.; Ebbers, Larry H. – 1999
This report examines the importance of learning communities within institutions of higher education. It identifies two important dimensions of learning communities: (1) primary membership, which differentiates based on the characteristic that group members hold in common; these include learning organizations, faculty learning communities, and…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Environment
Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B. – 1996
This book provides a comprehensive overview of community college education in the United States, emphasizing trends affecting two-year colleges in the past decade. Chapter 1 identifies social forces contributing to the development and expansion of community colleges and the continuing changes in institutional purpose. Chapter 2 examines shifting…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Administration, College Curriculum, College Faculty