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Sandoval-Lucero, Elena; Brownlee, Mordecai Ian – About Campus, 2020
St. Philip's College is the only community college in the nation that is both a Historically Black College (HBCU) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The college has a long history of evolving to serve the local population in San Antonio, Texas. Currently, more than 50 percent of St. Philip's students are Latinx, 29 percent are White, and 12…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Black Colleges, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Kelsay, Lisa S.; Tosch, Mary – About Campus, 2019
The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISSC) is unique in that there must be participation in athletic and co-curricular competitions each year. Established in 1969 as an athletic conference, ISSC states in the bylaws (2016) that there is a commitment to fostering the development of students' specialized talents through intercollegiate…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Schwitzer, Alan M.; Huber, Pat – About Campus, 2019
For several years now, the Old Dominion University community college leadership research team has been examining academic affairs and student affairs outcomes on community college student success. College student professionals on two-year campuses most typically provide a wide variety of supports and interventions across campus, in settings that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services
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Lindsey, Janell – About Campus, 2019
American higher education has often been more exclusive than inclusive in its higher education admission practices. Community colleges have greatly assisted in closing the gap of accessing higher education as they have become the chosen college entry point for students of color. Community colleges often remain the first choice for African American…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Community Colleges, Equal Education
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Hodes, Jacqueline S.; McLaughlin, Jeffrey; Ocean, Mia – About Campus, 2019
Over the past 10 to 15 years, as the nation has discussed the high cost of a college education and the worth of the college degree and experience, community college has become a first-choice experience for many traditional college-aged students. Assessment and accountability occupy center stage in current discussions of higher education, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Equal Education, College Outcomes Assessment
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Martinez, Edward F.; Munsch, Patricia – About Campus, 2019
Community colleges are a 20th-century phenomenon. This sector of higher education started in 1901 and historically served any number of varying purposes, such as teacher training, homemaking, and, potentially, transfer credits for admission to a four-year college and the receipt of a baccalaureate degree. In the early 20th century, because of its…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Sense of Community, Demography
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Witenstein, Matthew A.; Jones, Lorraine; Johnson, Heather; Cleveland-Friday, Yolanda – About Campus, 2019
Over the past couple of years, rising anti-immigrant sentiment in the nation has led to a torrent of complex fears, anxiety, and trauma for immigrants and those who support them. This current narrative exemplifies the volatile US immigration history that includes numerous historical markers that have placed restrictions on immigrants. As these new…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Immigrants, College Environment, Two Year College Students
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Strickland, Kristine H. – About Campus, 2018
Kristine H. Strickland reviews the variety of barriers on community college students' path to transfer and completion. Though community college transfer students can be as successful as transfer students from four-year institutions, Strickland argues that both two-year and four-year institutions need to do more to prepare students for transfer and…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Transfer Rates (College)
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Willoughby, Case – About Campus, 2018
When Case Willoughby took his first community college job, he started by applying student development and student engagement theory to advising. He refocused advising to support students in exploring academic and career goals and teach them the intellectual and practical skills they need to learn. This experience led Willoughby to notice that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Students, Educational Research