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Carruth, Blair K. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Community colleges and universities have traditionally functioned independently, serving their respective markets and offering different programs and credentials. Growing populations and workforce needs have inspired institutions of higher education to challenge their traditional roles to provide added pathways and opportunities for students. One…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Community Colleges, Labor Needs, College Role
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Mellow, Gail O. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
In thinking about the changes in higher education over the past five decades as "Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning" turns 50, the image that comes to mind is pixilation, the process by which complex digital images, when seen up close, are expressed as small individual squares of color. The realization that all the images on digital…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership
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Bailey, Thomas – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Community colleges have long had multiple missions. The first community college was designed to relieve elite colleges of the burden of educating 18- and 19-year-olds. Thus, it was initially conceived of as a transfer institution--students would go on to upper division courses at a four-year college once they had matured and were ready for more…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students
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Bowman, Linda S. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Having come into community colleges as an adjunct instructor 25 years ago, Linda Bowman notes that much has changed since then. Demographics are shifting, high school enrollments are declining, state budgets are tightening, and community colleges are grappling with greater competition from public and private/nonprofit, as well as from for-profit…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, College Administration, Administrative Principles
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Waiwaiole, Evelyn; Elston, Dhanfu – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Originally, the mission of the community college was one of access--to provide an opportunity for students to attend postsecondary education without leaving their communities. Over time, though, as more students enrolled in these institutions, many never left with an associate's degree, credential, or transfer to a four-year college or university.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Full Time Students, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
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Romano, Richard M.; Eddy, Pamela L. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Historically, community colleges have promoted social mobility by providing access to higher education, especially for underrepresented groups. Because of their geographic availability, open admissions policy, and low cost, these colleges have expanded educational opportunity to millions of Americans, young and old. Recently, however, the emphasis…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Social Mobility, Measurement
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Johnson McPhail, Christine – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
This article examines traditional organizational structures of community colleges and how traditional hierarchical structures influence delivery of programs and services. The point is to reveal ways in which community colleges can change organizational structures to more effectively implement key reform and student success efforts through a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Academic Achievement
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Swett, Denise – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Technology resources play an integral part in college students achieving their academic goals, and yet higher education is often behind in adopting the most appropriate contemporary technology. Just over three-quarters of Gen Z students believe that their online experiences will help them achieve academic success, and more than half say they like…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Online Courses
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Hoffman, Nancy – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Every young person in the United States, whatever his or her background, wants to grow up to be economically self sufficient, to have a stable and productive career. So "college" is the aspiration for nearly 90 percent of high school seniors who say they will pursue some form of postsecondary education after high school, and nearly 66…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Social Capital, Low Income Students, Training Methods
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Bragg, Debra; McCambly, Heather; Durham, Brian – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
The newest student activist movement appears to be amplifying what some higher education practitioners have talked about for a long time: students of color have been granted access to an educational opportunity that was not as advertised, and the result is not good enough. Others are shining the spotlight on race, class, identity, and equity as…
Descriptors: Activism, Data, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Romano, Richard M.; Palmer, James C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Swings in enrollment and funding caused by the most recent recession have reminded community college leaders that the ups and downs of the economy can have a significant impact on their institutions. While the impact on enrollment and funding is well documented, lesser known impacts can be also be found on things such as student persistence,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Survival, Financial Support, Enrollment Influences
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Jones, Stan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Due to extensive research, we now know that in spite of extraordinary success in expanding access to American higher education over the last 60 years, far too little has been done to ensure that students complete college, even when they take 50 percent more time to complete the degree than full-time attendance should require. Obstacles to success…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduation, Educational Attainment, Higher Education
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Smith, Caroline Altman; Baldwin, Christopher; Schmidt, Gretchen – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Ten years ago, community college presidents' most valued datum was the number of students enrolled, which drove the colleges' funding. Providing access to higher education for the millions of students without the time, money, or academic preparation to attend a traditional four-year college was (as it always had been) their top priority. Today, a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Community Colleges, College Preparation
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Nodine, Thad; Johnstone, Sally M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Competency-based education (CBE) refers to online and hybrid courses and programs that offer credit or degrees based on evidence of student learning, or competencies, rather than on the amount of time spent in a course. Students work at their own pace, receive personalized academic support, and demonstrate mastery as they progress through their…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Instructional Leadership, Individualized Instruction, Community Colleges
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Handel, Stephen J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
This article defines the term "under matching" as the behavior in which mostly less-affluent, highly qualified high school graduates choose not to enroll at an institution that matches their qualifications--behavior which threatens their chances of earning a degree. The supporting research--rigorous, compelling, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Bound Students, Academic Ability
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