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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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Wyner, Joshua – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Over the past year, in a process to select the winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the Aspen Institute has convened national experts to define and determine how to measure "excellence," to identify community colleges with high levels of student success, and to help more community colleges understand what can be done to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Expertise, Evaluation Criteria
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Harper, Shaun R.; Kuykendall, John A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Black men's troubled status in higher education has garnered tremendous attention at national conferences, in the media, and in published scholarship over the past 15 years. As researchers make the complexities of the problem increasingly clear, educators, administrators, and policymakers alike have grappled with the question of what must be done…
Descriptors: African American Students, Campuses, Academic Achievement, Racial Bias
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Hern, Katie – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Developmental courses in English, math, and reading have an important purpose in higher education, especially in the open-access world of community colleges. These classes--also referred to as "remedial"--are intended to give less-prepared students a chance to catch up and meet the challenges of college-level coursework. However,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Acceleration (Education), Remedial Instruction