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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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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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Navarro, Diego – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Underprepared students come to community colleges and many four-year colleges because they have hope for a better life and the courage to attempt something difficult. But having dreams and aspirations is not enough: Without some sort of intervention and support, a student's chances of completing college are poor. Many challenged students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Colleges, Higher Education, Social Justice
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Handel, Stephen J.; Williams, Ronald A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
In 2007, the College Board's Community College Advisory Panel--a group of college presidents that advises the organization's membership on community college issues--asked these authors to write a paper describing effective remedial education programs. They never wrote the paper. The problem was not the lack of dedicated faculty and staff working…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Advisory Committees, College Presidents
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McCormick, Alexander C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010
In this article, the author examines various forms of public reporting of student engagement information. Some are controlled by third parties and others by the institutions themselves. He looks at four third-party efforts: (1) the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE); (2) the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA); (3)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutions, Educational Finance, Student Experience
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Mellow, Gail O.; Katopes, Peter – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
In order to respond effectively to the burgeoning global knowledge economy, each nation must educate a greater number of people to higher levels than ever before. And particular attention must be given to expanding the ability of low-income individuals to access and succeed in college--especially in the developing world, where they make up such a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Lardner, Emily; Malnarich, Gillies – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
The "little blue book"--an affectionate title used by admirers of Student Assessment-as-Learning at Alverno College--is written (rather stunningly) "by the Alverno College Faculty." The story behind this paradigm-shifting work on assessment underscores the vital role faculty inquiry plays in institutional and system-wide…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Faculty, Evaluation Methods, Integrated Activities
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Handel, Stephen J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
When representatives from community colleges and selective four-year institutions gather, there is no greater flashpoint than the topic of part-time enrollment. This issue--that students coming from an institution comprising mostly part-time students should be enabled to transfer to selective four-year institutions in which full-time enrollment is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Low Income Groups, Student Diversity, Higher Education