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Jenkins, Davis; Belfield, Clive – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
The authors of this article describe the effect that cost-cutting policies have had on community college student outcomes and how this has weakened the capacity of those colleges to produce returns to students and taxpayers. Many colleges are instituting reforms to help more students graduate with useful credentials. While these lower the cost per…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Budgeting
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Johnstone, Sally M.; Soares, Louis – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
The 2013 US college/university policy agenda, "Making College Affordable: A Better Agenda for the Middle Class," highlighted the role of developing technologies, institutional curriculum-design processes, and new delivery methods as keys to providing quality, affordable postsecondary education. Competency-based education (CBE) is given…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competency Based Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Design
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Freedman, Marc – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Fewer than half of all Americans will be financially ready to retire at age 65, according to a recent Boston College study. Two coinciding needs, purpose and a paycheck, are driving a huge surge of interest in meaningful "encore careers"--paid second acts in areas such as education, human services, the environment, and fighting poverty.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Role of Education, Continuing Education
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McCall, Michael B. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
When colleges turned to online learning, they opened the door for a number of students who might have only dreamed of pursuing a degree or credential. In 2006, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) surveyed prospective adult students without a college degree and discovered that they were three times more likely to enroll in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, Barriers, Family Needs
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Johnson, Nate – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
In 2010, HCM Strategists received support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to engage academic researchers in identifying and discussing the best currently available ways to account for differences in college "inputs"--students, resources, and fixed characteristics--when evaluating postsecondary outcomes. The project, Context…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Outcome Measures, Achievement Rating
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Linderman, Donna; Kolenovic, Zineta – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Despite enrolling almost half of all undergraduate students in the United States, community colleges have struggled for decades with low degree-completion rates. CUNY community colleges struggle with the challenge of low completion rates even when the degree timetable is expanded. According to the CUNY Office of Institutional Research and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Associate Degrees, Student Financial Aid
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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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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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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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Capps, Rosemary – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
A growing majority of today's college-goers are adult students, and the economic and cultural trends driving this growth are here for the long term. In some respects this is good news: Adult undergraduate students tend to earn higher GPAs and have better aptitude and psychosocial scores than do traditional-aged students. Unfortunately, adult…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Community Colleges, Adult Students, Academic Persistence
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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
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Mellow, Gail O.; Woolis, Diana D.; Laurillard, Diana – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
Nationwide, pass rates of developmental education students barely reach 60 percent, cutting short the promise of higher education for too many students. The authors believe that a national pass rate of 80 percent or better is possible; indeed, it is a national imperative. In this article, the authors describe an ongoing project that aims to…
Descriptors: Campuses, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Program Descriptions
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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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Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count is a national initiative dedicated to the premise that community colleges should be as successful at student retention and graduation, particularly for students of color and low-income, as they are at enrollment. On campus, the initiative is focused on creating a culture of evidence, one in which data…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Holding Power, Academic Achievement, College Graduates
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