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Andrews, Hans A. – Community College Enterprise, 2023
Recent years have seen a major decline in community college enrollments across the country. Although the market to attract secondary school students contains many pathways, the overall marketplace is very competitive as most schools are competing for the same body of students. The adult market is the largest and most neglected group of potential…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, School Holding Power, Community College Students, Adult Students
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Cafarella, Brian – Community College Enterprise, 2023
Throughout the 21st century, the discipline of developmental education has come under fire for low success rates and has created a great deal of controversy. This has especially been the case for developmental math. Over the years, there have been many initiatives to improve student success and completion in developmental math. Some have succeeded…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Nonmajors, STEM Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Le, Paul; Braziller, Amy; Christopher, Amanda; Eldredge, Kelly Jo; Kroger, Heather; Kelly, Kyle; Marsh, Elyse – Community College Enterprise, 2023
Reflection is a practice used in education that encourages metacognition and can provide instructors with regular feedback. This qualitative research study explored the ways that community college students used reflections and what they chose to share. These reflections occurred during the fall 2021 semester, when many classes returned to in…
Descriptors: Reflection, Student Experience, Classroom Environment, COVID-19
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Cooper, Stacey Jennell – Community College Enterprise, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic was a challenging time for community colleges. Due to pandemic-related issues and inequities, there was a need for flexibility on the part of both students and faculty. This paper reflects on both teacher and student perceptions of participating in a post-pandemic flipped classroom at a local New York City community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, COVID-19, Pandemics, Flipped Classroom
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Nabors, Amy; Zientek, Linda – Community College Enterprise, 2023
The purpose of this study was to determine faculty members' self-reported use and implementation of good practices in their developmental mathematics classrooms. Participants in this study were full-time or part-time (adjunct) mathematics instructors that taught developmental mathematics courses at two-year colleges. Participants completed a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Two Year Colleges, College Faculty
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Parker, JoeAnn; Ventura, Heidi R.; Hendon, Catherine I. – Community College Enterprise, 2022
Academic leaders must have adequate leadership skills to be effective in their roles and achieve the college's goals; however, there is relative paucity of knowledge regarding preferences and preparation that midlevel academic leaders in career colleges have. A quantitative method with a correlational design was used to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Community Colleges, Leadership Training
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McNaughtan, Jon; Higgins, Raegan; Spott, Jessica; Smith, Dimitra – Community College Enterprise, 2022
This position paper discusses the existent research focused on STEM centers at colleges and universities, focusing on their critical role to support students from racially minoritized backgrounds. The objective of this work is to present a potential framework to recast the role of these institutional STEM centers at both community colleges and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Teaching Centers, Community Colleges, School Holding Power
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Griswold, Robyn Hallowell – Community College Enterprise, 2022
More community college professors are replacing expensive commercial textbooks with no-cost open educational resources (OER) to help make college more affordable for their students. With students having no financial reason to delay or forgo textbook purchases, many instructors also expect OER adoption will lead to improvements in academic outcomes…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Textbooks, Use Studies, Freshman Composition
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Ozkan, Zeynep Akcay; Boccio, Dona – Community College Enterprise, 2022
This research study compares the use of two different online asynchronous discussion technologies in hybrid algebra classes at an urban community college. One of the technologies is the discussion board, which utilizes text commenting, and the other technology is VoiceThread, which allows users to interact with audiovisual commenting. Students…
Descriptors: Algebra, Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Schneider, David E. – Community College Enterprise, 2022
Higher education has established a historical base of research related to college student retention. This essay examines research especially focused on the retention of community college students who have been underrepresented in the literature (Fong et al., 2017). Retention equates to success. The essay reviews developmental instruction,…
Descriptors: Community College Students, School Holding Power, Student College Relationship, Remedial Instruction
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Evans, Ruby – Community College Enterprise, 2022
Physical and geographical distance have long existed as factors that may impact student success in online learning. Now, in the age of a global pandemic, these factors have coalesced with social distance to intensify feelings of isolation that online students may experience. The deliberate use of social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Pandemics
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Sides, Meredith L. C.; Williams, Dan E.; Martirosyan, Nara M. – Community College Enterprise, 2022
Incorporating instructor continuity into the first-year composition (FYC) sequence represents an opportunity for community colleges to make an informed scheduling and advising decision in order to assist in the goal to increase student success rates in FYC. Utilizing course completion data from a community college in northern Alabama, this study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Freshman Composition, Community College Students, Academic Persistence
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Moore, K. Page; Williams, Mitchell R. – Community College Enterprise, 2022
Less than one-third of dual enrollment participants choose to matriculate with the host institution after high school, especially at a community college. Using Perna's college choice model, this qualitative study explored how dual enrollment participation shaped students' choice to attend the host institution the semester after high school…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Dual Enrollment, College Choice, Enrollment Influences
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Lanphier, Tonya Scott; Carini, Robert M. – Community College Enterprise, 2021
This two-year case study summarizes the views of students, instructors, and administrators toward a learning community program that served first-year developmental reading students at a public two-year college. One-on-one interviews and focus groups revealed that semester-long learning communities helped students overcome obstacles toward academic…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Developmental Studies Programs, Two Year College Students, Remedial Reading
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Crumb, Loni – Community College Enterprise, 2021
Single mother students represent a significant proportion of the student body at community colleges. Thus, the purpose of this article is to examine the experiences of single mother students enrolled in community colleges across the United States and identify ways that administrators, faculty, and staff can foster their academic persistence. The…
Descriptors: One Parent Family, Mothers, Student Experience, Community Colleges
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