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Forthun, Gracie; Freeman, Sydney, Jr. – Community College Enterprise, 2017
The community college systems of the United States are currently facing a leadership crisis; existing administrators are retiring at greater rates. And there is concern that there are not enough qualified individuals to replace leaders who are retiring, which is a substantial concern to individuals particularly in the community college educational…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership Training, Management Development, Educational Trends
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Pons, Philip E.; Burnett, Dana D.; Williams, Mitchell R.; Paredes, Tisha M. – Community College Enterprise, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover the motivational factors influencing part-time faculty employment within the community college from the perspective of the part-time faculty. The study examined these reported motivational factors for differences influenced by age, gender, and employment status. A survey was distributed to a…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Community Colleges, Employment Opportunities, Employment Level
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Kubec, Cathy – Community College Enterprise, 2017
This review of the literature summarizes recent exploration of nursing student attrition. Attrition places financial burdens on students who leave a program, results in lost revenue for the college, and compounds the existing nursing shortage. Some research investigated the student selection process, which seeks to decrease attrition by admitting…
Descriptors: Nursing, Student Attrition, Nursing Students, Nurses
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Schwehm, Jeremy S. – Community College Enterprise, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative study was to identify demographic variables and community college experiences that influence the academic and social adjustment process of adult vertical transfer students at the university. Data collected on adult vertical transfer student demographic information and community college experiences were examined in…
Descriptors: Demography, Student Characteristics, Student Diversity, Community Colleges
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Coleman, Sandra Lee; Skidmore, Susan Troncoso; Martirosyan, Nara M. – Community College Enterprise, 2017
In this review of literature, the efficacy of online instruction for developmental mathematics students was explored. Current peer-reviewed articles, representing research from community college settings and written between 1996 and 2015, were reviewed. Based on those studies, several recommendations are offered regarding the online delivery of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Developmental Programs, Literature Reviews, Online Courses
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McCarthy, Sandra Calemme – Community College Enterprise, 2017
The purpose of this study is to extend what is known about the influence of library usage on student success. Studies show that students who use library resources tend to perform better in college. This study focuses on the relationship between library usage and success rates among online students. The results of this study showed that online…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Use Studies, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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LaCroix, Kim; LaCroix, Sean – Community College Enterprise, 2017
The proximity effect--whether distance from an instructor correlates with grades--has been the topic of many articles dating back nearly 100 years. Despite this attention, a cleavage in the literature remains. Some authors argue that increased proximity to the instructor negatively relates with academic performance while others maintain no…
Descriptors: Proximity, Classroom Environment, Space Utilization, Literature Reviews
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Mancini, Tracy Janine – Community College Enterprise, 2017
Conventional wisdom suggests attending the first day of class matters with regard to student course completion and final course grade. However, relatively little quantitative research exists on the effects of attending or not attending the first day of class. Qualitative research on student perceptions of the value and importance of the first day…
Descriptors: Attendance, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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De LaGarza, Thomas R.; Manuel, Marcus A.; Wood, J. Luke; Harris, Frank, III – Community College Enterprise, 2016
Few quantitative studies exist on veteran success in postsecondary education, and existing qualitative research has also not accurately identified factors related to veteran achievement or pathways to success in postsecondary education. In this article, the Community College Survey of Men (CCSM) evaluates predictors of student success for…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Veterans, Academic Achievement, Community Colleges
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Cafarella, Brian – Community College Enterprise, 2016
Developmental mathematics has been under the radar within higher education for some time. The reality is that there are many proven best practices in developmental math. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles that prevent student success. Moreover, the high rates of attrition and failure have led state legislators and college administrators to…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, College Administration
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Hawk, Jena L.; Hill, Lilian H. – Community College Enterprise, 2016
Due to its seemingly unclear and ambiguous mission, the community college has somewhat of a stigma attached to it, as the four-year institution defines the American college experience (LaPaglia, 1994). Although only a few studies concerning media portrayals of community college students have been published within the last 20 years, the existing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Mass Media, Stereotypes
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Mertes, Scott J.; Jankoviak, Michael W. – Community College Enterprise, 2016
Designing effective student retention programs is of critical importance from both a completion and a monetary standpoint. However, oftentimes colleges attempt to use nationally developed models rather than institutional-specific data to identify potential factors involved in student attrition. At a Midwestern community college, research…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Community Colleges
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Shumaker, Ryan; Wood, J. Luke – Community College Enterprise, 2016
Institutionally offered student services (e.g., academic advising, career counseling, personal counseling, and educational planning) are available in community colleges to help students with the transition into postsecondary education, obtain success while in college, and transition to the next phase of their educational, career, and life journeys…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Community Colleges, Statistical Analysis, Student Personnel Services
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Barhoum, Sim; Wood, J. Luke – Community College Enterprise, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there were significant differences in the self-reported frequency of active and collaborative learning by racial/ethnic affiliation between students who have completed a developmental writing course and those that plan to take one. Drawing upon data from the Community College Survey of…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Hammons, James O.; Orf, Michael A. – Community College Enterprise, 2016
This study aimed: (a) to determine the prevalence of faculty rank among two-year colleges in the United States; (b) to identify the criteria used to determine faculty rank upon initial employment for transfer and vocational faculty; (c) to identify the criteria used to determine promotion for transfer and vocational faculty; and (d) to determine…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Two Year Colleges, Teacher Promotion
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