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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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Overton, Roshelle L. – Community College Enterprise, 2021
While many colleges and universities are headed back to campus, providing multiple attendance options in an online or remote environment is key to student success. The name Attend Anywhere may be new, but the idea behind the name has been around for many years. It is often called HyFlex, but Attend Anywhere (AA) better describes how a student can…
Descriptors: Attendance, Technology Uses in Education, Personal Autonomy, Community Colleges
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Beamer, Zachary – Community College Enterprise, 2021
Many students enter higher education with poor preparation for college mathematics courses. These students are often placed through high-stakes placement testing into developmental coursework that bear no credit towards graduation, but many students who begin in developmental coursework never succeed in a college-level mathematics course. Recent…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Academic Achievement, Graduation, Remedial Mathematics
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Paape, Johnathon E.; Miller, Michael T.; Grover, Kenda S.; Morris, Adam A. – Community College Enterprise, 2021
Community colleges have a history of being capable of adapting to change, and the current world of competing budget priorities, fast-changing technology, and postsecondary competition challenges these colleges as never before. The result is a need for strong leadership across all levels of administration, especially at the department chair level…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Department Heads, Training, College Faculty
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Samuels, Mandel G.; Hammons, James O. – Community College Enterprise, 2021
In 2017, there were 941 public community colleges enrolling 7 million credit students and 5 million noncredit students accounting for 41% of all undergraduates enrolled in higher education (American Association of Community Colleges, 2019). While enrollment has increased, the complexity of the mission of two-year colleges has also increased. Part…
Descriptors: Faculty Workload, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Martin, Quincy, III – Community College Enterprise, 2021
Now more than ever, leading community colleges is a complicated and challenging endeavor. According to the American Council on Education's (ACE) American College President Study of 2017, 33.9% of community college presidents planned to retire from their positions within three to five years. Consequently, this gap in community college leadership…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leaders, Leadership Training, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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Bryant, Samantha Jo – Community College Enterprise, 2021
Low-income, first-generation (LIFG) student college enrollment has been steadily increasing over the last decade. This group of marginalized students is typically overlooked as needing additional support as they often lack any visual indicators of their LIFG status. LIFG students arrive on campus with unique goals, stories, and challenges but…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, College Students, Educational Strategies
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Black, Lisa; Taylor, Zachary – Community College Enterprise, 2021
Although emergency aid programs have existed on community college campuses for years, no extant research has articulated which emergency resources students apply for and how students prioritize these resources against others (e.g., food needs compared to housing needs). To better understand student emergency aid needs shortly after the World…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Internet, Housing
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Sitzes, Janice; Akroyd, Duane; Thompson, Tara – Community College Enterprise, 2021
Over 2,000,000 servicemen and servicewomen returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will take advantage of the educational benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and will enroll in community colleges. Despite over 70 years of education benefits for U.S. veterans, there has been little research into the availability and effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Veterans, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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