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O'Connell, April; Grunder, Patricia – Community College Journal, 2003
Describes a study conducted in Florida after five students were murdered by a serial killer. The study examined emotional and physical consequences of living with anxiety and fear for an entire term. Students who were 24 and younger and lived in the zone where the murders were committed were more seriously impacted, and had lower GPAs. (Contains…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Context Effect, Gender Issues, Health
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Cvancara, Kara J. – Community College Journal, 1997
Discusses issues faced by community college counselors as the number of nontraditional and high-risk students increases and funding decreases. Describes strategies that incorporate technology to help counselors cope with the demand for services. Indicates that colleges are turning to private financial support to help with funding. (AJL)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Educational Technology
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Barwick, Joseph T. – Community College Journal, 2002
Offers suggestions for developing the skills and experience necessary to assume a college presidency. States that an administrator who wants to be a college president must fully understand theories of learning, curriculum education, corporate training, funding formulas and budgets, and admissions and advising processes. (Contains 19 references.)…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Career Development, Career Ladders, College Presidents
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Piland, Bill – Community College Journal, 1995
Describes the current status of California's community colleges and reviews predictions for the future. Indicates that innovation, change, the quality movement, and technology will be key players in the colleges' future. Discusses "Choosing the Future," a controversial report by the Commission on Innovation to the state Board of…
Descriptors: Change Agents, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Finance
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Forman, Susan – Community College Journal, 1996
Examines four major elements of a strong mathematics program (tracking, curriculum, student needs, and articulation), interpreting them as they pertain to community colleges. Discusses the role of two-year colleges in the mathematical preparation of future elementary school teachers and provides sample workplace-oriented math problems. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Role, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship
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Jacobs, Alan – Community College Journal, 1995
Details six planning assumptions related to the costs, replacement, and upgrade of computer resources at community colleges. Illustrates the assumptions with examples from the Maricopa County Community College District's efforts to implement and maintain their computer technology. Includes tables of costs of computing equipment from 1986 through…
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Media
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Avakian, A. Nancy – Community College Journal, 1995
Discusses the growing community college reliance on adjunct professors to absorb greater numbers of students in the face of declining budgets. Describes policies for assigning courses, benefits for students from adjuncts' expertise and special skills, concerns held by adjuncts and other faculty, and opportunities for administrators to show support…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Administrative Policy, Community Colleges, Nontenured Faculty