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Verdín, Dina; Godwin, Allison; Klotz, Leidy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Community colleges are rarely at the forefront of conversations regarding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Attracting diverse students into STEM fields is an important issue, and equally important is the need for science students to be prepared for and interested in tackling pressing societal issues. This study…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Expectation, Science Careers, Technical Occupations
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Beaumont, John – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Community college teaching is a complex endeavor requiring not only the mastery of disciplinary knowledge but also the pedagogical skills needed to serve this diverse population of students. While many community college faculties are hired with advanced academic degrees, professional experience or both, many often have not had formal pedagogical…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Davidson, Christopher T.; Ashby-King, Drew T.; Sciulli, Luke J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
This article examines the current literature and state legislation of statewide "free tuition" promise programs. The purpose of this paper was to analyze state free community college programs, legislation, scholarly literature, and state websites to understand program structures, funding sources, and student-eligibility requirements. The…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Community Colleges, State Legislation, Web Sites
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Taylor, Zachary W.; Serna, Karen L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Objective: The objective of this study was to articulate community college student preferences for receiving a text message from their institution. Method: Using a random sampling technique, the researchers identified a group of 13 community college students (6 females, 7 males; 12 students of color) and performed in-depth interviews with these…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Two Year College Students, Preferences, Community Colleges
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Sylvester, Paul; Myran, Steve – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
This study synthesizes lessons learned about the promising role of "career navigators" at community colleges to aid students in the transitions through disjunctures in their careers. Career navigators are student support personnel who follow students from recruitment, through their studies or training programs, to job placement. Findings…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Career Planning, Career Counseling
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White, Julie A.; Dache, Amalia – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
In the U.S. educational system of higher education, community colleges are positioned as the institutions of access, with student financial aid as the primary policy lever to drive student enrollment. However, completion rates at community colleges are the lowest of all institution types, and financial aid has not been adequate to provide full…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools
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D'Antonio, Monica – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
By many accounts, developmental writing courses in community colleges fail to teach students skills needed to be successful in college-level coursework. In the current study, an identity-based pedagogical approach aimed at Promoting self-Relevance, triggering identity Exploration, facilitating a sense of Safety, and Scaffolding identity…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Writing Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Identification (Psychology)
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Cortes-Lopez, Edén; Taylor, Jason L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
This study examined how transfer students perceived the value of the associate's degree in the context of reverse credit transfer. Five student focus groups of transfer students provided individual and collective discourses on the perceptions of the associate's degree. The findings show that transfer students perceived the associate's degree to be…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Student Attitudes, College Credits
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Harbour, Clifford P.; Bower, Beverly L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
In this paper, we offer a philosophical argument explaining why and how community college leaders may support the adoption and implementation of campus climate action plans. Our argument is based on the community college philosophical commitment to service (to the community, the state, and the nation) and the challenges posed by climate change and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Climate, Planning, Philosophy
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Pham, Michael; Greaney, K. C.; Abel, Lara – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
The current research investigates the employment outcomes of Career Technical Education (CTE) from California community colleges. We used three years of data from the California Community Colleges Career Technical Education Outcomes Survey -- a survey of former community college students. We documented overall positive employment outcomes.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship
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Abrica, Elvira J.; Hatch-Tocaimaza, Deryl K.; Abrica, Baudelio – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
In this study, we use a narrative inquiry approach to present the stories of two Latino males attending community colleges in the Great Plains region of the United States that includes the Dakotas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa, popularly referred to as "flyover states." The purpose of this inquiry, part of a larger study in an area of the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Males, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Lineros, Jose Victor – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Although the recent annual growth rate in the U.S. paramedical field has been 4%, Latino and African American men have been significantly underrepresented in the field compared to their proportion in the U.S. population at large. This problem threatens both the quality and quantity of available emergency health care. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Males, Allied Health Occupations
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Nachman, Brett Ranon; Brown, Kirsten R. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Students with autism attend two-year colleges at a significantly greater rate than four-year institutions. As these prospective and current students engage with two-year colleges, websites are an important digital platform to assess inclusivity and campus climate. The digital environment is particularly important because many autistic individuals…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Tila, Dorina; Levy, Dawn – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Recent developments in technology allow instructors to design meaningful customized homework assignments that enhance student performance, while reducing the time and resources required for grading and feedback. In particular, online assignments allow the instructor to utilize various setting options including auto-grading, number of attempts, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Revision (Written Composition), Homework
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Degeneffe, Charles Edmund; Wood, J. Luke – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has emerged in the public consciousness as a major public health challenge for athletics in all levels of competition. Football receives the greatest level of attention given its visibility in American culture. For many community colleges, football plays a central role is promoting institutional objectives…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Athletes, Athletics
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