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Elrod, Rachael; Haynes, Cliff; Cade, Shayne; Forrest, Allison; Loch, Tres; Schuckman, Greg – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Supervision is considered an integral function of managing student affairs personnel, yet there is a dearth of literature on this issue. Winston and Creamer (1997) stated that the role of supervision in management is to not only support the institution but also support the staff by encouraging improvements in both their personal and professional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Supervision, Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services
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Hunter, Matthew Pryor; Wilson, Joel Eric – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
With the increased numbers of dual enrollment students across the country as well as various state initiatives to increase retention among the student population at large, institutions face great challenges when balancing the many initiatives incumbent upon them. However, Tennessee, a state leader in both the free community college and dual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Magloire, Joël – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The increasing diversity of the student bodies of community colleges calls for faculty who are motivated and equipped to educate them. This diversity is a product of the common theme community colleges share in their missions that espouses providing access to education for all members of their local communities. The faculty search committee plays…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Teacher Competencies
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Dwyer, Lori J.; Williams, Mitchell R.; Pribesh, Shana – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Early alert systems have promised to be an integral component of a student success solution. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between the use of the early alert system and persistence for students taking developmental education courses and students taking college-level courses in the Virginia Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Persistence, Prompting
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O'Banion, Terry U. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Over its 100-year plus history the community college has struggled to make clear its mission. As a comprehensive community college its mission has bounced around to focus on liberal arts, developmental, workforce, community, and general education. In today's increasingly competitive society with shifting values and changes in power it is likely…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Labor Force Development, Job Training
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Sublett, Cameron – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The discrepancy in the empirical literature surrounding distance education (DE) coursetaking among community college students has led to the online paradox, where short-term or more proximal academic outcomes associated with DE coursetaking are negative, but the long-term or distal academic outcomes are positive. Importantly, no previous study has…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Course Selection (Students)
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Shelton, Robert; Lovell, Elyse D'nn – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Reading and conducting research can initially feel daunting for community college students. For this nontraditional aged, first generation student-researcher, the interest in research increased with the availability of TEDx Talks. The overall intent of the study was to evaluate the empathetic reactivity of students (n = 78) while viewing a…
Descriptors: Empathy, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Prosocial Behavior
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Huerta, Margarita; Garza, Tiberio; García, Hugo A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Community colleges are increasingly important places for language minority students to access higher education. Unfortunately, this group of students is the least likely to persist in terms of re-enrollment, degree completion, or transfer to four-year institutions. In this study, we used structured equation modeling with a sample of 10,637…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Minority Group Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Caton, Jazmin M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The research and practice surrounding student service members/veterans has evolved over several decades. With a regeneration of veteran students' enrollment, a need for increased attention to this special student population continues to be an institutional priority, especially for community colleges. The literature suggests that while greater…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Veterans, Two Year College Students, Evidence Based Practice
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Peña, Mauro Ivan; Rhoads, Robert A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
A qualitative case study approach was used to examine Latino male students and First-Year Experience (FYE) programs aimed at promoting student transfer. Two FYE programs at two community colleges in California were studied: Bridgetown Community College and Portlake Community College (pseudonyms). Study participants included four groups: Latino…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Males, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Bertrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Academic underpreparedness is an issue for many first-time-in-college students, particularly those entering community colleges. Whereas many underprepared students enroll in developmental education, research has indicated that traditional remediation may not increase students' chances for success. Therefore, states and colleges have begun to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Enrollment, College Freshmen, Community Colleges
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Avni, Sharon; Finn, Heather B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
To improve students' outcomes and retention rates, community colleges have implemented acceleration strategies which hasten the completion of educational requirements (Edgecombe, 2011). The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of an accelerated freshmen writing course on teachers' curricular decisions and pedagogical practices at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Acceleration (Education), College Freshmen
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Beggan, Dominic M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
One of the most pressing concerns on college campuses today is student safety. To date, nine states have passed Campus Carry legislation and more states may follow. Texas was the eighth state to pass Campus Carry legislation. Specifically, in the 2015 Legislative session, the Texas Legislature voted to allow License to Carry (LTC) holders to carry…
Descriptors: College Students, School Safety, Campuses, Weapons
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Meredith, Liza N.; Frazier, Patricia A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Community college students may experience more severe psychological concerns than traditional university students and have fewer institutional mental health resources available. This replication study examined the efficacy of three versions of a brief, structured web-based stress management program with community college students. The program…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Stress Management, Program Effectiveness
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Mecoli, Noelle A.; Gumbs, Nikkia; Ward, Vicki; Willcox, Abby; Haynes, Cliff – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study examines staff development practices in community college student affairs. Nineteen interviews were conducted with supervisors in a variety of departments at community colleges. We found that supervisors frequently used multiple practices such as conducting staff meetings, attending institutional training, or viewing topical webinars…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Personnel Workers, Staff Development, Teaching Methods
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