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Klempin, Serena; Pellegrino, Lauren – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
Academic advising plays a critical role in student engagement and persistence at community colleges, and colleges are increasingly adopting advising technologies to increase their capacity to support students. However, much remains unknown about the process of planning for and implementing technology-mediated advising redesigns. To explore these…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Educational Change
Velasco, Tatiana; Hughes, Katherine L.; Barnett, Elisabeth A. – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
In 2015, 26 two- and four-year institutions received three-year grants to implement reforms consistent with the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) initiative. Grantees committed to launch or enhance existing technologies and undertake related organizational changes that would enable them to provide more effective advising…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Performance, Educational Indicators, Colleges
Yanagiura, Takeshi – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
Among community college leaders and others interested in reforms to improve student success, there is growing interest in adopting machine learning (ML) techniques to predict credential completion. However, ML algorithms are often complex and are not readily accessible to practitioners for whom a simpler set of near-term measures may serve as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Man Machine Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Prediction
Jenkins, Davis; Lahr, Hana; Pellegrino, Lauren – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
Research generally finds that college students are more likely to complete a program of study if they choose a major that aligns with their interests and goals. Yet many new community college students do not have clear goals. Nearly 40% of community college students report being undecided about their major at the end of their first year (authors'…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Majors (Students), Decision Making
Kopko, Elizabeth; Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
Until recently, most community colleges have done little through the new student onboarding process to help entering students explore academic and career interests, choose a program of study aligned to their interests, and develop a plan for completing such a program. This has been the case even though many students start college without clear…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, School Orientation, Student Experience
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
This one-page profile is part of a practitioner packet providing guidance to colleges seeking to redesign their new student onboarding practices to better help students explore, choose, and plan a program of study best suited to their interests and aspirations. It supplements Part 1 of the packet, "Redesigning Community College Student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Majors (Students), Decision Making
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
This one-page profile is part of a practitioner packet providing guidance to colleges seeking to redesign their new student onboarding practices to better help students explore, choose, and plan a program of study best suited to their interests and aspirations. It supplements Part 1 of the packet, "Redesigning Community College Student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Majors (Students), Decision Making
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
This one-page profile is part of a practitioner packet providing guidance to colleges seeking to redesign their new student onboarding practices to better help students explore, choose, and plan a program of study best suited to their interests and aspirations. It supplements Part 1 of the packet, "Redesigning Community College Student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Majors (Students), Decision Making
Cormier, Maria S.; Bickerstaff, Susan – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
Despite the growing evidence on promising approaches to postsecondary instruction--and particularly on the benefits of student-centered, conceptually oriented instruction for underprepared students--there has been limited investment in supporting these approaches' widespread implementation. Most postsecondary instructors have limited training in…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
Belfield, Clive R.; Jenkins, Davis; Fink, John – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
As community colleges across the country implement large-scale reforms to improve student success, they need timely and actionable metrics to determine if the changes they are making in a given year or term will likely improve student outcomes in the long run. In this brief, the authors examine how well nine measures of students' progress in their…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Community Colleges, Success
Pippins, Theo; Belfield, Clive R. – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
Using transcript-level data from two community college state systems and a nationally representative survey, this short report examines how course-taking in humanities and liberal arts at community colleges affects transfer and outcomes at four-year colleges. Key findings: (1) Transfer students typically complete only a few courses in humanities…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Humanities, Liberal Arts, College Transfer Students
Pippins, Theo; Belfield, Clive R.; Bailey, Thomas – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
This short report provides a systematic accounting of the provision of humanities and liberal arts education at public colleges in the United States, including community colleges. Key findings: (1) Humanities and liberal arts education in America's colleges is not in decline. Across the nation's community colleges, the number and share of…
Descriptors: Humanities, Liberal Arts, Public Colleges, Community Colleges
Ran, Florence Xiaotao; Sanders, Jasmine – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
More than half of community college courses are taught by part-time faculty, and the reliance on part-time faculty to teach developmental education courses and gateway math and English courses is even more prevalent. Drawing on data from six community colleges, this study estimates the effects of part-time faculty versus full-time faculty on…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Employment Level
Xu, Di; Fink, John; Solanki, Sabrina – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
This paper estimates the patterns and sources of White-Black and White-Hispanic enrollment gaps in Advancement Placement (AP) and dual enrollment (DE) programs across several thousand school districts and metropolitan areas in the U.S. By merging several data sources, we show that both AP and DE enrollment gaps vary substantially across districts.…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Bound Students, Acceleration (Education), Racial Differences
Bickerstaff, Susan; Raphael, Jacqueline; Cruz Zamora, Diana E.; Leong, Melinda – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
Lesson Study (LS) is a structured, collaborative professional development approach that gives instructors a framework for actively investigating how to improve student learning in their classrooms. Despite evidence of LS improving teacher practice and student learning in K-12 settings, there have been few documented examples of its use among…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Communities of Practice
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