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Zilvinskis, John – Community College Review, 2022
Objective/Research Question: The purpose of this research is to explore the way use of student services can mediate engagement among first-generation and transfer students who use disability services at community colleges. The following research questions guided the current study: (1) At community colleges, how does frequency of use of student…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Students with Disabilities
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Wong, Yi-Lee – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: In view of the values of individualism and competition embedded in neoliberalism and global capitalism, this paper seeks to illustrate empirically students' instrumentalism in higher education, and to explore how far such instrumentalism could be conceptualized as student alienation. Method: The illustration relies on experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Alienation, Higher Education
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Williams, Jessica; Sarchet, Thomastine; Walton, Dawn – Community College Review, 2022
Objective/Research Question: Students with disabilities, including deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students, are enrolling in college at rates higher than in the past with most of them pursuing an associate's degree. For DHH students, their reading ability is a predictor of their academic achievement in college. However, more than half of DHH…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, At Risk Students, Deafness
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Wickersham, Kelly; Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: In numerous calls for reform to community college math instruction, contextualization has been identified as an effective approach to teaching and learning. Yet, little is known about how faculty contend with math contextualization and how they make decisions about its adoption. This study explored how community college faculty teaching…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Context Effect
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Ison, Matthew P. – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Dual enrollment has become a significant portion of community college enrollment throughout the country. Some scholars have argued that dual enrollment implementation can be used as a viable policy lever to achieve the certificate and associate degree obtainment outcomes identified in "Reclaiming the American Dream," a…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Performance
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McKinney, Lyle; Burridge, Andrea Backscheider; Lee, Mimi Miyoung; Bourdeau, Gerald V.; Miller-Waters, Melissa – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Students' enrollment intensity during their first academic semester and year are highly influential in their success and decisions to persist in community college. Limited research, however, has focused on understanding how students navigate the decision-making process of determining their credit load or how institutional support…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Enrollment, Full Time Students
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Zhao, Kai; Park-Gaghan, Toby J.; Mokhe, Christine G.; Hu, Shouping – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: In 2014, Florida implemented Senate Bill 1720 (SB 1720), which drastically reshaped developmental education practices across the 28 public state colleges. Under the reform, around two-thirds of students became exempt from developmental education. Yet, many students were still required to take the placement test. If they scored below…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, State Colleges, College Students
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Burmicky, Jorge; Duran, Antonio – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore how public community college presidents draw upon data, their core values, and lived experiences to make decisions about how they can best respond to the holistic needs of their students. Method: Utilizing secondary elite focus group data with 15 community college presidents in Texas, we employed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Experience, Values
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Huerta, Adrian H.; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Ramirez, Daisy – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Community colleges, which can lead students to job opportunities and well-paying careers, are one of the main entry points to higher education for student parents. We use a conceptual framework that bridges career capital and community cultural wealth to understand student parents' college and career trajectories. This study asks (a)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Parents, Minority Group Students
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Pretlow, Joshua; Cameron, Margaux; Jackson, Deonte – Community College Review, 2022
Objectives: We explore the influence of initial enrollment at a community college on the attainment of a bachelor's degree. Methods: Using the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS: 12/17) and propensity score analysis, we compare baccalaureate degree outcomes of recent high school graduates who reported their intention to earn…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Attainment, Longitudinal Studies
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Blaney, Jennifer M. – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Upward transfer pathways are an important mechanism for advancing gender equity in STEM. Yet, little is known about how students access lucrative STEM careers and leadership positions via community colleges. This study explores the factors that may promote computing leadership identity among upward transfer students, focusing…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Identification (Psychology), Gender Bias
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Moss, Brian G.; Kelcey, Ben – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Superiority experiments supply a critical lens to probe higher education interventions because they can dismantle the collective effect of a program and identify the relative contribution of the core components. However, such lines of inquiry are generally absent in higher education literature. We draw on experimental data to probe the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Academic Probation, Letters (Correspondence), Intervention
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Harmon, Hobart L.; Bergeron, Larry J., Jr.; Johnson, Jerry D. – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: This project analyzed recent doctoral dissertations addressing the role of community colleges in rural development for the purpose of identifying themes in the reported results and offering recommendations for future research. Methods: A meta-synthesis approach was utilized with 20 doctoral dissertations from the time period 2009 to…
Descriptors: Rural Development, Community Colleges, Meta Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations
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Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Gutierrez, Rose Ann E.; Smith, Jalen – Community College Review, 2022
Research Question: The vast amount of material available on-line has prompted researchers to understand how undergraduate students sort and select, or evaluate, the results that emerge from their searches. Since students depend on on-line material to facilitate their learning of course material, understanding the basis of their process is…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, STEM Education, Online Searching
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McKinney, Lyle; Gross, Jacob P.; Burridge, Andrea; Inge, Brittany; Williams, Alexander – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The purpose of our study was to identify the factors associated with federal loan default among a nationally-representative sample of community college students. The guiding research question was: For community college students who borrow federal loans, to what extent do demographic, academic, and enrollment characteristics relate to…
Descriptors: Loan Default, Loan Repayment, Federal Aid, Grants
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