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Wachen, John; Jenkins, Davis; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2011
The federal government and private foundations for education have established postsecondary credential completion as a national imperative. Washington State's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) model was developed to increase the rate at which basic skills students advance to and succeed in college-level occupational programs,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Technical Education, Basic Skills, Career Education
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Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 1984
Stresses the importance of community college faculty support for institutional purposes, missions, and directions, and the interrelationship of the issues of institutional identity and faculty support. Finds a strong college identity essential in competing for private donations, government funds, and students. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Role, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship
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Alfred, Richard L. – Community College Review, 1984
Enumerates changing external conditions and internal organizational problems in community colleges resulting in a paradox involving institutional mission and structure. Lists steps for positioning community colleges as the key provider of specified programs/services through carefully defined linkages with public- and private-sector organizations…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Change
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Durbak, Ivan R.; Sadnytzky, Nicholas O. – Community College Review, 1984
Looks at three areas in which college administrators should ensure that computers are available for faculty use (i.e., instruction, personal scholarship, and administrative tasks). Suggests ways of overcoming faculty resistance to computers and steps in a carefully planned and managed process of improving computer literacy. (DMM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Breuder, Robert L.; Pollock, Art – Community College Review, 1983
Identifies ingredients necessary for successfully developing programs which use innovative modes to achieve progressive institutional goals. Outlines the process of program development (i.e., identify target group; conduct needs assessment; develop knowledge base; examine limitations; review existing delivery systems; and design, field-test, and…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Nontraditional Education
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Homan, John, Jr. – Community College Review, 1981
Recommends an approach to basic skills instruction which takes poetry as its focus to study grammar, style, and ideas. Reports three benefits: poetry gives students something significant to read, utilizes professionals' grammar and usage to teach these areas, and generates readable topics for writing. Provides two typical assignments. (DMM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Learning Activities, Poetry
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Roark, Dennis – Community College Review, 1985
Provides a rationale for integrating general education in vocational studies. Offers examples of institutions with such integrated programs, and suggests strategies for curricular change. (DMM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Walker, Daniel A.; Potter, Robert E. – Community College Review, 1980
After discussing the advantages and limitations of behavioral instructional objectives, recommends the use of "specified encounters" to complement those activities for which behavioral objectives can be specified. Describes these encounters as planned events with outcomes which vary with the individual. (AYC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Course Objectives, Learning Activities
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Parker, James T. – Community College Review, 1979
Describes Office of Education directly funded and specialized programs for special adult populations, emphasizing projects for which community colleges can readily apply. Also lists programs funded through state departments of education. (JG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Eligibility, Federal Aid
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Creamer, Don G. – Community College Review, 1980
Presents seven statements synthesizing the literature on the relationship between educational advising and student retention. Provides an advisement model designed to increase institutional holding power through ethical recruitment, honest orientation, continuous dissemination of information, and a developmental approach to the advising process.…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Developmental Programs, Educational Counseling
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Hellweg, Susan A. – Community College Review, 1980
Focuses on the functions of the campus grants office, which include developing an information system, building a campus fundability profile, maintaining a close interests, serving as liaison with community and granting agencies, and establishing a campus proposal review process. (AYC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Fund Raising, Grants
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McDougle, Larry G. – Community College Review, 1980
Presents a rationale for the orientation of part-time instructors and suggestions for orientation program design and areas to be covered, such as emphasis on quality, college-level work, textbooks, class attendance, grades, examinations, prerequisites, academic deficiencies, visitation of classes, student evaluations, and facilities. (AYC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty, Postsecondary Education, Program Content
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes the ways in which the particular duties and orientations of two- and four-year college faculty tend to remove faculty from the transfer process. Suggests the importance of an increased faculty role in the transfer process through such means as faculty advising of students and increased two- and four-year faculty interaction. (MAB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Faculty, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Emerling, Fred – Community College Review, 1991
Describes a study which sought to determine whether students would be able to identify the gender and ethnicity of the writer of an essay placement test based on the writer's handwriting and the content of the paper. The student-readers were able to guess the writers' gender 87.6 percent of the time and ethnicity 47.9 percent of the time. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Essay Tests, Ethnicity, Females
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Davis, Joe L.; Hunnicut, David M. – Community College Review, 1991
Describes a study of alcohol use and abuse among 2,843 community college students from 6 campuses in 1 midwestern state. Presents a profile of early onset (i.e., prior to age 18), large quantities of consumption, and frequent use, with males drinking more heavily, more often than females. (DMM)
Descriptors: Age, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Community Colleges
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