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Harbour, Clifford P. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This article reports on a study of archival legal and administrative texts generated during desegregation litigation instituted during the 1970s to enforce Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The specific focus of the research was on North Carolina and actions taken by the University of North Carolina and the state's Department of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Desegregation, Higher Education, Civil Rights Legislation
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Harbour, Clifford P.; Wolgemuth, Jennifer R. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The purpose of this article is to explain how central points developed in Dewey's 1916 "Democracy and Education" provide the rationale needed to adopt institutional and policy recommendations made by Grubb and Lazerson in their 2004 book, "The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling". Method: The central…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Harbour, Clifford P.; Davies, Timothy Gray; Gonzales-Walker, Roxanne – Community College Review, 2010
This article reports on a qualitative, interpretive case study examining how trustees, administrators, faculty members, and staff members at a rural community college understand their institution's accountability environment. Data analysis and interpretation established that participants conceptualized institutional accountability as dialogic,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Data Analysis, Accountability, Institutional Characteristics
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Bambara, Cynthia S.; Harbour, Clifford P.; Davies, Timothy Gray; Athey, Susan – Community College Review, 2009
This article reports the findings of a phenomenological study that examined the lived experience of community college students enrolled in high-risk online courses (HRCs) at a community college in the American Southeast. HRCs were defined as college courses with withdrawal or failure rates of 30% or more. In-depth interviews were conducted with 13…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Online Courses, Student Experience
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Harbour, Clifford P.; Davies, Timothy Gray; Lewis, Chance W. – Community College Review, 2006
In this article, the authors examine the new voucher program used to subsidize undergraduate education at Colorado community colleges and four-year institutions. The authors explain the voucher program and discuss the fiscal and policy conditions that led to its adoption. This baseline account of the voucher program and the underlying conditions…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Undergraduate Study, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation
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Harbour, Clifford P. – Community College Review, 2002
Discusses the impact of the 1999 North Carolina General Assembly House Bill 168, which mandated the implementation of performance-based funding for the state's 58 community colleges. States that a college's performance on six of the 12 measures determines its eligibility for supplemental allocation. Questions whether the new standards will affect…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Capital, Community Colleges