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Levin, John S.; Martin, Marie C.; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Hoggatt, Michael J. – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: With both policy pressures from state governments, including states' funding behaviors, and the logic of the institution deeply ingrained over decades, community colleges face considerable challenge in reconciling conflicting values and requirements. Yet, as organizations they adapt to survive, and outcomes of adaptation may lead to an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, State Policy, Educational Change
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Levin, John S.; Viggiano, Tiffany; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Morales Vazquez, Evelyn; Wolf, John-Paul – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: In an effort to break away from the stale classifications of community college students that stem from the hegemonic perspective of previous literature, this work utilizes the perceptions of community college practitioners to demonstrate new ways of understanding the identities of community college students. Method: By utilizing Gee's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Characteristics, Administrator Attitudes
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Levin, John S.; Haberler, Zachary; Walker, Laurencia; Jackson-Boothby, Adam – Community College Review, 2014
This investigation examines and explains the ways in which community college faculty of color construct their understandings of institutional culture. We investigate four community colleges in California through interviews with 31 full-time faculty of color. This faculty group expresses identity conflicts between their professional roles and their…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Organizational Culture, African American Teachers, College Faculty
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Levin, John S.; Walker, Laurencia; Haberler, Zachary; Jackson-Boothby, Adam – Community College Review, 2013
Through qualitative field methods research addressing faculty of color in four California community colleges, this investigation examines and explains faculty experiences and professional sense making. By combining critical race theory with social identity theory, our perspective underlines the potential social and ethnic identity conflicts…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Critical Theory
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Levin, John S.; Cox, Elizabeth M.; Cerven, Christine; Haberler, Zachary – Community College Review, 2010
This study identifies and examines the key practices of California community college programs that have demonstrated success in improving (or that have shown significant potential to improve) the achievement of underrepresented groups whose educational attainment often lags behind the attainment of relatively well-off White students. Unlike many…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Industry, Educational Attainment, College Programs
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Levin, John S. – Community College Review, 2000
Examines three community colleges from the United States and four from Canada, using a qualitative multiple-case-study design to define changes in the colleges' institutional missions during the 1990s. Suggests that a new globally oriented vocationalism dominated the community college mission at the end of the twentieth century. (Contains 51…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission