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Neault, Lynn Ceresino; Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 2014
Lower division preparation for the university has been an important mission of community colleges since their inception, creating an essential pathway to baccalaureate degree attainment for many students who may not have access to higher education. The transfer pathway is complex and often difficult for students to navigate. This study examined…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Decision Making, Public Colleges
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Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 1986
Describes an Individualized Career Plan (ICP) as a practical, written action plan of career development activities designed to direct a student's formal and informal learning experiences toward identifying and achieving a career goal. Discusses a study of the levels of awareness of the ICP among Illinois community college staff. (AYC)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Community Colleges
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Piland, William E.; Batsche, Catherine – Community College Review, 1985
Describes a study of the status of special needs services provided at community colleges, focusing on the contract method of funding. Examines the effect of administrative structure on delivery of services, the types of services being offered, and demands for additional information about services to special needs populations. Offers…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Special Programs
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Piland, William E.; Pierce, David – Community College Review, 1985
Reports on a study of the status of remedial education as perceived by state directors of community/junior colleges. Looks at findings related to definitions, mission, funding, coordination/administration, providers, and current status. Offers recommendations in each of these areas. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Definitions, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Finance
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Stevens, Larry P.; Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 1987
Defines functional illiteracy and offers statistics on the prevalence of illiteracy among various groups in the United States. Advocates a central role for community colleges in linking programs and resources addressing illiteracy, acknowledging constraints limiting the colleges' ability to combat the problem. (DMM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, College Role, Community Colleges
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Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 1987
Reports on the results of an evaluation of the Illinois Community College Board's recognition process, by which community colleges are judged to be in compliance with state standards. Discusses administrators' perceptions of the effectiveness of the preparation, on-site visit, and reporting phases of the recognition process. Suggests enhancements.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Evaluation Methods
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Piland, William E.; Giles, Ray – Community College Review, 1998
Describes a study that investigated demographic changes in the community college presidency at 71 districts and 42 campuses from 1975 to 1995. Indicates that the number of women presidents has tripled since 1975, and the number of minority presidents has doubled. Contains two figures and 16 references. (JDI)
Descriptors: College Presidents, Community Colleges, Demography, Minority Groups
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Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 1995
Describes a study of community college transfer students who completed bachelor's degrees to determine whether they followed the stereotyped pattern of enrollment in a community college directly after high school and in a university after two years. Indicates that many students do not follow a direct route from high school to community college to…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Attendance, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Piland, William E.; Butte, Halimah – Community College Review, 1991
Presents results of a survey of 100 randomly selected community college trustees, focusing on respondents' characteristics and views on funding, governance, and educational issues. Reports strong agreement that states should provide most community college funding and strong disagreement that boards should be involved in college administration and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Administration, Community Colleges
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Piland, William E.; McCuen, John – Community College Review, 1992
Presents findings from a survey of 106 former California community college presidents regarding their preparation for postpresidential life, feelings toward their former college and its trustees, lifestyle differences, professional status, and activities. Offers recommendations for retired, current, and aspiring presidents. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Board Administrator Relationship, Career Change, College Presidents
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Frase, Larry E.; Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 1989
Urges community colleges to design and administer reward systems that capitalize on faculty members' intrinsic motivation to do their jobs well, while propelling them to make the next step toward self-realization. Discusses the need for and types of rewards, and prerequisites to successful program implementation. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development
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Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 1981
Presents a rationale for a reassessment of general education. Provides and illustrates a General Education Program Schematic which includes eight concerns: student learning objectives, interdisciplinary approaches, team teaching, community involvement, career awareness, basic business education, computer literacy, and independent study. (AYC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs