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Twombly, Susan; Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 2008
This review of existing literature about community college faculty members speculates about why they have received so little scholarly attention, summarizes the nature of existing research, including its methodology and topics, and suggests what else needs to be known about them. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 2007
National quantitative studies examining the impact of community college attendance upon educational attainment conclude that initial attendance at a community college (as opposed to a 4-year institution) reduces the likelihood of attaining a bachelor's degree. Yet these studies, which suggest that initial attendance at a community college is not a…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Attendance, Educational Attainment, Community Colleges
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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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Townsend, Barbara K.; LaPaglia, Nancy – Community College Review, 2000
Presents findings from a study of community college faculty attitudes about their status. Respondents with prior full-time faculty experience at a four-year institution were more likely to agree than those without such experience that four-year faculty consider two-year faculty to be on the margins of higher education. Neither group considered…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Community Colleges, Job Satisfaction
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Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 2001
Argues that community college transfer mission needs to be redefined as facilitating baccalaureate degree attainment for college students in general, not just for students who begin their undergraduate education in the two-year college. Current patterns of transfer from and to the community college need to be considered. (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Ignash, Jan M.; Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 2000
Presents the findings of a national study examining statewide articulation agreements that facilitate transfer between institutions of higher education. Reports that 34 of 43 states have established a statewide articulation agreement. Concludes that although progress has been made at the state level in smoothing the paths of college transfer…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Enrollment, Enrollment Management