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Evans, Colleen A.; Chen, Rong; Hudes, Ryan P. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This study explored how high school and postsecondary academic parameters may relate to the choice of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) major for students beginning their postsecondary education at community colleges. Our study incorporated these two clusters of factors into a statistical model to examine STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Decision Making, Two Year College Students
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Eddy, Pamela L.; Khwaja, Tehmina – Community College Review, 2019
Purpose: This research sought to determine if the gendered discourse on community college leadership has changed since Amey and Twombly published their analysis of community college literature in 1992. Argument: More women now lead 2-year colleges than ever before, and conceptions of leadership have evolved over time; but has the language used to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Gender Differences, College Administration, Instructional Leadership
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Park, Elizabeth S. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: Although immigrant students placed in English as a Second Language (ESL) sequence at community colleges are a growing student population, there is a dearth of research focused on these students in college. This study provides descriptive estimates of community college students' progression through the credit-earning ESL sequence and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, English (Second Language), Immigrants
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Hu, Xiaodan; Ortagus, Justin C. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study examines the role of community colleges in closing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by studying whether beginning at a community college improves the likelihood of female students earning their bachelor's degree in STEM. Method: Using nationally representative data, we apply a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Gender Differences, STEM Education, Females
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Yamada, Hiroyuki; Bryk, Anthony S. – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Statway is a community college pathways initiative developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designed to accelerate students' progress through their developmental math sequence to acquiring college math credit in statistics. Statway is a multifaceted change initiative designed to address the complex problems…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, College Credits, Mathematics Instruction
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Wladis, Claire; Hachey, Alyse C.; Conway, Katherine M. – Community College Review, 2015
Using data from more than 2,000 community college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, this research investigates how ethnicity, gender, non-traditional student risk factors, academic preparation, socio-economic status, and English-as-second-language/citizenship status…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Enrollment Rate
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Matheny, Christopher J.; Chan, Hsun-yu; Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: Research on labor market outcomes for individuals who enroll in technical colleges is limited, with even less attention to the effects of short-term certificates than associate degrees. Also, despite the importance of manufacturing programs, there is a lack of research on employment outcomes for individuals who enroll in these programs…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Manufacturing Industry, Two Year Colleges, Technical Education
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Wladis, Claire; Conway, Katherine M.; Hachey, Alyse C. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: This study analyzes how ethnicity, gender, and non-traditional student characteristics relate to differential online versus face-to-face outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses at community colleges. Method: This study used a sample of 3,600 students in online and face-to-face courses matched by…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Online Courses, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Horton, David, Jr. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: This study examined to what extent differences exist in pre-college characteristics and academic performance between Black male student-athletes and their student-athlete peers. Method: Data provided by the Florida Department of Education's PK-20 Education Data Warehouse (EDW) were analyzed as a function of group membership (gender and…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, African American Students, Males, Athletes
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Denner, Jill; Werner, Linda; O'Connor, Lisa; Glassman, Jill – Community College Review, 2014
Efforts to increase the number of women who pursue and complete advanced degrees in computer and information sciences (CIS) have been limited, in part, by a lack of research on pathways into and out of community college CIS classes. This longitudinal study tests three widely held beliefs about how to increase the number of CIS majors at 4-year…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Career Choice
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Skari, Lisa Ann – Community College Review, 2014
Due to the decrease in public funding, community colleges are in a position where they need to generate private gifts. Alumni represent the largest untapped pool of prospective donors, and the success of alumni giving at 4-year institutions illustrates the potential that exists for community colleges. To develop effective fundraising strategies,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Alumni, Donors
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Pretlow, Josh; Wathington, Heather D. – Community College Review, 2014
This study investigated the dual enrollment outcomes associated with a 2005 policy change intended to expand dual enrollment participation in Virginia. Results indicated that overall access to and participation in dual enrollment courses increased following the policy change. However, data showed this increase was not uniform, and minority groups…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Crisp, Gloria; Delgado, Chryssa – Community College Review, 2014
Developmental education has been cited as one of the most difficult issues facing community colleges. Despite the controversy and changes to educational policy regarding developmental education, there is a notable dearth of rigorous research measuring the causal effect of remediation on community college student outcomes. The present study uses…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Academic Persistence
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Bremer, Christine D.; Center, Bruce A.; Opsal, Christen L.; Medhanie, Amanuel; Jang, Yoo Jeong; Geise, Aaron C. – Community College Review, 2013
This analysis explores student outcomes related to taking developmental English (i.e., reading and/or writing) and math classes in three community colleges in three different states, using institutional data from 7,898 students who began college in the fall of 2009 (Cohort 1) or fall 2010 (Cohort 2). We examine the outcome trajectories of students…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Developmental Studies Programs, Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Education
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Lester, Jaime; Leonard, Jeannie Brown; Mathias, David – Community College Review, 2013
Transfer students are a distinct population. Their characteristics lead to a qualitatively different student experience. Drawing on interviews with a cross-sectional sample of transfer students at George Mason University (GMU), this study focused on the ways transfer students perceived their social and academic engagement, on the ways they engaged…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Learner Engagement, Interviews, Student Attitudes