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Nix, Amanda N.; Bertrand Jones, Tamara; Brower, Rebecca L.; Hu, Shouping – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Community colleges have long made higher education more accessible to students from diverse academic backgrounds, particularly those who are academically underprepared and require remediation. In light of developmental education (DE) reform, our article answers the following questions: How do campus personnel articulate the unique…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, State Legislation, Remedial Instruction
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Carter, Todd L.; Patterson, Jean A. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: Most community colleges receiving the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation have no specific mission to serve Hispanic students. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how receiving an HSI designation affects the identity and practices of a community college. Method: Ten years of institutional documents…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics
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Kater, Susan T. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: This study seeks to deepen understanding of faculty leaders' perceptions of the concept of shared governance. Moving beyond descriptive considerations of faculty perceptions of efficacy of good or bad governance and the discourse focused on declining faculty involvement and conflict paradigms, I consider governance a co-constructed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Governance
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Hlinka, Karen R. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Traditional-age students attending a rural community college in Kentucky's Appalachian region were interviewed, along with faculty members and administrators, to identify phenomena serving as sources of encouragement or as barriers to retention from the point of entry to the point of transfer. Method: Students' perspectives were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty
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Van Noy, Michelle; Trimble, Madeline; Jenkins, Davis; Barnett, Elisabeth; Wachen, John – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Some have hypothesized that community college programs are not sufficiently structured to support student success and that students would benefit from more highly structured programs. This study examines the specific ways that structure is expressed in policy and practice at representative community colleges. Method: Using data obtained…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Mendoza, Pilar; Suarez, Juan Diego; Bustamante, Eileen – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: This study probes the reasons for high attrition rates and sense of community among students enrolled at a technical institution serving low-income students in Bogotá, Colombia. Although sense of community on campus is the strongest predictor of a student's thriving, scholars in higher education have studied mainly minority students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Holding Power, Sense of Community, Postsecondary Education
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Zeidenberg, Matthew – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: Excess credits earned by college students, over and above those required to complete their programs of study, have become increasingly a subject of interest and concern. There has been almost no research on the extent of these credits. This study focuses on all of the associate degree programs within one state's community college system…
Descriptors: College Credits, Associate Degrees, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Meyer, Stephen J.; Randel, Bruce – Community College Review, 2013
This article reports findings from an impact study of a 2-year postsecondary academic program offered in state prisons. Outcomes examined for participants during their 1st year of participation include performance on a standardized test of critical thinking skills, credit acquisition, achievement motivation, educational aspirations, personal…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Correctional Education
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Mulholland, Shaila Danielle – Community College Review, 2012
While new community colleges proliferated across the nation during the 1950s and 1960s, Indiana's postsecondary educational leaders pursued an alternative route to expanding educational opportunity during the postwar years through extension campuses. The study reported in this article draws on archival documents to gain an understanding of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Educational Opportunities, College Presidents
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Fujimoto, Eugene Oropeza – Community College Review, 2012
As the diversity of students on college campuses continues to increase, the racial and ethnic diversity among faculty members continues to lag (Jayakumar, Howard, Allen, & Han, 2009; Turner, Myers, & Creswell, 1999). An often overlooked segment of this problem is the 2-year-college setting. With increasing numbers of students of color achieving…
Descriptors: Campuses, Community Colleges, Teacher Selection, Decision Making
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Henderson, Charles; Fynewever, Herb; Petcovic, Heather; Bierema, Andrea – Community College Review, 2012
The purpose of this study is to identify the local impacts of national advanced technological education (ATE) centers on their host institutions. A sample of three mature, national ATE centers are chosen, with each center serving as a case for a mixed-methods, collective case study research design. Results, drawn from interviews and surveys,…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Training Centers, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education
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Nitecki, Elena M. – Community College Review, 2011
The challenge faced by all community colleges is how to increase student success, whether success is defined in terms of graduating with a degree or certificate, transferring, or retaining a job. With approximately 40% of the nation's undergraduates pursuing higher education through the community college (52% when one considers public institutions…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Success, College Outcomes Assessment, School Holding Power
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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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Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 2004
To explore professionalization of community college faculty, this study uses data from case studies of searches for full-time arts and sciences community college faculty. The author concludes that there is little evidence of a unique profession and that on a continuum of professionalization community college faculty are more professionalized than…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Liberal Arts, Professional Recognition