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Roohr, Katrina C.; Burkander, Kri – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Using data from "HEIghten"® Critical Thinking, a student learning outcomes assessment, the purpose of this study was to evaluate what variables are associated with higher critical thinking performance for students enrolled in various community college programs and to evaluate performance differences across demographic and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education
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Skolnik, Michael L. – Community College Review, 2011
This article examines the relationship between community colleges and universities in Canada and the United States based on increased involvement of community colleges in offering baccalaureate programs. The article employs a theoretical framework borrowed from the study of jurisdictional conflict between professions. After considering the types…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees
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Cameron, Cherylyn – Community College Review, 2005
Community college students who transfer to universities face innumerable challenges. While documented in the American literature on transfer, there has been relatively little published research on transfer in Canada. This paper explores the experience of nursing students transferring from three community colleges to a large urban university in…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Transfer Students, Student Experience, Community Colleges
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Frankoff, Mary; Menzies, Ken – Community College Review, 1985
Contrasts the approaches to sociology of universities and community colleges in Ontario, examining educational factors shaping the micro-social engineering focus of community college sociology programs. Reviews study findings regarding the place of sociology courses in the community college curricula, course content, occupational relevance, and…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research
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Dennison, John D. – Community College Review, 1985
Discusses the Canadian community colleges' quest for a status level reflecting their individual identities, objectives, aspirations, and quality measures distinct from universities. Looks at trends in public attitudes toward the community colleges, the organizational structures adopted, and ways community colleges can demonstrate their quality and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Institutional Advancement
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Walker, Kenneth P. – Community College Review, 2001
Makes a case for United States community college baccalaureate degrees by focusing on the Canadian college and university system, which allows its community colleges to grant baccalaureate degrees. Argues that more students will earn bachelors degrees at lower costs to both students and taxpayers without disrupting the community college mission.…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Educationally Disadvantaged
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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
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Vaala, Leslie D. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes findings from focus-group discussions involving 18 2-year college students previously enrolled in other 2- and 4-year institutions, reviewing students' attitudes toward present academic setting, educational and career goals, and expectations for receiving transfer credit. Compares findings with previous interviews of two-year college…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis
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Vaala, Leslie D. – Community College Review, 1991
Describes an ongoing investigation of student mobility from four-year to two-year colleges in Alberta, Canada, presenting a profile of the characteristics of community college students who had previously attended other postsecondary institutions. Includes interview findings related to students' university and community college experiences. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Interviews, Postsecondary Education