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Cuellar, Marcela G.; Gándara, Patricia – Community College Review, 2021
Objective/Research Question: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which programs offering community college baccalaureates (CCBs) address access and equity for underrepresented racial minorities (URMs). The study first aimed to understand how administrators described the purpose of CCBs with regard to advancing equity for URMs.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Ocean, Mia – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The purpose of this research is twofold: first, to investigate financially eligible Pell Grant community college students' perceptions of barriers and enablers to student success, and second, to critique the financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) criteria through a cross-case comparison of students who are meeting and are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers
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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Blaney, Jennifer M.; Vasquez, Marissa C.; Salinas, Cristobal, Jr. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate how Latino men's conceptions of masculinities influenced their attitudes and behaviors during the transition from community colleges to 4-year institutions. Method: A phenomenological approach was used to explore the lived experiences of 34 Latino men across Texas, California, and Florida.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Masculinity, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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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Salinas, Cristobal; Malavé, Ronnie; Torrens, Omar D.; Swingle, Ethan C. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: The purpose of this narrative study was to document and explore the life experiences of two undocumented Latino students at a community college in Southeastern Florida. The research questions that guided this study are "What are the narratives and lived experiences of undocumented Latino males attending a community college in…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Males, Undocumented Immigrants
Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Betrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: In recent years, developmental education (DE) reform has led to a restructuring of the placement process, redesigning of course instructional modalities, or implementing student support services to supplement developmental coursework. In Florida, recent legislative changes allowed students to opt out of placement testing and enroll…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Introductory Courses, Educational Change, Academic Advising
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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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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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McKinney, Lyle; Morris, Phillip A. – Community College Review, 2010
This study examined the nature and degree of organizational change that occurs when community colleges offer their own baccalaureate degree programs. Utilizing qualitative research methodology, we investigated how executive administrators at two Florida colleges managed this momentous change process and how this transformation has affected their…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Organizational Change, Bachelors Degrees, Case Studies
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Gallo, Michael A.; Odu, Michael – Community College Review, 2009
This study examines the relationship between scheduling (3-, 2-, and 1-day-per-week classes) and achievement in college algebra. The study is grounded in spacing effect theory, which examines how variations in the frequency and timing of instruction affect student learning, and involves 116 Florida community college students. Regression analyses…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algebra, School Schedules, College Mathematics
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Spiwak, Rand – Community College Review, 2000
Describes a cooperative purchasing effort initiated by Florida community colleges and extended to all the state's postsecondary institutions that has resulted in some $33 million in savings on computer technology purchases for participating institutions. Describes how the resulting Technology Refresh Program has assured the continual upgrading and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Economics, Educational Finance
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Windham, Patricia; Perkins, George R.; Rogers, Jon – Community College Review, 2001
Addresses ways in which concurrent-use facilities can address issues of preparation for and access to higher education. Provides information on the ways Florida has begun to combine two- and four-year institutions into one campus location. (Contains 17 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Campus Planning
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Harmes, Harold M.; Sullivan, David E. – Community College Review, 1994
Describes a study investigating whether the 137 participants in Florida's return-to-industry program believed that the program had achieved its objectives. Six months to four years after participating, respondents supported the goals of the program and felt that the intended outcomes had been attained and that instructional programs had improved…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Faculty Development
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Rogers, Glenn E.; Steinhoff, Carl R. – Community College Review, 1991
Reports on a survey of community college faculty chairs and administrators to identify institutional initiatives to enhance student performance on the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST), assess faculty acceptance of and support for the CLAST mandate, and determine uses of aggregate CLAST scores in formative and summative evaluations. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Minimum Competency Testing, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Wattenbarger, James L.; Carpenter, Robert S. – Community College Review, 1975
This article reports the results of a 1974 survey of Florida community college administrators and faculty to determine their perceptions of the content and methods that should comprise a faculty inservice program. The authors recommend that faculty values, needs, and perceptions be central to the planning of all inservice experiences. (DC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education