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Lichtenberger, Eric; Dietrich, Cecile – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Recent studies have shown that community college transfer students are just as likely to graduate with a bachelor's degree as students who directly enroll in a 4-year institution. However, these studies do not typically examine whether there is a penalty for community college students in terms of the length of time it takes to complete…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, College Transfer Students, Bachelors Degrees
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Taylor, Jason L. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The proportion of high school students taking college courses (e.g., dual credit) is increasing and state and local policies are expanding, yet little is known about the effect of dual credit policies on key educational outcomes, including the effects for low-income students and students of color. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, College Credits, High School Students
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Bers, Trudy; Schuetz, Pam – Community College Review, 2014
Community colleges enroll nearly half of the students enrolled in public undergraduate programs and a disproportionate number of first-generation, low-income, underprepared and minority students. The new national completion agenda has brought both visibility and pressure to these open-access institutions, which have completion rates of less than…
Descriptors: Graduation, Community Colleges, Dropouts, Two Year College Students
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Castro, Erin L. – Community College Review, 2013
Social science methodologies of intervention programming for college and career readiness, particularly in regard to evaluation, must be situated within a larger context of racialized readiness for college and career. The policy context for this argument is a state-level evaluation of college and career readiness legislation in Illinois using…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness
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Plinske, Kathleen; Packard, Walter J. – Community College Review, 2010
Although the authority for hiring a community college president resides with the board of trustees, few studies have directly explored trustees' perceptions of the desired qualifications for presidents. Using a Delphi process, this study identified the characteristics, competencies, and professional experiences that Illinois community college…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Community Colleges, Governing Boards, Trustees
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Katsinas, Stephen G. – Community College Review, 2008
Raymond J. Young (1923-2007) played a key role in the post-World War II development of community colleges in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and elsewhere. This article describes his scholarly and professional contributions in developing "bottom-up," grassroots citizen's participatory studies that led to the establishment of 60 community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Change Agents, Community Action, Community Development
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Crist, Donald G.; And Others – Community College Review, 1985
Describes the impact of the loss of private and public sector industry on west central Illinois. Explains cooperative efforts to establish and operate a dislocated worker program and develop a responsive delivery system. Looks at elements important to the success of the Galesburg Dislocated Worker Center, including exceptional grass roots effort…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Delivery Systems, Dislocated Workers, Economic Change
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Zelenski, Joseph F. – Community College Review, 1988
Examines the new high school course requirements for admittance to baccalaureate and community college transfer programs established by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Reviews trends in admissions requirements nationwide. (DMM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Admission, College School Cooperation
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Kajstura, Alex; Keim, Marybelle C. – Community College Review, 1992
Describes a study of 525 students attending an Illinois community college having previously attended a 4-year college. Reports findings on reverse transfers' demographic and academic background, reasons for leaving the four-year institution and enrolling in a two-year college, primary educational goal, and evaluation of their educational…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment
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Gonzenbach, Nancy M. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes a study of the relationship between the family background, personal characteristics, and educational goals and achievement of 424 community college office occupations students in Illinois and their decision to terminate their education with the associate degree or to transfer to a 4-year college. Finds educational goals critical in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Office Occupations Education
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Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 1987
Reports on the results of an evaluation of the Illinois Community College Board's recognition process, by which community colleges are judged to be in compliance with state standards. Discusses administrators' perceptions of the effectiveness of the preparation, on-site visit, and reporting phases of the recognition process. Suggests enhancements.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Evaluation Methods
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Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 1986
Describes an Individualized Career Plan (ICP) as a practical, written action plan of career development activities designed to direct a student's formal and informal learning experiences toward identifying and achieving a career goal. Discusses a study of the levels of awareness of the ICP among Illinois community college staff. (AYC)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Community Colleges
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Peuse, H. Gene – Community College Review, 1981
Describes and evaluates the Nigerian Manpower Project in a community college in Illinois during which two groups of Nigerian trainees were enrolled in an agricultural mechanics program. Describes the scope and restrictions of the project, the sources of student discontent, the ambiguity of project goals, and other specific problems. Presents…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Machinery Occupations, Community Colleges, Foreign Students
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Klemm, Robert W.; Philbin, Alice I. – Community College Review, 1980
Describes the method by which the results of a survey of those community colleges in Illinois with electronics programs were used to determine a common core of subjects in electronics that would be acceptable statewide at the four-year college level. (AYC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Electronics