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Collom, Gresham D.; Biddix, J. Patrick; Svoboda, Britta L. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: States increasingly create promise programs to increase college enrollment and degree attainment. The objective of this study was to understand the experiences of adult learners using the Tennessee Reconnect Grant (TN Reconnect) as they transitioned to becoming college students. Methods: Drawing upon interviews with 23 adult learners,…
Descriptors: Grants, State Programs, College Attendance, Student Attitudes
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Hodara, Michelle; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary; Stevens, David; Mazzeo, Christopher – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Problems with credit mobility, or the transfer of credits from a sending to a receiving institution, may be one reason why community college transfer students have low rates of bachelor's degree completion. This study investigates different policy approaches to credit mobility and how college staff and students experience transfer at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, College Credits
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Grubb, John M.; Scott, Pamela H.; Good, Donald W. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: The study assesses the impact of dual enrollment participation on remediation and completion for traditional first time, full-time freshmen at a community college in Northeast Tennessee. Method: This study began with the full population of 1,232 students who enrolled between 2008 and 2012 at a community college in northeast Tennessee…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Remedial Instruction, Graduation, Community Colleges
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Thompson, Michael D.; Riggs, Robert O. – Community College Review, 2000
Examines the relationship between institutional spending patterns and performance funding standards at the 14 public community colleges in Tennessee. Analyses reveal a relationship between expenditure categories and performance standard scores, with higher scoring colleges spending a greater portion of funds on academic support and instruction…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational Quality
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Mayes, Larry D. – Community College Review, 1995
Presents an overview of the 10 standards currently assessed under Tennessee's performance funding model for 2-year colleges. Provides findings from a study of performance funding coordinators' perceptions of the standards at 14 public 2-year institutions. Indicates that coordinators generally believed that the current model provides good measures…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Finance Reform