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Xu, Di; Dadgar, Mina – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: This article examines the effectiveness of remediation for community college students who are identified as having the lowest skills in math. Method: We use transcript data from a state community college system and take advantage of a regression discontinuity design that compares statistically identical students who are assigned to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Remedial Mathematics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Pretlow, Josh; Wathington, Heather D. – Community College Review, 2014
This study investigated the dual enrollment outcomes associated with a 2005 policy change intended to expand dual enrollment participation in Virginia. Results indicated that overall access to and participation in dual enrollment courses increased following the policy change. However, data showed this increase was not uniform, and minority groups…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Lester, Jaime; Leonard, Jeannie Brown; Mathias, David – Community College Review, 2013
Transfer students are a distinct population. Their characteristics lead to a qualitatively different student experience. Drawing on interviews with a cross-sectional sample of transfer students at George Mason University (GMU), this study focused on the ways transfer students perceived their social and academic engagement, on the ways they engaged…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Learner Engagement, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Cho, Sung-Woo; Karp, Melinda Mechur – Community College Review, 2013
Using data from the Virginia Community College System and building upon prior Florida-based research, this study examines whether student success course enrollment, as well as student and institutional characteristics, has positive associations with shorter-term student outcomes, including earning any college credits within the first year and…
Descriptors: College Credits, Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics
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Puyear, Donald E. – Community College Review, 1991
Offers insights on the use of the charrette for long-range planning, drawing from the experience of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Defines charrettes, explains their benefits and limitations, lists requirements for successful charrettes, and explains the process used by the VCCS to incorporate the charrette into long-range planning.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Decision Making, Long Range Planning, Participative Decision Making
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Puyear, Don – Community College Review, 1987
Discusses the efforts of the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges to curtail the rise of tuition in the community college system. Describes the methods and findings of a study to determine the enrollment impact of a $0.75 per credit hour tuition reduction. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Choice, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation, Enrollment Influences