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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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Taylor, Jason L.; Jain, Dimpal – Community College Review, 2017
Purpose: This article examines the literature on the transfer function in American higher education, and it reviews three primary dimensions of transfer: (a) the transfer function and pathways, (b) transfer access and experiences, and (c) state transfer policy. Argument: This literature review engages core transfer concepts and we argue that the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy
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Ayers, David F. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: To examine the discursive strategies deployed by community colleges to sustain legitimacy in an evolving and contradictory institutional environment. Method: Using corpus linguistics software, I compared 1,009 mission statements from 2012-2013 with a reference corpus of 427 mission statements from 2004. Results: Keywords analysis,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Comparative Analysis
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Perin, Dolores – Community College Review, 2013
A review of studies published from 2000 to 2012 was conducted to describe the literacy skills of underprepared postsecondary students, identify teaching approaches designed to bring their skills to the college level, and determine methods of embedding developmental instruction in college-level course work. The studies pinpointed numerous weak…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Writing Processes, Reading Processes
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Perin, Dolores – Community College Review, 2011
This is a review of evidence for contextualization, defined here as an instructional approach connecting foundational skills and college-level content. Two forms of contextualization are identified, "contextualized" and "integrated" instruction. Despite methodological limitations, the available studies suggest that contextualization has the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Literature Reviews, Instructional Design, Integrated Curriculum
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Belfield, Clive R.; Bailey, Thomas – Community College Review, 2011
This article reviews the existing literature on the economic and other benefits of attending community college. First, the article reports on the earnings gains across all students and reviews the evidence for subgroups by gender, minority status, and credits accumulated. The article then reviews the methodological challenges associated with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Attendance, Literature Reviews, Evidence
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Zhang, Yi – Community College Review, 2011
This article--the first in the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Review Essays Series--reviews the literature concerning education-abroad opportunities for community college students. The article examines the benefits accrued to students through overseas study, briefly notes the history of education-abroad programs, and summarizes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational History, Two Year College Students, Literature Reviews
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Twombly, Susan; Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 2008
This review of existing literature about community college faculty members speculates about why they have received so little scholarly attention, summarizes the nature of existing research, including its methodology and topics, and suggests what else needs to be known about them. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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Zinser, Richard W.; Hanssen, Carl E. – Community College Review, 2006
This article presents an analysis of national data from the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program regarding articulation agreements for the transfer of 2-year technical degrees to baccalaureate degrees. Quantitative and qualitative data are illustrated to help explain the extent to which ATE projects improve access to universities for…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, Access to Education
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Christie, Ray L.; Hutcheson, Philo – Community College Review, 2003
Explores the net effects of institutional type on degree attainment. Suggests that two-year matriculants are less likely to earn a Bachelors Degree than students first enrolling at four-year colleges. Findings hold even when differences are controlled between the two groups by researchers. Seeks to determine if the established pattern in valid…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Degree Requirements
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Szelenyi, Katalin; Chang, June C. – Community College Review, 2002
Examines issues related to the immigrant population at the community college, focusing on first-generation immigrants, including naturalized citizens, legal and illegal permanent residents, and individuals who are in the process of legalizing their immigration status. Considers questions of access, educational attainment, institutional services,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Community Colleges, Enrollment
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McArthur, Ronald C. – Community College Review, 2002
Argues that community college organization at the department level presents challenging leadership issues for the newly appointed department chair. Asserts that existing culture, which looks upon the chair with some mistrust, demands chairs who behave as peers rather than military commanders. Concludes that democratic leadership is the most…
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Effectiveness, College Administration
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Ayers, David – Community College Review, 2002
Contends that executive-level administrators must provide strategic leadership of the institutional mission if their community colleges are to adapt and respond to learner needs. Reports that content analyses of mission statements from 102 colleges revealed seven salient themes: access, workforce and economic development, comprehensive…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, College Presidents, College Role
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Minkler, James C. – Community College Review, 2002
Analyzes effectiveness of learning communities (LCs), which deliberately restructure the curriculum to build a community of learners among students and faculty. Reports that, although LCs have been praised, there continues to be a lively debate among community college educators as they examine and assess how LCs might best help them serve…
Descriptors: Active Learning, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning
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Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 2002
Presents the results of a study of community college faculty development activities. Reports that the colleges examined relied on traditional approaches to faculty development and made minimal efforts at evaluation. Urges colleges to develop more focused faculty development programs that are proven to improve learning and teaching. (Contains 35…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development
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