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Broton, Katharine M. – Community College Review, 2019
Background: Most community college students from low-income families have ambitious educational degree goals, but only a small fraction attains them. For many decades, sociologists have primarily attributed this problem to a cooling out process in which college practitioners diminish students' educational ambitions using academic reorientation…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Grants, Low Income
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Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Hodara, Michelle; Cho, Sung-Woo; Xu, Di – Community College Review, 2015
To support the long-term success of underprepared students, many community colleges are experimenting with accelerated developmental education models, which allow students to complete remediation and enroll in college-level math and English within a shorter time frame. This study examines three developmental acceleration programs, including two in…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Developmental Studies Programs, Community Colleges, College Mathematics
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Tovar, Esau – Community College Review, 2015
This study examines how interactions with institutional agents (faculty and academic counselors) and select student support programs influence success (i.e., grade point average) and intentions to persist to degree completion for Latino/a community college students. Using social capital theory and college impact models, the study controls for the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, School Counselors
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McNair, Delores E. – Community College Review, 2015
Anticipated retirements and relatively short tenure in office create a shortage of community college presidents in the United States. To fill the unprecedented number of vacancies requires a cadre of candidates well prepared for the demands of the position. Using Satir's change model as a theoretical framework, this year-long reflective study…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Change Strategies, Models
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Wladis, Claire; Hachey, Alyse C.; Conway, Katherine M. – Community College Review, 2015
Using data from more than 2,000 community college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, this research investigates how ethnicity, gender, non-traditional student risk factors, academic preparation, socio-economic status, and English-as-second-language/citizenship status…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Enrollment Rate
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Wladis, Claire; Conway, Katherine M.; Hachey, Alyse C. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: This study analyzes how ethnicity, gender, and non-traditional student characteristics relate to differential online versus face-to-face outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses at community colleges. Method: This study used a sample of 3,600 students in online and face-to-face courses matched by…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Online Courses, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Skari, Lisa Ann – Community College Review, 2014
Due to the decrease in public funding, community colleges are in a position where they need to generate private gifts. Alumni represent the largest untapped pool of prospective donors, and the success of alumni giving at 4-year institutions illustrates the potential that exists for community colleges. To develop effective fundraising strategies,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Alumni, Donors
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Mars, Matthew M.; Ginter, Mary Beth – Community College Review, 2012
Employing interviews with individuals from 16 community colleges across the country, as well as an independent consultant engaged in activities of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), this study considers the organizational structures and academic practices associated with community college entrepreneurship…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Entrepreneurship, Interviews, Educational Trends
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Winter, Paul A. – Community College Review, 1996
Reviews literature on faculty recruitment at community colleges. Describes a study using job-marketing theory and Winter's educational recruitment model to assess reactions to recruitment advertisements for a business faculty position. Reports that participants responded favorably to emphases on academic transfer program content. Discusses…
Descriptors: Advertising, College Faculty, College Planning, Community Colleges
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Roueche, John E. – Community College Review, 1996
Describes a model developed to improve the integration of part-time faculty, using socialization, communication, and participation strategies to enhance identification with the institution. Discusses results from a study of community college strategies for integrating part-time faculty, indicating that few institutions had aggressive strategies.…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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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
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Reyes, Pedro; Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 1987
Reports on a study to determine and analyze the most predominant mode of governance in community colleges as perceived by college presidents, deans, chairpersons, and faculty. Includes a literature review, a discussion of the use of the "transformational model" as the study's theoretical framework, and suggestions for further research. (CBC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Bureaucracy, College Administration