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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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Mamiseishvili, Ketevan – Community College Review, 2011
Foreign-born faculty members in community colleges can serve as a valuable resource to their institutions' growing internationalization efforts. This study uses the data from the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty to examine the characteristics, job satisfaction, and workplace perceptions of the foreign-born group of the professoriate at…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, College Faculty, Foreign Workers, Individual Characteristics
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Brawer, Florence B. – Community College Review, 1984
Reviews changes in the characteristics and teaching methods of community college humanities faculty between 1975 and 1983 using Center for the Study of Community Colleges data. Focuses on age, racial/ethnic background, professional activities, career aspirations, assistance available/used, perceptions of needed instructional improvements, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Humanities Instruction
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Lumsden, D. Barry; And Others – Community College Review, 1981
Presents the results of a 1980 national survey of graduate training opportunities in community college education. Offers a table listing the 94 universities providing graduate-level instruction about community colleges and the 304 courses they offer. Discusses the value of the study for curriculum and research planning. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Programs, Community Colleges, Courses
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Piland, William E.; Pierce, David – Community College Review, 1985
Reports on a study of the status of remedial education as perceived by state directors of community/junior colleges. Looks at findings related to definitions, mission, funding, coordination/administration, providers, and current status. Offers recommendations in each of these areas. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Definitions, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Finance
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Kraetsch, Gayla A. – Community College Review, 1980
Focuses on: (1) the findings of studies of the characteristics and prevalence of underprepared college students; (2) the status of the basic skills movement and of state-level basic skills testing programs in each state; and (3) responses community colleges must make to deal with underprepared students. (AYC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Role, Community Colleges, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Higgins, Earl B. – Community College Review, 1981
Describes the methodology and findings of a survey of 180 two-year colleges to determine the current practices and services of two-year college counseling programs. Presents findings based on 116 responses in terms of staff characteristics, administrative issues, and focus of the counseling services. (AYC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Counselor Characteristics, National Surveys
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Hammons, James O.; Murry, John W., Jr. – Community College Review, 1996
Describes a study of administrator evaluation systems at 350 community colleges, focusing on written policies, procedures, and evaluation instruments used. Indicates that 82% of the colleges had management appraisal plans and that 91% of these indicated that their plans were effective. Provides suggestions for improving the evaluation of…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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Bigaj, Stephen J.; And Others – Community College Review, 1995
Describes a study examining service delivery practices for students with learning disabilities at both two- and four-year postsecondary institutions. Reveals only minor differences in demographics and service delivery practices despite the differences in mission and types of students found at the different types of postsecondary institutions. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education
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Ignash, Jan M. – Community College Review, 1995
Describes a study examining the degree to which state educational policies, state funding, and local policies dictate English-as-a-Second-Language programming. Cites four policy and funding variables that had a major influence on programs offered. Reviews four curricular designs found in the study and provides recommendations based on findings.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Cejda, Brent D.; McKenney, Cynthia B.; Burley, Hansel – Community College Review, 2001
Presents the findings of a national study of community college chief academic officers. Examines the sequence of positions held by individuals who currently occupy the position of chief academic officer, and identifies six, three-sequence career lines representing 44 percent of the sample. (Contains 29 references.) (KS)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Careers, College Administration, College Presidents
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Ignash, Jan M.; Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 2000
Presents the findings of a national study examining statewide articulation agreements that facilitate transfer between institutions of higher education. Reports that 34 of 43 states have established a statewide articulation agreement. Concludes that although progress has been made at the state level in smoothing the paths of college transfer…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Enrollment, Enrollment Management
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Murray, John P.; Murray, Judy I.; Summar, Cliff. – Community College Review, 2000
Describes the findings of a national survey measuring the propensity of community college chief academic officers (CAOs) to leave their current position, the levels of satisfaction they feel with their jobs, and their perceptions of role conflict and ambiguity. Finds that although community college CAOs do experience some role conflict, they are…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Development, College Administration, Community Colleges
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Garrett, Rick L. – Community College Review, 1992
Assesses the extent of centralization of state governance structures for community colleges in 45 states, offering a rank ordering of states and a tally of the number of highly decentralized (3), decentralized (10), moderately decentralized (11), moderately centralized (5), centralized (13), and highly centralized (2) state systems. (DMM)
Descriptors: Centralization, Community Colleges, Governance, Governing Boards
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Bragg, Debra D.; Layton, James D. – Community College Review, 1995
Describes a study examining the impact of the Tech Prep Education Act on the initial implementation of federally supported Tech Prep Initiatives. Based on telephone survey responses from all 50 state Tech Prep leaders, reviews findings concerning the funding of Tech Prep consortia, state and local administrative structures, policies and goals, and…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Administrative Organization, Community Colleges, Consortia
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