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Ocean, Mia – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The purpose of this research is twofold: first, to investigate financially eligible Pell Grant community college students' perceptions of barriers and enablers to student success, and second, to critique the financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) criteria through a cross-case comparison of students who are meeting and are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers
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Hall, Mark M.; Worsham, Rachel E.; Reavis, Grey – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: This study examined the effects of offering proactive student-success coaching, informed by predictive analytics, on student academic performance and persistence. Specifically, this study investigated semester grade point average (GPA) and semester-to-semester persistence of community college students as outcomes. Methods: This study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Coaching (Performance)
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McCarrell, Kyle; Selznick, Benjamin – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Despite the popularity of the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), this instrument has been criticized regarding its development, theoretical basis, validity, and connection to practice. In light of these concerns, this article reframes the survey by employing Chickering and Gamson's seven principles, one of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Learner Engagement, Two Year College Students, Validity
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Hu, Xiaodan – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study examines whether Louisiana's performance-based funding (PBF) implementation in 2011 impacts various academic outcomes at community colleges, and whether the impact varies for institutions with higher proportions of underrepresented students. Method: Using institutional-level panel data between 2006 and 2016, I employ…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Finance, Disproportionate Representation
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Hu, Xiaodan; Ortagus, Justin C. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study examines the role of community colleges in closing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by studying whether beginning at a community college improves the likelihood of female students earning their bachelor's degree in STEM. Method: Using nationally representative data, we apply a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Gender Differences, STEM Education, Females
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Bahr, Peter Riley; Fagioli, Loris P.; Hetts, John; Hayward, Craig; Willett, Terrence; Lamoree, Daniel; Newell, Mallory A.; Sorey, Ken; Baker, Rachel B. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: Standardized placement tests remain the primary means by which new community college students are assessed and placed in the hierarchy of math and English coursework. A growing body of evidence indicates that placement tests tend to underestimate students' likelihood of achieving passing grades in college-level courses, leading to…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Accuracy, Community Colleges, Predictor Variables
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Lancaster, James R.; Lundberg, Carol A. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study asked how faculty behaviors and course decisions best predict learning gains for students. Next, it investigated how the identified engaging practices vary based on faculty employment status, course experience, course level taught, and teaching area. Method: The sample was taken from students and faculty at one community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty, Academic Achievement
Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Betrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: In recent years, developmental education (DE) reform has led to a restructuring of the placement process, redesigning of course instructional modalities, or implementing student support services to supplement developmental coursework. In Florida, recent legislative changes allowed students to opt out of placement testing and enroll…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Introductory Courses, Educational Change, Academic Advising
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Li, Amy Y.; Gándara, Denisa; Assalone, Amanda – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: We investigate whether performance funding--an increasingly prevalent state policy that allocates appropriations based on outcomes that prioritize retention and completion--places minority-serving institutions (MSIs) at a financial disadvantage due to these institutions serving a greater proportion of historically underrepresented…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Minority Group Students, Funding Formulas
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Lichtenberger, Eric; Dietrich, Cecile – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Recent studies have shown that community college transfer students are just as likely to graduate with a bachelor's degree as students who directly enroll in a 4-year institution. However, these studies do not typically examine whether there is a penalty for community college students in terms of the length of time it takes to complete…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, College Transfer Students, Bachelors Degrees
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Levin, John S.; Viggiano, Tiffany; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Morales Vazquez, Evelyn; Wolf, John-Paul – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: In an effort to break away from the stale classifications of community college students that stem from the hegemonic perspective of previous literature, this work utilizes the perceptions of community college practitioners to demonstrate new ways of understanding the identities of community college students. Method: By utilizing Gee's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Characteristics, Administrator Attitudes
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Fink, John; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: The objective of this study was to describe practices of 2- and 4-year institutional partnerships effective in supporting transfer student success. Method: Using student records from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) for the entire 2007 fall cohort of first-time-in-college community college students nationwide, researchers…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement
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Evans, Eliza D.; McFarland, Daniel A.; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Deil-Amen, Regina – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: This study explores the relationship between online social network involvement and academic outcomes among community college students. Prior theory hypothesizes that socio-academic moments are especially important for the integration of students into community colleges and that integration is related to academic outcomes. Online social…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
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Van Noy, Michelle; Trimble, Madeline; Jenkins, Davis; Barnett, Elisabeth; Wachen, John – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Some have hypothesized that community college programs are not sufficiently structured to support student success and that students would benefit from more highly structured programs. This study examines the specific ways that structure is expressed in policy and practice at representative community colleges. Method: Using data obtained…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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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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