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McNaughtan, Jon; Brown, Michael – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between organizational characteristics, state political climate, and student civic engagement at community colleges, operationalized in this article as student voting. Method: Utilizing a unique cross-sectional dataset compiled by the Institute for Democracy & Higher…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Political Influences, Student Participation, Two Year College Students
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Weintraub, Dayna S.; Newell, Mallory Angeli – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Ideally, community colleges both democratize opportunity and develop in students the civic skills necessary to meaningfully participate in a democratic society. This national pilot study examines the individual and institutional factors associated with greater civic agency, capacity, behavior, and knowledge among students after at least…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Pilot Projects
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Hardin, Brian; Lee, Robbie – Community College Review, 1979
Explains zero base budgeting and describes its use at Chemeketa Community College (Oregon). Suggests that better management, improved communication, and more economical procedures can result if all staff members and representatives from the community are included in the budgetary process. Provides a sample calendar. (JG)
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgeting, Budgets, Citizen Participation
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Eklund-Leen, Susan; Young, Robert – Community College Review, 1996
Describes a study investigating student involvement in community college organizations. Indicates that organization leaders were more involved in campus activities than ordinary members and nonmembers and that students who were highly involved in campus life tended to view community involvement more positively and anticipated engaging in community…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Colleges, Community Involvement, Extracurricular Activities
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Serow, Robert C.; And Others – Community College Review, 1996
Reports results from a study of service-learning activities at North Carolina community colleges. Indicates that community colleges supported similar types of activities as the state's universities, but did so at much lower levels. Provides case studies of the two community colleges that ranked the highest in service-learning support. The survey…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizen Participation, College Role, Community Colleges
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Harlacher, Ervin L.; Gollattscheck, James F. – Community College Review, 1992
Identifies challenges confronting community colleges entering the twenty-first century, concluding that dramatic changes in demography, social structures, and technology promise to shape a vastly different educational environment. Urges community colleges to address community problems and issues and empower citizens through the development of…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Coordination