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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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Nitecki, Elena M. – Community College Review, 2011
The challenge faced by all community colleges is how to increase student success, whether success is defined in terms of graduating with a degree or certificate, transferring, or retaining a job. With approximately 40% of the nation's undergraduates pursuing higher education through the community college (52% when one considers public institutions…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Success, College Outcomes Assessment, School Holding Power
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Saenz, Victor B.; Hatch, Deryl; Bukoski, Beth E.; Kim, Suyun; Lee, Kye-hyoung; Valdez, Patrick – Community College Review, 2011
This study employs survey data from the Center for Community College Student Engagement to examine the similarities and differences that exist across student-level domains in terms of student engagement in community colleges. In total, the sample used in the analysis pools data from 663 community colleges and includes more than 320,000 students.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Community Colleges, Classification, Multivariate Analysis
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Levey, Tania – Community College Review, 2010
The economic benefits of attending community colleges, as opposed to other higher education sectors, have been a subject of intense debate since the 1960s. Using the 1979 cohort of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79), this study compares the midcareer occupational attainments (in terms of income and occupational prestige) of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Career Development, Promotion (Occupational), College Outcomes Assessment
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Bahr, Peter Riley – Community College Review, 2009
Lateral transfer (between community colleges) is second only to upward transfer (to a 4-year institution) among community college students' most common patterns of transfer. Yet, upward transfer is the focus of innumerable studies, while lateral transfer has received very little empirical attention. This study explores the occurrence and frequency…
Descriptors: Credentials, Community Colleges, Student Characteristics, College Transfer Students
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Locklear, Christopher D.; Davis, Mary Lynne; Covington, Vivian Martin – Community College Review, 2009
This study investigates the effectiveness of a two-plus-two university center teacher education program. In this program, the entire curriculum is delivered on community college campuses; community college faculty members deliver the general education coursework, and university faculty members deliver coursework in the teacher education program…
Descriptors: Campuses, Teacher Education Programs, Community Colleges, College Outcomes Assessment
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Jaeger, Audrey J.; Eagan, M. Kevin, Jr. – Community College Review, 2009
Employment of part-time faculty members by community colleges has become an increasingly common approach to reducing institutional costs, which may have unintended consequences for student outcomes. This study examines the relationship between part-time faculty members and the associate's degree completion of community college students. The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty, Associate Degrees, College Outcomes Assessment
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Floyd, Deborah L.; St. Arnauld, Cheri – Community College Review, 2007
Historically, community colleges have played a role in preparing teachers by strengthening articulation and transfer with university-based teacher colleges, hosting university center programs that provide upper division teacher education courses, and providing alternative teacher certification programming for holders of bachelor's and higher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Alternative Teacher Certification, Community Colleges, Discovery Processes
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Maxwell, William; Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Cypers, Scott; Moon, Hye S.; Brocato, Phillip; Wahl, Kelly; Prather, George – Community College Review, 2003
Examines a sample of 15 courses in relation to four variables of student characteristics: gender, ethnicity, age, and full- or part-time status. Presents findings from the transcript analyses of 6,196 first-semester students from nine urban colleges, which reveal the strongest relations between curriculum and ethnicity. (Contains seven tables and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Curriculum
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Cejda, Brent D. – Community College Review, 1999
The different roles that community colleges play in baccalaureate attainment are defined. Data is presented on 577 baccalaureate graduates who used credits earned at a community college toward their four-year degree. The findings support the contention that aggregate data masks community college contributions to baccalaureate education. Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees, College Credits, College Outcomes Assessment
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Cress, Christine – Community College Review, 1996
Presents a review of current ERIC documents concerning student assessment practices at community colleges and related issues. Discusses external pressures and challenges for assessment, frameworks and techniques in use, and the importance of recognizing student diversity and maintaining institutional support for assessment efforts. (44 citations)…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Improvement
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Larson, Elizabeth; Wissman, Janice R. – Community College Review, 2000
Defines critical academic skills that should be the hallmark of Kansas community college graduates, in anticipation of a legislative mandate for a common accountability measurement system. Presents five key critical competencies: oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and team skills, critical thinking and complex problem-solving…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education
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Wright, Bobby; Head, Patrick Weasel – Community College Review, 1990
Reports on a student outcomes study of associate degree graduates of Montana's seven tribal colleges, focusing on educational and employment status, preparation for employment or further education, and student satisfaction. Indicates that most respondents had continued their education or found employment and were satisfied with their educational…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Associate Degrees, College Graduates
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Altieri, Guy – Community College Review, 1990
Presents a model for establishing a community college student outcomes assessment program, listing types of student outcomes that should be assessed, and sources of information and measures typically used to assess the outcomes. Reviews steps in program development and in tailoring the program to the college. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Kern, Ronald P. – Community College Review, 1990
Presents a model for assessing institutional effectiveness within the context of an accreditation self-study, drawing from the recent experiences of the Collin County Community College District (CCCCD). Reviews the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' criteria for institutional effectiveness and the institutional research, organizational,…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Committees
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