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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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Banks, Debra L. – Community College Review, 1990
Proposes a definition of transfer rate based on a longitudinal cohort analysis conducted by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges. Explains the methods by which data were collected and analyzed. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Data Collection