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Gupton, Jarrett T. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Community colleges are gateways of access to higher education for many underrepresented students. One group that has received little attention in the community college research literature is homeless youth. The objective of this research is to address the following research questions: (a) What might be learned from the narratives of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Homeless People, Statistical Analysis
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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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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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Price, Douglas B.; Hyle, Adrienne E.; Jordan, Kitty V. – Community College Review, 2009
Interviews with 17 African American students and 19 White students were employed to examine interracial relations at a predominantly White community college campus. Seen through the lens of Granovetter's strength of ties theory, the interview findings revealed that strong intraracial ties and the absence of weak interracial ties inhibited…
Descriptors: African American Students, Race, Racial Relations, White Students
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Davis, Lloyd D. – Community College Review, 1997
Assesses the concept of community at institutions of higher education. Compares community college, private college, and university faculty responses to a questionnaire focusing on six broad ideals that define community: disciplined, purposeful, caring, open, celebrative, and just. Concludes that faculty strongly perceive elements of community,…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Faculty, College Role, Collegiality
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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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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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Valadez, James – Community College Review, 1993
Investigates the daily interactions between nontraditional students and the faculty, staff, and administration of a small, rural southeastern community college, based on ethnographic interviews, institutional documents, and observations. Reports on faculty perceptions of students, their lives and ambitions; students' emotional and support…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Role, Developmental Studies Programs, Diversity (Institutional)
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Raisman, Neal – Community College Review, 1994
Reports on a 1989 study which investigated course offerings (n=22,931) at 29 Michigan community colleges to determine the condition of general education. Reports low availability and breadth of general education courses, contrary to the perceptions of campus administrators surveyed. Suggests steps to evaluate and enhance general education…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Curriculum, College Role, Community Colleges
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Selman, James W.; Wilmoth, James N. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes a study of 2-year college presidents' perceptions of 21 related administrative activities to identify activity clusters of perceived importance and differences of opinion among presidents of public community and technical colleges and private technical colleges in the southern states. Discusses differences in the agendas community and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Administration, College Presidents
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Henry, Thomas C.; Roskens, Ronald W. – Community College Review, 1989
Describes a study of trustee ethics. Telephone interviews were conducted with 30 community college presidents to identify the extent to which trustees exhibited 17 ethical behaviors in their interactions with presidents and college employees. Only 30.6 percent of the respondents rated their trustees as always behaving ethically. (DMM)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, College Administration, College Presidents, College Role
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Kingry, Larry; Cole, Lee – Community College Review, 1985
Describes a study of the perceptions of Oregon community college and business representatives regarding the colleges' role in 23 economic development activities. Reveals little agreement between the business representatives and college administrators, support for increasing the colleges' economic development role, consensus among vocational and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Role
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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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Sullins, W. Robert; Atwell, Charles A. – Community College Review, 1986
Presents methods and findings of a study of finances, programs, costs, curriculum, and innovative practices at 160 small rural colleges, including comparative data on a small sample of nonrural and large community colleges. Finds small colleges receiving special consideration from funding sources and program diversity related to enrollment size.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Curriculum, College Role, Community Colleges