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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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Shearon, Ronald W. – Community College Review, 1989
Reviews the major contentions of Brint and Karabel's study of the growth and transformation of the American junior college from 1900 to 1985. While recognizing the scholarly contributions of the book, identifies questions that it does not consider and contests a number of conclusions. (DMM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment
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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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Safarik, Lynn; Getskow, Veronica – Community College Review, 1997
Reviews the current community college literature by author group, focusing on the writings of faculty, researchers, state agencies, national associations, university professors, and journalists. Examines the ability of the literature to critically evaluate the meaning and purpose of the community college as a social institution. Calls for a more…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Role, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis
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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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Treloar, Linda L. – Community College Review, 1999
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 form the basis for this discussion of students with disabilities and the role played by community college faculty in promoting their success. Practices that ensure receptive classroom environments are defined with examples. Contains 21 references. (TGO)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Classroom Environment, College Role, Community Colleges
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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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Closson, Rosemary B. – Community College Review, 1996
Reviews current literature related to self-directed learning, highlighting six competencies important for its successful implementation. Reviews critiques of self-directed learning and describes hurdles to implementation at community colleges related to quality control, teachers' roles, and institutional image. Provides suggestions for overcoming…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Quality
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Travis, Jon E. – Community College Review, 1995
Discusses cooperation between community colleges and communities, outlining a view of the potential future of the colleges. Highlights the changing mission of the community college and suggests that it should be reconfigured into a comprehensive community education and service center to meet the needs of the future. (49 citations) (MAB)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Needs, Educational Responsibility
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Ayers, David – Community College Review, 2002
Contends that executive-level administrators must provide strategic leadership of the institutional mission if their community colleges are to adapt and respond to learner needs. Reports that content analyses of mission statements from 102 colleges revealed seven salient themes: access, workforce and economic development, comprehensive…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, College Presidents, College Role
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Platt, Gail M. – Community College Review, 1986
Reviews literature and statistics on the increasing incidence of underprepared students entering postsecondary education, highlighting the community colleges' role in responding to students' needs. Puts forth reasons for providing remedial education related to the magnitude of the problem, access for educationally disadvantaged, adult students,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives
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Mancha, Philip E. – Community College Review, 1987
Offers background information about a report developed by a state-appointed committee concerning the mission, governance, and financing of the Maryland community colleges in light of current trends and future needs. Highlights major recommendations. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Finance
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Fischer, Russell G. – Community College Review, 1987
Offers a review of the work of California's Commission for the Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education, focusing on the Commission's recommendations in the areas of: (1) ensuring both access to education and academic success; (2) college mission and functions; (3) faculty and administrators; (4) governance; and (5) finance. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, College Faculty, College Role
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Teitel, Lee – Community College Review, 1991
Offers a case study of organizational change, tracing a two-year college's history and current emphasis on continuing education, community service, business and industry contract training, and a vocationally oriented curriculum. Considers the influence of administrative reorganization, enrollment declines, work rule changes, and other factors on…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Administration, College Role, Community Colleges
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Boone, Edgar J. – Community College Review, 1992
Defines community-based programing as a cooperative process in which the community college serves as leader and catalyst in effecting collaboration among community members, leaders, and groups. Recommends 15 tasks for community college leaders involved in community-based programing, including environmental scanning and coalition building. (DMM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Coordination
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