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Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2011
This essay canvasses selected studies undertaken by economists on the community college. Key authors and journals are noted, followed by an examination of what economists contribute to our understanding of the community college in terms of costs, price and financial aid, economic and social benefits, and the institution's role in furthering…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
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Ignash, Jan M.; Slotnick, Ruth C. – Community College Review, 2007
To address the teacher shortage, some states have developed special associate's degrees in teacher education. This article explores the prevalence and structure of these specialized associate's degrees and presents a case for their development to smooth the transfer pathway for community college students who wish to become teachers. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Community Colleges, Associate Degrees, Teacher Education
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Bers, Trudy H. – Community College Review, 2007
Arthur M. Cohen and his colleagues at the Center for the Study of Community Colleges have made significant and broad contributions to the scholarly literature and empirical research about community colleges. Although Cohen's interests are comprehensive and his writings touch on multiple issues associated with community colleges, his empirical work…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Research, College Curriculum, College Transfer Students
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Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 2007
National quantitative studies examining the impact of community college attendance upon educational attainment conclude that initial attendance at a community college (as opposed to a 4-year institution) reduces the likelihood of attaining a bachelor's degree. Yet these studies, which suggest that initial attendance at a community college is not a…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Attendance, Educational Attainment, Community Colleges
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Dunford, Terry – Community College Review, 1987
Considers the implications of "Academic Preparation for College" and "Teaching for Transition from High School to College" for community colleges. Suggests that four-year colleges will respond by reevaluating the transferability of community college courses and that a liberal arts curriculum is the best approach to basic skills instruction. (CBC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, College Curriculum, College Transfer Students
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Morphew, Christopher C.; Twombly, Susan B.; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa E. – Community College Review, 2001
Discusses transfer agreements between two urban community colleges and Smith College (Massachusetts), an elite private women's college. Reveals that these agreements are succeeding because of: (1) the potential for benefits for all campuses involved; (2) the use of a formal written agreement and the involvement of faculty; and (3) the personal…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Institutional Cooperation
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Clagett, Craig A.; Huntington, Robin B. – Community College Review, 1992
Reviews methods of collecting transfer information. Describes a voluntary effort undertaken by several community colleges and senior institutions in Maryland to exchange data about transfer and community college students. Considers issues involved in defining transfer rates, including transfer goal, transfer program, student course load, and…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Data Collection
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Brawer, Florence B. – Community College Review, 1991
Reports on the work of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges in helping two-year colleges to define and establish their rates of transfer. Presents the outcomes of 1990 forums where study participants discussed problems and issues in data collection. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Definitions
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Vaala, Leslie D. – Community College Review, 1991
Describes an ongoing investigation of student mobility from four-year to two-year colleges in Alberta, Canada, presenting a profile of the characteristics of community college students who had previously attended other postsecondary institutions. Includes interview findings related to students' university and community college experiences. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Interviews, Postsecondary Education