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Ngo, Federick; Velasquez, David; Melguizo, Tatiana – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: Community colleges across the country are making dramatic shifts away from traditional reliance on placement testing for developmental education and toward using high school measures to assess college-readiness. Yet the views of faculty dealing with these changes, including their perspectives on the quality and usefulness of high school…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Placement, Educational Change
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Garza, Tiberio; Huerta, Margarita; García, Hugo A.; Lau, Jared – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The objective of this study was to create a model of English learners' (ELs) persistence based on theory and empirical research. Findings from this research informs community college educators in helping ELs persist and guide future research regarding this important student population. Method: We examined ELs' persistence using…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Social Integration, Academic Persistence, Communities of Practice
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Jabbar, Huriya; Epstein, Eliza; Sánchez, Joanna; Hartman, Catherine – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: For many students, community college is a convenient first step toward a bachelor's degree. Yet, although more than 80% of those who enroll in community colleges intend to transfer to a 4-year institution, fewer than 35% do so within 6 years. Quantitative data reveal the presence of a transfer gap and there is extensive research on…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, State Universities, Minority Group Students
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Chen, Yu; Li, Ran; Hagedorn, Linda Serra – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: International reverse transfer students are international students who begin their postsecondary journey at a four-year institution but subsequently transfer to a community college. In this qualitative study, we examine the lived experiences of international reverse transfers to understand the reasons for reverse-transfer and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Reverse Transfer Students, Social Capital, Cultural Capital
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Wickersham, Kelly R. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Empirical work explaining student mobility, particularly postsecondary pathways among 2-year college students, remains limited. This study examines the underlying process that drives 2-year college students into one or more pathways as they navigate higher education. Method: Drawing upon survey, transcript, and interview data from one…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Decision Making, College Transfer Students
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Evans, Colleen A.; Chen, Rong; Hudes, Ryan P. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This study explored how high school and postsecondary academic parameters may relate to the choice of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) major for students beginning their postsecondary education at community colleges. Our study incorporated these two clusters of factors into a statistical model to examine STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Decision Making, Two Year College Students
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Reyes, Maria; Dache-Gerbino, Amalia; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Gonzalez-Canche, Manuel; Deil-Amen, Regina – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: The process by which students decide to stay in college has been primarily based on models that are independent of geographic context. This article describes the local labor market in which community college students are situated and discusses the multiple and complex ways these labor markets impact student decisions to persist and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Market, Context Effect, Academic Persistence
Broton, Katharine M. – Community College Review, 2019
Background: Most community college students from low-income families have ambitious educational degree goals, but only a small fraction attains them. For many decades, sociologists have primarily attributed this problem to a cooling out process in which college practitioners diminish students' educational ambitions using academic reorientation…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Grants, Low Income
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Hlinka, Karen R. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Traditional-age students attending a rural community college in Kentucky's Appalachian region were interviewed, along with faculty members and administrators, to identify phenomena serving as sources of encouragement or as barriers to retention from the point of entry to the point of transfer. Method: Students' perspectives were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty
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Hornak, Anne M.; Garza Mitchell, Regina L. – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: The objective of this article is to delve more deeply into the thought processes of the key decision makers at community colleges and understand how they make decisions. Specifically, this article focuses on the role of the community college president's personal values in decision making. Method: We conducted interviews with 13…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Community Colleges, College Presidents, Values
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Neault, Lynn Ceresino; Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 2014
Lower division preparation for the university has been an important mission of community colleges since their inception, creating an essential pathway to baccalaureate degree attainment for many students who may not have access to higher education. The transfer pathway is complex and often difficult for students to navigate. This study examined…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Decision Making, Public Colleges
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Propheter, Geoffrey; Jez, Su Jin – Community College Review, 2012
Recent improprieties by community college administrators have scarred the public trust. Efforts to secure against maladministration are firmly rooted in utilitarian and deontological ethics. In this article, the authors argue that these common approaches cannot remedy maladministration in the community college because utilitarianism and deontology…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Ethics, Administrators
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Fujimoto, Eugene Oropeza – Community College Review, 2012
As the diversity of students on college campuses continues to increase, the racial and ethnic diversity among faculty members continues to lag (Jayakumar, Howard, Allen, & Han, 2009; Turner, Myers, & Creswell, 1999). An often overlooked segment of this problem is the 2-year-college setting. With increasing numbers of students of color achieving…
Descriptors: Campuses, Community Colleges, Teacher Selection, Decision Making
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George, Michael – Community College Review, 2010
This article examines motivational potentialities in remedial mathematics education within an ethical context, applying a model for ethical decision making in education developed by Shapiro and Stefkovich, in which three broad ethical categories are discussed: the ethic of justice, the ethic of care, and the ethic of critique. These ethical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Ethics, Remedial Mathematics, Student Motivation
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Kim, Dongbin; Twombly, Susan; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa – Community College Review, 2008
In light of growing speculation that the autonomy of community college faculty members is eroding, this study draws on the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty to explore the institutional and personal variables that predict faculty satisfaction with authority to make decisions about content and methods in instructional activities. Results…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Professional Autonomy, Job Satisfaction
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