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Nazzal, Jane S.; Olson, Carol B.; Chung, Huy Q. – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: Extensive reform has been implemented in community colleges across the nation to help expedite the attainment of students' academic goals of degree completion and transfer to 4-year institutions. Reform at the institution in this study resulted in replacement of the college writing placement exam and the precollegiate course sequence…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Writing Instruction, Educational Attainment, Higher Education
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Lyon, Louise Ann; Schatz, Colin; Green, Emily – Community College Review, 2023
Research question: For students enrolling in introductory computer science classes at community colleges, how did they experience the class in an emergency remote teaching environment, particularly in contrast to in-person instruction at the start of the semester? Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 students from diverse…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Introductory Courses
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George Mwangi, Chrystal A.; Feraud-King, Patricia; Chen, Ling; Tejada, Miguel; Brause, Caryn; Stephens, Kat J.; Scippio-McFadden, Jamina M.; Edelstein, Jeffrey; Wells, Ryan S. – Community College Review, 2023
Objective/Research Question: This article examines the racial equity of transfer incentive policies by responding to the research question: How do students of differing races and ethnicities vary in their opportunity to benefit from transfer incentive policies? Methods: We utilized a mixed-methods approach, grounded in Critical Race Theory (CRT).…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Incentives, School Policy
Zhao, Kai; Park-Gaghan, Toby J.; Mokhe, Christine G.; Hu, Shouping – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: In 2014, Florida implemented Senate Bill 1720 (SB 1720), which drastically reshaped developmental education practices across the 28 public state colleges. Under the reform, around two-thirds of students became exempt from developmental education. Yet, many students were still required to take the placement test. If they scored below…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, State Colleges, College Students
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Wickersham, Kelly; Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: In numerous calls for reform to community college math instruction, contextualization has been identified as an effective approach to teaching and learning. Yet, little is known about how faculty contend with math contextualization and how they make decisions about its adoption. This study explored how community college faculty teaching…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Context Effect
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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
Nix, Amanda N.; Bertrand Jones, Tamara; Brower, Rebecca L.; Hu, Shouping – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Community colleges have long made higher education more accessible to students from diverse academic backgrounds, particularly those who are academically underprepared and require remediation. In light of developmental education (DE) reform, our article answers the following questions: How do campus personnel articulate the unique…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, State Legislation, Remedial Instruction
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Eddy, Pamela L.; Khwaja, Tehmina – Community College Review, 2019
Purpose: This research sought to determine if the gendered discourse on community college leadership has changed since Amey and Twombly published their analysis of community college literature in 1992. Argument: More women now lead 2-year colleges than ever before, and conceptions of leadership have evolved over time; but has the language used to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Gender Differences, College Administration, Instructional Leadership
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Levin, John S.; Martin, Marie C.; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Hoggatt, Michael J. – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: With both policy pressures from state governments, including states' funding behaviors, and the logic of the institution deeply ingrained over decades, community colleges face considerable challenge in reconciling conflicting values and requirements. Yet, as organizations they adapt to survive, and outcomes of adaptation may lead to an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, State Policy, Educational Change
Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Betrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: In recent years, developmental education (DE) reform has led to a restructuring of the placement process, redesigning of course instructional modalities, or implementing student support services to supplement developmental coursework. In Florida, recent legislative changes allowed students to opt out of placement testing and enroll…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Introductory Courses, Educational Change, Academic Advising
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Harbour, Clifford P.; Wolgemuth, Jennifer R. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The purpose of this article is to explain how central points developed in Dewey's 1916 "Democracy and Education" provide the rationale needed to adopt institutional and policy recommendations made by Grubb and Lazerson in their 2004 book, "The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling". Method: The central…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Ayers, David F. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: To examine the discursive strategies deployed by community colleges to sustain legitimacy in an evolving and contradictory institutional environment. Method: Using corpus linguistics software, I compared 1,009 mission statements from 2012-2013 with a reference corpus of 427 mission statements from 2004. Results: Keywords analysis,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Comparative Analysis
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Pretlow, Josh; Wathington, Heather D. – Community College Review, 2014
This study investigated the dual enrollment outcomes associated with a 2005 policy change intended to expand dual enrollment participation in Virginia. Results indicated that overall access to and participation in dual enrollment courses increased following the policy change. However, data showed this increase was not uniform, and minority groups…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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McNair, Delores E.; Duree, Christopher A.; Ebbers, Larry – Community College Review, 2011
Although much has been written about preparing community college leaders, little is known about how presidents believe they might have better prepared for the role. Using presidential narratives from a national study, this article describes how presidents perceive gaps in prior preparation and offers recommendations to support the professional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Kirsch, Magda – Community College Review, 2010
After an overview of the history of short-cycle education within the Bologna process, this article details the development of short-cycle higher education policy in Flanders, the largest of the three communities in the Federal Kingdom of Belgium. By developing a Flemish national qualification framework in agreement with the European qualification…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualifications, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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