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Franklin, Doug; Blankenberger, Bob – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: This study seeks to determine the nature of current program evaluation practices for learning assistance centers (LACs), the practices being used for program evaluation, and whether LAC directors believe their practices are appropriate for evaluating program effectiveness. Method: We conducted a survey (n = 61) of community college LAC…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Learning Laboratories
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Cox, Rebecca D. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: Given the current concern across the United States with improving community-college student outcomes, particularly in developmental education, understanding what students encounter inside developmental education classrooms is a necessary first step. Method: Drawing on data from a study of teaching practices inside developmental math…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Two Year College Students
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Mullin, Christopher M. – Community College Review, 2012
This article examines measures of student success, with a focus on how they apply to community colleges. A conceptual framework is presented as a way of facilitating thinking about and accurately grounding discussions of student success. The article closes with an examination of emerging concepts related to the measurement of student success in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Success, Institutional Characteristics, Outcome Measures
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Levin, Henry M.; Calcagno, Juan Carlos – Community College Review, 2008
Remediation is the most common approach to preparing students academically and socially during their early stages of college. However, despite its profound importance and its significant costs, there is very little rigorous research analyzing its effectiveness. The goal of this article is to provide a conceptual framework for the evaluation of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction, College Students
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Kim, Karen A. – Community College Review, 2002
Argues that the term 'nontraditional' is too broad to be helpful in identifying specific student needs at a community college because of the number of students who fit this definition. Presents research and suggestions, and discusses the limitations of using a single term. (Contains 24 references.) (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Community Colleges, Diversity (Student), Evaluation Methods
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Dellow, Donald A.; Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2002
Discusses how the State University of New York and the U.S. Department of Education (Vocational and Technical Educational Act programs) rely on a first-time, full-time cohort of entering students to measure the performance of community colleges. Reports that the use of this cohort misses roughly two-thirds of the students enrolled in degree…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Enrollment
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Hyers, Albert D.; Zimmerman, Allen – Community College Review, 2002
Compares segmentation modeling and logistic regression with regard to a longitudinal study of graduation rates at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. Suggests that segmentation modeling is as effective as the regression techniques in terms of predictive ability, but that segmentation modeling offers a distinct advantage in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic)
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Palmer, James C. – Community College Review, 1984
Reviews the various determinants of educational quality cited in the two-year college literature and the methodologies designed and used to measure institutional and program quality. (AYC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods
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Boggs, George R. – Community College Review, 1983
Argues that faculty evaluation should utilize multiple methods including evidence of student learning and peer, student, self-, and administrative evaluation. Suggests that administrative evaluation involve classroom observation of teacher and student behavior, plus pre- and postobservation conferences to develop plans for improvement. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development
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Clowes, Darrel A. – Community College Review, 1981
Proposes a community college program review model which promotes institutional autonomy and satisfies accountability demands. Recommends that community colleges use a need/access model rather than the equality/excellence model appropriate for universities. Proposes an open and flexible review process, specific products, and seven evaluation…
Descriptors: College Programs, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Winter, Gene M.; Fadale, LaVerna M. – Community College Review, 1979
Describes a method of evaluation which ensures maximum yield. Mentions common pitfalls in evaluation procedures and proposes Reality-Based Evaluation (RBE) as a safeguard against them. Outlines RBE and concludes that evaluation results must play an active role in bringing about change. (JG)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Research, Program Descriptions
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Hammons, James; Thomas, Wanda – Community College Review, 1980
Describes a study of performance appraisals of department chairpersons focusing on: (1) the percentage of colleges evaluating chairpersons; (2) methods and criteria used; (3) chairperson attitudes toward existing and desirable appraisal systems; (4) the differences in chairpersons' attitudes among academic disciplines; and (5) the value of…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Evaluation, Community Colleges, Department Heads
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Williams, William G. – Community College Review, 1976
Occupational program goals were collected from 42 Virginia community colleges, grouped into six major areas (manpower development, skills attainment, opportunity awareness, citizenship, personal enrichment, and individual needs), and matched with criteria that could help in program evaluation, including: salary levels, job titles, employer…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Performance Criteria, Program Evaluation
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Hammons, James O.; Murry, John W., Jr. – Community College Review, 1996
Describes a study of administrator evaluation systems at 350 community colleges, focusing on written policies, procedures, and evaluation instruments used. Indicates that 82% of the colleges had management appraisal plans and that 91% of these indicated that their plans were effective. Provides suggestions for improving the evaluation of…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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Redmon, Kent D. – Community College Review, 1999
Reviews the literature on faculty evaluation to define how different purposes and competing values have produced two approaches. A procedural approach relies upon both self-evaluation and appraisals by peers, administrators, and students. The developmental approach rests upon teaching portfolios, dossiers, and self-evaluations. Contains 23…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty College Relationship
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