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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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Tekniepe, Robert J. – Community College Review, 2014
Community colleges are expected to serve the needs of their local communities. Hence, college presidents are called on to lead this collaboration between the college and the community. Presidents, however, are affected by a multitude of factors that contribute to abridged tenures, a scenario that can have harmful effects on the educational…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Community Colleges, Statistical Analysis, Surveys
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West, David – Community College Review, 1978
Introduces a plan which combines affirmative action and cooperative education as an approach to reaching the disadvantaged student. This plan centers around cooperative work experiences and emphasizes articulation with four-year institutions, and will give students a chance at upward mobility and new job opportunities. (TP)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs
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Cejda, Brent D.; McKenney, Cynthia B.; Burley, Hansel – Community College Review, 2001
Presents the findings of a national study of community college chief academic officers. Examines the sequence of positions held by individuals who currently occupy the position of chief academic officer, and identifies six, three-sequence career lines representing 44 percent of the sample. (Contains 29 references.) (KS)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Careers, College Administration, College Presidents
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Murray, John P.; Murray, Judy I.; Summar, Cliff. – Community College Review, 2000
Describes the findings of a national survey measuring the propensity of community college chief academic officers (CAOs) to leave their current position, the levels of satisfaction they feel with their jobs, and their perceptions of role conflict and ambiguity. Finds that although community college CAOs do experience some role conflict, they are…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Development, College Administration, Community Colleges
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Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 1987
Describes a study of the career paths of 155 community college presidents to determine influences on the rate at which the first presidency is attained. Investigates differences in terms of age and education between presidents who began their careers as faculty members and those who began as administrators. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, Age, Career Ladders
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Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 1986
Discusses a study of the labor market, occupational mobility, and job ladders of top-level two-year college administrators. Finds the mobility of administrators (particularly presidents, chief academic officers, and chief student affairs officers) largely within postsecondary institutions and more specifically within two-year colleges. Discusses…
Descriptors: Administrators, Career Ladders, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns