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Jain, Dimpal; Lucero, Iris; Bernal, Santiago; Herrera, Alfred; Solorzano, Daniel – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: This study examined the critical race pedagogy of the Summer Transfer Enrichment Program (STEP) over a 5-year span and how the curriculum and supplemental academic programming aided in the development of a positive transfer identity for its participants. Method: A mixed method convergent parallel design approach was used to collect…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Summer Programs, Enrichment
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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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Castro, Erin L. – Community College Review, 2013
Social science methodologies of intervention programming for college and career readiness, particularly in regard to evaluation, must be situated within a larger context of racialized readiness for college and career. The policy context for this argument is a state-level evaluation of college and career readiness legislation in Illinois using…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness
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Kolenovic, Zineta; Linderman, Donna; Karp, Melinda Mechur – Community College Review, 2013
Community colleges are grappling with low rates of degree completion and transfer. The City University of New York's (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) aims to improve graduation rates by providing a range of comprehensive support services to community college students in select majors. Using student-unit record data, we…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Reille, Audrey; Kezar, Adrianna – Community College Review, 2010
This study examines how to fill the growing need for community college leaders by creating "grow-your-own" (GYO) leadership programs through a national interview study and a case study involving action research. The findings demonstrate design flaws that are typical in the development of GYO programs. Strategies for overcoming these flaws are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Action Research, Leadership, Leadership Training
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Mendoza, Pilar; Mendez, Jesse P.; Malcolm, Zaria – Community College Review, 2009
Using a longitudinal, state-wide dataset, this study assessed the effect of financial aid on the persistence of full-time students in associate's degree programs at the Oklahoma community colleges. Three financial-aid sources were examined: the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), Pell grants, and Stafford loans. Results indicate that…
Descriptors: State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Grants, Federal Aid
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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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Floyd, Deborah L.; St. Arnauld, Cheri – Community College Review, 2007
Historically, community colleges have played a role in preparing teachers by strengthening articulation and transfer with university-based teacher colleges, hosting university center programs that provide upper division teacher education courses, and providing alternative teacher certification programming for holders of bachelor's and higher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Alternative Teacher Certification, Community Colleges, Discovery Processes
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Aalsburg Wiessner, Colleen; Gonzalez Sullivan, Leila – Community College Review, 2007
This study examined the new learning that occurred in a professional development program for participants who aspire to the community college presidency. Knowledge construction occurred on three levels: personal, professional, and disciplinary. Reframing, embracing, and embodying activities toward knowledge construction were evident, and new…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Epistemology
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Smith, Al – Community College Review, 1983
Presents the findings of a one-year follow-up of the participants in the Florida Master Teacher Seminars for Community College Faculty and the National Master Teacher Seminar, which focused on rational analysis of instructional problems and the development of action plans involving realistic, creative solutions. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness
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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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Creamer, Don G.; And Others – Community College Review, 1982
Analyzes the major factors in the failure of student retention programs in community colleges by using an eight-phase hypothetical retention model which is compared with 18 principles of planned change. Concludes with generalizations and explanations for retention program weaknesses. (WL)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Planning, Community Colleges, Program Development
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Breuder, Robert L.; Pollock, Art – Community College Review, 1983
Identifies ingredients necessary for successfully developing programs which use innovative modes to achieve progressive institutional goals. Outlines the process of program development (i.e., identify target group; conduct needs assessment; develop knowledge base; examine limitations; review existing delivery systems; and design, field-test, and…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Nontraditional Education
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Friedlander, Jack – Community College Review, 1983
Suggests that advisement program problems can be overcome through computer usage, especially in performing time-consuming clerical tasks. Discusses problems with academic advisement, types of information and services provided, and evaluation of computer-assisted advisement. (LL)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Program Evaluation
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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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