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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A.; King, James R. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective/Research Question: Surprisingly, little research explores the literacy practices specific to career technical education (CTE) courses at the postsecondary level, yet the number of students coming to college needing literacy support continues to increase. There is a need for focused research on what constitutes college-readiness. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness, Literacy
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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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Bunch, George C.; Schlaman, Heather; Lang, Nora; Kenner, Kylie – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: To inform efforts to boost college completion and professional preparation for the linguistically diverse New Mainstream, we explored language and literacy demands, and how faculty conceive of those demands, in one allied health program at one community college in California. We also explore the implications for the preparation of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Allied Health Occupations Education
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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Hora, Matthew T.; Blackburn Cohen, Chelsea A. – Community College Review, 2018
Purpose: Community and technical college student employability is a pressing concern in the United States and China. Policy makers focus on developing students' human capital in the form of credentials and cognitive skills. However, the focus on completion overlooks the role that noncognitive skills and contextual factors may play in student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, College Students, Cultural Capital
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Kater, Susan T. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: This study seeks to deepen understanding of faculty leaders' perceptions of the concept of shared governance. Moving beyond descriptive considerations of faculty perceptions of efficacy of good or bad governance and the discourse focused on declining faculty involvement and conflict paradigms, I consider governance a co-constructed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Governance
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Levin, John S.; Viggiano, Tiffany; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Morales Vazquez, Evelyn; Wolf, John-Paul – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: In an effort to break away from the stale classifications of community college students that stem from the hegemonic perspective of previous literature, this work utilizes the perceptions of community college practitioners to demonstrate new ways of understanding the identities of community college students. Method: By utilizing Gee's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Characteristics, Administrator Attitudes
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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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Martin, Kimberly; Galentino, Richard; Townsend, Lori – Community College Review, 2014
Nationwide, low percentages of community college students graduate. Although community colleges' higher percentages of low income, academically underprepared, non-traditional, and minority students are often cited as the reason for low graduation rates, this study sought to examine common characteristics of community college students who do…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Student Motivation, Student Empowerment
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Levin, John S.; Haberler, Zachary; Walker, Laurencia; Jackson-Boothby, Adam – Community College Review, 2014
This investigation examines and explains the ways in which community college faculty of color construct their understandings of institutional culture. We investigate four community colleges in California through interviews with 31 full-time faculty of color. This faculty group expresses identity conflicts between their professional roles and their…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Organizational Culture, African American Teachers, College Faculty
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Jackson, Dimitra Lynette; Stebleton, Michael J.; Laanan, Frankie Santos – Community College Review, 2013
A study was undertaken to determine how teaching in learning communities (i.e., courses that are linked or intentionally integrated in terms of learning objectives and shared assignments) affects the perspectives and work of community college faculty members. Interviews with 14 faculty members who taught in learning communities at a Midwestern…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Community Programs, Empathy
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Mars, Matthew M.; Ginter, Mary Beth – Community College Review, 2012
Employing interviews with individuals from 16 community colleges across the country, as well as an independent consultant engaged in activities of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), this study considers the organizational structures and academic practices associated with community college entrepreneurship…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Entrepreneurship, Interviews, Educational Trends
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Mesa, Vilma – Community College Review, 2012
This study reports on the results of a survey of achievement goal orientations administered to a sample of 777 students enrolled in remedial and college-level mathematics courses at a community college. Results indicate that students' achievement goal orientations are consistent with adaptive learning patterns: Students are interested in…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation, Mathematics Achievement
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Mamiseishvili, Ketevan – Community College Review, 2011
Foreign-born faculty members in community colleges can serve as a valuable resource to their institutions' growing internationalization efforts. This study uses the data from the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty to examine the characteristics, job satisfaction, and workplace perceptions of the foreign-born group of the professoriate at…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, College Faculty, Foreign Workers, Individual Characteristics
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Nitecki, Elena M. – Community College Review, 2011
The challenge faced by all community colleges is how to increase student success, whether success is defined in terms of graduating with a degree or certificate, transferring, or retaining a job. With approximately 40% of the nation's undergraduates pursuing higher education through the community college (52% when one considers public institutions…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Success, College Outcomes Assessment, School Holding Power
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