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Parnes, McKenna F.; Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Osei-Twumasi, Olivia; Schwartz, Sarah E. O. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Although much research on community colleges focuses on institutional challenges or student deficits, emerging evidence suggests that student-instructor relationships have the potential to impact student success. The current study examined factors that could influence community college students' development of relationships with…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Zilvinskis, John; Dumford, Amber D. – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: Based on the growing number of transfer students in higher education and the concern that transfer students are not as engaged as their peers, specifically in participation in high-impact practices (HIPs), this research asks, "Is there a significant direct or indirect relationship between transfer status, student engagement, and…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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Tovar, Esau – Community College Review, 2015
This study examines how interactions with institutional agents (faculty and academic counselors) and select student support programs influence success (i.e., grade point average) and intentions to persist to degree completion for Latino/a community college students. Using social capital theory and college impact models, the study controls for the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, School Counselors
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Levin, John S.; Cox, Elizabeth M.; Cerven, Christine; Haberler, Zachary – Community College Review, 2010
This study identifies and examines the key practices of California community college programs that have demonstrated success in improving (or that have shown significant potential to improve) the achievement of underrepresented groups whose educational attainment often lags behind the attainment of relatively well-off White students. Unlike many…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Industry, Educational Attainment, College Programs
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Cox, Rebecca D. – Community College Review, 2009
This article considers the risk of failing college and how the fear of failure shapes students' behavior. Drawing on a semester-long study of students and instructors in a community college English composition course, this analysis highlights the potential for students to undermine their own educational goals in the absence of active intervention…
Descriptors: College English, Writing (Composition), College Students, Fear
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Garza Mitchell, Regina L. – Community College Review, 2009
An in-depth case study examined faculty and administrator perceptions of how online education affected the organizational culture of a large, suburban community college. Findings suggest that in addition to structural and procedural changes, online education had an impact on faculty and administrator roles, teaching and learning (in both online…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Online Courses, Organizational Change, Community Colleges
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Ignash, Jan M. – Community College Review, 2007
Any discussion of Arthur M. Cohen's contributions to community colleges must include the students he taught and mentored during his 40 years as a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Arthur Cohen and his colleague and spouse, Florence Brawer, had a huge impact on community colleges through the sheer number of former students who…
Descriptors: Mentors, Community Colleges, Administrators, Recognition (Achievement)
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Hall, Dixon S. – Community College Review, 1974
Article examined the problem of deciding what kind of learning experiences could be structured that would tend to increase the student's level of performance in general education courses for students majoring in auto mechanics. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, General Education
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Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 1984
Stresses the importance of community college faculty support for institutional purposes, missions, and directions, and the interrelationship of the issues of institutional identity and faculty support. Finds a strong college identity essential in competing for private donations, government funds, and students. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Role, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship
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Burnett, Collins W. – Community College Review, 1982
Questions the desirability of hiring faculty with doctoral degrees in community colleges. Cites the growing percentage of Ph.D.'s entering community college instruction and sources of tension for these instructors, e.g., the community college's open-door philosophy and the nature of community college students, faculty, and programs. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Doctoral Degrees, Student Teacher Relationship
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Hansen, Desna Wallin – Community College Review, 1982
Addresses the concerns of apathetic students, cost-conscious administrators, and demanding citizen groups regarding the need for literature study in the community college curriculum. Points out strategies literature instructors can use to enlist support from these groups. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Community Support, English Curriculum
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Poole, Lawrence H.; Wattenbarger, James L. – Community College Review, 1977
Results of a recent study indicate that collective bargaining in community colleges has had little influence on several areas of administrative policy. However, it has had a substantial impact on administrator selection, class size, the calendar, evening and summer loads, grievance procedures, and overload. It has also given teachers a voice in…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Collective Bargaining, Community Colleges, Governance
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Townsend, Barbara – Community College Review, 1978
Recognizes that while most students want to succeed academically, they do not, simply because they are unaware of basic study techniques. Suggests that teachers spend some classroom time discussing basic techniques in the form of their expectations of academic behavior. (TP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Standards, Community Colleges, Student Behavior
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Zion, Carol – Community College Review, 1981
Suggests that the educational role of community colleges will stabilize. Recommends that program and staff development planning focus on human and organization dynamics, helping teachers provide remediation within the subject classroom, faculty retraining and career alternatives, productive retirement for instructors, performance appraisals.…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Role, Community Colleges
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Roueche, John E. – Community College Review, 1981
Argues that affective development is critical to successful learning. Presents a developmental model based on the premise that teachers can understand students' feelings by observing classroom behaviors. Describes the behaviors corresponding to the attending, receiving, responding, valuing, and commitment stages of affective development and…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Individual Development, Postsecondary Education, Student Behavior
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