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Blaney, Jennifer M. – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Upward transfer pathways are an important mechanism for advancing gender equity in STEM. Yet, little is known about how students access lucrative STEM careers and leadership positions via community colleges. This study explores the factors that may promote computing leadership identity among upward transfer students, focusing…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Identification (Psychology), Gender Bias
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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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Papagan, Harry G. – Community College Review, 1985
Reviews court rulings on academic sovereignty, discrimination and equal protection, and contractual relationships between students and schools. Offers guidance to help faculty prepare for student legal pressures by clarifying the roles of the student and the college. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Colleges, Court Litigation, Legal Problems
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Hunter, John O. – Community College Review, 1982
Argues against mechanistic models of teacher evaluation and proposes an organic model based on Dewey's principles. Asserts that teaching, as an art, should be approached as experience and create a dynamic, ordered, aesthetic, and moral environment. Views the teacher's fundamental role as unchanged by technological advances. (WL)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Postsecondary Education, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Bland, William D. – Community College Review, 1983
Reports on a study of the role orientation of North Carolina community college faculty, which investigated the relationship between professional-discipline and careerist orientations, and the reference groups used by faculty to evaluate their performance. Reveals a conflict between professional and careerist orientations ands claims that…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Reference Groups, Role Perception
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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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Treloar, Linda L. – Community College Review, 1999
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 form the basis for this discussion of students with disabilities and the role played by community college faculty in promoting their success. Practices that ensure receptive classroom environments are defined with examples. Contains 21 references. (TGO)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Classroom Environment, College Role, Community Colleges
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