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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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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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Roueche, John E. – Community College Review, 1973
While there are many varieties of learning activities geared to individual levels of ability, one of the best keys to inspire students to achieve more than they have in the past is to care about them. (Author)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Individual Differences, Individual Needs, Individualized Programs
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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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Closson, Rosemary B. – Community College Review, 1996
Reviews current literature related to self-directed learning, highlighting six competencies important for its successful implementation. Reviews critiques of self-directed learning and describes hurdles to implementation at community colleges related to quality control, teachers' roles, and institutional image. Provides suggestions for overcoming…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Quality
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Dickinson, Robyn – Community College Review, 1999
Draws upon organizational theory to analyze the community college environment with a focus on faculty as the technical core of educational organizations. Predicts a change to a more complex and less centralized organizational structure in colleges, and an accompanying transformation in the role of community college faculty from that of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Higher Education
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes the ways in which the particular duties and orientations of two- and four-year college faculty tend to remove faculty from the transfer process. Suggests the importance of an increased faculty role in the transfer process through such means as faculty advising of students and increased two- and four-year faculty interaction. (MAB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Faculty, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Barwick, Joseph T. – Community College Review, 1990
Describes a team as a group of people energized by their ability to work together, fully committed to high-level output, and concerned with each others' feelings. Examines barriers to team building, contrasts teams with committees, and describes the characteristics and functions of effective team builders. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Faculty, Collegiality, Community Colleges
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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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