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Hlinka, Karen R. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Traditional-age students attending a rural community college in Kentucky's Appalachian region were interviewed, along with faculty members and administrators, to identify phenomena serving as sources of encouragement or as barriers to retention from the point of entry to the point of transfer. Method: Students' perspectives were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty
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Mendoza, Pilar; Suarez, Juan Diego; Bustamante, Eileen – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: This study probes the reasons for high attrition rates and sense of community among students enrolled at a technical institution serving low-income students in Bogotá, Colombia. Although sense of community on campus is the strongest predictor of a student's thriving, scholars in higher education have studied mainly minority students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Holding Power, Sense of Community, Postsecondary Education
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Van Noy, Michelle; Trimble, Madeline; Jenkins, Davis; Barnett, Elisabeth; Wachen, John – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Some have hypothesized that community college programs are not sufficiently structured to support student success and that students would benefit from more highly structured programs. This study examines the specific ways that structure is expressed in policy and practice at representative community colleges. Method: Using data obtained…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Weintraub, Dayna S.; Newell, Mallory Angeli – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Ideally, community colleges both democratize opportunity and develop in students the civic skills necessary to meaningfully participate in a democratic society. This national pilot study examines the individual and institutional factors associated with greater civic agency, capacity, behavior, and knowledge among students after at least…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Pilot Projects
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Margolin, Jonathan; Miller, Shazia Rafiullah; Rosenbaum, James E. – Community College Review, 2013
This study explored whether community college websites are a useful medium for providing knowledge relevant to degree completion. Ten community students used one of three community college websites to answer 10 questions about occupational degree programs. A facilitator asked participants to think aloud while using the website to answer these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Video Technology, Protocol Analysis
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Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2012
Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study explored factors that predict stability of educational expectations among baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges. Based on a nationally representative sample of baccalaureate-aspiring high school seniors of 2004 who entered community colleges as their first…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, High School Seniors, Persistence
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Mulholland, Shaila Danielle – Community College Review, 2012
While new community colleges proliferated across the nation during the 1950s and 1960s, Indiana's postsecondary educational leaders pursued an alternative route to expanding educational opportunity during the postwar years through extension campuses. The study reported in this article draws on archival documents to gain an understanding of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Educational Opportunities, College Presidents
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Eddy, Pamela L. – Community College Review, 2003
Discusses the formation of a consortium of five technical colleges formed to counter the threat of school closure. States that the colleges were effective in averting shut-down, but planned changes failed, perhaps due to lack of belief in a common central mission and vision for the college consortium. (Contains 21 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Colleges, Consortia, Cooperative Programs
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Maxwell, William; Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Cypers, Scott; Moon, Hye S.; Brocato, Phillip; Wahl, Kelly; Prather, George – Community College Review, 2003
Examines a sample of 15 courses in relation to four variables of student characteristics: gender, ethnicity, age, and full- or part-time status. Presents findings from the transcript analyses of 6,196 first-semester students from nine urban colleges, which reveal the strongest relations between curriculum and ethnicity. (Contains seven tables and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Curriculum
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Lawrenz, Frances; Keiser, Nanette; Lavoie, Bethann – Community College Review, 2003
Examines the sustainability of technological innovation in community colleges. Reports on a Web-based survey that was followed up with site visits, which revealed that innovation was sustained by sharing power with collaborative partners, designing flexible programs, rewarding professional development, and using program data for marketing. Makes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology
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Summers, Michael D. – Community College Review, 2003
Focuses on the scope and significance of community college student research as it pertains to student retention. Examines the theoretical models that explain and attempt to predict student attrition. Also suggests areas and opportunities for future researchers in the field. (Contains 57 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research
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Christie, Ray L.; Hutcheson, Philo – Community College Review, 2003
Explores the net effects of institutional type on degree attainment. Suggests that two-year matriculants are less likely to earn a Bachelors Degree than students first enrolling at four-year colleges. Findings hold even when differences are controlled between the two groups by researchers. Seeks to determine if the established pattern in valid…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Degree Requirements
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Donahue, John – Community College Review, 2003
Examines the leadership perspective of three community college board chairs that were examined in a three part study using qualitative data. Themes of facilitation, communication, information, participation, expectation, and collaboration emerged from the data. Author summarizes the chair's perspective and offers a guide to board chair leadership.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governing Boards, Institutional Administration, Leadership
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Gaber, Devron A. – Community College Review, 2003
Explores the historical development of British Columbia's community college, university college, and institute system with the focus on voluntary collaboration in relation to provincial coordination and on swings between centralization and decentralization. Study examines development in BC's post secondary system in light of broader global…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Background, Centralization, Community Colleges
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Sheldon, Caroline Q. – Community College Review, 2003
Discusses the impact of fiscal contraction on community colleges. Explores how reduced state appropriations have adversely affected community college instruction and student support systems. Research shows that because instruction and student support services suffer when budget is reduced, fiscal contraction can hamper the ability of colleges to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Fiscal Capacity
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