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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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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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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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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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Brossman, Sidney W. – Community College Review, 1976
All community colleges should examine their financial aid operations in order to maximize the acquisition and effective use of federal and state student assistance dollars. Problems which must be resolved include inadequate staffing, lack of participation in aid programs, lack of local matching funds, and lack of advance state/federal commitments.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Improvement, Staff Utilization, Student Financial Aid
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Blois, B. A. – Community College Review, 1976
History as a social science does not need to be dull. A method which has had great success in a survey course of modern American history has been the use of oral history techniques in studying the Depression. Students responded enthusiastically and their projects formed a valuable nucleus of the school's oral history project. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: American History, Community Colleges, Field Interviews, History Instruction
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Martorana, S. V.; McGuire, W. Gary – Community College Review, 1976
Survey data reveal that, of the 72 recent legislative actions affecting community colleges labeled as significant by state directors of community/junior colleges, nearly 50 percent are concentrated in three areas: institutional growth, governance, and financial support. There is a great deal of state-level legislative support for the continued…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Governance, National Surveys
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Wolverton, Ben; Shearon, Ronald W. – Community College Review, 1976
A workshop for public school personnel was developed by Central Carolina Technical Institute to provide information and to foster a more positive attitude toward the comprehensive two-year college. Evaluation of the workshop indicated that it was successful in this regard. This technique may be useful with other groups that affect the articulation…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Attitude Change, Community Colleges, Intermediate Grades
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Scigliano, Virginia Lee – Community College Review, 1976
Although general education is cited as a major thrust of community colleges, this function is carried out more in word than in deed. The role of general education should be reexamined. Perhaps it is now necessary to establish a new direction for general education, based on the relevant and vital needs of communities. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
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Trent, Curtis; Ragsdale, John Fleming – Community College Review, 1976
The restrictive, stifling, hostile environment within corrective institutions precludes effective inmate education programs. Real inmate education can best be achieved through study-release programs. The community college is ideally suited to this purpose because of its responsiveness and accessibility. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
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Hammons, James O. – Community College Review, 1976
Reviews the development of a successful experimental college. Areas discussed include: college goals, a systems approach to instruction, grading, student achievement and persistence, and community reaction. Reasons for institutional success are offered and suggestions for improvement presented. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality
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Hudson, A. James; Smith, Ralph B. – Community College Review, 1976
Results of a study of general education in California community colleges indicate an indifference on the part of community colleges relative to the development of comprehensive general education programs. General education has been rendered an ineffective part of the student's program; it is little more than a collection of unrelated irrelevant…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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