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Oates, Evangela Q. – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: Black librarians account for just 5.4% of academic librarians in the U.S. in a period in which enrollments for Black students steadily increases. While national programs aimed at recruitment exist, too little attention is focused on the environments and cultures that influence the attrition of racially minoritized groups. This study…
Descriptors: Librarians, Blacks, African Americans, Academic Libraries
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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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Boardman, Gerald R.; Mendenhall, Elton – Community College Review, 1979
Describes a study of manpower needs and job opportunities available in the Mid-Plains Nebraska Community College area as revealed in interviews with 827 employers. Tables outline present and estimated future employment needs as well as occupational groupings and related instructional programs ranked by need. (MB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections
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Carpenter, Don A. – Community College Review, 1979
Considers student interest in career-related education and the thrust toward greater flexibility--allowing liberal arts students new opportunities to develop vocational skills, and providing vocational students the chance to follow a broader variety of academic and liberal arts pursuits. (MB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Liberal Arts, Nontraditional Education
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Harrison, J. Derek – Community College Review, 1979
Questions the policy of disqualifying holders of doctoral degrees (Ph.D.'s) from two-year college teaching, while exploring the reasons given for this reluctance. These are grounded in the fear that Ph.D.'s are over-specialized, insensitive to problems of effective instruction, disinterested in students, and opposed to the open-door philosophy.…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Community Colleges, Doctoral Degrees, Teacher Background
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Vineyard, Edwin E. – Community College Review, 1979
Presents the views of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges' Task Force on Rural Community Colleges in the areas of equal opportunity for the small, rural college, financing, accreditation, federal and state constraints, and the lack of literature and research relating to rural community colleges. A bibliography is included.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Community Colleges, Financial Support
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Bleyer, Dorothy R. – Community College Review, 1979
Discusses the need for effective programs--preservice and inservice--to prepare community college instructors to meet demands for teaching in two or more subjects and to meet the needs of underprepared students. (MB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Wilson, Russell C. – Community College Review, 1979
The Adjective Check List was administered to 142 high school completion (GED) students to determine whether their self concept differed from the general college freshman population. The GED students were more anxious, worried, critical of self and others, less self-confident, and less adequately socialized. (MB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dropout Characteristics, High School Equivalency Programs, Personality Assessment
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Beman, Richard R.; Parsons, Michael H. – Community College Review, 1979
Explores the cooperative effort between Hagerstown Junior College (Maryland) and the Certain-Teed Corporation in implementing a "Management of Human Resources" course for supervisory personnel. Describes its mutual benefit and future programs within the corporation and others. (MB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Inplant Programs, On the Job Training, Program Descriptions
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