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Matheny, Christopher J.; Chan, Hsun-yu; Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: Research on labor market outcomes for individuals who enroll in technical colleges is limited, with even less attention to the effects of short-term certificates than associate degrees. Also, despite the importance of manufacturing programs, there is a lack of research on employment outcomes for individuals who enroll in these programs…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Manufacturing Industry, Two Year Colleges, Technical Education
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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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Phelps, Donald G.; Taber, Lynn; Smith, Cindra – Community College Review, 1996
Summarizes the number of African American community college presidents in 1994, their educational backgrounds, gender representation, career paths, community involvement, institutional demographics, and level of representation in each state. Indicates that, despite an increase in the number of African American presidents over the past decade, they…
Descriptors: Black Leadership, Blacks, College Administration, College Presidents
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Piland, William E.; Giles, Ray – Community College Review, 1998
Describes a study that investigated demographic changes in the community college presidency at 71 districts and 42 campuses from 1975 to 1995. Indicates that the number of women presidents has tripled since 1975, and the number of minority presidents has doubled. Contains two figures and 16 references. (JDI)
Descriptors: College Presidents, Community Colleges, Demography, Minority Groups
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Weissman, Julie; Bulakowski, Carole; Jumisko, Marci – Community College Review, 1998
Examines differences in the educational transition process among Black, Hispanic, and White students at a community college. Researchers used first-time freshman focus groups to discuss expectations, transitions, and comfort levels. Indicates shared experiences, but differences in transition within ethnicities. Contains 20 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, College Instruction, Community Colleges
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Ortiz, Anna M. – Community College Review, 1995
Reviews student development theories and their application to different student populations, including underrepresented students. Discusses students who are transfer-bound, those of nontraditional ages, and those involved in vocational education. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Educational Theories
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Szelenyi, Katalin; Chang, June C. – Community College Review, 2002
Examines issues related to the immigrant population at the community college, focusing on first-generation immigrants, including naturalized citizens, legal and illegal permanent residents, and individuals who are in the process of legalizing their immigration status. Considers questions of access, educational attainment, institutional services,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Community Colleges, Enrollment
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Pope, Myron L. – Community College Review, 2002
Discusses risks faced by community college minority students, whose success often rests on their integration into the college environment. Argues that mentoring programs can enhance the academic and social integration of these students. Analyzes minority student perception of multilevel mentoring. (Contains 16 references.) (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Community Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Quality
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Yang, Xiaoyun; And Others – Community College Review, 1994
Describes a study conducted comparing a composite of Asian students with a profile of the general student population in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). Indicates that, although Asian students in the NCCCS came from the same socioeconomic background as the general population, their educational goals were more transfer and…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Asian Americans, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis
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Rendon, Laura I. – Community College Review, 1993
Assesses the community college transfer function with respect to low transfer and retention rates, the value of associate degrees, lack of congruence between students' intention to transfer and actual transfer rates, vocational programs as subbaccalaureate tracks, curriculum structure, the overproduction of bachelor's degrees, and colleges'…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates
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Luna, Gaye – Community College Review, 1989
Reviews legislation and court decisions advancing wage and job equity for minorities and women in academic settings. Discusses provisions of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII, legal precedents for pay equity, and recent court decisions supporting voluntary affirmative action plans. (DMM)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Community Colleges, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation
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Lang, Charles J.; Ireland, Jackie – Community College Review, 1985
Describes the development of the oral history center at West Los Angeles College and its contribution to the instructional program and to minority students' self-esteem, motivation, and achievement. Looks at the future role of the oral history movement at the college and at other community colleges nationwide. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Benefits, Minority Groups
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Pulliams, Preston – Community College Review, 1977
Community colleges are providing an easily accessible educational opportunity for many black Americans; but because of low self-concepts and unmet orientation needs, many black students have difficulty surviving. Recommendations for improving this situation are made. (DC)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Attitudes, Black Students, Community Colleges
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Rinnander, Elizabeth – Community College Review, 1977
Reviews the literature pertaining to creative methods currently being employed by the nation's community colleges to recruit non-traditional students. A bibliography is included. (DC)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Bibliographies, Community Colleges, Females