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Jones, Willis A. – Community College Review, 2013
While there has been increased scholarship in recent years on diversity in higher education, most of this research has failed to include 2-year institutions in its analyses. This study examined whether the racial composition of the community college student body is correlated with an institution's normative climate toward three diversity…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Racial Composition, College Students, Beliefs
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Kolenovic, Zineta; Linderman, Donna; Karp, Melinda Mechur – Community College Review, 2013
Community colleges are grappling with low rates of degree completion and transfer. The City University of New York's (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) aims to improve graduation rates by providing a range of comprehensive support services to community college students in select majors. Using student-unit record data, we…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Castro, Erin L. – Community College Review, 2013
Social science methodologies of intervention programming for college and career readiness, particularly in regard to evaluation, must be situated within a larger context of racialized readiness for college and career. The policy context for this argument is a state-level evaluation of college and career readiness legislation in Illinois using…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness
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Levin, John S.; Walker, Laurencia; Haberler, Zachary; Jackson-Boothby, Adam – Community College Review, 2013
Through qualitative field methods research addressing faculty of color in four California community colleges, this investigation examines and explains faculty experiences and professional sense making. By combining critical race theory with social identity theory, our perspective underlines the potential social and ethnic identity conflicts…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Critical Theory
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Allen, Janine M.; Smith, Cathleen L.; Muehleck, Jeanette K. – Community College Review, 2013
Educators assert that academic advising before and after transferring enhances the success of baccalaureate degree-seeking students who begin at community colleges. Yet, there is little research that investigates the kinds of advising that are differentially important to pre- versus posttransfer students. In this study, we examined the importance…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Advising, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students
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Eddy, Pamela L. – Community College Review, 2013
Pending retirements underscore the need to develop community college campus leaders. Rural community colleges will be particularly hard-hit by changes in leadership as they represent the majority of 2-year colleges and face unique challenges given their location. To help address the anticipated leadership transition, the American Association of…
Descriptors: Leadership, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Rural Schools
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Cho, Sung-Woo; Karp, Melinda Mechur – Community College Review, 2013
Using data from the Virginia Community College System and building upon prior Florida-based research, this study examines whether student success course enrollment, as well as student and institutional characteristics, has positive associations with shorter-term student outcomes, including earning any college credits within the first year and…
Descriptors: College Credits, Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics
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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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Jackson, Dimitra Lynette; Stebleton, Michael J.; Laanan, Frankie Santos – Community College Review, 2013
A study was undertaken to determine how teaching in learning communities (i.e., courses that are linked or intentionally integrated in terms of learning objectives and shared assignments) affects the perspectives and work of community college faculty members. Interviews with 14 faculty members who taught in learning communities at a Midwestern…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Community Programs, Empathy
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McKinney, Lyle; Novak, Heather – Community College Review, 2013
In 2007-2008, approximately 42% of community college students who were eligible to receive Pell grant funding did not file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Using data from the Beginning Postsecondary Student Study, this study examined the relationship between FAFSA filing status and persistence from the fall to spring…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Perin, Dolores – Community College Review, 2013
A review of studies published from 2000 to 2012 was conducted to describe the literacy skills of underprepared postsecondary students, identify teaching approaches designed to bring their skills to the college level, and determine methods of embedding developmental instruction in college-level course work. The studies pinpointed numerous weak…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Writing Processes, Reading Processes
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MacArthur, Charles A.; Philippakos, Zoi A. – Community College Review, 2013
This design research project developed and evaluated curriculum for developmental writing classes in community colleges. The core of the curriculum was self-regulated strategy instruction, which has been shown to be effective with adolescents who are struggling as writers. In the curriculum, students learned strategies for planning, drafting, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Basic Writing, Writing Instruction
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Bahr, Peter Riley – Community College Review, 2013
Two related themes currently dominate discourse on open-access colleges, particularly community colleges: increasing college-going and degree attainment and improving the performance of postsecondary institutions with respect to producing graduates. Largely missing from this discourse, however, is cogency concerning the innumerable ways in which…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Attendance, College Students, Educational Experience
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Bremer, Christine D.; Center, Bruce A.; Opsal, Christen L.; Medhanie, Amanuel; Jang, Yoo Jeong; Geise, Aaron C. – Community College Review, 2013
This analysis explores student outcomes related to taking developmental English (i.e., reading and/or writing) and math classes in three community colleges in three different states, using institutional data from 7,898 students who began college in the fall of 2009 (Cohort 1) or fall 2010 (Cohort 2). We examine the outcome trajectories of students…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Developmental Studies Programs, Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Education
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Purnamasari, Agustina Veny – Community College Review, 2012
American policy makers, educators, and others are concerned that predicted workforce shortages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields will have a catastrophic impact on the economy. This article takes a realistic look at the "STEM problem," identifying how community colleges can be a part of the solution. We provide…
Descriptors: Evidence, Ethnic Groups, Community Colleges, STEM Education
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