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Schnee, Emily – Community College Review, 2014
This longitudinal, qualitative study explores developmental English students' experience of remediation in the context of a first-semester learning community (LC). Conducted at an urban community college in the Northeast, data were collected through semi-structured interviews conducted over a 3-year period with a cohort of 15 students who were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Experience, Remedial Instruction
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Martin, Kimberly; Galentino, Richard; Townsend, Lori – Community College Review, 2014
Nationwide, low percentages of community college students graduate. Although community colleges' higher percentages of low income, academically underprepared, non-traditional, and minority students are often cited as the reason for low graduation rates, this study sought to examine common characteristics of community college students who do…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Student Motivation, Student Empowerment
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Neault, Lynn Ceresino; Piland, William E. – Community College Review, 2014
Lower division preparation for the university has been an important mission of community colleges since their inception, creating an essential pathway to baccalaureate degree attainment for many students who may not have access to higher education. The transfer pathway is complex and often difficult for students to navigate. This study examined…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Decision Making, Public Colleges
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Moss, Brian G.; Kelcey, Ben; Showers, Nancy – Community College Review, 2014
This study investigates how the impact of developmental education is moderated by classroom composition. Drawing on a regression discontinuity design, we used data from 3,429 community college students, nested within 223 classrooms, to explore the extent to which classroom and instructor characteristics moderated the effect of developmental…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Classroom Environment, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics
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Nienhusser, H. Kenny – Community College Review, 2014
This article examines the case of how the City University of New York (CUNY)--its central administrative offices and two of its community colleges--has addressed the issue of college access for undocumented immigrants in its implementation of New York's college in-state resident tuition (ISRT) policy for this population. It highlights the role of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Program Implementation, Postsecondary Education
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Skari, Lisa Ann – Community College Review, 2014
Due to the decrease in public funding, community colleges are in a position where they need to generate private gifts. Alumni represent the largest untapped pool of prospective donors, and the success of alumni giving at 4-year institutions illustrates the potential that exists for community colleges. To develop effective fundraising strategies,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Alumni, Donors
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Pretlow, Josh; Wathington, Heather D. – Community College Review, 2014
This study investigated the dual enrollment outcomes associated with a 2005 policy change intended to expand dual enrollment participation in Virginia. Results indicated that overall access to and participation in dual enrollment courses increased following the policy change. However, data showed this increase was not uniform, and minority groups…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Levin, John S.; Haberler, Zachary; Walker, Laurencia; Jackson-Boothby, Adam – Community College Review, 2014
This investigation examines and explains the ways in which community college faculty of color construct their understandings of institutional culture. We investigate four community colleges in California through interviews with 31 full-time faculty of color. This faculty group expresses identity conflicts between their professional roles and their…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Organizational Culture, African American Teachers, College Faculty
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Crisp, Gloria; Delgado, Chryssa – Community College Review, 2014
Developmental education has been cited as one of the most difficult issues facing community colleges. Despite the controversy and changes to educational policy regarding developmental education, there is a notable dearth of rigorous research measuring the causal effect of remediation on community college student outcomes. The present study uses…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Academic Persistence
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Lundberg, Carol A. – Community College Review, 2014
This study tested the extent to which student interaction with faculty, student peer teaching situations, student organization involvement, and discussion with diverse others contributed to self-reported learning for students involved in an ethnic-specific or multicultural student organization. The Community College Student Experiences…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Surveys, College Faculty, 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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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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