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Collom, Gresham D.; Biddix, J. Patrick; Svoboda, Britta L. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: States increasingly create promise programs to increase college enrollment and degree attainment. The objective of this study was to understand the experiences of adult learners using the Tennessee Reconnect Grant (TN Reconnect) as they transitioned to becoming college students. Methods: Drawing upon interviews with 23 adult learners,…
Descriptors: Grants, State Programs, College Attendance, Student Attitudes
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Cuellar, Marcela G.; Gándara, Patricia – Community College Review, 2021
Objective/Research Question: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which programs offering community college baccalaureates (CCBs) address access and equity for underrepresented racial minorities (URMs). The study first aimed to understand how administrators described the purpose of CCBs with regard to advancing equity for URMs.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Palmadessa, Allison L. – Community College Review, 2017
Purpose: America's College Promise (ACP) is a legislative initiative introduced by President Obama to increase access to higher education, to build the economy, and to support his earlier American Graduation Initiative. This legislation has the potential to settle among the ranks of the most influential federal higher education aid and access…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Taylor, Jason L. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The proportion of high school students taking college courses (e.g., dual credit) is increasing and state and local policies are expanding, yet little is known about the effect of dual credit policies on key educational outcomes, including the effects for low-income students and students of color. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, College Credits, High School Students
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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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Bragg, Debra D.; Durham, Brian – Community College Review, 2012
In an era when college completion dominates the policy agenda, matters of access and equity are critically important. The allure of raising completion rates by reducing access for students thought unprepared for college and incapable of finishing is too attractive to deny. This article discusses the importance of linking access and completion to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Equal Education, Graduation
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Longhurst, Derek – Community College Review, 2010
This chapter traces the history, purposes, and distinctive features of the foundation degree, a short-cycle higher education qualification introduced in England in 2000-2001 and offered by both universities and further education colleges. The key characteristics of the foundation degree are discussed: employer involvement in curriculum development…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship
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McKinney, Lyle; Morris, Phillip A. – Community College Review, 2010
This study examined the nature and degree of organizational change that occurs when community colleges offer their own baccalaureate degree programs. Utilizing qualitative research methodology, we investigated how executive administrators at two Florida colleges managed this momentous change process and how this transformation has affected their…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Organizational Change, Bachelors Degrees, Case Studies
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Kong, Xiangping; Gimmestad, Michael – Community College Review, 1999
Provides an overview of China's higher education sector. Discusses challenges, with a particular emphasis on the role played by junior colleges and vocational institutions that award two- or three-year degrees. Gives recommendations for restructuring higher education in China in light of policies and practices in U. S. community colleges. Contains…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Community Colleges, Comparative Education
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Rippey, Donald T.; Roueche, John E. – Community College Review, 1977
Externally imposed enrollment limits and resultant reduced funding will effect the type of student recruited by community colleges. Should the non-traditional, high risk student be discouraged from enrolling, the consequences for educational as well as national social policy appear great. (LH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Admission, Community Colleges, Educational Policy
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Johnston, J. Richard – Community College Review, 1977
Competition for public revenues will force colleges to establish priorities regarding social roles, curriculum, students, kinds of community service, tuition, and financial policies. Struggle to control policy by faculty, administration, local and state agencies is discussed. (RT)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Benefits