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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Kozeracki, Carol A. – Community College Review, 2002
Discusses the meaning and extent of developmental education in community colleges and higher education. Presents some current controversies, examines outcomes-related data, and addresses issue of faculty training in the field. (Contains 57 references.) (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Compensatory Education, Developmental Studies Programs
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Perin, Dolores – Community College Review, 2002
Discusses mainstreaming and centralization, two ways in which community colleges organize developmental education. Compares these models in terms of instructional quality, ancillary services, teacher characteristics, student reactions, reputation, and remediation. Offers recommendations to college administrators and state policy makers for…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Centralization, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs
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Larson, Elizabeth; Wissman, Janice R. – Community College Review, 2000
Defines critical academic skills that should be the hallmark of Kansas community college graduates, in anticipation of a legislative mandate for a common accountability measurement system. Presents five key critical competencies: oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and team skills, critical thinking and complex problem-solving…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education
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Dunford, Terry – Community College Review, 1987
Considers the implications of "Academic Preparation for College" and "Teaching for Transition from High School to College" for community colleges. Suggests that four-year colleges will respond by reevaluating the transferability of community college courses and that a liberal arts curriculum is the best approach to basic skills instruction. (CBC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, College Curriculum, College Transfer Students
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Cross, K. Patricia – Community College Review, 1983
Examines the impact of new student populations on community colleges. Notes the proliferation of remedial programs, individualized instruction, and diagnostic testing and placement services in response to student learning problems and the expansion of noncredit offerings, experiential learning credit, and cooperative education programs responding…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Basic Skills, College Programs, Community Colleges
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Weber, Jerry – Community College Review, 1986
Reviews research on student assessment and placement, focusing on problems and questions; methods of assessment; establishing cut scores; and evaluation of course placement systems. Includes an extensive bibliography. (LAL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Educational Research, Educational Testing
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Roueche, John E.; And Others – Community College Review, 1985
Based on a review of research and literature on student academic performance, provides an overview of the state of basic skills (developmental) instruction in the two-year college. Discusses the characteristics of successful basic skills programs. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs
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Palmer, James C. – Community College Review, 1984
Drawing from a review of the literature and a study of 6,000 urban community college students, assesses whether students in college reading and writing courses achieve ability gains in these areas and whether their abilities improve as students advance through the curriculum. (DMM)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education
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Homan, John, Jr. – Community College Review, 1981
Recommends an approach to basic skills instruction which takes poetry as its focus to study grammar, style, and ideas. Reports three benefits: poetry gives students something significant to read, utilizes professionals' grammar and usage to teach these areas, and generates readable topics for writing. Provides two typical assignments. (DMM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Learning Activities, Poetry
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Merchant, Ronald – Community College Review, 1980
Describes a competency based business mathematics course offered at Spokane Falls Community College (Washington) in which students, through the use of calculators, master mathematical concepts without having to mentally add columns of figures or perform complex arithmetic problems on paper. Examines both the mathematical and 10-key skills…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Business Education, Calculators, College Mathematics
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Kraetsch, Gayla A. – Community College Review, 1980
Focuses on: (1) the findings of studies of the characteristics and prevalence of underprepared college students; (2) the status of the basic skills movement and of state-level basic skills testing programs in each state; and (3) responses community colleges must make to deal with underprepared students. (AYC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Role, Community Colleges, Educationally Disadvantaged