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Franklin, Doug; Blankenberger, Bob – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: This study seeks to determine the nature of current program evaluation practices for learning assistance centers (LACs), the practices being used for program evaluation, and whether LAC directors believe their practices are appropriate for evaluating program effectiveness. Method: We conducted a survey (n = 61) of community college LAC…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Learning Laboratories
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Cox, Rebecca D. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: Given the current concern across the United States with improving community-college student outcomes, particularly in developmental education, understanding what students encounter inside developmental education classrooms is a necessary first step. Method: Drawing on data from a study of teaching practices inside developmental math…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Two Year College Students
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Mullin, Christopher M. – Community College Review, 2012
This article examines measures of student success, with a focus on how they apply to community colleges. A conceptual framework is presented as a way of facilitating thinking about and accurately grounding discussions of student success. The article closes with an examination of emerging concepts related to the measurement of student success in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Success, Institutional Characteristics, Outcome Measures
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Levin, Henry M.; Calcagno, Juan Carlos – Community College Review, 2008
Remediation is the most common approach to preparing students academically and socially during their early stages of college. However, despite its profound importance and its significant costs, there is very little rigorous research analyzing its effectiveness. The goal of this article is to provide a conceptual framework for the evaluation of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction, College Students
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Trimble, W. B. S. – Community College Review, 1973
Rather than adopting a marking system as perfect for all circumstances, educators might find themselves more competent evaluators by first determining the circumstance and then applying the appropriate marking system. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Innovation, Evaluation Methods, Grading
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Fischer, Guerin – Community College Review, 1973
Discusses the social pressures put on school administrators to be accountable for their actions and recent efforts to answer these public demands. (GB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Responsibility, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods
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Hockaday, Jeff; Friga, Jerome J. – Community College Review, 1989
Reviews the reasons for conducting institutional assessments regardless of college size. Identifies the elements of institutional effectiveness and translates them into six questions with quantifiable answers, which when tallied produce an overall assessment of program effectiveness. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Schulyer, Gwyer – Community College Review, 1997
Compares and discusses methodology and motivations of community colleges to assess the economic impact of their institutions on local and state economies. Describes the use of the Caffrey Isaacs Economic Impact Model by community colleges. Examines 19 economic impact analyses and makes recommendations about future research and use of these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Impact
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Redmon, Kent D. – Community College Review, 1999
Reviews the literature on faculty evaluation to define how different purposes and competing values have produced two approaches. A procedural approach relies upon both self-evaluation and appraisals by peers, administrators, and students. The developmental approach rests upon teaching portfolios, dossiers, and self-evaluations. Contains 23…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty College Relationship
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Kiger, Derick M. – Community College Review, 1996
Describes a study of 478 graduates from a community college to determine their self-assessment of improvement in general education competencies, their perceptions of the college's success at incorporating general education into its technical curricula, and the benefits and side effects of self-assessment as a strategy to determine general…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Hammons, James O.; Murry, John W., Jr. – Community College Review, 1996
Describes a study of administrator evaluation systems at 350 community colleges, focusing on written policies, procedures, and evaluation instruments used. Indicates that 82% of the colleges had management appraisal plans and that 91% of these indicated that their plans were effective. Provides suggestions for improving the evaluation of…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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Hyers, Albert D.; Zimmerman, Allen – Community College Review, 2002
Compares segmentation modeling and logistic regression with regard to a longitudinal study of graduation rates at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. Suggests that segmentation modeling is as effective as the regression techniques in terms of predictive ability, but that segmentation modeling offers a distinct advantage in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic)
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Kim, Karen A. – Community College Review, 2002
Argues that the term 'nontraditional' is too broad to be helpful in identifying specific student needs at a community college because of the number of students who fit this definition. Presents research and suggestions, and discusses the limitations of using a single term. (Contains 24 references.) (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Community Colleges, Diversity (Student), Evaluation Methods
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Dellow, Donald A.; Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2002
Discusses how the State University of New York and the U.S. Department of Education (Vocational and Technical Educational Act programs) rely on a first-time, full-time cohort of entering students to measure the performance of community colleges. Reports that the use of this cohort misses roughly two-thirds of the students enrolled in degree…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Enrollment
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Henry, Thomas C. – Community College Review, 1986
Makes a distinction between developmental and remedial programs and suggests reasons for the difficulty in evaluating these programs. Identifies basic limitations in educational research, factors found in successful programs, questions to be considered in selecting and formulating the evaluation design, and five useful educational research…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation
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