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Martin, Laura E.; Bohecker, Lynn – Inquiry, 2021
The authors investigated the complex relationships of coping associated with suicide risk among community college students. Survey responses were obtained from 733 participants. A multiple linear regression demonstrated that maladaptive coping such as self-distraction, substance use, and denial were predictive factors of suicide among students in…
Descriptors: Coping, Suicide, At Risk Students, Two Year College Students
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Arra, Christopher – Inquiry, 2021
The goal of the study was to assess the effects of gender on college students' perceptions of the cooperative learning process. Ninety-five college students completed 5 open-ended questions that asked students about their preferences for cooperative learning activities. Fifty-one female and 44 male students participated in the study. Utilizing…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Gender Differences, Psychology, Cooperative Learning
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Fuller, Laura – Inquiry, 2021
Blended learning has a muddled history but is still evolving. Technological innovations and the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 led higher education to create a new blend to blended learning, one that did not follow the generally accepted and most numerous definitions or previous examples of blended learning. This new blend of blended learning lacks the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Distance Education, Technological Advancement, Educational History
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Beamer, Zachary – Inquiry, 2021
In corequisite models of instruction, marginally prepared students are placed directly into college-level coursework, taught with a paired support course. Initial research suggests that such models yield significant improvements in the number of students passing credit-level mathematics when compared to previous models of prerequisite remediation.…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Developmental Studies Programs, College Mathematics, Community Colleges
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Palmisano, Andrea C. – Inquiry, 2021
Community colleges are academic institutions with a large number of nontraditional students whose needs must be understood before their academic needs can be fully addressed. Previous research studies have established a positive correlation between academic performance and the personality traits of Conscientiousness and Openness to Experiences,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average, Group Membership, Nontraditional Students
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He, Yuemin – Inquiry, 2020
Reacting directly to the fact that even the best syllabus is worthless to the student who does not read it, this essay draws inspiration from research of the past decade, especially from the learning-focused syllabus concept that was introduced by three researchers at the University of Virginia, and uses a questionnaire to gauge our community…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Community Colleges, Student Needs
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Tedrow, Mary K. – Inquiry, 2020
The initial composition course in the community college has the potential to be a transformative space for the identity formation of adult learners towards the linguistic signifier of "scholar." Freshman students of variable ages enter a new culture which demands the negotiation of an alternative academic language, an adaptation to the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Community Colleges, Self Concept
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Evans, Rebecca; Stansberry, Don; Bullington, Kim E.; Burnett, Dana – Inquiry, 2020
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to investigate first-generation students' perceptions of how their lived experiences have impacted their academic and nonacademic success. We utilized focus groups consisting of first-generation students who attended a rural community college and a large, public, metropolitan, research university, and…
Descriptors: Student Experience, First Generation College Students, Academic Achievement, Research Universities
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Beamer, Zachary – Inquiry, 2020
In Fall 2020, the VCCS [Virginia Community College System] will begin implementing the Direct Enrollment Pilot, building upon lessons learned in prior reforms and successes of reforms in other states. In the new corequisite model of developmental education, students at the margins of college preparation are placed directly into the college…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics, Enrollment, Student Placement
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Helmandollar, Matthew Seth – Inquiry, 2020
As a success coach, it can be challenging in identifying and referring students to the resources that can aid, and that can assist with each student's success during their first year. It is vital to use modern technological resources that are available at no additional cost to institutions, and which students are currently using, to aid in…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Stange, Melissa – Inquiry, 2020
This paper will discuss why technical skills alone will not be enough for students to have successful careers in the digital age. Much of their success will hinge on critical soft skills, such as adaptability, inner strength, holistic thinking, and a collaborative spirit. Examples will be provided for inclusion with a computer science program, but…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, 21st Century Skills, Computer Science Education, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Platts, Todd K.; Hoosier, Kim – Inquiry, 2020
This brief pedagogical essay, focusing on social science classrooms, provides fellow instructors with practical strategies and advice in reducing the presence of stereotype threat in their classrooms. Techniques of task reframing, practices of positive affirmation, the providing of constructive criticism, the incorporation of marginalized groups…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Stereotypes
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Waycaster, Pansy – Inquiry, 2019
Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) implemented MTH 155 -- Statistical Reasoning Co-Requisite -- in the spring semester of 2018. MTH 155 replaced MTH 146 on VHCC's campus. Prerequisites for this course are the first five developmental MTE modules. The intended co-requisite audience for this new course consists of students having…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics, Required Courses
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Hodges, Richard A. – Inquiry, 2019
The 1954 rulings in the United States Supreme Court cases of "Brown v Board of Education" was a landmark event in civil rights history. As momentous as the rulings were, they were not embraced by many Southern politicians. This was especially true in Virginia where Harry F. Byrd, Sr., U. S. Senator from Virginia, embarked on a campaign…
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation, Civil Rights, United States History
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Parker, Patricia – Inquiry, 2019
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) embarked on a comprehensive mathematics pathways project in October 2015 with a move from design to implementation in spring 2017. The VCCS Mathematics Pathways Project (VMPP) aimed not only to develop strategies to improve retention and completion, but also to address foundational barriers to students'…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Change Strategies, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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