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Cook, Michelle J.; Hughes, Elizabeth M. – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
Researchers have reported that English language learners (ELLs) may be at risk of reading difficulties in the postsecondary setting. Although some students may only require explicit content-related vocabulary instruction and support with comprehension strategies in order to enhance comprehension, others may benefit from targeted shortterm…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English Language Learners, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
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Cofer, Rebecca – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
This study explored the perceived gains of postsecondary peer educators, specifically related to their views of learning, feelings of connection to campus, and feelings of fulfillment as a result of their roles. The peer educator in the campus learning center is a critical but undervalued resource for student success. This is reflected in the…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutors, Tutoring, Supplementary Education
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Nelson, Timothy S. – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
Local volunteer opportunities hold the potential for university students to develop as leaders and engaged members of the academic community, but students taking prescribed (sometimes termed developmental education) courses may be overlooked as candidates for these kinds of opportunities. Taking an anti-deficit stance, university faculty may…
Descriptors: Volunteers, College Students, Student Leadership, Remedial Reading
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Selva-Rodriguez, Ashley M.; Trammell, John K.; Minutello, Michael; Mudry, Rhonda – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
The curvilinear relationship between academic help-seeking and the need for assistance is well-reported (Fong et al., 2021; Karabenick & Knapp, 1991). Within the help-seeking literature, the complexity of help-seeking for ethnically diverse students has been explained by a few studies that cite cultural differences in self-regulation in…
Descriptors: Trauma Informed Approach, Ethnicity, Student Diversity, Help Seeking
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Virtue, Emily; Lett, Erika Lytle; Cheshire, Grace; Brown, Diamond; Gregory, Whitney – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
Though many colleges and universities claim to be driven by missions that highlight access, equity, and student success, academic policy and practice do not always mirror these claims. American higher education institutions are "obsessed with smartness" (Astin, 2017), yet fail to support educational attainment in an equitable manner.…
Descriptors: Academic Probation, At Risk Students, Equal Education, Higher Education
Lori A. Wischnewsky – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
A review of 29 juried journal articles from 2009-2022, among other sources, found that autistic students face numerous systemic barriers to success in postsecondary settings. Despite autistic students being academically prepared, many are not persisting and completing a postsecondary program. Major findings from the literature include the benefits…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Journal Articles
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Rebecca Caskey; Shelley Price-Williams – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
This study centered on the lived experiences of five community college students who were formerly incarcerated. Through interviews, the students shared their expectations before entering college, resources they found to be most helpful throughout their enrollment, and what they feel could make them more successful. The research focuses on the…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Student Experience
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Elizabeth A. Rainey; Z. W. Taylor – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
Although there is a wealth of literature focused on how and why college students persist, less is known about a subpopulation of college students: students on academic probation and/or financial aid warning status, i.e., students who are potentially one semester away from academic suspension and/or lost financial aid eligibility. This study seeks…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Academic Probation, At Risk Students
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Jenna Guenther – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
Students enrolled in higher education are often navigating a unique chapter of life where they experience a plethora of emotions triggered by academics, extracurricular involvement, relationships, work, and family obligations, among others. Thus, it is crucial that students and those who interact with them have the emotional awareness and…
Descriptors: College Students, Emotional Intelligence, Learning, Emotional Development
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Amy Lawrence-Wallquist; Lucinda Ford; Mehmet Kirmizi; Cody Patterson – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
In 2003, the Texas State Legislature enacted the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). Upon entering a postsecondary institution, non-exempt students are tested using the TSI Assessment. A student's scores are used to assist Texas public institutions of higher education in determining if students are prepared for introductory college coursework in the…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Freshmen, Student Evaluation, Introductory Courses
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Sharp, Laurie A. – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2022
DE programming in higher education should be designed to increase student success, and well-designed corequisite models have shown great potential as an accelerated option for completion of the first college-level course in math. With the support of a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant, Tarleton State University, a member institution…
Descriptors: Models, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Program Design
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Manasse, Mark; Rostworowski, Carolina – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2022
COVID-19 created unplanned, fully remote educational spaces. One California community college tutor training program augmented their tutor training practices to pivot to meet the needs of students now confronted with fully online learning. Using a mixed-methodology approach (e.g., survey and focus groups/individual interviews) over the course of…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, Two Year College Students
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Vyvial, Keith – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2022
In his developmental writing courses, Keith Vyvial often encounters students from diverse cultural backgrounds. As an English instructor, he has witnessed the prevalent problem of weak self-efficacy among students enrolled in developmental writing. For support, he strives to empower students from all sociocultural backgrounds. His personal…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Stereotypes, College Students, Remedial Instruction
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Ward, Jo – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2022
Implicit learning occurs in the absence of the intention to learn an unfamiliar skill and is particularly useful when the acquired knowledge is not initially easily verbalized in explicit terms (Cleereman et al., 2019). Implicit learning is simply a way of craftily making learning more meaningful so that students are either not immediately aware…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Anxiety, Academic Achievement, Remedial Instruction
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Glass, Katy; Suh, Emily K.; Posey, Britt; Owens, Sam – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2022
The purpose of this article is to explore SI's alignment to theories of adult learning and development which are the underpinnings of developmental education. We begin by identifying adult learning and development theories that have influenced the field of developmental education and then examine descriptions of SI in the literature to explore…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Learning Theories, Supplementary Education, Developmental Studies Programs
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