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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Cunningham, Kelly; Jordan, Alec – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This article explores the application of science identity development theory for women of color interested in the science disciplines; and it advocates for taking an intersectional approach to understanding how women of color form science identities. The article also challenges community college administrators and scholars to focus on redefining…
Descriptors: Women Scientists, Minority Group Students, Community Colleges, Science Education
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Caton, Jazmin; Mistriner, Mark – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this case study was to evaluate the lessons learned from the development of a project that set out to revitalize an economically depressed area with an innovative approach to workforce development through partnerships. The focus was to utilize the development of the Niagara County Community College Culinary Institute as an example…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Leadership, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2013
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Discussion Groups, Content Analysis, Games
Reyes, Andres Ray F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using narrative inquiry, this qualitative study sought to examine the community college experiences of 12 South Sudanese refugees resettled in Massachusetts. Through interviews, I gathered participants' narratives around three focal areas: the impact of culturally responsive practices on their learning experiences, the challenges and obstacles…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Transformative Learning, Refugees
Holliday, A'lon Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Despite the growing body of research on African American students' academic achievement and the role mothers play in their child's academic development, few studies (Carter, 2008; Fordham, 1988) examined the role fathers play in the development of their child's academic achievement. The primary aim of this study was to examine how the father or…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Fathers, Parent Role
Simpson, Janis Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative research study was to determine the degree to which Licensed Practical Nursing programmatic variables positively correlate with select Tennessee Technology Center institution pass rates on the licensure examination--NCLEX-PNRTM. This study investigated the relationship between the dependent variable of NCLEX-PNRTM…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Liu, Ying; Yin, Alexander C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
The authors begin this chapter by revisiting Astin, Panos, and Creager (1967), who developed a conceptual scheme to guide the selection of various types of measurements organized by three dimensions: (1) type of outcome; (2) type of data; and (3) time. In assessing basic skills, general education, and attainment of the major, the focus is on…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Student Development, Individual Development, Colleges
Rayfield, William W., III – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study is to answer the call of the National Endowment for the Arts (2011), and various other arts-related organizations, for extensive research on the ability of the fine and performing arts to improve the quality of life for those who participate in them. Guided by C. Robert Pace's theory of quality of student effort, this…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Art Education, Art Activities
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Kim, ChanMin; Bennekin, Kimberly N. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
We designed support for volitional control with four stages for "goal initiation" ("Want it"), "goal formation" ("Plan for it"), "action control" ("Do it"), and "emotion control" ("Finish it") based on theories and models of volition. We implemented the support in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Goal Orientation, Individual Power, Community Colleges
Oprean, Celeste Pramik – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In North Carolina (NC) there are a total of 58 community colleges, each of which provides a unique approach to handling support for adjunct faculty. The NC Community College System provided a good setting to explore how one state in particular compares to current research on administrative support of adjunct faculty in the areas of hiring,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Selection
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The Study of Community College Structures for Student Success (SCCSSS) was launched in 2010 with three goals at its center: (1) To explore a set of promising institutional practices and organizational structures identified through theory and research as having the potential to support community college student success; (2) To present a synthesized…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Community Colleges, Focus Groups, Academic Achievement
Parsons, Brianna Bates – ProQuest LLC, 2012
First-generation, female college students often face an uphill battle in their quest for degree attainment. Literature suggests several areas in which first-generation college students struggle, but there are programs designed to help this demographic of student; specifically the TRiO program, a federally-funded operation that specializes in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Integration, First Generation College Students, Community Colleges
Jimison, Donna L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In a large community college in the Midwest, an online medical terminology course was experiencing success rates below that of college- and state-wide levels. This study evaluated the outcomes of intentional, increased numbers of e-mail communications between under-performing students and faculty for the purpose of improving student academic…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Teacher Student Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning
Senegal, Pamela Gibson – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This research is a qualitative case study exploring the experiences of African American male mentoring community college students. Such programs have proliferated throughout higher education, over the past 20 years, in an effort to improve the retention, performance and goal attainment of African American males. The theoretical framework shaping…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Mentors, Student Attitudes
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Eynon, Bret; Gambino, Laura M.; Török, Judit – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2014
Connect to Learning (C2L) is a FIPSE-funded project coordinated by LaGuardia Community College (CUNY) that links ePortfolio teams from 24 campuses nationwide into a supportive community of practice. Launched in 2011, C2L focused on exploring and documenting ePortfolio strategies to advance student, faculty, and institutional learning. Working…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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