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Buck Bracey, Zoë E. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
This article presents the results of exploratory research with community college students from non-dominant linguistic backgrounds (NDLB) in an introductory astronomy class as they collaborated to reconstruct dynamic cosmology visualizations through drawing. Data included student discourse during the drawing activity, post-activity interviews, and…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Astronomy, Science Education
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Bakhit, Kathy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This study used the lens of Resource Dependency Theory to examine the mindsets of nine community college presidents in California as they responded to the decline in state funding. The literature indicated that community colleges are pursing alternative sources of funding and emphasized presidents' roles in leading and engaging in many activities.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes
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Harris, Linwood N. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study is a departure from discussions on why community college students do not transfer in large numbers, but instead, provides an analysis of Latino students from community college who have successfully transferred to Tier 1 universities. The conceptual framework included student engagement theory (Kuh, 2003), the support for student…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Student Adjustment
Cavendish, Gordon F., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the experience of "discontinued enrollment" for military veteran students at western Virginia community colleges. The theory guiding this study was Schlossberg's (1981) transition theory, as the military veteran students were in transition from the military to the community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Veterans, Student Attrition
Porter, Autumn Rene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Though women make up the majority of community college students, faculty and staff, only 36% of community college presidents nationwide are female. With a significant number of presidential retirements on the horizon, there could be many opportunities for women in line for a community college presidency to take the next step along their career…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Community Colleges, College Administration, Leadership
Chambers-Turner, Ruth C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Supplemental instruction (SI), a peer assisted learning model, improves course performance, retention, and graduation rates of post-secondary education students. Researchers have questioned if the success of SI is due to students becoming more aware of assessment demands or if SI also promotes construction of new knowledge. The purposes of this…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Case Studies, Community Colleges, Grounded Theory
McGrady, Tracy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The role of a community college president's spouse can be an important one in the life of the college and in the success of the presidency, yet the role itself is often vaguely defined. This can cause frustration for a college president's spouse because he or she experiences ambiguity by not knowing the expectations college stakeholders hold of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Spouses, Role, College Presidents
Nichols, Pamela M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Program administrators of academic mentoring programs for African American male community college students contend that mentoring provides a means to increase retention and improve completion rates. Through the evaluation of prior studies, this study will seek to identify the factors that lead to successful completion. Shandley's (1989) concept of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Qualitative Research, African American Students, Mentors
Garrison, Nancy J.; Gardner, Douglas S. – Online Submission, 2012
This qualitative research explored first generation college students (FGCS) from a holistic perspective. The study investigated students' personal assets and provided the field of higher education an alternative to the pervasive deficit-orientation of this under resourced population. Psychological capital (Luthans, et al., 2006), framed within…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Higher Education, Grounded Theory, Interviews
Waggoner, Reneau – ProQuest LLC, 2016
One of the challenges facing community colleges in the United States is the looming retirements of executive/senior-level leadership, particularly the president, on a wide scale. This study explored the career aspirations of executive-level leaders within the community college using Social Cognitive Career Theory as the conceptual framework.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Administrators, Occupational Aspiration, College Presidents
Greene, Sunny – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Multiple approaches have been used in U.S. community colleges to address the learning needs of postsecondary students who are underprepared in basic skills math. The purpose of this exploratory interview study was to gain a deeper understanding of community college basic skills math learning through instructors' lived experiences using the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Andragogy, Interviews
Studebaker, Eric J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The second generation community college employee had not been a target population of any previous research in the field of higher education. This study added to a broader understanding of employees, their various characteristics, and the implications of those characteristics. The purpose of this study was to develop a grounded theory defining the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Job Satisfaction, Grounded Theory
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
Sasway, Hope – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is a need for science education research that explores community college student, instructor, and course characteristics that influence student interest and motivation to study science. Increasing student enrollment and persistence in STEM is a national concern. Nearly half of all college graduates have passed through a community college at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, STEM Education, Science Education
Bresso, Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative descriptive study examines and evaluates an internal, grow-your-own, community college leadership development program. Participants in a community college leadership development program self-reported their leadership knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) before, during, and after participation in the program. Study…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership Training, Two Year College Students, Experiential Learning
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