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Kelchen, Robert – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: An increasing number of states are adopting performance-based funding (PBF) systems for their public colleges, but there are concerns that PBF dissuades colleges from recruiting and enrolling students with a lower likelihood of success. Some states have attempted to address this concern by providing additional funds for successfully…
Descriptors: Correlation, Performance, Design, Funding Formulas
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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Allen, Taryn Ozuna; Zhang, Yi – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Increasing degree completion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, particularly engineering, is a national priority. With an aspiration to increase the number of STEM graduates by one million in the next 10 years, more research is needed to understand the role of community colleges in achieving this…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Transfer Students, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Potts, Kristi S.; Bierlein Palmer, Louann – Community College Review, 2014
As one of the few qualitative studies on this topic, this phenomenological study examined how parolees experience participation in a community college reentry program. One-on-one interviews were conducted with 11 parolee college students. Major themes found that parolees enjoy the college environment and that they have become role models for their…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Ayers, David F. – Community College Review, 2009
Critical discourse analysis was employed to examine the narratives collected from 40 community college administrators who were asked to recount their experience in an event, activity, or decision that challenged their values. The analysis yielded three findings. First, contradictions emerged between the administrators' educational and professional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Discourse Analysis, Administrator Attitudes, Conflict of Interest
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Keim, Marybelle C.; Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 2008
The impending retirements of many community college leaders creates a need to better understand who the chief academic officers (CAOs) are and the paths they followed to become CAOs. Nonetheless, researchers have paid relatively little attention to this important leadership position. To address this gap in the literature, the authors undertook a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Deans, Educational Background, Trend Analysis
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Palazesi, Louis Mark; Bower, Beverly L. – Community College Review, 2006
This study examines the value importance to baby boomers of the community college as a means to reinvent or modify self-view and how value importance influences intent to return to the college for further educational services. Understanding the reinvention-self-identity modification phenomenon can help institutions create more satisfying…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Adult Education
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Chaves, Christopher – Community College Review, 2006
The aim of this article is to orient those interested in adult community college student research to a wide array of discourses and theoretical tools that can help us understand the underlying complexity of the problems faced by this often-marginalized group. Reviewed are categories of theory about student involvement and engagement, student…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Adult Students, Two Year College Students, Student Participation
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Wang, Wei-ni – Community College Review, 2004
This article begins by reviewing the development of community education in two-year colleges. It focuses on the five major types of community education programs: adult education, continuing education, lifelong learning, community services, and especially community-based education. The article concludes by discussing the challenges community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Education, Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education