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Quarles, Christopher L.; Davis, Mickey – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Remedial mathematics courses are widely considered a barrier to student success in community college, and there has been a significant amount of work recently to reform them. Yet, there is little research that explicitly examines whether increasing learning in remedial classes improves grades or completion rates. This study examines the…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Yamada, Hiroyuki; Bryk, Anthony S. – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Statway is a community college pathways initiative developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designed to accelerate students' progress through their developmental math sequence to acquiring college math credit in statistics. Statway is a multifaceted change initiative designed to address the complex problems…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, College Credits, Mathematics Instruction
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Van Noy, Michelle; Trimble, Madeline; Jenkins, Davis; Barnett, Elisabeth; Wachen, John – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Some have hypothesized that community college programs are not sufficiently structured to support student success and that students would benefit from more highly structured programs. This study examines the specific ways that structure is expressed in policy and practice at representative community colleges. Method: Using data obtained…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Skari, Lisa Ann – Community College Review, 2014
Due to the decrease in public funding, community colleges are in a position where they need to generate private gifts. Alumni represent the largest untapped pool of prospective donors, and the success of alumni giving at 4-year institutions illustrates the potential that exists for community colleges. To develop effective fundraising strategies,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Alumni, Donors
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Wachen, John; Jenkins, Davis; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2011
The federal government and private foundations for education have established postsecondary credential completion as a national imperative. Washington State's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) model was developed to increase the rate at which basic skills students advance to and succeed in college-level occupational programs,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Technical Education, Basic Skills, Career Education
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Chase, Megan M. – Community College Review, 2011
Using critical policy analysis, this study considers state policies that impede technical credit transfer from public 2-year colleges to 4-year institutions of higher education. The states of Ohio, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin are considered, and seven policy benchmarks for facilitating the transfer of technical credits are proposed. (Contains…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Transfer Policy, Associate Degrees
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Mercer, Kerri Russo – Community College Review, 2009
The correctional population in the United States has increased dramatically in the past two decades and shows no sign of tapering off. In addition, the recidivism rates of those inmates who are released are high. Consequently, various constituencies have questioned how the number of inmates who return to the correctional population can be reduced.…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support