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Broton, Katharine M. – Community College Review, 2019
Background: Most community college students from low-income families have ambitious educational degree goals, but only a small fraction attains them. For many decades, sociologists have primarily attributed this problem to a cooling out process in which college practitioners diminish students' educational ambitions using academic reorientation…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Grants, Low Income
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Wladis, Claire; Hachey, Alyse C.; Conway, Katherine M. – Community College Review, 2015
Using data from more than 2,000 community college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, this research investigates how ethnicity, gender, non-traditional student risk factors, academic preparation, socio-economic status, and English-as-second-language/citizenship status…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Enrollment Rate
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Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Hodara, Michelle; Cho, Sung-Woo; Xu, Di – Community College Review, 2015
To support the long-term success of underprepared students, many community colleges are experimenting with accelerated developmental education models, which allow students to complete remediation and enroll in college-level math and English within a shorter time frame. This study examines three developmental acceleration programs, including two in…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Developmental Studies Programs, Community Colleges, College Mathematics
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McNair, Delores E. – Community College Review, 2015
Anticipated retirements and relatively short tenure in office create a shortage of community college presidents in the United States. To fill the unprecedented number of vacancies requires a cadre of candidates well prepared for the demands of the position. Using Satir's change model as a theoretical framework, this year-long reflective study…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Change Strategies, Models
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Wladis, Claire; Conway, Katherine M.; Hachey, Alyse C. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: This study analyzes how ethnicity, gender, and non-traditional student characteristics relate to differential online versus face-to-face outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses at community colleges. Method: This study used a sample of 3,600 students in online and face-to-face courses matched by…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Online Courses, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Tovar, Esau – Community College Review, 2015
This study examines how interactions with institutional agents (faculty and academic counselors) and select student support programs influence success (i.e., grade point average) and intentions to persist to degree completion for Latino/a community college students. Using social capital theory and college impact models, the study controls for the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, School Counselors
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Stuart, G. Rob; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Deil-Amen, Regina – Community College Review, 2014
Community colleges play a key role in educating the large number of non-traditional, low-income, and under-prepared students who have entered higher education in the past several decades. Despite increased access, community colleges are struggling to graduate students. Most, if not all, strategies provided by scholars to improve college completion…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Persistence, Employment Opportunities
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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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Hirschy, Amy S.; Bremer, Christine D.; Castellano, Marisa – Community College Review, 2011
Career and technical education (CTE) students pursuing occupational associate's degrees or certificates differ from students seeking academic majors at 2-year institutions in several ways. This article examines several theoretical models of student persistence and offers a conceptual model of student success focused on CTE students in community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Models, Vocational Education, Career Development
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George, Michael – Community College Review, 2010
This article examines motivational potentialities in remedial mathematics education within an ethical context, applying a model for ethical decision making in education developed by Shapiro and Stefkovich, in which three broad ethical categories are discussed: the ethic of justice, the ethic of care, and the ethic of critique. These ethical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Ethics, Remedial Mathematics, Student Motivation
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Kenton, Carol Piper; Schuh, John H.; Huba, Mary E.; Shelley, Mack C., II – Community College Review, 2004
The extent to which community colleges in 10 Midwest states relied on 12 current funds revenue sources between 1990 and 2000 is presented in this study. Four models of funding were identified and evaluated. All models generated revenue in excess of the change in the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI), a measure of inflation over the period…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Income