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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Purnamasari, Agustina Veny – Community College Review, 2012
American policy makers, educators, and others are concerned that predicted workforce shortages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields will have a catastrophic impact on the economy. This article takes a realistic look at the "STEM problem," identifying how community colleges can be a part of the solution. We provide…
Descriptors: Evidence, Ethnic Groups, Community Colleges, STEM Education
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Bragg, Debra D.; Durham, Brian – Community College Review, 2012
In an era when college completion dominates the policy agenda, matters of access and equity are critically important. The allure of raising completion rates by reducing access for students thought unprepared for college and incapable of finishing is too attractive to deny. This article discusses the importance of linking access and completion to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Equal Education, Graduation
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Mullin, Christopher M. – Community College Review, 2012
This article examines measures of student success, with a focus on how they apply to community colleges. A conceptual framework is presented as a way of facilitating thinking about and accurately grounding discussions of student success. The article closes with an examination of emerging concepts related to the measurement of student success in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Success, Institutional Characteristics, Outcome Measures
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Oliver, Diane E.; Hioco, Barbara – Community College Review, 2012
The purpose of this article is to describe a decision-making framework developed for use by community college administrators and higher education faculty members who teach graduate courses in community college administration or leadership. The rationale for developing a decision-making approach that integrates ethics and critical thinking was…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Management Development, Leadership
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Wood, J. Luke; Hilton, Adriel A. – Community College Review, 2012
This article encourages community college leaders to employ ethical paradigms when constructing and considering alternative courses of action in decision-making processes. The authors discuss four previously articulated paradigms (e.g., ethic of justice, ethic of critique, ethic of care, and ethic of the profession) and propose an additional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Ethics, Models
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Propheter, Geoffrey; Jez, Su Jin – Community College Review, 2012
Recent improprieties by community college administrators have scarred the public trust. Efforts to secure against maladministration are firmly rooted in utilitarian and deontological ethics. In this article, the authors argue that these common approaches cannot remedy maladministration in the community college because utilitarianism and deontology…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Ethics, Administrators
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Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2011
This essay canvasses selected studies undertaken by economists on the community college. Key authors and journals are noted, followed by an examination of what economists contribute to our understanding of the community college in terms of costs, price and financial aid, economic and social benefits, and the institution's role in furthering…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
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McNair, Delores E.; Duree, Christopher A.; Ebbers, Larry – Community College Review, 2011
Although much has been written about preparing community college leaders, little is known about how presidents believe they might have better prepared for the role. Using presidential narratives from a national study, this article describes how presidents perceive gaps in prior preparation and offers recommendations to support the professional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Salas, Spencer; Portes, Pedro R.; D'Amico, Mark M.; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia – Community College Review, 2011
In this article, we employ a cultural historical theoretical framework to extend understandings of how widespread 2-year college placement policies concerning English remediation potentially locate and retain U.S.-educated Latino adolescents at the margins of higher education through well-intentioned yet deficit-driven postsecondary cultural…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Higher Education, Student Placement, Educational Practices
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Amey, Marilyn J.; Eddy, Pamela L.; Campbell, Timothy G. – Community College Review, 2010
Community college partnerships with institutions in other educational sectors (including schools and universities) are important and strategic ways of meeting the educational needs of college constituents and maximizing resources to achieve local and state economic development goals. Understanding what is required for effective partnerships is…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Transitional Programs, Articulation (Education)
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Kirsch, Magda – Community College Review, 2010
After an overview of the history of short-cycle education within the Bologna process, this article details the development of short-cycle higher education policy in Flanders, the largest of the three communities in the Federal Kingdom of Belgium. By developing a Flemish national qualification framework in agreement with the European qualification…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualifications, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Longhurst, Derek – Community College Review, 2010
This chapter traces the history, purposes, and distinctive features of the foundation degree, a short-cycle higher education qualification introduced in England in 2000-2001 and offered by both universities and further education colleges. The key characteristics of the foundation degree are discussed: employer involvement in curriculum development…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship
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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
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Shults, Christopher – Community College Review, 2008
Increasingly hostile and turbulent environments have rendered top-down, problem-focused management structures inadequate for competing in the ever-changing postsecondary knowledge industry. The community college abundance model (CCAM), a strengths-based approach to performance enhancement in community colleges, is presented as a viable…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Positive Reinforcement, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness
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Katsinas, Stephen G. – Community College Review, 2008
Raymond J. Young (1923-2007) played a key role in the post-World War II development of community colleges in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and elsewhere. This article describes his scholarly and professional contributions in developing "bottom-up," grassroots citizen's participatory studies that led to the establishment of 60 community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Change Agents, Community Action, Community Development
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