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Eddy, Pamela L.; Khwaja, Tehmina – Community College Review, 2019
Purpose: This research sought to determine if the gendered discourse on community college leadership has changed since Amey and Twombly published their analysis of community college literature in 1992. Argument: More women now lead 2-year colleges than ever before, and conceptions of leadership have evolved over time; but has the language used to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Gender Differences, College Administration, Instructional Leadership
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Levin, John S.; Martin, Marie C.; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Hoggatt, Michael J. – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: With both policy pressures from state governments, including states' funding behaviors, and the logic of the institution deeply ingrained over decades, community colleges face considerable challenge in reconciling conflicting values and requirements. Yet, as organizations they adapt to survive, and outcomes of adaptation may lead to an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, State Policy, Educational Change
Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Betrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: In recent years, developmental education (DE) reform has led to a restructuring of the placement process, redesigning of course instructional modalities, or implementing student support services to supplement developmental coursework. In Florida, recent legislative changes allowed students to opt out of placement testing and enroll…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Introductory Courses, Educational Change, Academic Advising
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Ayers, David F. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: To examine the discursive strategies deployed by community colleges to sustain legitimacy in an evolving and contradictory institutional environment. Method: Using corpus linguistics software, I compared 1,009 mission statements from 2012-2013 with a reference corpus of 427 mission statements from 2004. Results: Keywords analysis,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Comparative Analysis
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Harbour, Clifford P.; Wolgemuth, Jennifer R. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The purpose of this article is to explain how central points developed in Dewey's 1916 "Democracy and Education" provide the rationale needed to adopt institutional and policy recommendations made by Grubb and Lazerson in their 2004 book, "The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling". Method: The central…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Pretlow, Josh; Wathington, Heather D. – Community College Review, 2014
This study investigated the dual enrollment outcomes associated with a 2005 policy change intended to expand dual enrollment participation in Virginia. Results indicated that overall access to and participation in dual enrollment courses increased following the policy change. However, data showed this increase was not uniform, and minority groups…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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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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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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Slantcheva-Durst, Snejana; Ivanov, Stanislav – Community College Review, 2010
This chapter traces the development of short-cycle higher education in Bulgaria. An emphasis is placed on (a) the evolution of nonuniversity short-cycle institutes and (b) the challenges of bridging the gap between secondary and higher education and creating links between vocational and academic learning pathways. The case study of Bulgaria may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Alignment (Education), Articulation (Education)
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McKinney, Lyle; Morris, Phillip A. – Community College Review, 2010
This study examined the nature and degree of organizational change that occurs when community colleges offer their own baccalaureate degree programs. Utilizing qualitative research methodology, we investigated how executive administrators at two Florida colleges managed this momentous change process and how this transformation has affected their…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Organizational Change, Bachelors Degrees, Case Studies
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Aalsburg Wiessner, Colleen; Gonzalez Sullivan, Leila – Community College Review, 2007
This study examined the new learning that occurred in a professional development program for participants who aspire to the community college presidency. Knowledge construction occurred on three levels: personal, professional, and disciplinary. Reframing, embracing, and embodying activities toward knowledge construction were evident, and new…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Epistemology
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Locke, Mary G.; Guglielmino, Lucy – Community College Review, 2006
This qualitative case study focusing on a collegewide change initiative was conducted to provide community college leaders with a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the role of subcultures in planned change. Research indicates that institutional culture is a primary factor in the success of change programs; however, little research…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Subcultures, Educational Change, Organizational Culture
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Hanson, Chad M. – Community College Review, 2006
In the 1990s, community colleges underwent a shift in their guiding paradigm. The transformation in norms, roles, and values took place in the name of "learning," as the change was driven by the goal of turning 2-year schools into "learning colleges." In this article, it is suggested that the shift ushered in by the learning movement limited the…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Eddy, Pamela L. – Community College Review, 2003
Discusses the formation of a consortium of five technical colleges formed to counter the threat of school closure. States that the colleges were effective in averting shut-down, but planned changes failed, perhaps due to lack of belief in a common central mission and vision for the college consortium. (Contains 21 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Colleges, Consortia, Cooperative Programs
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Outcalt, Charles L. – Community College Review, 2000
Summarizes obstacles to effective teaching for community college faculty and presents strategies for overcoming them. Obstacles include faculty isolation, growing reliance on part-timers, pressure to produce research, underprepared students, and inadequate resources for development. Faculty have responded by developing learning communities,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development
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