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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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Belfield, Clive R.; Bailey, Thomas – Community College Review, 2011
This article reviews the existing literature on the economic and other benefits of attending community college. First, the article reports on the earnings gains across all students and reviews the evidence for subgroups by gender, minority status, and credits accumulated. The article then reviews the methodological challenges associated with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Attendance, Literature Reviews, Evidence
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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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Zhang, Yi – Community College Review, 2011
This article--the first in the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Review Essays Series--reviews the literature concerning education-abroad opportunities for community college students. The article examines the benefits accrued to students through overseas study, briefly notes the history of education-abroad programs, and summarizes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational History, Two Year College Students, Literature Reviews
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Nitecki, Elena M. – Community College Review, 2011
The challenge faced by all community colleges is how to increase student success, whether success is defined in terms of graduating with a degree or certificate, transferring, or retaining a job. With approximately 40% of the nation's undergraduates pursuing higher education through the community college (52% when one considers public institutions…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Success, College Outcomes Assessment, School Holding Power
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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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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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Skolnik, Michael L. – Community College Review, 2011
This article examines the relationship between community colleges and universities in Canada and the United States based on increased involvement of community colleges in offering baccalaureate programs. The article employs a theoretical framework borrowed from the study of jurisdictional conflict between professions. After considering the types…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees
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Romano, Richard M.; Losinger, Regina; Millard, Tim – Community College Review, 2011
Inspired by a white paper produced by the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity, and Accountability, this study uses different measures of calculating the cost of a college degree at an upstate community college in New York. Departmental cost per credit hour, direct instructional costs, and full costs are all explained. A…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Costs, Case Studies, Student Costs
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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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Eddy, Pamela L. – Community College Review, 2010
Community college leaders serve as linchpins for framing meaning on campus. The current pressures on institutions (given declining financial resources, demands for accountability, changing faculty ranks, and societal need for new knowledge) require presidents to juggle multiple priorities while presenting a cohesive message to campus constituents.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Leadership, Presidents
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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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Reille, Audrey; Kezar, Adrianna – Community College Review, 2010
This study examines how to fill the growing need for community college leaders by creating "grow-your-own" (GYO) leadership programs through a national interview study and a case study involving action research. The findings demonstrate design flaws that are typical in the development of GYO programs. Strategies for overcoming these flaws are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Action Research, Leadership, Leadership Training
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Frankland, Tammy – Community College Review, 2010
The purpose of this narrative inquiry was to discover how six community college presidents who were undergraduate English majors construct the stories of their academic and professional journeys. Findings were synthesized using three themes--boundaries, connections, and transformations--as an interpretative framework. The selected presidents…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Undergraduate Study, English
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