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Locklear, Christopher D.; Davis, Mary Lynne; Covington, Vivian Martin – Community College Review, 2009
This study investigates the effectiveness of a two-plus-two university center teacher education program. In this program, the entire curriculum is delivered on community college campuses; community college faculty members deliver the general education coursework, and university faculty members deliver coursework in the teacher education program…
Descriptors: Campuses, Teacher Education Programs, Community Colleges, College Outcomes Assessment
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O'Gara, Lauren; Mechur Karp, Melinda; Hughes, Katherine L. – Community College Review, 2009
This study examines student success courses in two urban community colleges. Through analysis of student interview data, we find that such courses are an essential resource for students, in large part because the various benefits reinforce one another and magnify their influence. These benefits include learning about the college, classes, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Study Skills, Academic Achievement, Urban Areas
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Ayers, David F. – Community College Review, 2009
Critical discourse analysis was employed to examine the narratives collected from 40 community college administrators who were asked to recount their experience in an event, activity, or decision that challenged their values. The analysis yielded three findings. First, contradictions emerged between the administrators' educational and professional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Discourse Analysis, Administrator Attitudes, Conflict of Interest
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Hom, Willard C. – Community College Review, 2009
Various analyses have used the transfer rate as a performance indicator for community colleges, but the question of what constitutes an appropriate denominator in the transfer-rate equation remains a point of contention. This article examines the potential drawbacks of using student-reported educational goals to determine which students are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Transfer Rates (College), Self Disclosure (Individuals), Educational Research
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Bambara, Cynthia S.; Harbour, Clifford P.; Davies, Timothy Gray; Athey, Susan – Community College Review, 2009
This article reports the findings of a phenomenological study that examined the lived experience of community college students enrolled in high-risk online courses (HRCs) at a community college in the American Southeast. HRCs were defined as college courses with withdrawal or failure rates of 30% or more. In-depth interviews were conducted with 13…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Online Courses, Student Experience
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Jaeger, Audrey J.; Eagan, M. Kevin, Jr. – Community College Review, 2009
Employment of part-time faculty members by community colleges has become an increasingly common approach to reducing institutional costs, which may have unintended consequences for student outcomes. This study examines the relationship between part-time faculty members and the associate's degree completion of community college students. The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty, Associate Degrees, College Outcomes Assessment
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Mendoza, Pilar; Mendez, Jesse P.; Malcolm, Zaria – Community College Review, 2009
Using a longitudinal, state-wide dataset, this study assessed the effect of financial aid on the persistence of full-time students in associate's degree programs at the Oklahoma community colleges. Three financial-aid sources were examined: the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), Pell grants, and Stafford loans. Results indicate that…
Descriptors: State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Grants, Federal Aid
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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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Bahr, Peter Riley – Community College Review, 2009
Lateral transfer (between community colleges) is second only to upward transfer (to a 4-year institution) among community college students' most common patterns of transfer. Yet, upward transfer is the focus of innumerable studies, while lateral transfer has received very little empirical attention. This study explores the occurrence and frequency…
Descriptors: Credentials, Community Colleges, Student Characteristics, College Transfer Students
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Gallo, Michael A.; Odu, Michael – Community College Review, 2009
This study examines the relationship between scheduling (3-, 2-, and 1-day-per-week classes) and achievement in college algebra. The study is grounded in spacing effect theory, which examines how variations in the frequency and timing of instruction affect student learning, and involves 116 Florida community college students. Regression analyses…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algebra, School Schedules, College Mathematics
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Gibson, John R.; Murray, John P. – Community College Review, 2009
This study examined how Texas community college artist-educators balance artistic productivity with their teaching responsibilities. The 98 survey respondents represented 76.6% of a stratified random sample of the full-time instructors in visual arts departments within the 50 Texas public community college districts. Access to studio space and…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Community Colleges, Artists, College Faculty
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Sheldon, Caroline Q. – Community College Review, 2009
Logistic regression was employed to determine whether student transfer to for-profit, 4-year colleges (as opposed to other 4-year colleges) is a function of students' social background characteristics, the students' academic experiences at the community college, and the transfer context of the community college attended (i.e., the overall transfer…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, College Transfer Students, Proprietary Schools
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Ayers, David F.; Miller-Dyce, Cherrel; Carlone, David – Community College Review, 2008
Researchers asked 17 participants in a job-training program to describe their personal struggles following an economic restructuring. Examined through a critical theoretical lens, findings indicate that the learners enrolled in the program to reclaim security, dignity, meaningful work, and caring relationships. Program planners at community…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Program Development, Job Training
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Abelman, Robert; Dalessandro, Amy – Community College Review, 2008
Providing an accessible and adaptable education has become an increasingly daunting task for community colleges. Administrators must formulate adaptive strategies as well as purposefully articulate them. A content analysis of the mission and vision statements from a nationwide sample of community colleges was performed, and key linguistic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Content Analysis, Classification
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Lester, Jaime – Community College Review, 2008
Organizational cultures shape and reinforce socially appropriate roles for men and women. Drawing on a performativity framework, which assumes that gender is socially constructed through gendered "performances," this study employs interviews with and observations of six women faculty members to examine how dominant discourses define and maintain…
Descriptors: Socialization, Organizational Culture, Women Faculty, Females
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