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Lillibridge, Fred – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
This chapter presents a sophisticated approach for tracking student cohorts from entry through departure within an institution. It describes how a researcher can create a student tracking model to perform longitudinal research on student cohorts. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Longitudinal Studies, Models, Research Methodology
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Flores, Stella M.; Horn, Catherine L.; Crisp, Gloria – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2006
This chapter synthesizes the studies described in this volume and situates them within a broader policy context, concluding with implications for practitioners and researchers. (Contains 9 online resources.)
Descriptors: Public Policy, Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, Access to Education
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Orfield, Gary; Horn, Catherine L.; Flores, Stella M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2006
This chapter discusses the continued need for--and civil rights implications of--research on community colleges and Latino educational opportunity.
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Community Colleges, Civil Rights, Hispanic American Students
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MacDougall, Peter, Ed.; Friedlander, Jack, Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1990
Recent mandates from state and accrediting agencies are requiring community colleges to provide evidence of their success in such areas as basic skills and remediation, general education, major-field content, student development, transfer effectiveness, job training, job placement, and fiscal accountability. This volume, in addition to describing…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Community Colleges, Consortia, Data Collection
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Friedlander, Jack; MacDougall, Peter R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1990
Discusses the growth of the assessment movement, reviews the different measures of student performance being requested by state agencies, and describes institutional responses to state mandates. Offers guidelines for implementing an effective assessment program. (DMM)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Researchers
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Moore, Kay McCullough – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1986
Describes the context for current intense interest in educational effectiveness, presents basic steps in assessing institutional effectiveness (i.e., developing meaningful statements of institutional mission and goals, designing and implementing an institutional planning process, and identifying indicators of effectiveness), and discusses the…
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Institutional Evaluation
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Groff, Warren H. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1986
Identifies components of a comprehensive assessment of an educational institution's external environment; i.e., demographic trends, social indicators, economic trends, political change, technological advances, changes in the workplace, advances in information technologies, and value shifts. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Decision Making, Demography, Educational Environment
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Kelly, J. Terence; Otto, Ann M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1986
Argues that community college vitality is directly proportional to the integration of the comfort and confidence levels of personnel involved in public relations, institutional research, and college leadership. Considers Miami-Dade Community College's use of data on student demographics, achievement test results, student satisfaction, and…
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Institutional Research
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Carter, Edith H. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1986
Offers a historical overview of the changing emphases of institutional research in community colleges during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Identifies key areas for institutional research (e.g., access and quality, employer needs, technological advances, and changing conditions in the external environment). Advocates proactive planning through…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational History
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Zwemer, Diane – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1986
Presents an annotated bibliography of ERIC materials, covering problems, practices, and priorities in institutional research; the role of the institutional research office; and research guidelines and procedures. (DMM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Administration, Community Colleges, Decision Making
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Losak, John – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1990
Describes the centralized research model used by Miami-Dade Community College. Explains that the district's central office assumes responsibility for conducting all phases of the institutional research program (e.g., determining the research agenda, carrying out projects, monitoring projects, and disseminating results). Highlights strengths and…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Centralization, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges
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Orton, Marylin – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1990
Presents the research model used in the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District, which operates through a part-time institutional researcher guided by an institutional research committee. Discusses the committee's role and the use of research results in policymaking and other areas. Provides examples of research. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Centralization, Committees, Community Colleges
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Doucette, Don; Seybert, Jeffrey A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1990
Describes the Kansas Community College Research Consortium (KCCRC), focusing on motivations for organizing a research consortium to meet accountability demands, the KCCRC's organization and operating procedures, determination of objectives and dissemination of results, strengths and weaknesses, and examples of KCCRC studies. (DMM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Consortia, Educational Researchers
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Capoor, Madan; Morante, Edward – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1990
Describes two state-mandated programs for institutional accountability in New Jersey (i.e., Basic Skills Assessment Program and College Outcomes Evaluation Program), which function through cooperation between the state's higher education agency and its colleges and universities. Highlights research objectives, procedures, responsibilities,…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs
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Moss, Judith – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1986
Explains how the San Francisco Community College District uses data gathered via a student information questionnaire (SIQ) in making management decisions regarding transportation and parking facilities, location of facilities, student services, and program planning and evaluation. Describes SIQ methodology. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Decision Making
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