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  1. The Community College Option (United States)

    Rosenbaum, James E.; Ahearn, Caitlin; Rosenbaum, Janet


    Efforts to promote college for all for all has opened college doors to a broad range of students. But college--and career success after college--doesn't have to mean a bachelor's degree. Community college credentials, such as associate's degrees and one-year certificates, can lead to further degrees or jobs that offer more benefits than students…

  2. Long Range Development Plan for Leeward Oahu Community College, Oahu, State of Hawaii. (United States)

    Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall, Honolulu, HI.

    Numerous graphics are used to illustrate the areas and stages of development of Hawaii's first completely new community college. The unique features of topology and climate are emphasized and integrated into the development of the plan. Specific topics discussed or illustrated include--(1) population distribution, (2) land use, (3) parking and…

  3. Is Community College Really College? (United States)

    Blankenship, Mark


    There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to community college. The general population appears to believe that because the tuition per credit hour is incredibly cheaper than that of the average university, students are receiving a "discounted," "cheap," "rip-off" education. Top community college students struggle against the mistaken…

  4. Community Colleges Online (United States)

    Crawford, Corinne; Persaud, Colin


    Presently, community colleges are bursting at the seams. In 2011, community colleges turned away more than 400,000 prospective students. In the next six years, 63 percent of all U.S. jobs will require postsecondary education. Twenty two million new workers with postsecondary degrees will be needed by 2018. Community colleges are turning…

  5. Latinos at Community Colleges (United States)

    Martinez, Magdalena; Fernandez, Edith


    Community colleges serve as the point of entry for the majority of Latinos in higher education, offering low-cost, smaller-scale educational opportunities in the communities where students live and providing the preparation for four-year colleges and universities that may have been lacking in their K-12 education. The challenges to community…

  6. Reimagining the Community College (United States)

    Jones-Kavalier, Barbara; Roueche, John


    Reform is another word for that which has challenged community college leaders for too long: the need to reorganize, to transform, and to change. Challenges such as declining funds and increasing accountability are unquestionable certainties for community college leaders who must face daily the realities about them. For them it is not a story…

  7. Aviation and the Community College. (United States)

    Finch, Harold L.; Watson, Russell W.

    This report summarizes the major conclusions of the Aviation Briefing for Community Colleges, which met to establish dialogue between community colleges and the aviation industry. Included are: (1) an overview of community college aviation, covering the topics of the aviation industry, the rationale for aviation in the community college, the types…

  8. College vs. Communities. (United States)

    Healy, Patrick


    Increasingly, local governments are at odds with colleges and universities over payment for municipal services. Some see such payments as a challenge to the institutions' tax-exempt status as nonprofit organizations. Others feel that the economic climate demands a redefinition of the school-community relationship. (MSE)

  9. Community College a Research Puzzle (United States)

    Viadero, Debra


    When President Barack Obama unveiled his plans this summer for a $12 billion federal investment in the nation's community colleges, he said he wanted the initiative to yield an additional 5 million community college graduates by 2020. Research suggests that reaching that goal may be a tall order. Community colleges have abysmal graduation rates:…

  10. Reflections on Community College Research (United States)

    Floyd, Deborah L.; Antczak, Laura


    Focused researchers have filled the important role of documenting the evolution of community colleges, which have changing missions and diverse programs, designed around their communities. This article reflects on key works of Council for the Study of Community College (CSCC) members in thematic areas of access, student success, faculty…

  11. Issue Brief: Community College and High School Partnerships (United States)

    Barnett, Elisabeth; Hughes, Katherine


    In this Brief, the authors focus on partnerships between community colleges and high schools that may make it more likely for students to complete "three important milestones" on the road to college completion: (1) Enrollment in college; (2) College readiness at enrollment; and (3) Persistence in college. There is a broad range of goals and…

  12. Online Education in Community Colleges (United States)

    Cejda, Brent


    This chapter explores the tremendous growth in the use of the Internet to deliver distance education at community colleges. The author examines various definitions of online education, including the types of courses, programs, and degrees available and the types of community colleges that offer greater amounts of online programming. Considerations…

  13. Quality in Community College Libraries. (United States)

    Tompkins, Philip


    Examines indicators of quality in academic and research libraries, especially community college libraries. Topics include standards of the Association of College and Research Libraries; standards of the business community, including Total Quality Management; quality management as systemic change; impediments to quality; and information literacy.…

  14. Community Colleges and Social Mobility (United States)

    Romano, Richard M.; Eddy, Pamela L.


    Historically, community colleges have promoted social mobility by providing access to higher education, especially for underrepresented groups. Because of their geographic availability, open admissions policy, and low cost, these colleges have expanded educational opportunity to millions of Americans, young and old. Recently, however, the emphasis…

  15. Community Colleges and Economic Development. (United States)

    Gallego, Augustine

    This document argues that regions that sustain economic growth or recover rapidly from economic slumps are often the same communities that have aggressively developed and continue to strengthen collaborations with business and industry, universities, community colleges, high schools, and other key public and private sector entities. In San Diego…

  16. Baccalaureate Community Colleges: The New Florida College System (United States)

    Floyd, Deborah L.; Falconetti, Angela M. Garcia; Hrabak, Michael R.


    In 2008 Florida's Senate Bill No. 1716 was enacted, which replaced the Florida Community College System with the Florida College System and presented 9 out of the 28 community colleges with the option to transition to state colleges. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of Senate Bill No. 1716 and, in doing so, discuss the…

  17. Middlesex Community College Geothermal Project

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    Klein, Jessie [Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA (United States); Spaziani, Gina [Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA (United States)


    The purpose of the project was to install a geothermal system in the trustees house on the Bedford campus of Middlesex Community College. In partnership with the environmental science faculty, learning activities for environmental science courses were developed to explain geothermal energy and more specifically the newly installed system to Middlesex students. A real-time monitoring system highlights the energy use and generation.

  18. Handbook for community college librarians

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    Crumpton, Michael A


    ""This work will serve as a very useful introduction for either new or aspiring community college librarians or as a text for an LIS course. The concise chapters, filled with both scholarship and practical advice, will help librarians better understand their environment."" - Library Journal Online

  19. Models of Community Colleges in Mainland China (United States)

    Zhang, Yi


    This chapter provides an overview of community colleges in mainland China, addressing briefly the recent history of community college development, defining these institutions, detailing various models with examples, and discussing challenges faced by these institutions and recommendations for future development.

  20. Online Education in the Community College (United States)

    Johnson, Steven G.; Berge, Zane


    This paper looks at three areas impacting online education at the community college level. Community colleges account for more than half of all online students in the United States as of 2006. This makes the success of online learning at the community college level a critical part of the growing online learning movement. Using data for…

  1. Successful Community College Transfer Students Speak Out (United States)

    Ellis, Martha M.


    The community college as the entranceway into the baccalaureate degree is becoming a prevalent choice for students. This study was a qualitative approach to understanding attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge acquisition by successful community college transfer students. University students who transferred from a community college and were making…

  2. At the Intersection of College & Community (United States)

    Pierce, Dennis


    By purchasing abandoned facilities and transforming them into vibrant hubs for culture and education, community colleges are fulfilling one of their key missions: revitalizing their communities. But these types of projects can be fraught with challenges as well. Here's how Austin Community College (Texas), Manchester Community College…

  3. Philanthropic Motivations of Community College Donors (United States)

    Carter, Linnie S.; Duggan, Molly H.


    This descriptive study surveyed current, lapsed, and major gift donors to explore the impact of college communications on donors' decisions to contribute to the college, the likelihood of donor financial support for various college projects, and the philanthropic motivation profiles of the donors of a midsized, multicampus community college in…

  4. Prevention at Community Colleges. Prevention Update (United States)

    Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2012


    According to "Community College Student Alcohol Use: Developing Context-Specific Evidence and Prevention Approaches," community colleges have traditionally had a threefold mission that includes preparing students for transfer to four-year colleges, developmental education, and workforce preparation. The researchers point out that the demographic…

  5. Psychological Factors in Community College Student Retention (United States)

    Luke, Chad; Redekop, Frederick; Burgin, Chris


    This study explored psychological factors in the context of a community college population purported to impact decisions to remain in college from one semester to another. Researchers examined results from 1191 responses from students attending a community college in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The study further explored the predictive power…

  6. Columbia Gorge Community College Business Survey. (United States)

    McKee, Jonathon V.

    This is a report on a business survey conducted by Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) (Oregon) to review the success and quality of the college's degree and certificate programs in business administration, computer application systems, and computer information systems. The community college surveyed 104 local businesses to verify the…

  7. Community Colleges: Preparing Students for Diverse Careers (United States)

    Guthrie, Lou A.


    Postgraduation outcomes for community college students are complex. In addition to traditional job placement and earnings information, transferring to a 4-year institution is a positive first-destination outcome. Furthermore, community college students may have education and career goals that do not include earning a degree. Community college…

  8. Untapped Potential: Latinos and California Community Colleges


    Chavez, Lisa


    Latinos are now the largest group of students who begin their postsecondary studies at a California community college after graduating from a public high school. This represents an opportunity to improve bachelor degree attainment among Latinos via the community college transfer function. This research brief describes current transfer rates among Latinos, reviews the literature on the barriers to transfer, and concludes with a cohort analysis of Latino community college students that descri...

  9. Preparing Community College Teachers of Social Science (United States)

    Miller, Raymond C.


    An interdisciplinary doctoral degree program to prepare community college social science teachers is described. The program includes academic course work, summer practicums, internship, and comprehensive examinations. (RN)

  10. Transportation Practices in Community College Athletics (United States)

    LaVetter, David; Kim, Hyun Duck


    Over 45,000 U.S. community college athletes were transported to events during 2005-2006. Transporting college athletes has been an overlooked risk management issue facing administrators. Team travel accidents have caused death, injury, liability claims, property loss, and grief. National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) member…

  11. Experiences of Community College Student Leaders (United States)

    Miles, Jennifer


    Student governance is one way for students to become involved on college campuses. Student government allows participants to represent the needs of the student body and to voice their concerns to college administrators. In a qualitative study, five presidents of community college student government associations were interviewed. The student…

  12. Real Estate Curriculum for Community Colleges. (United States)

    Nelson, Robert W.

    The Oregon Department of Education has prepared this curriculum guide to assist community college personnel in developing or upgrading real estate programs. This fast-growing field has demanded that community colleges analyze the course content of such programs so that they are relevant to the actual needs of the industry. An Advisory Committee…

  13. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence (United States)

    Perlstein, Linda


    The nation's community colleges share a common and vital purpose: preparing students--young and working adults--for jobs and continued academic study. Today, over 7 million community college students strive to attain a degree that will expand their opportunity, whether they aim to graduate directly into the workforce or continue on to seek a…

  14. Images of Fictional Community College Students (United States)

    Bourke, Brian; Major, Claire H.; Harris, Michael S.


    Popular media represent outlets for shaping and informing public perception of institutions and institutional actors found in our society. Community colleges and their students have been featured in a number of fictional works. This paper provides an analysis of the portrayal of community college students in the fictional works of novels, short…

  15. Leadership Considerations for Incoming Community College President (United States)

    Geller, Harold A.


    (Purpose) The purpose of this narrative is to provide thoughtful guidance to a community college president just starting in the position. (Methodology) A review of the leadership literature, especially as pertaining to community colleges, is examined. (Results) A summary of the literature reviewed is presented, highlighting the most relevant…

  16. Crisis Management in the Community College (United States)

    Murray, John P.; Kishur, Joseph M., Jr.


    This study examined the decision-making processes of community college presidents when confronted with unexpected and major challenges. During the day-to-day operations of community colleges, presidents typically rely on their best judgment when making routine decisions. However, this decision-making process needs to change when the unexpected…

  17. Corrections Education. Washington's Community and Technical Colleges (United States)

    Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015


    The Washington State Department of Corrections contracts with community colleges to provide basic education and job training at each of the state's 12 adult prisons so upon release, individuals are more likely to get jobs and less likely to return. Washington State community colleges build a bridge for offenders to successfully re-enter…

  18. Participative Leadership: Perspectives of Community College Presidents (United States)

    Grasmick, Lauren; Davies, Timothy Gray; Harbour, Clifford P.


    This grounded theory study addressed the issue of how community college presidents foster active, broad-based participation in campus decision-making processes. This study was based on in-depth interviews with nationally recognized community college presidents selected on the basis of their work in implementing participative governance within…

  19. A Framing Primer for Community College Leaders (United States)

    Nausieda, Ryan


    The purpose of this article is to be a tool for community college leaders, as well as campus members, to positively and effectively utilize framing on their campuses. The fictional case of Maggie Pascal at Midwestern Community College illustrates the process of framing the change of a new partnership with Wind Energy Corporation to internal…

  20. Wyoming Community Colleges Annual Partnership Report, 2014 (United States)

    Wyoming Community College Commission, 2014


    The "Annual Partnership Report" catalogs partnerships that Wyoming community colleges established and maintained for each fiscal year. Each community college maintains numerous partnerships for the development and provision of academic, occupational-technical, workforce development, and enrichment educational programs. These partnerships…

  1. Healthy Tribal Colleges Create Healthy Communities. (United States)

    Demarest, Donna


    Asserts that tribal colleges play a pivotal role in both the cultural resilience and in addressing the health problems of a tribal community. Relates Oglala Lakota College (South Dakota) Department of Nursing's leadership role in the development of community resources and identification of private and federal sources of funding. (VWC)

  2. Community College Culture and Faculty of Color (United States)

    Levin, John S.; Haberler, Zachary; Walker, Laurencia; Jackson-Boothby, Adam


    This investigation examines and explains the ways in which community college faculty of color construct their understandings of institutional culture. We investigate four community colleges in California through interviews with 31 full-time faculty of color. This faculty group expresses identity conflicts between their professional roles and their…

  3. Community Colleges Mobilize to Train Cybersecurity Workers (United States)

    Parry, Marc


    If you work at a community college that teaches cybersecurity, it pays to be located in the backyard of a spy agency. Just don't ask Kelly A. Koermer, administrator of the Anne Arundel Community College, what's inside those dark towers at Fort Meade. She points out other highlights of the restricted region: an employees-only exit off the highway,…

  4. Green River Community College Cosmic Ray Detector (United States)

    Roma, Andrea; Harrington, Crissy; Isic, Mirela; Adams, Andrew; Draper, Ron


    The Washington Area Large scale Time coincidence Array (WALTA) researches high-energy cosmic ray and has placed particle detector arrays around the Seattle area to increase the accuracy of muon information. Green River Community College is one of the schools in collaboration with WALTA and offers its students under-graduate research by working with the particle detector arrays, data collecting and reporting. The student's work ranges from polishing scintillators and planning the physical setup of detector components to solving data acquisition problems.

  5. Learning Community and Nonlearning Community Students in a Midwestern Community College (United States)

    Laanan, Frankie Santos; Jackson, Dimitra Lynette; Stebleton, Michael J.


    The research on learning communities has focused primarily on students at four-year colleges and universities. There is a dearth of studies that examine learning communities in community colleges. The purpose of this comparative study was to conduct an analysis of learning community and nonlearning community students in a community college located…

  6. Choosing Community College: Factors Affecting Latino College Choice (United States)

    Kurlaender, Michal


    This chapter explores the factors influencing Latino college choice and finds that even when we control for socioeconomic background, academic preparation, and degree intention, Latinos are more likely than white or African American students to begin postsecondary study at community colleges than at four-year institutions. (Contains 2 figures.)

  7. College Choice Factors of Latino Community College Students (United States)

    Zayas-DeCouto, Georgina


    In the United States, a postsecondary education is significant for economic success. The future job markets require advanced certifications in order to compete in the global market. The federal government emphasizes this importance with the completion goal to increase the number of college graduates by the year 2020. Community colleges have been…

  8. Agreement: Citrus College Faculty Association and Citrus Community College District. (United States)

    Citrus Community Coll. District, Glendora, CA.

    The collective bargaining agreement between the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees and the Citrus College Faculty/California Teachers Association/National Education Association is presented. This contract, covering the period from July 1988 through June 1990, deals with the following topics: bargaining agent recognition and…

  9. Literacy in Community Colleges. Junior College Resource Review. (United States)

    Yarrington, Roger; And Others

    This series of Junior College Resource Reviews focuses on the community college's role in literacy development. After Roger Yarrington's overview of the topic, Robert McCabe and Susan Skidmore consider "The Literacy Crisis and American Education." In light of the changing nature of work and the severe decline in the communication skills of youth,…

  10. Creative Alliances with the Business Community: Pima Community College. (United States)

    Hines, Thomas E.

    Pima Community College (PCC) in Tucson is involved in a number of creative alliances with the Arizona business community, including the Arizona Consortium for Education and Training and the Arizona State Environmental Technical Training Center (ASETT). Through the Consortium, PCC, in conjunction with Arizona four-year colleges, provides specific…

  11. Collaboration Councils: Vehicles for Community College Leadership. (United States)

    Godbold, Donald H.

    A Community Careers Council (CCC) was established in the Oakland, California, area through the cooperative efforts of the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) and the New Oakland Committee, an organization formed in the 1960's to promote discussion among the community's minority, labor, and business sections. Initial funding for the CCC came…

  12. Math Branding in a Community College Library (United States)

    Brantz, Malcolm; Sadowski, Edward B.


    As a strategy to promote the Arapahoe Community College Library's collections and services, the Library undertook to brand itself as a math resource center. In promoting one area of expertise, math was selected to help address the problem of a large portion of high school graduates' inability to work at college-level math. A "Math…

  13. Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success (United States)

    St. Rose, Andresse; Hill, Catherine


    Community colleges open the door to opportunity for millions of Americans who want to pursue higher education and secure their economic futures. As an organization founded on the basic principle of making college accessible to women, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been a leading voice for women in education and the…

  14. Achieving Community on the College Campus. (United States)

    Willie, Charles V.


    Discusses racism on today's college campuses, and explores the responsibility of the school, its faculty, and its student body in allowing intolerance for minorities to exist. Reasons for this trend are examined, and some thoughts for achieving a greater sense of community on college campuses are discussed. (GR)

  15. Leadership Stress in California Community Colleges (United States)

    Mattson, Carol


    Research indicates that stress is steadily increasing among college administrators. This has implications for the California Community College (CCC) system's ability to recruit and retain qualified leaders as the need to replace retiring baby boomers increases. For those working in leadership positions in CCCs, stress is compounded by the way that…

  16. Leadership Development for Aspiring Community College Presidents (United States)

    Bagadiong, Neil Soriano


    Several longitudinal reports predicted a potential crisis in the nation's community college system: a leadership gap due to a sizeable number of retirements of presidents and other high ranking college leaders. First reported at the beginning of 2000, the gap continues to grow, and recent research highlights the continuing trend. In the near…

  17. Using Data to Optimize Community College Marketing (United States)

    Clagett, Craig A.


    Marketing is an essential component of an effective enrollment management plan. The broad mission of a comprehensive community college requires multiple, targeted communications campaigns. Institutional research can contribute to marketing success at all phases of decision making.

  18. Community College Student Mental Health: A Comparative Analysis (United States)

    Katz, Daniel Seth; Davison, Karen


    This study explores community college student mental health by comparing the responses of California community college and traditional university students on the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II). Using MANOVA, we compared community college and traditional university students, examining…

  19. Community college students' perceptions of stress




    As adolescents entering adulthood more frequently enrol in community colleges, the need for research concerning stress experienced by this population is increasing as well. The purpose of the current study is to explore and describe community college students' perceptions of stress and stressors. Data were collected through the use of focus groups, observation, and written Feedback Forms. Content analysis was used as the data analysis method. Participants' perceptions of stress were generally...

  20. Assessing Financial Health in Community Colleges (United States)

    Bers, Trudy H.; Head, Ronald B.


    In this age of educational accountability, there is an increasing emphasis on assessment and institutional effectiveness, not only in the academic arena but also in other aspects of community college operation, such as fiscal health and stability, revenue generation, resource allocation, facilities, workforce development, and community enrichment…

  1. Collection Development Policies in Community College Libraries. (United States)

    Mesling, Chris Fowler


    Emphasizes the need for collection development policy in community college academic libraries. Highlights areas of resource sharing, community analysis, and collection assessment. Also provides an overview of how to create a collection for development policy, and recommends books on writing such policy. Includes model policy statements. (NB)

  2. Rural Community College Student Perceptions of Barriers to College Enrollment (United States)

    Scott, Shanda; Miller, Michael T.; Morris, Adam A.


    Rural community college students face unique difficulties in higher education for many reasons, including the resources they typically have access to, their collective histories, and in many cases, the preparation they received in high school. These challenges might be low-performing secondary schools, a lack of tradition and precedence in…

  3. Community College Faculty Retention: Examining Burnout, Stress, and Job Satisfaction. UCLA Community College Bibliography (United States)

    McJunkin, Kyle Stewart


    Recent literature on faculty departure from community colleges has focused primarily on faculty retirement. Less research has been conducted on turnover related to stress and faculty burnout, particularly at the community college level. In order to shed some light on this subject, the citations in this annotated bibliography focus on the…

  4. Pipelines to Leadership: Aspirations of Faculty in the Community College, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (United States)

    Tipton, Erin Courtney


    Community colleges are challenged to find their next set of leaders who can respond to the diverse challenges of leading the institution. This study examined the impact of institutional and personal factors on faculty aspirations to leadership roles within the community college through the utilization of the Social Cognitive Career Theory…

  5. Community College Humanities Review, 1994. (United States)

    Seabrook, John H., Ed.


    Designed as a forum for the exchange of ideas on significant issues in the humanities, this annual journal presents articles written by two-year college faculty in the humanities disciplines. The 1994 issue includes the following articles: (1) "Notes to a Lecture on Euripides' Medea: Medean Apolis," by Daniel Canney; (2) "The Holocaust Experience:…

  6. Contract Training in Community Colleges. (United States)

    Suchorski, Joan M.

    One of the most significant developments in higher education over the past decade has been the increased linkages between colleges and other organizations and institutions. A prominent and fast-growing form of linkage is contract training. Contract training refers to an arrangement in which a business, a government agency, or a community…

  7. Experiencing the "Community" in Community College Teaching through Mural Making. (United States)

    Elmes, Ellen


    Uses the five stages of creativity designed by psychologist Jacob Getzel--first insight, saturation, incubation, illumination, and verification--to describe a mural project in a rural community college. Reports that the project successfully paired students with community members to paint two local murals. (NB)

  8. A Call to Community: The Community College Role in Comprehensive Community Development. (United States)

    Schwinn, Carole; Schwinn, David


    Identifies five building blocks for successful communities of the future and four required competencies for those who lead community development initiatives. Describes a cluster of four projects designed to test the theory that community colleges can be a major catalyst for community and leadership development. Presents questions that colleges can…

  9. Leadership Handbook: Virginia Community Colleges Association. (United States)

    Creager, Cheryl W.

    Developed for members of the Virginia Community Colleges Association (VCCA), this handbook provides information on various aspects of the association's organization, activities, policies, and services. The handbook contains the association's 1988-89 annual report, which highlights activities related to professional development, member…

  10. Multicultural Graduation Requirements among California's Community Colleges (United States)

    Hess, Shelly L.; Uerling, Donald F.; Piland, William E.


    This examination of the current status of multicultural education among California community colleges emerged from a perspective that the inclusion of multicultural education has become a major goal of California's leaders within the past five years. The literature revealed minority students tend to have lower retention rates because they become…

  11. Physical Activity among Community College Students (United States)

    Young, Sarah J.; Sturts, Jill R.; Ross, Craig M.


    This exploratory study provides insight into the perceived physical activity levels of students attending a Midwestern 2-year community college. Over 60% of respondents were classified as overweight or obese based on a BMI measurement. The majority of respondents were not participating regularly in physical activity to gain any health benefits,…

  12. Discovering History at the Community College (United States)

    Tai, Emily Sohmer


    Many of the history courses community college students take are fairly broad and ostensibly generic surveys of world, Western European, or American history. This chapter discusses an array of innovative practices that enable students to better appreciate how studying history can help them master the challenges--and reap the benefits--of a liberal…

  13. Drug Use Among Community College Students (United States)

    Rebstock, James; Young, Sarah


    Reports on the Broward Community College's investigation of student use of illegal (marijuana, cocaine), and socially approved drugs (alcohol, cigarettes), which found marijuana and alcohol to be used most frequently by the predominantly white, middle class, under 23 population; and gender and income to have a significant influence on use. (TP)

  14. Elements of Leadership in Community Colleges. (United States)

    Burstein, Matthew


    Presents an annotated bibliography of current ERIC documents related to leadership skills and styles in community colleges. Provides nine articles covering such topics as strategies for effecting organizational change, qualities of effective leaders, and the relationship between gender and leadership style. (AJL)

  15. Ethnic Consciousness in the Community College Classroom. (United States)

    Durodoye, Beth A.


    Discusses white American ethnic consciousness in the community college classroom. Describes the Racial/Cultural Identity Development model's five stages of white identity development, through which individuals proceed from stages of cultural unawareness to enlightenment: conformity, dissonance, resistance, introspection, and integrative awareness.…

  16. Robotics Technician Training at Macomb Community College. (United States)

    Lynch, Edward J.

    Approved in 1979, the robotics technician training program at Macomb County Community College (MCC) in Warren (Michigan) provides students with training in hydraulics and electronics as well as with hands-on training in the area of robotics. Furthermore, the program faculty includes individuals with work experience in electronics, fluid power, and…

  17. Critical Junctures in Community College Student Progress (United States)

    Michalowski, Sam


    Existing research demonstrates a strong relationship between the prevalence of irregular enrollment patterns among community college students and their low rates of degree attainment (Adelman 2006; Bahr 2009; Berkner et al. 2000; Goldrick-Rab 2004, 2007; Horn and Nevill 2006). However, very little is known about the features and processes that…

  18. Aerospace Training. Washington's Community and Technical Colleges (United States)

    Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014


    Aerospace is an economic powerhouse that generates jobs and fuels our economy. Washington's community and technical colleges produce the world-class employees needed to keep it that way. With about 1,250 aerospace-related firms employing more than 94,000 workers, Washington has the largest concentration of aerospace expertise in the nation. To…

  19. Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource (United States)

    Smith, David J., Ed.


    Offering lifelong and developmental learning to over 13 million students at nearly 1,200 schools, community colleges in the United States attract a student body with remarkable economic, ethnic, and cultural diversity. They provide students with skills and foundational knowledge upon which successful professional careers and rewarding personal…

  20. College Students, Diversity, and Community Service Learning (United States)

    Seider, Scott; Huguley, James P.; Novick, Sarah


    Background/Context: Over the past two decades, more than 200 studies have been published on the effects of community service learning on university students. However, the majority of these studies have focused on the effects of such programming on White and affluent college students, and few have considered whether there are differential effects…

  1. The Community College Crisis: How Serious? (United States)

    Dolan, Thomas G.


    Community colleges in every state are in the position of facing challenges. In some states, however, the situation is much more severe than it is in other states. In order to look for the worst of times, the author states that the best state to go would be California. Michele Siqueiros, who serves in the capacity of Associate Director for the…

  2. Marketing: A Definition for Community Colleges. (United States)

    Kotler, Philip; Goldgehn, Leslie A.


    Defines marketing and discusses the eight steps of the marketing process. Emphasizes the necessity of having one individual or committee responsible for coordinating marketing functions. Notes that marketing's success depends on its acceptance by all levels of the institution. Lists the benefits of implementing marketing in a community college.…

  3. Maui Community College Campus Safety and Security. (United States)

    Hawaii Univ., Kahului. Maui Community Coll.

    This document discusses campus safety at Maui Community College (MCC) (Hawaii). MCC is situated on 75 acres of land; the campus population is approximately 2,700 day and night students, with a faculty and staff of approximately 175. The report presents information on campus security services, procedures for reporting crimes and emergencies,…

  4. Four Generations of Community College Leadership. (United States)

    Sullivan, Leila Gonzalez


    Describes the leadership styles of four generations of community college presidents: the founding fathers, the good managers, the collaborators, and the millennium generation. Predicts a shift in style from the participatory approach of the 1990s to one that allows for spontaneous responses to workforce training needs, globalization, and…

  5. Leadership Styles of Community College Academic Deans (United States)

    Sypawka, William; Mallett, William; McFadden, Cheryl


    The future of the community college system will depend on sound leadership, and its success will rely on how well academic deans effectively direct their units. The study investigated the dean's leadership styles using Bolman and Deal's Leadership Orientation Instrument to discover their primary leadership frame with a focus on how data may be…

  6. Thomas Jefferson, the Community College and the Pursuit of Education. (United States)

    Vaughan, George B.


    Demonstrates the strong philosophical ties between Thomas Jefferson's views on public education and the modern day community college. Reviews Jefferson's proposals for publicly financed education and for increased access to education and discusses the mission of the community college. (AYC)

  7. A Partnership for a Community College in Chile (United States)

    McCrink, Carmen L.; Whitford, Heidi


    This chapter describes the results of case study research on a partnership between a community college in the United States and a university in Chile that attempted to develop the first community college system in Chile.

  8. Chicano Studies and the California Community Colleges. Chicano Course Descriptions. (United States)

    Fernandez, Jose R., Comp.

    This compilation of descriptions of courses offered at 62 community colleges is prefaced by a paper titled "What Are the Objectives of Chicano Studies?" by Manuel H. Guerra. All of the community colleges listed are located in California. (DB)

  9. Rural Colleges as Catalysts for Community Change: The RCCI Experience. (United States)

    Rubin, Sarah


    The Rural Community College Initiative challenges colleges in economically distressed regions to become catalysts for economic and community development and improved access to education. Led by college-community teams, the 24 sites have experimented with strategic approaches that include leadership development, entrepreneurship education, small…

  10. Latino Leadership in Community Colleges: Issues and Challenges. (United States)

    Gutierrez, Michael; Castaneda, Cindy; Katsinas, Stephen G.


    Argues that there is a crisis in Latino leadership at community colleges. States that, based on studies, only 3-4% of CEOs at community colleges are Latino, and only 4% of all doctorates are earned by Latinos. Suggests that higher education institutions seek out and fund aspiring Latino community college leaders. (Contains 25 references.) (NB)

  11. The 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence (United States)

    Perlstein, Linda


    For millions of Americans, community colleges provide an essential pathway to well-paying jobs and continuing higher education. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence honors those institutions that strive for and achieve exceptional levels of success for all students, while they are in college and after they graduate. Community colleges…

  12. Community College Students and Federal Student Financial Aid: A Primer (United States)

    Juszkiewicz, Jolanta


    The federal government plays an indispensable role in helping community college students pay for their education. It is hard to imagine today's community college campuses without needs-based federal student aid, such as the Pell Grant program and subsidized loans. There are, however, significant differences between community college students and…

  13. Validation of an Instrument to Measure Community College Student Satisfaction (United States)

    Zhai, Lijuan


    This article reports the development and validation of a survey instrument to measure community college students' satisfaction with their educational experiences. The initial survey included 95 questions addressing community college student experiences. Data were collected from 558 community college students during spring of 2001. An exploratory…

  14. The Flattening of Literacy: Community Colleges and Skills Training (United States)

    Pennell, Michael


    Community colleges occupy a contradictory position in the rise of globalization. They are at once both local and global institutions. This essay examines the complicated location of community colleges in local economies through the developing community college system in Indiana. In particular, it highlights the horizontal transitions of a growing…

  15. Positioning Community Colleges via Economic Development. ERIC Digest. (United States)

    Zeiss, Anthony

    Community colleges, because of their late arrival in the development of American education, have suffered from an image and identity problem since their inception. To deal with this problem, community colleges should position themselves as unique community-based service-oriented colleges and market a specific focus to the general public. The first…

  16. A Retrospective of Four Decades of Community College Research (United States)

    Floyd, Deborah L.; Felsher, Rivka A.; Ramdin, Gianna


    In the 40th publication year of the "Community College Journal of Research and Practice" ("CCJRP"), the authors present a 39-year retrospective on research on the community college through the lens of the journal. It is not known exactly what the body of community college research wholly consists of. Without access to the…

  17. Community Colleges and Contract Training: Content, Origins, and Impact. (United States)

    Dougherty, Kevin J.; Bakia, Marianne F.


    Describes the now widespread community college involvement in contract training, explaining how this involvement arose and analyzing its impact on the community college. Information comes from national data on contract training and from case studies of the forms contract training takes in community colleges in five states servicing five very…

  18. Expanding Pathways: A Summer Bridge Program for Community College STEM Students (United States)

    Lenaburg, Lubella; Aguirre, Ofelia; Goodchild, Fiona; Kuhn, Jens-Uwe


    This paper addresses the transition of community college students to degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The paper presents the results of an evaluation of a two-week residential summer bridge program that recruited community college students from a wide range of academic, ethnic, and socioeconomic…

  19. Models of Technology Management at the Community College: The Role of the Chief Information Officer (United States)

    Armstrong, Scott; Simer, Lauren; Spaniol, Lee


    Community colleges provide a wide range of educational services to very diverse groups of students. For that reason, the variety and flexibility of services provided can be critical. In addition, quickly changing needs result in quickly changing system requirements. In this chapter, community college CIOs speak to their roles, focusing on the…

  20. Community College Trustees and Public Engagement: A Case Study of National Issues Forum Institute Network Community Colleges (United States)

    Scott, Michelle T.


    Qualitative case study research was conducted to examine and describe the public engagement practices of community college trustees. This case study examines and describes the public engagement practices of public community college trustees. The research focuses on community college trustees' public engagement perceptions within five categories:…

  1. Strategic Decision Making in Community Colleges: An Exploration of Issues Relevant to Decision Making to Confer Community College Baccalaureate Degrees (United States)

    Currier, Charles W.


    This qualitative case study explores the process community college senior administrators employ when assessing the complex strategic decision to confer community college baccalaureate degrees. Strategic opportunities, such as conferring baccalaureate degrees, occur infrequently thus community college leaders must be prepared to act quickly and…

  2. Universal Ecological Patterns in College Basketball Communities (United States)

    Warren, Robert J.; Skelly, David K.; Schmitz, Oswald J.; Bradford, Mark A.


    The rank abundance of common and rare species within ecological communities is remarkably consistent from the tropics to the tundra. This invariant patterning provides one of ecology's most enduring and unified tenets: most species rare and a few very common. Increasingly, attention is focused upon elucidating biological mechanisms that explain these species abundance distributions (SADs), but these evaluations remain controversial. We show that college basketball wins generate SADs just like those observed in ecological communities. Whereas college basketball wins are structured by competitive interactions, the result produces a SAD pattern indistinguishable from random wins. We also show that species abundance data for tropical trees exhibits a significant-digit pattern consistent with data derived from complex structuring forces. These results cast doubt upon the ability of SAD analysis to resolve ecological mechanism, and their patterning may reflect statistical artifact as much as biological processes. PMID:21408063

  3. An Improved Urban-Suburban Management Model for Multi-Campus Community College Districts: Educational Management by Community Objectives. First Annual Project Report. (United States)

    Bennett, Robert L.

    In order to identify and respond to a broad range of identifiable needs within the urban-suburban community, an improved community college district management model was developed which combines the management resources of community colleges with the management resources of the multibillion dollar operations of community business, industry, and…

  4. Community College Class Devoted to Astronomical Research (United States)

    Genet, R. M.; Genet, C. L.


    A class at a small community college, Central Arizona College, was dedicated to astronomical research. Although hands-on research is usually reserved for professionals or graduate students, and occasionally individual undergraduate seniors, we decided to introduce community college students to science by devoting an entire class to research. Nine students were formed into three closely cooperating teams. The class as a whole decided that all three teams would observe Cepheid stars photometrically using a robotic telescope at the Fairborn Observatory. Speaker-phone conference calls were made to Kenneth E. Kissell for help on Cepheid selection, Michael A. Seeds for instructions on the use of the Phoenix-10 robotic telescope, and Douglas S. Hall for assitance in selecting appropriate comparison and check stars. The students obtained critical references on past observations from Konkoly Observatory via airmail. They spent several long night sessions at our apartment compiling the data, making phase calculations, and creating graphs. Finally, the students wrote up their results for publication in a forthcoming special issue of the international journal on stellar photometry, the IAPPP Communication. We concluded that conducting team research is an excellent way to introduce community college students to science, that a class devoted to cooperation as opposed to competition was refreshing, and that group student conference calls with working astronomers were inspiring. A semester, however, is a rather short time to initiate and complete research projects. The students were Sally Baldwin, Cory Bushnell, Bryan Dehart, Pamela Frantz, Carl Fugate, Mike Grill, Jessica Harger, Klay Lapa, and Diane Wiseman. We are pleased to acknowledge the assistance provided by the astronomers mentioned above, James Stuckey (Campus Dean), and our Union Institute and University doctoral committee members Florence Pittman Matusky, Donald S. Hayes, and Karen S. Grove.

  5. Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviors of California Community College Students (United States)

    Trieu, Sang Leng; Bratton, Sally; Marshak, Helen Hopp


    Objective: To explore the sexual and reproductive health behaviors of students from 13 community college campuses in California. Participants: Heterosexual college students, ages 18 to 24, who have had sexual intercourse (N = 4,487). Methods: The American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) survey was…

  6. Kansas Community Colleges: Populism is Alive and Well. (United States)

    Cox, Rodney


    Describes the Kansas Community Colleges which have never been unified under a statewide system. Also notes that Kansas colleges receive only 28% of their funding from the state, the lowest in the country, and that the colleges are currently confronted with a funding crisis. Suggests that Kansas colleges develop a statewide system. (JDI)

  7. "Hipster Freshman": Popular Culture's Portrayal of Community College Students (United States)

    Hawk, Jena L.; Hill, Lilian H.


    Due to its seemingly unclear and ambiguous mission, the community college has somewhat of a stigma attached to it, as the four-year institution defines the American college experience (LaPaglia, 1994). Although only a few studies concerning media portrayals of community college students have been published within the last 20 years, the existing…

  8. Community College and University Student Gambling Beliefs, Motives, and Behaviors (United States)

    Sherba, R. Thomas; Gersper, Beth E.


    The purpose of this study was to inform policymakers on current gambling beliefs, motives, and behaviors of both community college and university students in an effort to evaluate the extent of problem gambling in the overall college student population. To examine differences in gambling and problem gambling between community college and…

  9. Salt Lake Community College Strategic Vision, September 2001-June 2006. (United States)

    Salt Lake Community Coll., UT.

    This document reviews July 2001 findings from a team of Salt Lake Community College administrators, faculty, and staff who were appointed by the college President to prepare a strategic plan that defines the strategic vision of Salt Lake Community College. The team utilized a planning process that began with an evaluation of the external and…

  10. Sexual Harassment in the Community College: The Abuse of Power. (United States)

    Riggs, Robert O.; Murrell, Patricia Hillman


    Examines issues of sexual harassment at the community college, critiques the major theories seeking to explain or predict harassing behavior, and addresses issues of professional practice and research initiatives related to sexual harassment on college campuses. Suggests that sexual harassment is relatively unexamined in the community college. (18…

  11. Community College Student-Parents: Priorities for Persistence (United States)

    Peterson, Sally


    This study of community college student-parents used interpretive phenomenological analysis of interview data contributed by 15 participants from three Mountain West Community Colleges. The participants qualified by the following criteria: had delayed college entrance by 2 years or more, had a child not yet in kindergarten, were full-time students…

  12. Cracking Open the Curriculum: Lessons from a Community College (United States)

    Hanson, Chad; Amelotte, Patrick


    Community colleges comprise the largest single sector of the US higher education network. Forty percent of undergraduates attend one of our two-year schools. Some estimates suggest that, since the turnover is quicker than on four-year campuses, two-thirds of the students who attend a college at all attend a community college. For many of those…

  13. Demonstrating the Collective Economic Value of North Carolina Community Colleges (United States)

    North Carolina Community College System, 2015


    The purpose of this report is to assess the collective impact of North Carolina Community Colleges on the state economy and the benefits generated by the colleges for students, society, and taxpayers. The results of this study show that North Carolina Community Colleges create a positive net impact on the state economy and generate a positive…

  14. Does College Focus Matter? Explaining Differences in Labor Market Outcomes among Community Colleges (United States)

    Dunn, Michael; Kalleberg, Arne L.


    The evolution of community colleges from their origins as junior colleges to institutions with dual missions to provide both academic and workforce preparation raises questions about the impact of a college's mission focus on their students' labor market success. We examine this question using the 58 colleges in the North Carolina Community…

  15. Leadership Development Institute: A California Community College Multi-College District Case Study (United States)

    Leon, Bianca R.


    The purpose of this study is to examine a community college district Grow Your Own (GYO) leadership program in the Western United States, the Multi College Leadership Development Institute (MCLDI). The MCLDI was developed in-house for a multi-campus community college district and offered to interested employees at all position levels with the…

  16. Exploring Community College Student Perceptions of Online Learning (United States)

    Morris, Terry Ann


    Successful completion of online courses by community college students is an issue both at the national and local level. The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to explore community college student perceptions of online learning within the theoretical construct of the Community of Inquiry model, which describes the manner in…

  17. The Effect of Service Learning on Community College Students (United States)

    Sass, Margaret S.; Coll, Ken


    This study discusses the implementation of a service learning component in community college communication 101 level courses. Through the execution of a service learning component in communication classes at a community college, students' communicative competency and attitude toward community service is assessed. Using two different delivery…

  18. The Community College Website as Virtual Advisor: A Usability Study (United States)

    Margolin, Jonathan; Miller, Shazia Rafiullah; Rosenbaum, James E.


    This study explored whether community college websites are a useful medium for providing knowledge relevant to degree completion. Ten community students used one of three community college websites to answer 10 questions about occupational degree programs. A facilitator asked participants to think aloud while using the website to answer these…

  19. Increasing College Completion for Latino/as in Community Colleges: Leadership and Strategy (United States)

    González, Kenneth P.


    This chapter discusses college completion for Latino/as who attend community colleges and the role of leadership in promoting completion. The chapter also provides a number of lessons for success drawn from the national initiative, Achieving the Dream.

  20. The earnings effect of education at community colleges


    Marcotte, Dave E.


    In this paper, I make use of data from the 2000 follow-up of the National Education Longitudinal Survey (NELS) post-secondary education transcript files to extend what is known about the value of education at community colleges. I examine the effects of enrollment in community colleges on students' subsequent earnings. I estimate the effects of credits earned separate from credentials because community colleges are often used as a means for students to engage in study not necessarily leading ...

  1. Part-Time Community College Instructors Teaching in Learning Communities: An Exploratory Multiple Case Study (United States)

    Paterson, John W.


    Community colleges have a greater portion of students at-risk for college completion than four-year schools and faculty at these institutions are overwhelmingly and increasingly part-time. Learning communities have been identified as a high-impact practice with numerous benefits documented for community college instructors and students: a primary…

  2. Educational Master Plan Student Survey: Perceptions of the San Diego Community College District. Student Survey. (United States)

    Armstrong, William B.

    In 1989, a survey was conducted in the San Diego Community College District to determine students' perspectives of the services offered at their college or continuing education site. The range of services evaluated included instruction, administration, student services, cafeteria, and facilities. A total of 246 classes taught at 13 campuses and…

  3. Call for Excellence in Urban Education: The Community College's Answer. (United States)

    Sainz, JoAnn; Biggins, Catherine M.

    While a college degree is an important economic and social resource for graduating-age students, more and more students are entering colleges and universities without the basic skills necessary to achieve academic success, and a growing number are low-literate or limited English speaking. Community colleges have an important role in ensuring…

  4. Teaching Communication Skills: The Community College as Model. (United States)

    Cowan, Elizabeth

    This paper discusses the community college English curriculum as a model for teaching communication skills in four year colleges and universities. The first part of the paper examines and discusses the decline of English majors, the changing nature of college students, open-admissions, part-time students, adult enrollment, and the difficulty…

  5. Suicide Prevention Strategies in Tennessee Community Colleges: A Case Study (United States)

    Perley, Sandra


    Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students; annually approximately 1,100 students in institutions of higher education die by suicide. However, most research related to college student suicide was conducted using the sample of 4-year institutions. Community colleges have seldom been included in the sample of suicide research…

  6. Athletic Identity of Community College Student Athletes: Issues for Counseling (United States)

    Kissinger, Daniel B.; Newman, Richard; Miller, Michael T.; Nadler, Daniel P.


    Community college student athletes are unique in their setting in the world of college student athletes. Many compete for the love of their sport, while others have aspirations for transferring to major colleges to continue their participation. The current study made use of the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale with a sample of nearly 400…

  7. Grapevine: The Community College Issues, 1977-1988. (United States)

    Hines, Edward, Ed.; And Others

    "Grapevine" presents timely data on state tax legislation, state appropriations for universities, colleges, and junior colleges, and legislation affecting education beyond the high school. This compilation presents issues of "Grapevine," published between 1977 and 1988, containing such articles on community colleges as: (1) "State 2-Year Colleges…

  8. Politics, Programs, and Local Governments: The Case of Community Colleges. (United States)

    Bers, Trudy Haffron


    Focuses on two aspects of governance and policy: the electoral process by which community college trustees are selected and the responsiveness of colleges to their communities as manifested by their programs. Available from Journal of Politics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. (Author/IRT)

  9. The Issue of Community College Transfers: Peralta and Statewide. (United States)

    Peralta Community Coll. District, Oakland, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.

    The transfer rates of students in the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) are examined in the context of statewide and local transfer and enrollment rates. After introductory material citing the low transfer rate of California community college (CCC) students to California State Univeristy or University of California Schools (i.e., 2.6% of…

  10. Electronic Commerce: Canadian Community Colleges and Institutes of Technology. (United States)

    Association of Canadian Community Colleges.

    This paper reports on the Canadian college system's collaboration with industry and community services in the development and delivery of non-credit e-commerce courses offered through continuing education departments at community colleges and institutes of technology. The paper argues that, in today's changing economy, the accelerated need for…

  11. Teaching Leadership in Technical Programs at Community Colleges (United States)

    DeBlauw, Amanda L.; Daugherty, Jenny L.


    This descriptive study explored how community colleges are teaching leadership in technical programs. Leadership education curricular offerings were identified via a survey and selected programs reviewed. 68 Deans, Directors, or Chairpersons of a Business, Management, or Technology program completed the survey, representing 61 community colleges.…

  12. Attending Community College, Parenting Satisfaction, and Academic Performance (United States)

    Gilfert, Christy M.


    This research was a quantitative study designed to evaluate parenting satisfaction, academic performance, and students' perceptions of pursuing higher education in students attending community college. One purpose of this research was to determine if pursuing higher education at the community college level impacted the parenting satisfaction of…

  13. Applying Cultura in the Community College Counseling Practice (United States)

    Arteaga, Blanca E.


    Latino students represent the fastest-growing population in the state of California, the United States, and the California Community College (CCC) system. Unfortunately, compared to other ethnic groups, Latino community college students continue to lag academically. Given the importance of counseling services and the scarce research related to…

  14. Community College Study Abroad: Implications for Student Success (United States)

    Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Rhodes, Gary M.; Biscarra, Albert


    The aim of this research is to explore whether participation in study abroad by community college students impacts levels of engagement and if there is a connection between studying abroad and academic achievement. While university-level studies have a history in exploring these questions, the same is not true for community colleges. The…

  15. Why Community College Students Make Successful Transfer Students (United States)

    Urso, David; Sygielski, John J.


    This article presents two stories that represent a common paradigm shift at the community college level. The life journeys of Tony and Mary Ann are very different. Tony, a traditional-aged student, reluctantly entered his local community college because he was unable to prove, scholastically, that he was capable of handling the coursework at his…

  16. Final Recommendations of the Community College Financing Study Group. (United States)

    Cade, John A.; Heller, Henry B.

    This report presents findings and recommendations from a study conducted by the Maryland General Assembly examining options for increasing state formula aid and changing the distribution of aid to the state's 18 community colleges. Following a letter of transmittal providing background information on community college financing, the report…

  17. The Value of Green Technology at ABC Community College (United States)

    McAllister, Bernadette


    A challenge facing community colleges nationwide is to reduce the carbon footprint of campuses by initiating green technology initiatives. This case study assessed the effect of switching from paper assignments to a learning management system at ABC Community College. The topic is important because federal and state funding, as well as…

  18. Effective Teaching in Higher Education: The Community College Connection (United States)

    Shepherd, Kimberly M.


    Although community colleges are seen as "teaching institutions" there is little, if any, data to support this notion. This study looked at community college instructors' conceptions of effective teaching and their reported usage of effective teaching methods. Survey method was chosen as the most efficient means of collecting an amount of data that…

  19. Efficiency in the Community College Sector: Stochastic Frontier Analysis (United States)

    Agasisti, Tommaso; Belfield, Clive


    This paper estimates technical efficiency scores across the community college sector in the United States. Using stochastic frontier analysis and data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System for 2003-2010, we estimate efficiency scores for 950 community colleges and perform a series of sensitivity tests to check for robustness. We…

  20. How Community Colleges in Texas Prioritize Resources for Latino Men (United States)

    Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Garbee, Kelty T.; Miller, Ryan A.; Saenz, Victor B.


    This study explored how administrators at community colleges conceptualized change related to resource allocation and managing competing priorities to support targeted programming for Latino men. The study included the perspectives of 39 administrators from seven community colleges across Texas using concepts associated with institutional change…

  1. Community Colleges--Prevention Challenges. Issues in Prevention (United States)

    Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2012


    This issue of "Issues in Prevention" focuses on prevention challenges facing community colleges. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Prevention at Community Colleges; (2) Q&A With William Auvenshine; (3) Chancellor's Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Stout; (4) Alcohol Marketing in the Digital Age; and (5) Higher Education…

  2. Economy, Academy, and Community College Faculty: A Mission Survey (United States)

    Richardson, Mary Melissa


    In the face of 21st century economic challenges, community colleges must contend with complex pressures on their mission. The dueling missions of academic transfer and workforce preparation must sustain and grow the American economy in a global market and simultaneously meet the promise to community college students--open access to quality higher…

  3. Advertising's Effect on Community College Search and Choice (United States)

    Tucciarone, Kristy


    The purpose of this qualitative study is to analyze how advertising affects a student's search and community college choice among the plethora of community colleges, career/technical schools, universities, and other influencers. The results of the research indicate that parents, friends, high school counselors, economics (i.e., money), and…

  4. A Multidimensional Leadership Model for Rural Community College Presidents (United States)

    Raich, Michael John


    A qualitative study involving six rural community college presidents was conducted with the intended purpose of understanding what dimensions of leadership emerge from rural community college presidents during times of sustained financial distress. Unexpectedly, the presidents pointed the study's discussions to insights much broader than the issue…

  5. Presidents' Mindsets toward Resource Development at California Community Colleges (United States)

    Bakhit, Kathy


    This study used the lens of Resource Dependency Theory to examine the mindsets of nine community college presidents in California as they responded to the decline in state funding. The literature indicated that community colleges are pursing alternative sources of funding and emphasized presidents' roles in leading and engaging in many activities.…

  6. Faculty Perceptions of Plagiarism at Queensborough Community College (United States)

    Marcus, Sara; Beck, Sheila


    The researchers surveyed English and Speech & Theater faculty members at Queensborough Community College on their perceptions of and attitudes toward plagiarism. The researchers used the Queensborough Community College Academic Integrity Policy as the basis for their analysis. Based on the responses received, it was determined that 50% of the…

  7. Mentoring by the Community College Professor: One Role among Many (United States)

    Galbraith, Michael; James, Waynne


    The process of mentorship in relationship to the community college professor and the potential to improve and enhance the teaching and learning process is explored in this article. This article suggests that not all community college professors are psychological or intellectually disposed to being or becoming a good mentor. It is put forth that…

  8. Exploring Entrepreneurialism in Community Colleges in the Appalachian Region (United States)

    Hatfield, Sharon Lynn


    The combination of a weak economy with a corresponding decline in tax revenue has created deficits in state and local budgets which adversely affect the financial stability of community colleges. This leaves community colleges struggling to continue to provide education in support of their missions. To provide a source of alternative revenue,…

  9. Understanding Philanthropic Motivations of Northeast State Community College Donors (United States)

    Cook, Heather J.


    At Northeast State Community College (NeSCC) nearly 70% of students need some form of financial aid to attend. State support is flattening or decreasing and the gap is filled by private donors' support (Northeast State Community College, 2011). Hundreds of donors have made significant contributions to aid in the education of those in the Northeast…

  10. Creating a Culture of Innovation in the Community College (United States)

    O'Banion, Terry; Weidner, Laura; Wilson, Cynthia


    As we approach the second decade of the new millennium, there is a renaissance of innovation in education, a resurgence of interest and experimentation that begs for analysis and review. To that end, the League for Innovation in the Community College proposed to conduct a national study on the nature of innovation in the community college using…

  11. Motivational Factors Affecting Advanced Literacy Learning of Community College Students (United States)

    Dean, Rebecca J.; Dagostino, Lorraine


    This article explores the possible intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors that community college students may bring with them into the classroom. It examines how these motivational factors affect students' learning inside and outside the community college classroom walls. The motivational factors such as mastery, self-determination,…

  12. Implementing Quality Service-Learning Programs in Community Colleges (United States)

    Vaknin, Lauren Weiner; Bresciani, Marilee J.


    This cross-case comparative study at Western Community College and the University of the Coast explored through a constructive lens the characteristics that lead to sustainable, high quality service-learning programs and how they are implemented at institutions of higher education. The researchers determined that both Western Community College and…

  13. Community College Re-Enrollment after Hurricane Katrina (United States)

    Lowe, Sarah R.; Rhodes, Jean E.


    In this study, we explored predictors of community college re-enrollment after Hurricane Katrina among a sample of low-income women (N = 221). It was predicted that participants' pre-hurricane educational optimism would predict community college re-enrollment a year after the hurricane. The influence of various demographic and additional resources…

  14. From Homeschool to the Community College: A Multiple Case Study (United States)

    Kramer, Benjamin G.


    The number of U.S. homeschooled students has steadily risen from the 1980's to the present, and many eventually choose to attend community colleges (Cogan, 2010; Mason, 2004; Ray, 2004a; Sorey & Duggan, 2008a). Homeschoolers who make community colleges their first structured educational setting outside the home do so for various reasons: (a)…

  15. New scholarship provides opportunities for Virginia Community College graduates


    Lazenby, Jenna


    The Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid has launched the new"Virginia Tech-Virginia Community College System Lifeline Scholarship Program." Native Virginia Community College System (VCCS) students who complete their associates' degree are now eligible for one of six"Lifeline Scholarships," a new academic merit award given to graduates with the highest grade point average (GPA).

  16. Community College Faculty Engagement in Boyer's Domains of Scholarship (United States)

    Braxton, John M.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn


    This chapter describes the findings from a national survey of community college faculty. With the lens of Boyer's Domains of Scholarship applied to these findings, a more fine-grained and accurate assessment of the engagement of community college faculty members in scholarship emerges.

  17. Faculty Scholarship at Community Colleges: Culture, Institutional Structures, and Socialization (United States)

    Morest, Vanessa Smith


    This chapter looks at community college faculty engagement in scholarship. Community college faculty spend the majority of their time engaged in teaching, and therefore their scholarship typically focuses on strengthening curriculum and instruction. The paper identifies some of the structural and cultural challenges and supports to scholarship at…

  18. Community College Advantages: The Roles of Accreditation with Financial Aid (United States)

    Shelton, Kay


    Community colleges offer many advantages over other types of institutions, financially and educationally. This article will explore some of those advantages, including comparisons to other types of institutions. A brief introduction to accreditation will contextualize how community colleges have advantages of certain institutions. Lastly,…

  19. At Issue: Online Education and the New Community College Student (United States)

    Castillo, Marco


    Community colleges are facing a demographic shift in their student bodies with significant consequences for how they can utilize instructional innovations such as online education. On the one hand, community colleges are educating an increasing number of adult learners, with a set of psychological, academic, and personal characteristics that make…

  20. Marketing the Program. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 36. (United States)

    Keim, William A., Ed.; Keim, Marybelle C., Ed.


    This collection of essays examines the role of marketing in the recruitment and retention of community college students. First, Philip Kotler and Leslie A. Goldgehn define the marketing process and assess its potential benefits. Richard C. Richardson, Jr., and Donald S. Doucette question the effectiveness of marketing in the community college.…

  1. Community College Research Center: Collaborative Research to Improve Student Success (United States)

    Jenkins, Davis


    This article presents three lessons from research by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) on strategies community colleges can use to improve completion rates while maintaining broad access and keeping costs low for students and taxpayers. I also identify two sets of data pointing to the potential returns to students and society that could…

  2. Can Community Colleges Survive the PhD Glut? (United States)

    Taylor, Anita

    The impact of the current employment situation on hiring faculty for community college teaching is examined. It is concluded that prospects for improving the quality of learning in community colleges are not particularly enhanced by the apparently growing surplus of new PhDs in our field. On the contrary, it is suggested that hiring PhDs for…

  3. The Attraction of Adjunct Faculty to Rural Community Colleges (United States)

    Charlier, Hara Dracon


    As rural community colleges face mounting fiscal pressure, the ability to attract adjunct faculty members to support the institutional mission becomes increasingly important. Although the professional literature documents differences between rural, suburban, and urban community colleges, the effect of this institutional diversity on the role and…

  4. The Others: Equitable Access, International Students, and the Community College (United States)

    Viggiano, Tiffany; López Damián, Ariadna I.; Morales Vázquez, Evelyn; Levin, John S.


    This qualitative investigation explains the ways in which community college decision makers justify the inclusion of international students at three community colleges in the United States. We identify and explain the ways in which decision makers rationalize institutional policy--particularly recruitment strategies and motivations--related to…

  5. Female Community-College Presidents: Effective Leadership Patterns and Behaviors (United States)

    Stout-Stewart, Sherry


    Drawing from the theory of transformational leadership and community-college literature, the purpose of this study was to determine the leadership patterns and behaviors of female chief executive officers (CEOs) in the community-college system in rural, suburban, urban, and inner-city settings. This study further investigated whether there was a…

  6. The Creative Community College: Leading Change through Innovation (United States)

    Roueche, John E., Ed.; Richardson, M. Melissa, Ed.; Neal, Phillip W., Ed.; Roueche, Suanne D., Ed.


    This book provides 14 profiles of innovative and transformational leadership at community colleges. The experience and knowledge shared by the contributors demonstrate how community colleges are adapting creatively to rapidly changing economies, technologies, and education standards. Each of the chapters tells a story of unique challenges and…

  7. Writing Class: How Class-Based Culture Influences Community College Student Experience in College Writing (United States)

    Morris, Myla


    This study was designed to build on the existing research on teaching and learning in community college contexts and the literature of college writing in two-year schools. The work of Pierre Bourdieu formed the primary theoretical framework and composition theory was used to position this study in the literature of the college writing discipline.…

  8. Stackable Credentials and Career/college Pathways in Culinary Arts at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY (United States)

    Audant, Anne Babette


    Discussions of workforce development emphasize stackable training, and assume linear advancement and alignment, through college and career paths. Stackable credentials have become a best practice for community colleges across the United States as they struggle to advance the college completion agenda and ensure that students graduate with the…

  9. Factors Affecting Change in Major and College Persistence for Traditional and Nontraditional Community College Students (United States)

    Taylor, Shuntay


    Community colleges enroll a substantial proportion of both traditional and nontraditional students pursuing various academic goals. Consequently, these types of students have different characteristics that influence their success in community colleges. The purpose of this study was to analyze the contributing factors in traditional and…

  10. Achieving a College Education: The Psychological Experiences of Latina/o Community College Students (United States)

    Zell, Maristela C.


    This study examines the psychological and subjective experiences of Latina/o community college students. The impact of these experiences on their persistence toward achieving their education goals is also examined. Interviews with 17 community college students yielded 8 themes: overcoming personal and social challenges, maturation, self-discovery…

  11. Master Agreement Between Bay de Noc Community College Governing Board and Bay de Noc Community College Faculty Association. (United States)

    Bay de Noc Community Coll., Escanaba, MI.

    This agreement between the Bay de Noc Community College Governing Board and the Bay de Noc Community College Faculty Association covers the period from 1973-75. Contents cover recognition, rights, and guarantees; faculty, personnel, and division procedures; appointments, promotions, reductions, and related matters; leaves and absences; grievance…

  12. Leadership Strategies for Community College Effectiveness: Outcomes of the North Carolina Community College Presidents' Leadership Institute. A Technical Report. (United States)

    Campbell, Dale F.; And Others

    Developed as a result of the North Carolina Community College President's Leadership Institute, this volume discusses the successful use of selected adaptive strategies to enhance community college effectiveness. Following information on the Institute and an overview of the volume, most of the remaining chapters review the work of prominent…

  13. Latino Access to Community Colleges and Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A National Study (United States)

    Nunez, Anne-Marie; Sparks, P. Johnelle; Hernandez, Eliza A.


    This article examines the factors that affect Latinos' enrollment in community colleges that are Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs). Compared with community colleges that are not HSIs, HSI community colleges are serving students at greater risk for not completing college. Latinos who are enrolled in community college HSIs, compared with their…

  14. Learner Centered Introductory Astronomy Community College Course (United States)

    Sprague, C. J.; Grill, M. R.; Genet, C. L.; Genet, R. M.


    In the fall of 2001, learner centered education principles were applied to an introductory astronomy course at the Superstition Mountain Campus of Central Arizona College (CAC). The course was cooperatively designed and managed by the students themselves (especially Sprague and Grill), an assistant course facilitator (C. Genet), and the course instructor and developer (R. Genet). Although some time was devoted to lectures accompanied by photographic slides and open to the public, the bulk of the time was devoted to student projects. Students built telescopes, including solar, zenith, and Galileo, took measurements, made calculations, mapped stars, and determined the circumference of the earth via zenith observations at Apache Junction and at Mt. Hopkins, 120 miles away. A three-day field trip to Lowell Observatory included a tour, observations through the famous 24-inch Clark refractor, and a conference on `Undergraduate Astronomical Research' which included talks on stellar photometry by G. W. Lockwood and R. M. Genet. A second three-day field trip included a tour and observations at Kitt Peak National Observatory (0.4 m telescope), a tour of the observatories on Mt. Hopkins, and a conference on `Learner-Centered Astronomy Education.' The community college students were joined by doctoral students and alumni from the Union Institute and University, as well as by Campua Dean James Stuckey from CAC and his wife Beverly Santos of Northern Arizona University. By allowing students the freedom to explore and expand their knowledge at a rate appropriate to each individual, the students attained levels of confidence not found in traditional teaching styles. We are pleased to acknowledge Dean Stuckey who made this class possible. We also wish to thank Wesley Lockwood and Robert Bargoon at Lowell Observatory, Robert Wilson at Kitt Peak National Observatory, and Daniel Brocious at the Smithsonian's Whipple Observatory for their invaluable assistance during our field trips.

  15. Engaging community college students in physics research (United States)

    Valentine, Megan; Napoli, Maria; Lubin, Arica; Kramer, Liu-Yen; Aguirre, Ofelia; Kuhn, Jens-Uwe; Arnold, Nicholas


    Recruiting talent and fostering innovation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines demands that we attract, educate, and retain a larger and more diverse cohort of students. In this regard, Community Colleges (CC), serving a disproportionate number of underrepresented minority, female and nontraditional students, represent a pool of potential talent that, due to a misguided perception of its students as being less capable, often remains untapped. We will present our strategies to attract and support the academic advancement of CC students in the STEM fields through our NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates program entitled Internships in Nanosystems Science Engineering and Technology (INSET). For more than a decade, INSET has offered a physics research projects to CC students. The key components of INSET success are: 1) the involvement of CC faculty with a strong interest in promoting student success in all aspects of program planning and execution; 2) the design of activities that provide the level of support that students might need because of lack of confidence and/or unfamiliarity with a university environment; and 3) setting clear goals and high performance expectations.

  16. Educational Program Master Plan for San Mateo Community College District. (United States)

    San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.

    In 1974, the San Mateo Community College District (SMCCD) organized a District Master Planning Committee (DMPC), which was charged with outlining a planning program for the District which would be responsive to individual and community needs. The DMPC was comprised of student, staff, and community representatives, and was aided by a District…

  17. North Carolina Community Colleges Provide for Latino Student Success (United States)

    Winecoff, Bonnie Watts


    The purpose of this study was to describe implemented and planned Latino student success activities in North Carolina community colleges and to examine variations in these activities based on the degree of Latino settlement in the college service area. This study was designed to answer the following research questions: (1) What Latino student…

  18. Online Learning in California Community Colleges. Technical Appendices (United States)

    Johnson, Hans; Mejia, Marisol Cuellar


    As costs of attending college have risen and access to higher education has declined, policymakers and community college officials are looking to online learning as one way to better serve student needs, increase access, promote completion, and increase transfer to four-year universities--all in a cost-effective manner. Online learning is still a…

  19. Improving International Relations: Is There a Role for Community Colleges? (United States)

    Diaz, Carlos F.; And Others


    Presents essays by five prominent public servants/educators discussing the role of community colleges in enhancing international/intercultural understanding and global cooperation. Authors are Carlos Diaz, political science instructor; Gerhard Hess, international studies director; Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator; Stephen Nicholson, college president;…

  20. Using Facebook Following Tragedies: A Lesson for Community Colleges (United States)

    Shelton, Kay


    The media often report on the negativity of Facebook, with horror stories of people losing their jobs because of something they posted. There can be useful purposes for Facebook, however, especially after the unthinkable happens on a college campus. Community college libraries can incorporate Facebook into their security planning.

  1. Mind the Gap: Political Science Education in Community Colleges (United States)

    Yanus, Alixandra B.; O'Connor, Karen; Weakley, Jon L.


    Community colleges occupy a growing role in the American education system. Their unique cross-section of students poses a challenge for teachers of political science. This paper uses information from a survey completed by over 2,000 students at 20 colleges and universities across the United States to shed light on some of the most significant…

  2. Napoleon Johnson: From NASA to TV to Community College Teaching. (United States)

    Neal, John


    Describes the life and career of Napoleon Johnson, who currently teaches journalism at Houston Community College's Central Campus. Describes Johnson's experiences as a technical writer for NASA and as a television news correspondent, highlighting the positive effects of these experiences on his career as a college instructor. (MAB)

  3. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Remedial Mathematics at the Community College (United States)

    Lawrence, Daysha Monique


    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of remedial math courses at the community college level through an examination of short-term academic success variables. For the purposes of this study, short-term academic success was defined as passing required remedial math course(s) and the first college-level math course with a C or…

  4. Internationalizing a Community College: A View from the Top (United States)

    McRaven, Nan; Somers, Patricia


    Using definitions of the American Council on Education (2012) and Knight (2015) as guides, this article explores the internationalization of one urban community college. Twelve interviews--the president, board, and administrators--were held. While all acknowledged that the college had made progress toward the goal of internationalization, they…

  5. Sexual Harassment of Female Students: Implications for Community College Practices. (United States)

    Murrell, Patricia H.; And Others


    Addresses issues related to sexual harassment in community colleges. Discusses the legal basis and types of harassment that have been reported on college campuses, indicating that the most prevalent form involves male professors harassing female students. Describes grievance procedures and provides suggestions for handling sexual harassment. (48…

  6. Community College Faculty: Attitudes toward Guns on Campus (United States)

    Dahl, Patricia P.; Bonham, Gene, Jr.; Reddington, Frances P.


    This exploratory research surveyed faculty who instruct in community colleges from 18 states about their attitudes toward the concealed carry gun policies that allow appropriately licensed citizens to carry a handgun in public places such as college campuses. Building upon previous research involving 4-year institutions, we surveyed 1,889…

  7. Apprenticeship Programs Expand with Help of Community Colleges (United States)

    Gonzalez, Jennifer


    The apprenticeship system, long considered an educational relic by some educators and policy makers, is gaining new attention as a model for improving job skills and meeting national college-completion goals. A number of states and community and technical colleges are working to strengthen and expand apprenticeship opportunities. They offer…

  8. Assessing Community College of Philadelphia: Student Outcomes and Improvement Strategies (United States)

    Ginsberg, Thomas


    This report examines the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) and its effectiveness in helping Philadelphians attain higher education and marketable job skills. The study compares the college with three sets of similar institutions nationwide based on data from 2008 to 2013 and includes insights from the school's leaders, as well as local and…

  9. Online Learning and Student Outcomes in California's Community Colleges (United States)

    Johnson, Hans; Mejia, Marisol Cuellar


    As costs of attending college have risen and access to higher education has declined, policymakers and community college officials are looking to online learning as one way to better serve student needs, increase access, promote completion, and increase transfer to four-year universities--all in a cost-effective manner. Online learning is still a…

  10. Community-College Students Need Better Financial Advising, Survey Finds (United States)

    Hoover, Eric


    All the tutoring in the world cannot save students who run short of the money they need to pay for college. This year's Community College Survey of Student Engagement affirms as much. In the survey, known as Cessie, nearly half (45 percent) of respondents cited a lack of finances as a hardship that would likely cause them to withdraw from classes…

  11. Microcomputer Use in Learning Disabilities Programs at California Community Colleges. (United States)

    Robledo, Gilbert

    A study was conducted to gather information about the use of microcomputers within the learning disabilities (LD) programs in California community colleges. Surveys were sent to all 106 two-year colleges in the state, requesting information on the number of students enrolled in LD programs, the kind and number of computers used in the LD programs,…

  12. A Community College Remedial Program: A Description and Evaluation. (United States)

    Krupka, John G.

    This joint project of Northampton Area Community College and Lehigh University examines the college's General Studies Program for the student scoring below the twelfth percentile on the ACT math or English tests. Depending on his score, he must take the math or English or both; his other hours are in the regular courses. (Others, in special cases,…

  13. Survey of Classroom Assessment Practices of Community College Faculty (United States)

    Wawiye, Joyce R.


    The Spellings Commission (U.S. Secretary of Education Commission on the Future of Higher Education) notes that there are far too many college graduates entering the workforce without the initial employment skills and predispositions needed in a current global economy. Specify measurements of relevant learning within community colleges is therefore…

  14. Determining Persistence of Community College Students in Introductory Geology Classes (United States)

    Kraft, Katrien van der Hoeven


    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) careers have been touted as critical to the success of our nation and also provide important opportunities for access and equity of underrepresented minorities (URM's). Community colleges serve a diverse population and a large number of undergraduates currently enrolled in college, they are…

  15. A Comparative Study of Contract Training in Select Community Colleges. (United States)

    Updike, Katherine May

    In 1991, a study was conducted to compare contract training in selected community colleges providing service to business, industry, and government. A sample of 17 colleges was selected from the League for Innovation Contract Training Professional Network; and phone interviews were conducted with and questionnaires were returned by 16 of the 17…

  16. The Mathematics Anxiety of Bilingual Community College Students (United States)

    Iossi, Laura Hillerbrand


    Math anxiety levels and performance outcomes were compared for bilingual and monolingual community college Intermediate Algebra students attending a culturally diverse urban commuter college. Participants (N = 618, 250 men, 368 women; 361 monolingual, 257 bilingual) completed the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS) and a demographics instrument.…

  17. Community College Enrollment, College Major, and the Gender Wage Gap. (United States)

    Gill, Andrew M.; Leigh, Duane E.


    Independent cross-sections developed using National Longitudinal Survey data reveal a decrease in the gender wage gap from 1989-1994 due to fewer differences in tenure and full-time employment. Disaggregating education by two- and four-year providers and college major accounts for 8.5-11% of the narrower wage gap for the period. (SK)

  18. Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers on the Community College Campus. (United States)

    Dalaviras, Christin


    Offers tips for cultivating volunteers for community college organizations: begin retention efforts early, "talk up" the organization, identify goals to determine what you can offer volunteers, and stay connected. (EV)

  19. How Arizona Community College Teachers Go About Learning to Teach


    Hamblin, Carolyn J.


    This mixed-method study used a survey and semistructured interviews to learn how new Arizona community college teachers learned to teach, how available certain learning experiences and effective professional development activities were, how valuable teachers perceived those learning experiences and activities to be, and if there were any factors that underlie how new community college teachers learned to teach. The survey questioned whether 26 learning experiences were available to new commun...

  20. Early Experiences of Accountants Transitioning to Virginia Community College Faculty


    Rolley, Alison Hamblin


    Accounting faculty members in community colleges educate a large portion of accounting students each year. Accountants who become accounting faculty are the most common type of accounting instructor in community colleges and they have much to offer because of their prior work experience. Accounting faculty members who have transitioned from industry generally have the knowledge and expertise to be successful in practice but their work experience may not have prepared them for teaching roles...

  1. Capstone Engineering Design Projects for Community Colleges (United States)

    Walz, Kenneth A.; Christian, Jon R.


    Capstone engineering design courses have been a feature at research universities and four-year schools for many years. Although such classes are less common at two-year colleges, the experience is equally beneficial for this population of students. With this in mind, Madison College introduced a project-based Engineering Design course in 2007.…

  2. Perceptions of First-Time in College Community College Students Regarding Factors and Barriers for Success (United States)

    Sheppard, Deana K.


    The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of first-generation first-time in college (FTIC) students who have completed a student success course (Learning Frameworks: First-Year Experience-EDUC 1300) at the community college level regarding (a) factors that enable them to succeed and (b) factors that are barriers to their success. A…

  3. Jumping through Hoops: College Choice Experiences of African American Male Community College Club Basketball Players (United States)

    Ellis, Kimberly Carlotta


    This study aimed to learn what factors influenced the college choice decision-making process of African American male club basketball players in the community college. To understand how the participants determined their educational path, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 21 African American male students who were enrolled in at least six…

  4. Ability Sorting and the Importance of College Quality to Student Achievement: Evidence from Community Colleges (United States)

    Stange, Kevin


    This article examines the effect of institutional quality on the educational attainment of community college students, a large group that has been mostly overlooked in previous work. The effect of institutional quality is generally difficult to separate from that of student ability because more capable students usually sort into better colleges. A…

  5. Malamalama Community College--A Possible Dream: A Prospectus for a New Community College on the Island of Oahu. (United States)

    Potter, Robert E.

    This proposal for a new, innovative community college of the future was prepared in conjunction with the Task Force on Education for the Governor's Conference on Hawaii in the Year 2000. Topics covered are the student body, curriculum and learning strategies, programs, student advising, student activities, faculty, college governance, community…

  6. Agreement between Niagara County Community College and the Faculty Association, Niagara County Community College, September 1, 1987-August 31, 1990. (United States)

    Niagara County Community Coll., Sanborn, NY.

    This collective bargaining agreement between Niagara County Community College and the college's Faculty Association covers the period between September 1, 1987 and August 31, 1990. The articles in the agreement set forth provisions related to: (1) definitions of terms; (2) recognition of the Association as the sole bargaining agent; (3) rights and…

  7. Establishing a Framework for Successful Social Network Site Use in the Community College (United States)

    Fentry, Rhonda Spells; Boykin, Tiffany F.; Vickery, Kristen B.


    Many colleges and universities have created college-sponsored communities on Facebook and Twitter as a means to interact, connect, and build community online (Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2009; Wankel & Wankel, 2011). However, the literature provides no clear picture of how community college students use social network…

  8. Building Relationships through a Digital Branch Library: Finding the Community in Community College Library Websites (United States)

    Pampaloni, Andrea M.; Bird, Nora J.


    This study evaluates whether or not community college libraries have in place the characteristics necessary to develop digital branch libraries to meet the expanding and changing needs of their publics. Using Hon and Grunig's (1999) relationship building criteria as a framework, 98 community college library websites were analyzed to determine…

  9. The Peralta Community College District: A Profile of Educational Needs. (United States)

    Weiner, Joy; And Others

    A study was conducted in the the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) to determine how high school seniors, current PCCD students, community residents, and PCCD part-time students perceived their educational needs. Surveys were conducted to gather information regarding: (1) high school seniors' educational plans upon graduation from high…

  10. Anti-Racist Strategies in College and Community. (United States)

    Further Education Unit, London (England).

    This document summarizes what was learned from a 3-year Manchester (United Kingdom) project designed to combat racism in higher education and the community. The lessons learned from the study are intended to help other colleges focus on the issue of racism and how it can be tackled openly in a community education context. After some background…

  11. Characteristics and Motivations of College Students Volunteering for Community Service. (United States)

    Fitch, R. Thomas


    Designed and administered the Student Community Service Involvement Survey to assess students' reasons for volunteering. College students indicated that their motives for involvement in community service were egoistic and altruistic. Demographically, student volunteers were not too different from the general student population. Volunteerism was…

  12. Challenging Privileged College Students' Othering Language in Community Service Learning (United States)

    Seider, Scott C.; Hillman, Amanda


    In a previous article for the "Engagement on Campus" column in the "Journal of College and Character", the authors described the weaker sense of community experienced by students of color and students from low-socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds in a university-based community service learning program, as well as how students from these…

  13. The Community College Perspective in the Emerging Green Economy (United States)

    Sharp, Leith


    Almost half of all students entering higher education now do so through the community college sector. These institutions are a trusted and vital source of education, training, and information for their communities. They are also at the front-line in the society's never ending battle to provide the skills and capacities necessary to ensure…

  14. Maui Community College: A Comparative Assessment of Programs. (United States)

    Hawaii Univ., Kahului. Maui Community Coll.

    Between fall 1987 and 1992, Maui Community College's (MCC's) (Hawaii) enrollment increased by 40%, to 2,799 students. This growth was a result of increased student and community interest in higher education on all three islands in Maui County, as well as MCC's aggressive recruitment and educational program delivery. However, budget restrictions…

  15. Resituating the Community College in a Global Context (United States)

    Treat, Tod; Hagedorn, Linda Serra


    From locally focused institutions intent on access and affordability to higher education, workforce preparation, and community engagement, the contemporary community college is poised as a global partner for the democratization and development of a global workforce. In this chapter, the authors revisit the development of international education in…

  16. Learning Communities for Developmental Education Students: Early Results from Randomized Experiments at Three Community Colleges (United States)

    Weiss, Michael J.; Visher, Mary; Weissman, Evan


    This paper presents results from a rigorous random assignment study of Learning Communities programs operated at three of six community colleges participating in the National Center for Postsecondary Research's (NCPR) Learning Communities Demonstration. The demonstration's focus is on determining whether Learning Communities are an effective…

  17. Quality control education in the community college (United States)

    Greene, J. Griffen; Wilson, Steve


    This paper describes the Quality Control Program at Daytona Beach Junior College, including course descriptions. The program in quality control required communication between the college and the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC). The college has machinery established for certification of the learning process, and the society has the source of teachers who are competent in the technical field and who are the employers of the educational products. The associate degree for quality control does not have a fixed program, which can serve all needs, any more than all engineering degrees have identical programs. The main ideas which would be common to all quality control programs are the concept of economic control of a repetitive process and the concept of developing individual potentialities into individuals who are needed and productive.

  18. Examining the Impact of Redesigned Developmental Math Courses in Community Colleges (United States)

    Okimoto, Hae; Heck, Ronald


    At community colleges, student preparedness for college-level work is a significant initial barrier. Over 70% of community college students are reported to be inadequately prepared for college mathematics. Because students need to pass college-level math in order to enroll in subsequent courses required for their majors or to complete general…

  19. Marketing Effectiveness in Community and Junior Colleges. (United States)

    Scigliano, Virginia L.; Scigliano, John A.

    A nationwide survey of a random sample of 210 two-year colleges was conducted in 1979 to test the hypothesis that administrative adherence to sound marketing practices will lead to higher enrollments. Survey participants were asked to respond to 15 items adapted from Philip Kotler's Marketing Audit, a recognized scale of marketing effectiveness…

  20. Citrus Community College District Mentor Program. (United States)

    Hinds, Diane; Sprague, Caroline

    The Citrus College faculty and staff addressed the problem of lower career aspirations among women by establishing a support group, Citrus Women in Higher Education (CWHE). In addition to group meetings and special programs of interest, the CWHE has developed a mentor program to address the problem of blocked careers faced by women. The goals of…

  1. Development of the Community College Internationalization Index (United States)

    Copeland, Jacqueline Marie; McCrink, Carmen L.; Starratt, Gerene K.


    To address the shortage of skilled workers in the 21st century, shifting demographics, competition for education funding, and the need to better serve underrepresented student populations, colleges and universities in the United States seek to increase internationalization efforts. While a number of instruments exist for measuring…

  2. Career Identity among Community College Students (United States)

    Stringer, Kate J.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L.


    Career identity development is salient in adolescence and young adulthood, but little research has assessed career identity in populations other than four-year college students. Context should be considered when examining career identity, and to address this gap in the literature, the current study examined the extent to which parental support for…

  3. Integrating Ethics in Community Colleges' Accounting Programs. (United States)

    Clarke, Clifton


    Argues that two-year college business programs need to provide moral guidance and leadership to students to help stem the proliferation of fraudulent and questionable financial reporting practices. Reviews amoral and moral unity theories of business ethics. Discusses barriers to ethical instruction in business curricula, and ways to overcome them.…

  4. Native Hawaiian Community College Students: What Happens? (United States)

    Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Lester, Jaime; Moon, Hye Sun; Tibbetts, Katherine


    Using a weighted database of approximately 3,000 students, this study involves the tracing of the postsecondary history of 2,516 students who identified as Native Hawaiian, graduated from high school between 1993 and 1995, and attended college. Virtually none of the students are 100% Hawaiian. Due to a long history of intermarriage, the Hawaiian…

  5. Exploring Community College Faculty Job Satisfaction: Application of the Satisfaction-Performance Motivation Model (United States)

    Lyons, Frankie Woodard


    Community colleges are becoming increasingly important organizations within the modern structure of higher education. Nearly half of all U.S. college students are enrolled in community colleges. Forces driving the expanding reliance upon community colleges to provide the postsecondary educational needs of U.S. citizens include: the current…

  6. The Impact of Human Capital and Selected Job Rewards on Community College Faculty Job Satisfaction (United States)

    Lyons, Frankie W.; Akroyd, Duane


    Community colleges accommodate nearly half of all United States college students. Increased reliance upon community colleges is driven by the current economic downturn, rising costs of higher education, and changing expectations for today's workforce requiring advanced skill sets. Community colleges offer more affordable options for broader…

  7. No Crystal Stair: Narratives of Female Community College Presidents of Color (United States)

    Wise, Camille Broussard


    The California Community College system is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.6 million students attending 112 colleges. Community colleges are integral to workforce development, economic recovery, and an accessible and affordable gateway for transfer to four-year universities. While community college student population…

  8. On the Right Track: A Multicase Study of Five Successful Female Community College Presidents' Professional Development (United States)

    Bello-de Castro, Leigh M.


    One of the many challenges confronting community colleges is the reality that a majority of community college presidents are approaching retirement. This situation has become critical and two-year colleges face an unprecedented leadership crisis. There is a call for community colleges to identify new leaders and provide them with opportunities to…

  9. Does College Focus Matter? Explaining Differences in Performance among Community Colleges in North Carolina: A CAPSEE Working Paper (United States)

    Dunn, Michael; Kalleberg, Arne L.


    The evolution of community colleges from their origins as junior colleges to institutions with dual missions to provide both academic and workforce preparation raises questions about the impact of a college's mission focus on its students' labor market success. We examine this question using data from the 58 colleges in the North Carolina…

  10. The Effectiveness of Distance Education across Virginia's Community Colleges: Evidence from Introductory College-Level Math and English Courses (United States)

    Xu, Di; Jaggars, Shanna Smith


    Although online learning is rapidly expanding in the community college setting, there is little evidence regarding its effectiveness among community college students. In the current study, the authors used a statewide administrative data set to estimate the effects of taking one's first college-level math or English course online rather than face…

  11. Forest Technology Program, Lake City Community College: The Founding of a School, the Evolution of a College. (United States)

    Summers, Susan Robinson

    Since 1947, Lake City Community College (LCCC) has evolved from a forest ranger school to a junior college to a true community college. After World War II, Lake City, the "Forestry Capitol of the World," converted a local air base into the Columbia Forestry School (CFS). The first few years were characterized by extremely low enrollment and…

  12. White House Unveils America's College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students. Fact Sheet (United States)

    The White House, 2015


    In January, 2015, the President unveiled the America's College Promise proposal, which would make two years of community college free for responsible students, letting students earn the first half of a bachelor's degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost. This proposal will require everyone to do their part: community colleges must…

  13. The Community-Building College: Leading the Way to Community Revitalization. (United States)

    Harlacher, Ervin L.; Gollattscheck, James F.

    Arguing that the nation's educational system must be renewed to empower citizens and communities, this two-part monograph describes the importance of building learning communities and offers a blueprint to guide community colleges in this undertaking. The first part of the monograph provides three chapters focusing on creating a vision for the…

  14. Factors and Issues Surrounding Development of One Community College Baccalaureate Degree Program. (United States)

    McKee, Jonathon V.

    This thesis argues that the community college baccalaureate potentially represents the next major shift in purpose of the comprehensive community college in America. During the 20th century, community colleges concentrated on vocational and transfer two-year associate degrees, as well as the community service function, while universities handled…

  15. The University and the Community College: Responsibility as a Two-Way Street. (United States)

    Bataille, Robert R.

    If there is to be communication and mutual assistance between community colleges and universities, three myths about community colleges need to be dispelled: that they teach almost nothing but basic or remedial English, that no research is possible for those university people who study community college English programs or for community college…

  16. Tobacco Control at Community Colleges: Context and Opportunities

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Scott McIntosh


    Opportunities for best practice strategies for tobacco control were identified for community colleges, and would require little additional infrastructure. Policy adherence and enforcement could be improved with awareness raising with students, faculty and staff. Cessation tools for students must be convenient, understandable, and accessible from multiple locations. Feasible approaches for future initiatives could include testing low cost technology such as quitlines, Web Assisted Tobacco Interventions (WATI and outside partnerships with community organizations and health agencies.

  17. Collective Bargaining Agreement between Lehigh County Community College and Lehigh County Community College Faculty Association an Affiliate of PAHE/PSEA, NFA/NEA. (United States)

    Lehigh County Community Coll., Schnecksville, PA.

    This document is the 1972-74 collective bargaining agreement between Lehigh County Community College and Lehigh County Community College Faculty Association, an affiliate of PAHE/PSEA, NFA/NEA. Articles of the agreement cover definitions, recognition, rights of the college, maintenance of membership, check-off, rights of faculty in association,…

  18. The American Community College Story, Take Two: An Unfinished Essay (United States)

    Stumpf, Arthur D.


    The author observes that community college administrators perform their duties on ambiguous and uncertain intellectual and environmental landscapes, so they continually search for meaning and purpose in organizational life. This article proposes a straightforward approach to answering several questions related to the quest for meaning and purpose,…

  19. Library Automation at a Multi-Campus Community College. (United States)

    Farris, Deirdre A.


    Describes the planning and implementation of a library automation system which encompasses four campus locations of a community college, and includes automation of technical processes and full access to holdings and circulation records of all the libraries involved. Software and hardware considerations are discussed, and guidelines to automation…

  20. The American Nursing Shortage: Implications for Community Colleges (United States)

    Friedel, Janice Nahra


    This article examines national employment and program trends in the nursing profession, the nursing shortage in Iowa, and state policy and community college responses in Iowa. During the seven-year period 2001-2008, two Iowa governors convened special task forces to study the nursing shortage and to make recommendations. The policy responses dealt…

  1. Attitudes of Faculty in Tennessee Community Colleges toward Collective Bargaining. (United States)

    Franke, Robert G.; Franke, Dorothy N.


    A study of randomly selected faculty at Tennessee's public community colleges concluded: 50.8 percent of respondents favor collective bargaining, sense of power is negatively correlated with attitudes toward collective bargaining, and five demographic variables (political opinion, religion, race, sex, organizational membership) are significantly…

  2. Cost, Quality, and the Community College Enrollment Decision (United States)

    Swiger, Caroline Martin


    Numerous studies model whether students enroll in higher education, but few have investigated how students decide where to attend. Even fewer studies have considered how community college students make this nearly first noncompulsory human capital investment decision. This research focuses on the enrollment decisions of students whose first…

  3. Effective Leadership Strategies for the Community College President. (United States)

    Lewis, Marjorie D.

    To be effective, community college presidents must understand what leadership is, particularly as it applies to higher education. They must also understand the evolution of the role of the president over the last 30 years, from "manager" or "builder" in the early years to the more recent position of "motivator." There is little agreement in the…

  4. E-Marketing: Are Community Colleges Embracing the Web? (United States)

    Clagett, Craig


    Conducted a pilot survey of community colleges to assess their online marketing efforts. Found that while all had Web sites, only a minority of sites were truly interactive. Involvement of marketing offices with Web sites varied considerably, and a minority had used e-mail or Web ads for marketing. (EV)

  5. Ethical Issues Affecting Human Participants in Community College Research (United States)

    Wurtz, Keith


    The increasing demand of constituents to conduct analyses in order to help inform the decision-making process has led to the need for Institutional Research (IR) guidelines for community college educators. One method of maintaining the quality of research conducted by IR staff is to include professional development about ethics. This article…

  6. Instructional Decision Making and Agency of Community College Mathematics Faculty (United States)

    Lande, Elaine; Mesa, Vilma


    We investigate the rationale for instructional decisions proposed by two groups of community college mathematics faculty (full-time and part-time), as they discussed animations of trigonometry classes that breached several classroom norms. Although both groups of faculty justify their decisions in similar ways, the way in which they talk differs.…

  7. The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Community College Leadership (United States)

    Freed, Curt Alan


    The study explores the role of emotional intelligence in community college leaders using a case study design with mixed-methods, including quantitative and qualitative data. Twenty-one leaders among three cases participated in the study, each completing the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) and participating in…

  8. Role Perceptions and Job Satisfaction of Community College Faculty. (United States)

    Corbin, Saladin K. T.

    This study examined the role perceptions of full-time faculty members at a large mid-Atlantic community college, focusing on role conflicts and levels of job satisfaction. One hundred and seventy-seven faculty members responded to surveys, and 20 participated in four focus groups organized according to race and gender, which yielded descriptive…

  9. New Americans among Us: Public Event Planning for Community Colleges. (United States)

    Weber, Gretchen Aggertt

    This report contends that public events are effective ways for community colleges to provide a venue in which the burgeoning population of immigrant Americans may have a voice. The ten successful goals to successful public-event planning are: (1) determining goals; (2) selecting a date; (3) reserving facilities; (4) creating a student planning…

  10. Trauma and Psychological Distress among Ethnically Diverse Community College Students (United States)

    Edman, Jeanne L.; Watson, Susan B.; Patron, David J.


    An association has been found between traumatic experiences and psychological distress; however, the impact of ethnicity on psychological distress is less clear. The present study examined the relationship between traumatic experiences and measures of psychological distress among a multiethnic sample of community college students. A total of 389…

  11. The Employment of Part-Time Faculty at Community Colleges (United States)

    Christensen, Chad


    Institutions of higher education have been gradually employing more part-time faculty over the past several decades. Walsh estimates that part-time faculty employment across all types of institutions increased 79 percent from 1981 to 1999. The growth of part-time faculty at community colleges is equally astounding. It is now estimated that 67…

  12. Part-Time Faculty and Community College Student Success (United States)

    Rogers, Gregory S.


    With the Completion Agenda taking such political prominence, community colleges are experiencing even more pressure to find ways to promote and improve student success. One way that has been suggested is to limit the reliance on part-time faculty under the premise that the employment status of faculty has a direct influence on student success. The…

  13. Sources and Information: Professional Development in Community Colleges. (United States)

    Stolzenberg, Ellen Bara


    Presents an annotated bibliography of resources on faculty and staff development at community colleges. Includes information on needs assessment, programs and initiatives at national and state levels, and offers national data for examining common issues. Discusses the future of faculty development programs. Contains 12 resources. (AUTH/NB)

  14. Perceptions of the Glass Ceiling Effect in Community Colleges (United States)

    Myers, Cheryl E.


    The purpose of this study was to determine the existence of a glass ceiling effect within community colleges by examining faculty, staff and administrator's perceptions of a glass ceiling as it relates to the advancement of women at their institutions. This was done by using a cross-sectional survey administered electronically to faculty, staff…

  15. Training for Trade: Role of American Community Colleges. (United States)

    Wismer, Jack N.

    Today, global competition affects almost every business or industry, often triggering corporate restructuring, downsizing, focus on continuous quality improvement, heightened efforts to globalize companies and increase exports. To meet the competitive challenges of a global economy, community colleges can better serve business and industry by…

  16. Research on Race and Ethnic Relations among Community College Students (United States)

    Maxwell, William; Shammas, Diane


    Considerable research has been conducted in the past two decades on race and ethnic relations among community college students. The atheoretical underpinnings of this research have led to vague and conflicting findings regarding such concepts as campus climate, discrimination, and the benefits of campus diversity. This article briefly reviews…

  17. Burnout and Humor Usage among Community College Nursing Faculty Members. (United States)

    Talbot, Laura A.


    Assesses the correlation of burnout among community college nursing faculty members and their use of humor to mediate academic stress related to burnout. Differences in burnout between high versus low humor usage respondents showed a higher sense of personal accomplishment with high humor usage. Of those with low humor usage, workload was related…

  18. An Examination of Midwest Community College Presidents' Leadership Styles (United States)

    Jacobs, Marvin Jones


    This study examined the leadership styles of community college presidents and chancellors in the Midwestern part of the United States on leadership styles they embraced based on their personal characteristics, age, gender, education and experience in higher education, location, and other prevailing personal characteristics. The three leadership…

  19. Baby Boomers and Community College: A Study of Motivations (United States)

    Cunningham, DiAnne H.


    Scope and method of study. This descriptive case study was designed to describe the critical issues surrounding Baby Boomers and their motivations to attend community college, in addition to their perceptions of learning and curriculum needs. Additionally the study explored what these Baby Boomers plan to do after completing their courses and…

  20. Development of Leadership Skills in Community College Department Chairs (United States)

    Sirkis, Jocelyn Eager


    The role of a community college department chairperson is not well defined and the job is often perceived as more of a burden than an honor. Faculty come to the position frequently by "default" and without a ready set of management and leadership skills. The matter is of concern since chairs influence academic department strategy, culture, and…

  1. Evaluating Number Sense in Community College Developmental Math Students (United States)

    Steinke, Dorothea A.


    Community college developmental math students (N = 657) from three math levels were asked to place five whole numbers on a line that had only endpoints 0 and 20 marked. How the students placed the numbers revealed the same three stages of behavior that Steffe and Cobb (1988) documented in determining young children's number sense. 23% of the…

  2. Student Flow between Community Colleges: Investigating Lateral Transfer (United States)

    Bahr, Peter Riley


    The traditional unidirectional ("linear") postsecondary path from high school to a community college to a 4-year institution into the workforce represents accurately a decreasing proportion of the pathways actually taken by students through higher education. Instead, students increasingly exhibit patterns of enrollment that take them…

  3. Chinese Education Agent Views of American Community Colleges (United States)

    Zhang, Yi; Serra Hagedorn, Linda


    In an era of increasing global competition in education related markets, many higher education institutions in the United States have come to realize the need to market better for international students. Community colleges are no exception and have become increasingly active in recruiting international students using education agents. Using…

  4. The Economics of Community College Labor Markets: A Primer (United States)

    Kasper, Hirschel


    The community college has many roles and constituents: academic, professional, and vocational. Its curriculum may be distinguished from that of other institutions of higher education by its many courses designed to enhance students' immediate career opportunities, especially with nearby employers. This article focuses on the job markets for…

  5. Freshmen and Sophomores Abroad: Community Colleges and Overseas Academic Programs. (United States)

    Hess, Gerhard

    The mechanics of establishing and maintaining overseas academic programs are examined in this monograph with respect to the community college level. Chapter 1 provides a history of internationalism in institutions of higher learning from ancient times in India, China, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Western Europe. Chapter 2 presents a rationale for the…

  6. Academic Literacy as Language Policy in Community College Developmental Writing (United States)

    Finn, Heather B.; Avni, Sharon


    This qualitative study offers critical insight into how language policy interacts with daily classroom decisions at a large and highly diverse urban community college in the United States. Specifically, it examines the challenges that faculty teaching developmental writing courses for English language learners experience when determining what…

  7. Developing Student Character: Community College Professors Who Share Power (United States)

    Humphreys, Connie K.


    This phenomenological study examined the definitions, values, and experiences of seven community college professors who have tried to promote student character development by sharing some of their power in the classroom. Power sharing is a participative gesture, and participative teachers can encourage students to become more engaged in their own…

  8. The Managerial Roles of Community College Chief Academic Officers. (United States)

    Anderson, Philip Wayne

    This study utilized Mintzberg's taxonomy of managerial roles to examine the roles performed by community college chief academic officers (CAOs). Mintzberg's taxonomy defines managerial roles as a set of behaviors and identifies 10 distinct roles: (1) figurehead; (2) leader; (3) liaison; (4) monitor; (5) disseminator; (6) spokesperson; (7)…

  9. Conflict Management Styles in an HBCU HSI Community College Setting (United States)

    Schmittou, Natasha P.


    The purpose of this quantitative study is to investigate the conflict management styles in an HBCU and HSI community college and how gender, power position, age, educational level, and ethnicity influence conflict management. A convenience sample of 80 administrators and 220 subordinates completed an electronic demographic survey and the…

  10. San Mateo Community College District Administrative Reorganization Plan. (United States)

    San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.

    This report proposes a comprehensive reorganization plan for the multi-campus San Mateo Community College District. Because of changing student characteristics and needs, requirements mandated by the state and federal governments, and financial constraints, it is felt that the district should seek district-wide comprehensiveness rather than…

  11. Women Engineering Transfer Students: The Community College Experience (United States)

    Patterson, Susan J.


    An interpretative philosophical framework was applied to a case study to document the particular experiences and perspectives of ten women engineering transfer students who once attended a community college and are currently enrolled in one of two university professional engineering programs. This study is important because women still do not earn…

  12. A 21st-Century Humanities for the Community College (United States)

    Alford, Barry; Elden, Lucia


    This essay examines not only the role the humanities play in the community college curriculum but also how our approach to and understanding of the humanities must change. The defense of a 21st-century humanities has to begin in the experience of our students and not in the traditional canons of our disciplines.

  13. Policy Trends Impacting Community Colleges: An ECS Perspective (United States)

    Sponsler, Brian A.; Pingel, Sarah; Anderson, Lexi


    Given the importance of community and technical colleges to state education attainment and workforce development goals, policy addressing the two-year sector is of critical importance to state policymakers. Analysis of legislative issue trends suggests transfer and articulation, performance-based funding, and financial aid programs are substantial…

  14. Five Potholes in the Road to Community College Excellence. (United States)

    Hammons, Jim


    Discusses major obstacles to excellence in community colleges: failure to develop adequate means for systematic, periodic, performance appraisal; failure to evaluate individual courses and programs periodically and systematically; failure to commit adequate time and resources to continued personnel development; lack of an adequate decision-making…

  15. Work and Life Balance: Community College Occupational Deans (United States)

    Bailey, Jean M.


    This article focuses on work and life balance from a community college occupational dean perspective. It addresses definitions and concepts of work life and the nature of the role of occupational dean. The themes from this study include the use of time both at work and away from work, work/life crossover, perception of work/life, and work/life…

  16. LGBT Students in Community College: Characteristics, Challenges, and Recommendations (United States)

    Ivory, Brian T.


    Due to the transitory nature of students at community colleges, it is often difficult for student affairs professionals to connect with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and even more difficult for them to provide services for this invisible population.

  17. Rush Health Systems and Meridian Community College: People Serving People (United States)

    Willis, Jean H.


    Meridian Community College and Rush Health Systems are partners in delivering training focused on Rush's mission statement of hospital-wide commitment to "excellence in service management." Rush and MCC have delivered customized classes in the following areas: medical billing, leadership management, computer training, admissions clerk,…

  18. First in Line: Student Registration Priority in Community Colleges (United States)

    Bahr, Peter Riley; Gross, Jillian Leigh; Slay, Kelly E.; Christensen, Rebecca D.


    Across the United States, community colleges are facing severe funding reductions and surging enrollment, resulting in a condition of impaction in which demand for coursework exceeds financial or physical capacity. In turn, impaction is necessitating changes in enrollment management policies, including rapid evolution in registration priority…

  19. Assessing Job Satisfaction among Alabama's Community College Faculty (United States)

    Howton, Russell Warren


    The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between selected demographic and educational variables of faculty members employed in the Alabama Community College System and their impact on job satisfaction. The variables included in the study are the demographic variables of age, gender, ethnicity, salary, and degree status, along with…

  20. Comprehensive Cocurricular Support Promotes Persistence of Community College STEM Students (United States)

    Shadduck, Peggy


    Despite good career prospects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, persistence of students in STEM fields of study at the community college and transfer to universities to pursue STEM majors is often quite low. Theories of persistence emphasize the importance of engagement, integration, validation, and financial…

  1. Cool Community Colleges: Creative Approaches to Economic Development (United States)

    Rosenfeld, Stuart


    Community colleges have long been recognized for their success in providing affordable access to higher education for all and for serving the nation's workforce needs. Their substantial civic and cultural contributions are now also capturing the attention of businesses and of policymakers at the highest levels of government. Why? Because research…

  2. Preparing Reflective Community College Leaders in a Graduate Leadership Course (United States)

    Sullivan, Leila González; Palmer, Shelby


    This study measured the knowledge construction and reflection that occurred in a doctoral course designed to introduce major leadership theories and encourage reflection as a community college leadership practice. At each session, students completed forms reporting new learning and insights they experienced, as well as responding to reflection…

  3. Community College Mission Influence on Culture: An Organizational Analysis (United States)

    Stephens, E. Gerome


    Strong agreement of mission and culture has been found in more effective colleges (Fjortoft & Smart, 1994). For leaders, the culture of an organization provides the context for which decisions about organizational change processes can be made (Malm, 2008). The purpose of this study was to explore the culture present within a community college…

  4. Key Resources for Community College Student Success Programming (United States)

    Carales, Vincent D.; Garcia, Crystal E.; Mardock-Uman, Naomi


    This chapter provides an overview of organizations and other entities focused on assisting community college staff, faculty, and administrators in developing and promoting student success outcomes. We provide a listing of relevant web resources related to programming and conclude with a summary of suggested readings.

  5. Evolution of TQM Principles and Practices at Jackson Community College. (United States)

    LeTarte, Clyde E.; Schwinn, Carole J.


    Describes the Total Quality Management (TQM) effort undertaken three years ago by Jackson Community College (JCC), in Michigan. Discusses the history of JCC, its early TQM efforts, the basic tenets of TQM, steps taken by JCC to integrate TQM practices into its evaluation methods, and benefits of TQM. (MAB)

  6. Graphic Novels in Community and Junior College Libraries (United States)

    Finley, Wayne


    Although the growth in popularity of graphic novels among readers of all ages and the expansion of graphic novels in both public and academic libraries has been well defined in library literature, the inclusion of graphic novels in community and junior college libraries has received little attention. The purpose of this article is to begin the…

  7. Community College Academic Integrity Lessons That Put Research into Practice (United States)

    Bealle, Penny


    Academic integrity is an educational issue requiring an educational response from all stakeholders, including faculty, students, librarians, learning support staff, and administrators. This article posits that an educational response at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) advances progress toward an integrated academic integrity strategy at…

  8. Community Colleges Are Key to "Green" Jobs, Activist Says (United States)

    McCandlish, Laura


    This article reports on the message of an environmental activist during a speech last week at a conference of the National Council for Workforce Education. According to the environmental activist Van Jones, community colleges play a pivotal role in pushing the fossil-fuel-dependent economy toward a reliance on renewable energy. A community…

  9. The Puente Project: Socializing and Mentoring Latino Community College Students. (United States)

    Laden, Berta Vigil


    Claims that the way that minority students are socialized is related to retention and persistence. Discusses mentoring programs offered in community colleges that socialize and retain minority students. Explores the Puente Program as an example of a successful program that can aid minority Latino students. (Contains 35 references.) (MZ)

  10. The Strategic Importance of Information Technology in Community Colleges (United States)

    Lu, Romy Emaas


    In 2003, Nicholas Carr published in "Harvard Business Review" his article "IT Doesn't Matter," which rekindled the debate on the strategic importance of information technology (IT). Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of community colleges are now faced with the challenge of seeking the best technology for their institutions. The…

  11. ESL in the Community College: Programs, Policies, and Populations. (United States)

    Durdella, Nathan R.


    Offers an annotated bibliography of articles, books, reports, and guides on the subject of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in the community college. Notes that ESL programs have grown as more immigrants have settled in the United States. Includes 10 citations that detail changing programs and policies, curriculum and instruction, and…

  12. Ethics Instruction in Community College Leadership Programs: Southern Perspectives (United States)

    Ware, Nikisha Green


    The purpose of this study was to discover which southern universities have graduate preparatory programs in community college leadership and how, if at all, ethics is addressed in their curricula and in instruction. Surveys were mailed to 38 southern universities located in the Southern Regional Education Board member states. Of the 21 responses…

  13. Online and Hybrid Water Industry Courses for Community College Students (United States)

    Campbell, Chelsea


    The Water Quality Management Technology department at Red Rocks Community College in Denver, CO received a National Science Foundation grant and converted 24 courses from a face-to-face format to online and hybrid formats. The courses were converted to meet a growing employment need within the water industry. The online and hybrid options gave…

  14. The Blended Learning Experience of Community College Students (United States)

    Bleffert-Schmidt, Anita


    Blended learning has sometimes been called the "best of both worlds," combining the advantages of face-to-face instruction with the advantages of online learning. It has been in existence for over a decade, and more research needed to be done to determine its efficacy and desirability for community colleges. The goal of this dissertation…

  15. The Implications of State Fiscal Policies for Community Colleges (United States)

    Dowd, Alicia C.; Shieh, Linda Taing


    A variety of policies and practices, including those developed by local boards and administrations, as well as those mandated by state and federal governments, affect budgets and finances at community colleges. Examples include tuition policies, fee structures, performance-based funding, and personnel policies. This chapter explores some of the…

  16. Self-Monitoring and Student Integration of Community College Students. (United States)

    Guarino, Anthony; Michael, William B.; Hocevar, Dennis


    Reports on how the Self-Monitoring Scale was used to predict academic and social integration among 380 community college students. Finds that among men, high self-monitors were more likely to achieve social integration than low self-monitors while low self-monitors were more likely to integrate academically than high self-monitors regardless of…

  17. Web 2.0 Technologies: Applications for Community Colleges (United States)

    Bajt, Susanne K.


    The current generation of new students, referred to as the Millennial Generation, brings a new set of challenges to the community college. The influx of these technologically sophisticated students, who interact through the social phenomenon of Web 2.0 technology, bring expectations that may reshape institutions of higher learning. This chapter…

  18. Understanding Community College Student Persistence through Photovoice: An Emergent Model (United States)

    Latz, Amanda O.


    Because it has been noted that a more educated workforce is necessary to meet the demands of the future workplace, community colleges have experienced significant pressures to generate more graduates. High instances of attrition and low rates of credential obtainment among students, however, have historically been tenuous issues for community…

  19. Imprinting Community College Computer Science Education with Software Engineering Principles (United States)

    Hundley, Jacqueline Holliday


    Although the two-year curriculum guide includes coverage of all eight software engineering core topics, the computer science courses taught in Alabama community colleges limit student exposure to the programming, or coding, phase of the software development lifecycle and offer little experience in requirements analysis, design, testing, and…

  20. Feasibility Study for Aviation Programs at Hudson Valley Community College. (United States)

    Buckley, Edward P.

    This is a report on a survey to determine the feasibility of establishing aviation training programs at a New York community college. It examines existing sources, and present and future needs for commercial pilots, aviation mechanics, and airline stewardesses. Among the conclusions are the discovery that the aviation industry is on the threshold…

  1. Humor Styles and Leadership Styles: Community College Presidents (United States)

    Carrica, Jennifer L.


    The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between leadership styles (transformational, transactional, laissez-faire) and humor styles (affiliative, self-enhancing, aggressive, self-defeating) of community college presidents. Research has shown that humor and leadership styles are related and that humor may enhance interpersonal…

  2. Community College Organizational Climate for Minorities and Women (United States)

    Townsend, Barbara K.


    This paper explores the issues of what would constitute a positive organizational climate for women and minorities within the community college setting and ways in which such a climate might be achieved. It first describes some traditional or standard measures of a positive organizational climate for women and minorities and then evaluates how…

  3. Franklin University of Ohio and the Community College Alliance (CCA). (United States)

    Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.

    This document summarizes a request by Franklin University of Columbus, Ohio to receive approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education to operate and grant degrees statewide in Illinois. The vehicle through which it proposed to offer instruction was the Community College Alliance (CCA), a creation of the university designed to offer…

  4. Building Effective Green Energy Programs in Community Colleges (United States)

    Bozell, Maureen R.; Liston, Cynthia D.


    Community colleges across the country are engaged in large-scale federal and state initiatives to train low-income individuals for the nascent field that's become known as "green jobs." Many green economy advocates believe that green jobs training can be part of career pathways that help move unemployed and disconnected individuals--who are often…

  5. Greening Community Colleges: An Environmental Path to Improving Educational Outcomes (United States)

    Rogers, Kimberly R.; Pleasants, Rachel


    The emerging and expanding green economy has the potential to create not just jobs, but career opportunities across the United States as green manufacturing, green products, and green services fuel demand for workers at all skill levels. Community colleges are leading the way in defining and addressing these opportunities. They are: developing…

  6. Generational Differences in Technology Adoption in Community Colleges (United States)

    Rosario, Victoria C.


    This research study investigated the technological perceptions and expectations of community college students, faculty, administrators, and Information Technology (IT) staff. The theoretical framework is based upon two assumptions on the process of technological innovation: it can be explained by diffusion of adoption theory, and by studying the…

  7. Best Practices in Blended Courses at a Community College (United States)

    Manning, Kim; Emmons, Katherine


    As community colleges move beyond traditional ideals of quality instruction and attempt to improve student learning experiences and student success, they increasingly turn to the use of Internet technology and tools. The use of the Internet for instruction has expanded the possibilities of teaching and learning to blended, hybrid, Web-enhanced,…

  8. Automated Library of the Future: Estrella Mountain Community College Center. (United States)

    Community & Junior College Libraries, 1991


    Describes plans for the Integrated High Technology Library (IHTL) at the Maricopa County Community College District's new Estrella Mountain campus, covering collaborative planning, the IHTL's design, and guidelines for the new center and campus (e.g., establishing computing/information-access across the curriculum; developing lifelong learners;…

  9. Genome Annotation in a Community College Cell Biology Lab (United States)

    Beagley, C. Timothy


    The Biology Department at Salt Lake Community College has used the IMG-ACT toolbox to introduce a genome mapping and annotation exercise into the laboratory portion of its Cell Biology course. This project provides students with an authentic inquiry-based learning experience while introducing them to computational biology and contemporary learning…

  10. Adjusting to Community College as an International Student in Appalachia (United States)

    Guyton, Deirdre T.


    The study examines the primary aspects of academic, cultural, and social challenges affecting international students attending community colleges in rural Appalachia. Through qualitative interviews with international students, this study explores academic, cultural, and social challenges. Implications for programs to assist international students…

  11. The Labor Market Returns to Math Courses in Community College. A CAPSEE Working Paper (United States)

    Belfield, Clive; Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting


    This paper examines the returns to math courses relative to courses in other subjects for students in community college. Using matched college transcript and earnings data on over 80,000 students entering community college during the 2000s, we find that college-level math coursework has an indirect positive effect on award completion that is…

  12. Using Institutional Data to Identify Students at Risk for Leaving Community College: An Event History Approach (United States)

    Bachler, Paul T.


    Community colleges have been criticized for having lower graduation rates than four year colleges, but few studies have looked at non-graduation transfer, in which a student leaves the community college for a four-year college without taking an associate degree. The current study utilizes institutional data and a discrete-time event history model…

  13. The Academic Consequences of Employment for Students Enrolled in Community College. CCRC Working Paper No. 46 (United States)

    Dadgar, Mina


    College students are increasingly combining studying with paid employment, and community college students tend to work even longer hours compared with students at four-year colleges. Yet, there is little evidence on the academic consequences of community college students' term-time employment. Using a rare administrative dataset from Washington…

  14. Tangled up in Blue: Boosting Mental Health Services at Community Colleges (United States)

    Finkel, Ed


    In a recent survey of 4,000 community college students, half reported experiencing a mental health condition. American College Counseling Association's (ACCA) fifth annual survey of personal and mental health counseling at community colleges provides some data from 159 professionals at two-year colleges in 41 states and Puerto Rico. Among the…

  15. Faculty Members' Perceptions of Rigor in Dual Enrollment, Accelerated Programs, and Standard Community College Courses (United States)

    Ferguson, Colin; Baker, Pete; Burnett, Dana


    This chapter presents the results of a study that investigated faculty members' views on the level of academic rigor in three settings at one community college: dual enrollment, accelerated programs, and standard community college courses.

  16. Rhizomes and plateaus: A study of digital communities of practice in University College English Teaching

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kjærgaard, Thomas


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  17. Richland Community College BioEnergy Program

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Brauer, Douglas C. [Richland Community College, Decatur, IL (United States)


    The purpose of this project was to focus on education and community outreach. As such, it reflected anticipated growth in the renewable/alternative energy industry creating a vast need for trained industry professionals, engineers, operations managers, and technicians to operate state-of-the art production facilities. This project's scope leveraged Richland's initial entry in the renewable energy education, which included Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates in biofuels and bioprocessing. This facilitated establishing a more comprehensive sustainability and renewable energy programs including experiential learning laboratory components needed to support new renewable energy education degree and certificate specialties, as well as community outreach. Renewable energy technologies addressed included: a) biodiesel, c) biomass, d) wind, e) geothermal, and f) solar. The objective is to provide increasingly innovative hands on experiential learning and knowledge transfer opportunities.

  18. One College, One World: A Small Town Community College and the Impact of Globalization (United States)

    Frost, Robert A.


    Globalization is a highly contested notion of the rapid changes taking place through the movement of labor, capital, communications, and information transcending all previous notions of borders and similarly defined territories. Historically, community college missions have been limited by their district borders. This study presents findings from…

  19. Are Community Colleges "Home-School Friendly?": An Exploration of Community College Web Sites as an Indicator of "Friendliness" (United States)

    Duggan, Molly H.


    With the popularity of home schooling strengthening at the secondary level, the prevalence of home schoolers now attempting to enter higher education is escalating. Community colleges, however, may be inadvertently closing our doors to home-schooled applicants. This content analysis study uses the Home School Legal Defense Association's…

  20. Factors Leading to Student Veteran Achievement in Community College: A Quantitative Study Utilizing the Community College Survey of Men (United States)

    De La Garza, Thomas R.


    Student veteran achievement in community college has received increased attention this past decade with the surge in enrollment by returning military personnel and retired veterans. Similar to previous eras, today's student veterans seek post-war educational opportunities at postsecondary institutions. Yet unlike previous student veteran…

  1. RN-to-BSN programs in the community college setting: challenges and successes. (United States)

    Babbo, Gerianne; Fought, Sharon; Holk, Minerva; Mulligan, Anne Marie; Perrone, Cheryl


    The complexity of health care and the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020 requires educators and other stakeholders to consider a range of structures for providing RN-to-BSN programs. Although relatively few RN-to-BSN programs are offered in a community college setting, the concept is generating interest. This article provides a broad analysis of one region's experience with respect to this trend that is influencing nursing education. Facing significant challenges that are associated with planning and implementing the first bachelor's degree to be offered at a community college in Washington State, faculty from both Olympic College's and University of Washington Tacoma's nursing programs joined in a unique and constructive partnership. The faculty team used plans and successful strategies to overcome potential obstacles. The authors outline recommendations for others considering this approach to BSN education. Copyright 2013, SLACK Incorporated.

  2. Experiences of Visually Impaired Students in Community College Math Courses (United States)

    Swan, S. Tomeka

    Blind and visually impaired students who attend community colleges face challenges in learning mathematics (Forrest, 2010). Scoy, McLaughlin, Walls, and Zuppuhaur (2006) claim these students are at a disadvantage in studying mathematics due to the visual and interactive nature of the subject, and by the way mathematics is taught. In this qualitative study six blind and visually impaired students attended three community colleges in one Mid-Atlantic state. They shared their experiences inside the mathematics classroom. Five of the students were enrolled in developmental level math, and one student was enrolled in college level math. The conceptual framework used to explore how blind and visually impaired students persist and succeed in math courses was Piaget's theory on constructivism. The data from this qualitative study was obtained through personal interviews. Based on the findings of this study, blind and visually impaired students need the following accommodations in order to succeed in community college math courses: Accommodating instructors who help to keep blind and visually impaired students motivated and facilitate their academic progress towards math completion, tutorial support, assistive technology, and a positive and inclusive learning environment.

  3. Perceptions of Belonging: A Qualitative Study of Latino Community College Students (United States)

    Przymus, Elizabeth R.


    American community colleges are providing access to a growing number of Latino students entering postsecondary education. In fact, 51% of all Latinos in higher education today are enrolled in our nation's community colleges. Yet, Latino community college students have some of the lowest retention and graduation rates, despite their increased…

  4. Economic Development and Maryland Community Colleges: An Identification and Comparison of Stakeholders' Perception (United States)

    Lee, Carolyn S.


    The purpose of this exploratory survey research was to replicate a study designed to examine the perception of community college administrators and local stakeholders regarding the economic development strategies, but applied to Maryland community colleges. A Web-based survey was directed to community college leaders (32) and local leaders (100).…

  5. Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Decisions and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Community Colleges (United States)

    Baldin, Antoinette M.


    With the changing landscape in enrollment options for potential community college students, community college administrators are looking for ways to forecast enrollment by using strategic enrollment management models. Today, community colleges' administration is challenged to develop, use, and implement enrollment models that support their…

  6. Leadership Strategies in High Performing Community Colleges: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study (United States)

    Brimhall, Carrie L.


    Effective community college leaders make a difference in the culture and performance of the institution. The research study sought to discover leadership strategies that lead to the achievement of high performance outcomes in community colleges. In 2013, the American Association of Community Colleges Competencies for effective leadership criteria…

  7. Community College Economics Instruction: Results from a National Science Foundation Project (United States)

    Maier, Mark; Chi, W. Edward


    The principal investigator of a National Science Foundation project, "Economics at Community Colleges," surveyed community college economics faculty and organized workshops, webinars, and regional meetings to address community college faculty isolation from new ideas in economics and economics instruction. Survey results, combined with…

  8. The Ties That Bind: Understanding the "Relationships" in Community College Alumni Relations (United States)

    Wells, Twyla Casey


    Community colleges continue to be challenged to achieve the same level of philanthropic support as private and public colleges and universities. While nearly 50 percent of all undergraduates are educated at community colleges, only two percent of the nearly $8 billion donated annually by higher education alumni is contributed to community colleges…

  9. Career Advancement for Low-Income Workers through Community College and Community-Based Organization Partnerships. (United States)

    Roberts, Brandon

    An increasing number of community colleges (CCs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) are now working in partnership to develop education and training programs enabling low-income workers to gain the education and skills necessary to obtain higher-wage jobs and develop a foundation for lifelong learning and career advancement. The following…

  10. The DNA of Community-Based Problem Solving: Community Colleges as Building Blocks. (United States)

    Oberst, Gayle F.; Wanke, Jurgen


    Summarizes results of the Gulf Coast Community College's Citizen Leadership Institute's 30-hour Citizen Leadership Training Program designed to build leadership skills through the stages of awareness, transformation, commitment, and action. The curriculum cultivates citizens to be community leaders who recognize and accept responsibility for…

  11. Developmental Math Programs in California Community College: An Analysis of Math Boot Camp at Cosumnes River College (United States)

    Powell, Torence J.


    The California Community College system, as an open access institution, is tasked with helping students who possess math skills far below college-level complete math course requirements for obtaining an associate degree or transfer to a university. Colleges have created various developmental math programs to achieve this mission; this paper…

  12. Recruiting, Retaining, and Benefiting from a Diverse Community College Faculty: A Case Study of One College's Successes (United States)

    Hughes, Bob


    The variety of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that an ethnically diverse faculty provides a community college give it the capacity to support the complex work that community colleges undertake. The challenges in having a diverse faculty require recruiting diverse applicants and in retaining those applicants once hired. Achieving these…

  13. Illinois Community College Chief Student Services Officers' Support for the Professional Development of College Middle Managers: An Adult Learning Perspective (United States)

    Diaz, Amy Suzanne


    This dissertation examines the beliefs, attitudes, and practices of Chief Student Services Officers (CSSOs) regarding the professional development of their middle managers (i.e., direct reports) within the Illinois Community College system. A sequential, mixed methods study was performed with CSSOs at Illinois community colleges across the state.…

  14. Insidious Power: The Structure of Community College Course Placement Counseling


    Maldonado, Carlos


    Past research has shown slightly mixed results about the relationship between community college academic counseling and Latino student experiences. Latino student experiences with academic counseling have been shown to be positive within the context of a special program. However, researchers have not examined how academic counseling is related to course access for Latino students. Given limitations of past research, this dissertation sought to examine counselor and Latino student perceptions ...

  15. Community College's CAN do Research A Decade of Eclipse Expeditions (United States)

    Saken, Jon M.


    Gale force winds, ravenous Tsetse flies and duct-tape equipment repairs. Now that's science! This talk will describe the triumphs and disasters over almost a decade of world-wide astronomical expeditions involving community college students, faculty and K-12 teachers chasing one of nature's most spectacular shows a total solar eclipse. The impact of this kind of field science on the participants and the wider community, along with other lessons learned along the way, will also be discussed, as we present ideas to encourage others to join in the fun.

  16. Exploring multiple intelligences theory at a community college level (United States)

    Berkemeier, Ginny Y. Hew

    The publication of "Frames of mind: The theory in practice", (Gardner, 1983) has been used by educators in a variety of ways to make teaching and learning more meaningful. However, little attention has been focused on the MI teaching and learning of science at the higher education level. Consequently, the purpose of this study was four fold. The first purpose was to investigate adult learning through Multiple Intelligence Theory (MI) at the community college level. The second purpose was to determine where there were any differences among students in their perceived MI with regard to age and gender. The third purpose was to investigate the relationship between perceived and tested MI strength with regard to science and non-science courses. The fourth purpose was to determine which MI teaching value relates best with science and non-science courses. Study participants were enrolled in science courses from a Midwestern community college, Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC). The research methodology of this research study consisted of a combination of quantitative analysis; using an inventory and qualitative analysis; through group interviews. Many positive outcomes resulted from the study in areas such as the relationships between tested MI and perceived MI, student learning in science and non-science courses, and their relationships to age and gender. This study suggested the need for a variety of education and curriculum reform that should start with students' attitudes instead of classroom instruction or methods of teaching.

  17. Psychological Factors in the Academic Achievement of Remedial-Level English Students in Community College (United States)

    Jennings, Heather M.


    Rates of in-coming college students in need of academic remediation are on the rise, for both community college and four-year colleges. Consequently, many of these students will be required to enroll in some level of academic remediation in reading, writing and/or math to develop the basic skills necessary for student success in college-level…

  18. Community pharmacists and Colleges of Pharmacy: the Ohio partnership. (United States)

    Sweeney, Marc A; Mauro, Vincent F; Cable, Gerald L; Rudnicki, Barbara M; Wall, Andrea L; Murphy, Christine C; Makarich, Joseph A; Kahaleh, Abir A


    To develop pharmacist practice standards, pharmacy preceptor standards, and objectives for students completing advanced practice community pharmacy rotations. Ohio. Pharmacy schools and community pharmacies that serve as advanced practice rotation sites. Developed standards for preceptors and objectives for student experiences. Focus groups that included both community pharmacists and pharmacy faculty collaborated on defining key standards for advanced community pharmacy rotations. Not applicable. Three main documents were produced in this initiative, and these are provided as appendices to this article. Professional and patient care guidelines for preceptors define minimum standards for these role models. Expectations of pharmacists as preceptors provide insights for managing this student-teacher relationship, which is fundamentally different from the more common employer-employee and coworker relationships found in pharmacies of all types. Objectives for student experiences during advanced practice community pharmacy rotations present core expectations in clinical, dispensing, patient education, wellness, and drug information areas. Through this collaboration, Ohio colleges of pharmacy developed a partnership with practitioners in community settings that should enhance the Ohio experiential educational program for student pharmacists. Use of the established guidelines will help educators and practitioners achieve their shared vision for advanced practice community pharmacy rotations and promote high-quality patient care.

  19. Quality Circle Training for Community College Educators and Students and the Businesses They Serve. Final Report. (United States)

    McIlwain, Doris W.

    A project sought to extend Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) expertise in quality circles. Objectives were to provide low-cost quality circle training for personnel in community colleges and business and industry and to provide instruction in quality circles for college students. Three hundred educators and business people attended…

  20. Supporting Latino Community College Students: An Investment in Our Economic Future (United States)

    Santiago, Deborah A.; Stettner, Andrew


    Most Latino students who enroll in college begin at community colleges. This paper highlights how "Excelencia" in Education ("Excelencia"), Single Stop USA, and innovative community colleges across the country are making smart changes in their student services that are helping thousands of Latino students access millions of…

  1. Including the Majority: Academic and Social Inclusion of Adjunct Faculty at Selected Texas Public Community Colleges (United States)

    Spaniel, Suzann Holland


    As the majority of teaching faculty on many community college campuses, adjuncts are accountable for the higher education of an increasing number of college-going students. However, adjunct faculty often are disconnected from the community colleges that depend upon them. The purpose of this nonexperimental quantitative study was to investigate the…

  2. Community College Baccalaureates: Some Critics Decry the Trend as "Mission Creep". (United States)

    Mills, Kay

    Saint Petersburg College (SPC) (Florida) has begun to enroll students in bachelor's degree programs in education and technology management, and a B.S. program in nursing. This article presents critics' arguments against community colleges offering bachelor's degrees, suggesting that community college B.A.s are inferior degrees, and that offering…

  3. Social Disorganization Theory and Crime Rates on California Community College Campuses (United States)

    Ravalin, Tamara; Tevis, Tenisha


    Recent media attention concerning the escalation of crime on college campuses has created a sense of urgency to address how crime will impact the largest community college system in the United States, California Community Colleges. Crime can deter academic success and social engagement. This study utilizes social disorganization theory to examine…

  4. Do Community Colleges Promote Postsecondary and Labor Market Success for First-Generation Students (United States)

    Ampaw, Frimpomaa; Partlo, Margaret; Hullender, Tammy; Wagner, Nick


    Community colleges are becoming the primary access point for a growing number of underrepresented and underserved students in the higher education system. First-generation college students make up a large proportion of this population, comprising about 45% of community college attendees (Nomi, 2005). Research has explored the transfer success of…

  5. Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success: A Study of High- and Low-Impact Community Colleges (United States)

    Jenkins, Davis


    There has been little research on institutional effectiveness at community colleges. A key challenge is how to compare colleges that serve students with widely varying characteristics. Using transcript-level data on over 150,000 Florida community college students, we estimated the effect on the graduation, transfer, and persistence rates of…

  6. Educating Students, Transforming Communities: Tribal Colleges Bridge Gap from Poverty to Prosperity (United States)

    Benton, Sherrole


    Tribal colleges are often performing little miracles in their communities. Most tribal colleges operate without benefit of local and state taxes. Yet, they bring in new money from other sources that stimulate the local economy. Students gain knowledge and skills that can transform their communities and local economies. Tribal colleges not only…

  7. Diversion or Democratization: Do Rural, Hispanic, Community College Students Show Signs of Academic Undermatch? (United States)

    Freeman, Eric


    This study examines the relationship between academic undermatch theory and the college-going decisions, experiences, and aspirations of first-generation, rural Hispanic community college students in the new destination meatpacking town of Winstead, Kansas. Ethnographic data from rural high school guidance counselors, community college faculty,…

  8. CalWORKs Students and Their Best Practices, How They Succeed in Community College (United States)

    Velasco, Claudia


    The purpose of this phenomenology study was to determine the best practices that CalWORKs students utilize to be successful in the community college. This objective was achieved by identifying successes and challenges that current CalWORKs students in the community college have experienced while managing the responsibilities of college, parenting,…

  9. Indirect Costs: An Introduction for the Community College Development Officer. Resource Paper No. 12. (United States)

    Flower, Judson H.

    As an informational aid for community college development officers, this report describes the process of applying to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) for funds to cover the indirect costs associated with federally sponsored college programs. The report argues that while more community colleges should avail themselves of…

  10. The Relationship between Student Retention in Community College Courses and Faculty Employment Status (United States)

    Hutto, Pamela Noel


    Community colleges are under pressure to educate a growing student population while economic resources in higher education are diminishing. One measure of success for colleges is the ability to retain students. Due to the varied nature of the community college population, measuring student retention is challenging. One facet of student retention…

  11. Agreement between Niagara County Community College and the Faculty Association of Niagara County Community College, September 1, 1971 to August 31, 1973. (United States)

    Niagara County Community Coll., Sanborn, NY.

    This agreement between Niagara County Community College and the Faculty Association of Niagara County Community College covers the period September 1, 1971 to August 31, 1973. Articles of the agreement cover definitions, recognition, rights of the employer, no strike pledge, supersedure, duration of agreement; recruitment and appointment, types of…

  12. The Local Church and the Community College: People Changers Need Each Other. Perspectives on the Church and the Community College. Paper No. 6. (United States)

    Geier, Mary Alice

    The needs for the church, particularly the local congregation, to join forces with the community college to exploit it as a resource for doing its own work better, and for the college to make good on its promises on behalf of the common community are discussed. The concern of the church is directed to the actual environment in which students…

  13. Critical Issues Facing America's Community Colleges: A Summary of the Community College Futures Assembly 2011 Mixed Methods/Appreciative Inquiry Research Project (United States)

    Basham, Matthew J.; Campbell, Dale F.; Mahmood, Hajara; Martin, Kenyatta


    For almost 20 years the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) has met annually in Orlando, Florida to serve as a showcase of best practices in community college administration and to serve as a think-tank for research and policy. Through the years the research methodology has evolved. The 2011 CCFA used a mixed-methods approach: qualitative…

  14. Aspirations, Barriers, and Transfer Opportunities for Latina and Latino Community College Students


    Sanchez, Monica


    The majority of California's students seeking higher education are enrolled in a community college and approximately a third are Latino. Yet as the number of Latinos in community colleges has risen, their degree completion and transfer rates lag in comparison to other major ethnic groups. To investigate the academic aspirations and barriers of community college students, this mixed-methods case study focused on Latinos in a specialized learning community for students entering their first year...

  15. Factors that Influence Community College Students' Interest in Science Coursework (United States)

    Sasway, Hope

    There is a need for science education research that explores community college student, instructor, and course characteristics that influence student interest and motivation to study science. Increasing student enrollment and persistence in STEM is a national concern. Nearly half of all college graduates have passed through a community college at some point in their higher education. This study at a large, ethnically diverse, suburban community college showed that student interest tends to change over the course of a semester, and these changes are related to student, instructor, and course variables. The theoretical framework for this study was based upon Adult Learning Theory and research in motivation to learn science. Adult Learning Theory relies heavily on self-directed learning and concepts of andragogy, or the art and science of teaching adults. This explanatory sequential mixed-methods case study of student course interest utilized quantitative data from 639 pre-and post-surveys and a background and personal experience questionnaire. The four factors of the survey instrument (attention, relevance, confidence, and satisfaction) were related to motivation and interest by interviewing 12 students selected through maximum variation sampling in order to reach saturation. Qualitative data were collected and categorized by these factors with extrinsic and intrinsic themes emerging from personal and educational experiences. Analysis of covariance showed student characteristics that were significant included age and whether the student already held a post-secondary degree. Significant instructor characteristics included whether the instructor taught full- or part-time, taught high school, held a doctoral degree, and had pedagogical training. Significant course characteristics included whether the biology course was a major, elective, or service course; whether the course had a library assignment; and high attrition rate. The binary logistic regression model showed

  16. Leveraging a Community Participatory Framework to Move Climate Survey Data into Action at a Small College (United States)

    Peters, C. Ellen; Benitez, Michael, Jr.


    A participatory framework in conducting research and implementing decisions can engage multiple constituents throughout a college community. At a small college, it is especially relevant, because nonmajority groups are especially vulnerable because of a smaller critical mass.

  17. Finding Their Voice: Country Music Television and Appalachian Community Colleges Empower Communities to Overcome Economic Hardship (United States)

    Boerner, Heather


    This article describes how out-of-work miners are engaged in the Empowering Education Initiative, a unique alliance between Country Music Television (CMT) and community colleges in Appalachia. The initiative, which includes a website and a series of country music concerts, is changing the conversation in the Appalachian region, giving hope to…

  18. High School and Community College Astronomy Research Seminar (United States)

    Genet, Russell M.; Boyce, Pat; Buchheim, Robert; Collins, Dwight; Freed, Rachel; Harshaw, Richard; Johnson, Jolyon; Kenney, John; Wallen, Vera


    For the past decade, Cuesta College has held an Astronomy Research Seminar. Teams of high school and community college students, with guidance from instructors and advanced amateur astronomers, have made astronomical observations, reduced their data, and submitted their research results to appropriate journals. A variety of projects, using modest-aperture telescopes equipped with low-cost instruments, are within reach of motivated students. These include double star astrometry, variable star photometry, and exoplanet transit timing. Advanced scientific knowledge and mastery of sophisticated experimental skills are not required when the students are immersed within a supportive community of practice. The seminar features self-paced, online learning units, an online textbook (the Small Telescope Astronomical Research Handbook), and a supportive website sponsored by the Institute for Student Astronomical Research ( There are no prerequisites for the seminar. This encourages everyone—including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities—to participate. Each participant contributes as their time, talents, and experience dictates, thus replicating the modern, professional research team. Our spring 2015 seminar was the largest yet. Volunteer assistant instructors provided local in-person leadership, while the entire seminar met online for PowerPoint presentations on proposed projects and final research results. Some 37 students from eight schools finished the seminar as coauthors of 19 papers published in the January 2016 volume of the Journal of Double Star Observations. Robotic telescopes devoted to student research are coming online at both Concordia University and the Boyce Astronomical Robotic Observatory, as is a central online sever that will provide students with uniform, cost-free reduction and analysis software. The seminar has motivated many of its graduates to pursue careers in science, engineering, and medicine, often with

  19. Writing Experiences of Community College Students with Self-Reported Writing Anxieties and Linguistic Insecurity: A Perspective for College Counselors (United States)

    Holland, Rochelle


    This explanatory case study researched the writing experiences of 11 community college students who differed subculturally and who were all part of the African diasporic community. The theoretical perspectives used for this study were Arthur Chickering's (1969) classical concept of academic competence and community dialect theory (Baxter &…

  20. Greenness and Birth Outcomes in a Range of Pennsylvania Communities

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Joan A. Casey


    Full Text Available Living in communities with more vegetation during pregnancy has been associated with higher birth weights, but fewer studies have evaluated other birth outcomes, and only one has been conducted in the Eastern United States, in regions with a broad range, including high levels, of greenness. We evaluated associations between prenatal residential greenness and birth outcomes (term birth weight, small for gestational age, preterm birth, and low 5 min Apgar score across a range of community types using electronic health record data from 2006–2013 from the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. We assigned greenness based on mother’s geocoded address using the normalized difference vegetation index from satellite imagery. We used propensity scores to restrict the study population to comparable groups among those living in green vs. less-green areas. Analyses were adjusted for demographic, clinical, and environmental covariates, and stratified by community type (city, borough, and township. In cities, higher greenness (tertiles 2–3 vs. 1 was protective for both preterm (OR = 0.78, 95% CI: 0.61–0.99 and small for gestational age birth (OR = 0.73, 95% CI: 0.58–0.97, but not birth weight or Apgar score. We did not observe associations between greenness and birth outcomes in adjusted models in boroughs or townships. These results add to the evidence that greener cities might be healthier cities.

  1. The Role of Communication in Strategic Planning at California Community Colleges (United States)

    Carvalho Cooley, Linda M.


    Purpose: Community colleges continue to face an ever-changing environment. California Community Colleges are confronted with state initiatives, accountability, and accreditation changes that require integrated planning processes. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the role of communication as perceived by community college…

  2. Changing Lives, Building a Workforce: Preparing Community College Students for Jobs and Careers (United States)

    ACT, Inc., 2013


    The importance of community colleges has never been as recognized by the country's state and national elected officials as it is today. Community colleges are viewed as an essential, if not the most essential, resource in addressing the economic and workforce development needs of many regions and communities across the country. This paper examines…

  3. The Role of the Executive-Level Student Services Officer within a Community College Organizational Structure (United States)

    Hernandez, John; Hernández, Ignacio


    The unique nature and mission of community colleges directly shapes the role and function of a senior student affairs officer (SSAO). Broadly, the community college mission is shaped by a vision of fulfilling several commitments to local communities. This includes admitting all applicants through an open access admissions policy and providing…

  4. Pedagogies of Survival: Cultural Resources to Foster Resilience among Mexican-American Community College Students (United States)

    Campa, Blanca


    This in-depth case shows how five Mexican-American community college students use their "pedagogies of survival" to build resistance and navigate through the barriers of community colleges. Pedagogies of survival emanate from social, cultural, economic, and historical struggles of the students, their families, and their communities which…

  5. The Role of Rural Community Colleges in the Development of Personal Identity (United States)

    Miller, Michael T.; Deggs, David


    Rural community colleges have an often understated impact on the communities they serve, especially in regard to their role in developing the identity of individuals. The ability of the rural community college to influence individual identity development is often exasperated due to the challenges associated with rural American life. The role of…

  6. Changing Success Criteria for the 21st Century: What Can Community Colleges Do? (United States)

    Theobald, Robert


    Discusses the effect of current societal problems such as increased crime, under- and unemployment, and failing efforts to control drug use on the role of the community college. Indicates that community colleges can provide lifelong learning communities, support traditional family values, and help in re-creating neighborhoods. (MAB)

  7. Cheating in the Community College: Generational Differences among Students and Implications for Faculty (United States)

    Wotring, Kathleen E.


    Student cheating has been the subject of much despair and considerable research in higher education. Although cheating is recognized as a concern for community colleges, little research examines cheating specifically in these institutions. Because community colleges typically serve students representing a wide diversity of ages, community college…

  8. The Effect of College Selection Factors on Persistence: An Examination of Black and Latino Males in the Community College (United States)

    Wood, J. Luke; Harris, Frank, III


    The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship (if any) between college selection factors and persistence for Black and Latino males in the community college. Using data derived from the Educational Longitudinal Study, backwards stepwise logistic regression models were developed for both groups. Findings are contextualized in light…

  9. African American and Latino/a Community College Student Persisters in Developmental and College-Level Writing Courses (United States)

    Villarreal, Maria de Lourdes


    A solution to the problem of preparing non-college ready students has been to offer developmental/remedial courses in community colleges. Studies have shown that students who begin and persist in these courses do just as well, if not better, than non-developmental education students. The majority of studies, however, have not examined the…

  10. The Community College in Comparative and Historial Perspective: The Development of the College Concept in British Columbia. (United States)

    Dennison, John D.


    The community college as it has developed in Britsh Columbia is examined with special attention to the social and historical context, the forces which lead to its establishment, and the particular form of institution which emerged. How the college attains its objectives and major problems and issues for the future are discussed. (JMF)

  11. Community College Pathways: A Multilevel Examination of Institutional Roles in Student Success


    Herrera, Felisha Ann


    Set within the context of the current fiscal and political climates, community colleges have received growing attention with their role being articulated as critical to economic recovery. Recent initiatives have heightened the expectations placed on community colleges to improve institutional efficiency and effectiveness in addressing the nation's workforce needs and increasing degree attainment rates. This emphasis on community colleges creates an opportunity for this sector of higher educa...

  12. Leaving the Community College: A Profile of Community College Starters outside of the Classroom (United States)

    Mullin, Christopher M.


    A substantive amount of research has been conducted on how work influences persistence and completion, for those who decide to leave we know little about where they go to work and how much they earn. The purpose of this study was to explore the work behaviors of a cohort of students who began their postsecondary experience at a community college…

  13. Prevalence and effects of life event exposure among undergraduate and community college students. (United States)

    Anders, Samantha L; Frazier, Patricia A; Shallcross, Sandra L


    The purposes of this study were to assess lifetime and recent exposure to various life events among undergraduate and community college students and to assess the relation between event exposure and a broad range of outcomes (i.e., mental and physical health, life satisfaction, grade point average). Undergraduate students from a midwestern university (N = 842) and a community college (N = 242) completed online measures of lifetime event exposure and outcomes at Time 1 and recent event exposure at Time 2 two months later. Life events assessed included events that did and did not meet the definition of a traumatic event (i.e., posttraumatic stress disorder Criterion A1) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., text rev.; DSM-IV-TR; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) as well as directly (e.g., own life-threatening illness) and indirectly (e.g., others' illness) experienced events. Students reported experiencing many lifetime and recent Criterion A1 and non-A1 events, and community college students reported more events than did university students. Generally, individuals who reported more lifetime events also reported poorer outcomes (e.g., poorer health). The number of non-Criterion A1 and directly experienced events tended to be more strongly correlated with negative outcomes than were the number of Criterion A1 and indirectly experienced events reported. These findings suggest that non-A1 events are important to assess and can be significantly related to outcomes for students.

  14. Psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the Duke University Religion Index in college students and community residents in China. (United States)

    Wang, Zhizhong; Rong, Y; Koenig, Harold G


    A Chinese version of the Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) was developed and the psychometric properties were assessed. The study was conducted in two separate samples of 1,285 college students and 2,564 community residents. To assess test-retest reliability, the DUREL was re-administered after 1 wk. to 105 college students and 199 community residents. In both samples, three factors were extracted using principal components factor analysis with Promax rotation, which is consistent with the scale content. Internal consistency reliability was acceptable. Test-retest ICCs ranged from .45 to .89 in college students and .75 to .93 in community residents. The Chinese version of the DUREL is a useful measure of religiosity in Mandarin-speaking populations.

  15. Strengthening the Role of Part-Time Faculty in Community Colleges. Focus Group Toolkit (United States)

    Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014


    The Center for Community College Student Engagement encourages colleges to hold focus groups with part-time and full-time faculty to learn about differences in the faculty and their experience at their college and to complement survey data. Survey responses tell the "what" about faculty's experiences; through conducting focus groups,…

  16. From Community College to University: A Personal Commentary on the Evolution of an Institution (United States)

    Dennison, John D.


    This paper documents the development of a unique institution in Canadian higher education, the university college in British Columbia. From its roots as a comprehensive community college, the university college was confronted with numerous legislative and policy changes which culminated in its current claim to be called a regional university. In…

  17. Role of Community Colleges in the Implementation of Postsecondary Education Enrollment Policies for Undocumented Students (United States)

    Nienhusser, H. Kenny


    This article examines the case of how the City University of New York (CUNY)--its central administrative offices and two of its community colleges--has addressed the issue of college access for undocumented immigrants in its implementation of New York's college in-state resident tuition (ISRT) policy for this population. It highlights the role of…

  18. Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST). Washington's Community and Technical Colleges (United States)

    Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014


    Washington's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program (I-BEST) quickly teaches students literacy, work, and college-readiness skills so they can move through school and into living wage jobs faster. Pioneered by Washington's community and technical colleges, I-BEST uses a team-teaching approach to combine college-readiness classes…

  19. Basic Skills Education in Community Colleges: Inside and Outside of Classrooms (United States)

    Grubb, W. Norton


    Nearly two-thirds of students require some form of remediation before taking college-level classes, and community colleges have become increasingly important in providing this education. Unfortunately, relatively few students complete the developmental courses required to make a transition to college-level work. Based on a three-year study of over…

  20. Distribution of Grades and Current GPRs Earned: Community Colleges, Fall 1980. (United States)

    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.

    The grades earned by all students registered for credit classes in six Hawaii community colleges during Fall 1980 were analyzed to determine student grade point averages (GPA's) by college program and the distribution of grades in courses offered by the colleges. This analysis revealed that: (1) the credits earned ratio was 71%; (2) this ratio was…

  1. Distribution of Grades and Current GPRs Earned: Community Colleges, Fall 1979. (United States)

    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu.

    The grades earned by all students registered for credit classes in the seven Hawaii community colleges were analyzed to determine student grade point averages by college program and the distribution of grades in courses offered by the colleges. This analysis revealed that: (1) the credits-earned rate was 71%; (2) these rates were higher for…

  2. The Global Rise of the U.S. Community College Model (United States)

    Chase-Mayoral, Audree M.


    This chapter explores the theoretical and conceptual history of the global rise of the U.S. community college model, focusing on the common missing ingredient that remains elusive among the increasing numbers of these community-based institutions.

  3. The Impact of a Community College Teacher Education Program on the Success Rate of Minority Teacher Certification Students (United States)

    Perkins, Britine Lynee


    The relationship between the mission of community colleges and the increasing teacher shortage has become more transparent as many community colleges have implemented teacher education programs to address community needs, the shortage of qualified teachers, and the lack of diversity among teachers. As the community college's teacher education role…

  4. Urban Revival and College Writing: Writing to Promote Communities

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Miriam Chirico


    Full Text Available Service-learning classes, because they emphasize the creation of product that has value outside the confines of the college classroom, offer students an experience in professional formation, a practice that may prove anathema to the ethos of “service.” The desire to counteract this individualistic attitude has led instructors to promulgate an activist agenda within their classrooms, teaching students to critique hierarchical power structures, redress social inequities, or challenge lines of societal exclusion. And yet, such practitioners repeatedly acknowledge the difficulty of this instructional aim and attest to the students’ inability to envision themselves as advocates for societal change. I hold that this objective of transforming students into activists based on the experience of service-learning classes may not be feasible due the economic dynamic of a college classroom, where students pay tuition for their education and engage in work that is assessed and evaluated. Consequently, rather than create service-learning projects around theoretical positions of dissent and critique, I have designed a service-learning class on the topic of urban revitalization that involves students in promotional and collaborative partnerships with non-profit organizations in town. In other words, by tapping into a pragmatic, national movement such as urban renewal, I have aimed to raise the students’ awareness of how they might become agents of change and how their particular skill set of writing could be of service to the community. Drawing upon my experiences with students in a Business and Professional Writing class, I discuss specific readings and writing assignments in this article, chiefly the writing products that were commissioned by different non-profit groups in town. The discussion examines some of the theoretical implications behind reinforcing college students’ awareness of civic commitment while developing their written and rhetorical

  5. The pipeline of physiology courses in community colleges: to university, medical school, and beyond. (United States)

    McFarland, Jenny; Pape-Lindstrom, Pamela


    Community colleges are significant in the landscape of undergraduate STEM (science technology, engineering, and mathematics) education (9), including biology, premedical, and other preprofessional education. Thirty percent of first-year medical school students in 2012 attended a community college. Students attend at different times in high school, their first 2 yr of college, and postbaccalaureate. The community college pathway is particularly important for traditionally underrepresented groups. Premedical students who first attend community college are more likely to practice in underserved communities (2). For many students, community colleges have significant advantages over 4-yr institutions. Pragmatically, they are local, affordable, and flexible, which accommodates students' work and family commitments. Academically, community colleges offer teaching faculty, smaller class sizes, and accessible learning support systems. Community colleges are fertile ground for universities and medical schools to recruit diverse students and support faculty. Community college students and faculty face several challenges (6, 8). There are limited interactions between 2- and 4-yr institutions, and the ease of transfer processes varies. In addition, faculty who study and work to improve the physiology education experience often encounter obstacles. Here, we describe barriers and detail existing resources and opportunities useful in navigating challenges. We invite physiology educators from 2- and 4-yr institutions to engage in sharing resources and facilitating physiology education improvement across institutions. Given the need for STEM majors and health care professionals, 4-yr colleges and universities will continue to benefit from students who take introductory biology, physiology, and anatomy and physiology courses at community colleges. Copyright © 2016 The American Physiological Society.

  6. The Mental Health Status of Single-Parent Community College Students in California. (United States)

    Shenoy, Divya P; Lee, Christine; Trieu, Sang Leng


    Single-parenting students face unique challenges that may adversely affect their mental health, which have not been explored in community college settings. The authors conducted secondary analysis of Spring 2013 data from the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment to examine difficulties facing single-parent community college students and the association between single parenting and negative mental health (depression, self-injury, suicide attempt). Participants were 6,832 California community college students, of whom 309 were single parents. Demographic and mental health data were characterized using univariate descriptive analyses. Bivariate analyses determined whether single parents differed from other students regarding negative mental health or traumatic/difficult events. Finances, family, and relationship difficulties disproportionally affected single parents, who reported nearly twice as many suicide attempts as their counterparts (5.3% vs. 2.7%; p students face a higher prevalence of mental health stressors than other community college students.

  7. Genome annotation in a community college cell biology lab. (United States)

    Beagley, C Timothy


    The Biology Department at Salt Lake Community College has used the IMG-ACT toolbox to introduce a genome mapping and annotation exercise into the laboratory portion of its Cell Biology course. This project provides students with an authentic inquiry-based learning experience while introducing them to computational biology and contemporary learning skills. Additionally, the project strengthens student understanding of the scientific method and contributes to student learning gains in curricular objectives centered around basic molecular biology, specifically, the Central Dogma. Importantly, inclusion of this project in the laboratory course provides students with a positive learning environment and allows for the use of cooperative learning strategies to increase overall student success. Copyright © 2012 International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  8. Identification of Institutional Genderedness through Organizational Operations: An Analysis of Community College Working Environments (United States)

    Jones, Stephanie J.; Warnick, Erika M.; Taylor, Colette M.


    Though the number of women employed in the workforce has increased, there continues to be an inequity in employment of women in the highest ranks of community colleges. Guided by gendered organizational theory, the study looked at both overt and covert knowledge of genderedness at community colleges. As one might infer, institutional genderedness…

  9. A Case Study of Rural Community Colleges' Transition to Entrepreneurship (United States)

    Genandt, James D.


    The traditional role of workforce training by community colleges in support of regional economic development is insufficient to help rural areas survive in a global economy. Rural community colleges are uniquely positioned to provide enhanced economic development support through entrepreneurship and small business development programs. Using…

  10. Minding the Gap: Filling a Void in Community College Leadership Development (United States)

    Campbell, Dale F.; Syed, Syraj; Morris, Phillip A.


    The end of the twentieth century heralded a period of anxiety among community college trustees and leaders over impending shortfalls in leadership positions. The tremendous growth of public community colleges in the 1960s made them particularly susceptible to the retirement of aging baby boomers. To assist in developing and selecting professionals…

  11. Transfer Conditions of Latina/o Community College Students: A Single Institution Case Study (United States)

    Ornelas, Armida; Solorzano, Daniel G.


    This study reported in this article examined the transfer process for Latina/o students at Esperanza Community College. Esperanza is one of the 108 community colleges in California with one of the largest concentrations of Latina/o students. In California, 42 out of every 100 Latina/o public high school graduates pursue some form of higher…

  12. Community College Students' Perceptions of Effective Communication in Online Learning (United States)

    Parker, Donna Alice Hill


    This quantitative research project analyzed the application of instructional communication tools and techniques used by community college students to determine how they perceive communication in their online classes. Online students from a community college participated in this study by completing an electronic survey. Data analysis revealed that…

  13. Community College Student Alcohol Use: Developing Context-Specific Evidence and Prevention Approaches (United States)

    Wall, Andrew F.; BaileyShea, Chelsea; McIntosh, Scott


    The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of heavy alcohol use, related harm, and implications for prevention among community college students. We used data from 7,965 students at 19 community colleges who responded to the Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey. This secondary analysis of the survey data found heavy consumption among…

  14. Poverty and Knowing: Exploring Epistemological Development in Welfare-to-Work Community College Students (United States)

    Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth; Olson, Avery B.


    Through a one year-long, qualitative study of welfare-to-work students, this study investigates the developing epistemologies of women enrolled in a community college CalWORKs program. We investigate how poverty as a macro-environment and the community college as a micro-environment influence participants' epistemological development. Findings…

  15. Impact of Exposure to Community Violence and Psychological Symptoms on College Performance among Students of Color. (United States)

    Rosenthal, Beth Spenciner; Wilson, W. Cody


    Study examined relationships among exposure to community violence during high school, psychological distress during first semester of college, and academic performance during first three semesters of college. Exposure to community violence and academic performance; and psychological distress and grade point average were not related. Exposure to…

  16. The B.D.-240 and the Future of the Peralta Community College District. (United States)

    Selo, Peter A.

    This document examines the position of the Peralta Community College District as defined by the Budget Division-240 (B.D.-240), a statistical projection prepared annually by the California Department of Finance which measures the current and future student load on California community college districts. This load is used as an index of the demand…

  17. GLADE: Supporting LGBT Staff and Students in a Community College District (United States)

    White, Vincent; Greenhalgh, Mark; Oja, Michelle


    LGBT community college employee organizations are still a rare phenomena. This article describes the history, purpose, and structure of the North Orange County Community College District Gay and Lesbian Association of District Employees (GLADE), and it was written collectively by the group. We offer this as one model that supports lesbian, gay,…

  18. Financially Eligible Pell Grant Community College Students' Perceptions of Institutional Integration (United States)

    Ocean, Mia


    There is a wealth of literature on the integration of university students increasing retention and ultimate completion, yet much less is known about the connections or disconnections that exist for community college students. Therefore, I interviewed financially eligible Pell Grant community college students (n = 62) about their connections to…

  19. Community Colleges and Labor Market Conditions: How Does Enrollment Demand Change Relative to Local Unemployment Rates? (United States)

    Hillman, Nicholas W.; Orians, Erica Lee


    This study uses fixed-effects panel data techniques to estimate the elasticity of community college enrollment demand relative to local unemployment rates. The findings suggest that community college enrollment demand is counter-cyclical to changes in the labor market, as enrollments rise during periods of weak economic conditions. Using national…

  20. Unique Challenges for Women of Color in STEM Transferring from Community Colleges to Universities (United States)

    Reyes, Marie-Elena


    In this article, Marie-Elena Reyes presents the issues faced by women of color in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as they transfer from community colleges to universities. Community colleges offer a great potential for diversifying and increasing participation of underrepresented groups in STEM. Many women of color…

  1. Latino Student Persistence Strategies in Transferring from Community College to Tier 1 Universities: A Phenomenological Analysis (United States)

    Harris, Linwood N.


    This study is a departure from discussions on why community college students do not transfer in large numbers, but instead, provides an analysis of Latino students from community college who have successfully transferred to Tier 1 universities. The conceptual framework included student engagement theory (Kuh, 2003), the support for student…

  2. Aspirations, Barriers, and Transfer Opportunities for Latina and Latino Community College Students (United States)

    Sanchez, Monica Monique


    The majority of California's students seeking higher education are enrolled in a community college and approximately a third are Latino. Yet as the number of Latinos in community colleges has risen, their degree completion and transfer rates lag in comparison to other major ethnic groups. To investigate the academic aspirations and barriers of…

  3. Persistence and Discontinuation of Part-Time, Non-Traditional, Latino Female Community College Students (United States)

    Russell, H. Jill


    A qualitative, hermeneutic phenomenological study conducted through interviews with 20 non-traditional (NT) Hispanic/Latino female part-time community college students and located at an urban community college in southern New Jersey explored for factors of persistence and discontinuation. Six themes emerged. Theme 1: Institutional persistence…

  4. Shaping Perceptions of Delaware Technical & Community College through a Comprehensive Brand Marketing Strategy (United States)

    Sciple, Judith A.


    Community colleges are an integral part of the American higher education system, providing open access to postsecondary education to all who have the ability to benefit. These institutions, however, often suffer from negative perceptions regarding their effectiveness and quality of instruction. Community colleges can address these perceptions by…

  5. Distance Learning in Community Colleges; Leadership Challenges for Change and Development. (United States)

    Floyd, Deborah L.


    Argues that by skillful leading and investment in professional development programs, community college leaders can facilitate the successful transformation of campuses into centers of technology-based learning. States that distance education is in line with the community college mission of access and equity, and hence must be incorporated.…

  6. Real-Time Jobs Data Show Community Colleges What Employers Need Now (United States)

    Gonzalez, Jennifer


    Community colleges are under pressure these days to produce graduates who can land jobs. But identifying which occupations and skills are in demand is often easier said than done. LaGuardia, a City University of New York campus in Long Island City, is one of 10 community colleges across six states experimenting with software that collects…

  7. The Power Within: Institution-Based Leadership Development Programs in Rural Community Colleges in Illinois (United States)

    Sherbini, Jaleh T.


    The purpose of this study was to examine institution-based leadership development programs in rural community colleges in Illinois, and the impact of these programs in supporting and preparing future community college leaders. The study also explored the efficacy of these programs and whether their implementation aligns with the institutions'…

  8. Motivating Factors of Florida Community and State College Information Technology Faculty (United States)

    Payne, Wendy Louise


    In this study the core job characteristics that contribute to the internal motivational factors and job satisfaction of information technology faculty members working at a community or state college in Florida were investigated. Fifty-four information technology faculty members working at a community or state college in Florida completed the Job…

  9. Technology Professional Development and Instructional Technology Integration among Part-Time Faculty at Illinois Community Colleges (United States)

    Roohani, Behnam


    This study focused on exploring Illinois community college faculty development coordinators' perceptions about how they are implementing faculty technology professional development programs and providing technical support for part-time faculty in the Illinois community college systems. Also examined were part-time faculty perceptions of the degree…

  10. Strengthening the Role of Part-Time Faculty in Community Colleges: Campus Discussion Guide (United States)

    Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014


    Engagement matters, and it is critical for student success and for community college faculty and staff who are responsible for helping students learn and achieve their goals. It is particularly critical for community colleges to find ways to engage part-time faculty who are responsible for such a significant part of most students' college…

  11. Weathering the Storm: Besieged by Funding Cuts, Community Colleges Must Get Creative (United States)

    Zeiss, P. Anthony


    Economic downturns have decreased most community college budgets as no other time in history. Public revenues are down significantly. Enrollments are up. Competition from the private sector is increasing. This environment, which developed with surprising rapidity, presents a challenge for community and technical college leaders and a paradigm…

  12. The Self-Concept of Students in Remediation in a Rural Community College in Mississippi (United States)

    Wicks, Corky Fitzgerald


    Identifying students who may require additional assistance and coaching based on their self-concept score will also allow community colleges to provide additional support services for those students. If there is a difference in self-concept among students in a Mississippi community college, leaders might be able to use self-concept as a way of…

  13. Exploring Critical Factors of Self Concept among High Income Community College Graduates (United States)

    Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Nor, Ahmad Rosli Mohd; Amat, Salleh; Rauf, Rose Amnah Abdul


    This study was undertaken to explore the critical factors influencing the self-concept of community college graduates in the development of their careers. Individuals with a positive self-concept are often associated with a good career choices and a well-panned career development path. Hence community college students should be girded with a…

  14. Influence of Faculty Status on Pedagogy and Student Services in Community College Developmental Courses (United States)

    Berry, Nanette L.


    This study investigates how the impact of part-time faculty status and full-time faculty status influences pedagogical practices and the incorporation of student services in developmental courses. Data from the 2014 Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement [CCFSSE] by the Center for Community College Student Engagement [CCCSE] was…

  15. Fighting Degree Creep: AACC Fights to Protect Access to the Health Professions at Community Colleges (United States)

    Fulcher, Roxanne


    The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) works with community colleges across the nation to uphold the value of the education they provide, in states where proposals to devaluate associate-degree education are openly discussed up to the conference rooms of state legislatures as well as in states where the risk is not yet apparent.…

  16. The Economic Impact of Community College Capacity Development in Developing Countries: A Longitudinal Analysis (United States)

    Tyndorf, Darryl M., Jr.; Glass, Chris R.


    Developing countries have significantly expanded efforts to import more flexible short-cycle institutions based on the United States community college model. The U.S. community college model addresses human capital needs of the labor market in developing countries by increasing access to an affordable education. However, there is limited research…

  17. The Community College Department Chair and Curriculum Leadership: Managing Learning and Learning to Manage (United States)

    Sweeney, Kathleen Jennings


    Dwindling resources, the challenges of providing postsecondary remedial education, and an environment that emphasizes outcomes assessment are realities that confront the community college department chair. The role of the department chair is particularly challenging in the community college context due to accountability pressures, fiscal…

  18. Teaching for Social Justice: Motivations of Community College Faculty in Sociology (United States)

    Brown, Sonia; Blount, Stacye; Dickinson, Charles A.; Better, Alison; Vitullo, Margaret Weigers; Tyler, Deidre; Kisielewski, Michael


    This article evaluates the reasons for career choice and job satisfaction among community college faculty who teach sociology, in relation to a social justice motivation for teaching. Using closed- and open-ended response data from a 2014 national survey of community college sociology faculty, this study finds that a preponderance of faculty do…

  19. Community College Nursing Students' Experience of Repeating a Course after Academic Failure (United States)

    Lewis, Lisa Scandale


    This narrative inquiry study looked at community college nursing student repeaters, those who have failed a required nursing course and then gone on to repeat the course. Nursing student repeaters are a population at especially high risk for attrition, and about whom little is known. The community college setting is an important site of nursing…

  20. Community College Basic Skills Math Instructors' Experiences with Universal Design for Learning (United States)

    Greene, Sunny


    Multiple approaches have been used in U.S. community colleges to address the learning needs of postsecondary students who are underprepared in basic skills math. The purpose of this exploratory interview study was to gain a deeper understanding of community college basic skills math learning through instructors' lived experiences using the…

  1. Whither Utility and Duty? A Case for Virtue in Community College Administration (United States)

    Propheter, Geoffrey; Jez, Su Jin


    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…

  2. Fostering Success or Stratification? A Macroapproach to Understanding "Success" in the Community College Context (United States)

    Ireland, S. Mei-Yen


    The topic of student success is a central focus for community college educators and researchers, yet little consideration is given to the long-term success that community college students may or may not be attaining. What role (if any) do concerns about social stratification have in the debate over student success? Exploring the ways in which…

  3. Emotions and Sensemaking: A Consideration of a Community College Presidential Transition (United States)

    Kearney, Kerri S.


    A change in primary leadership for a community college presents distinct challenges for its employees. The case study research reported in this article is based on emotions and sensemaking data that were collected at an urban community college in the midst of a presidential transition. Analysis of the data led to a primary focus on the period of…

  4. Using Technology to Impact Student Retention at Montgomery County Community College (United States)

    Schwartz, Celeste; Barron, Mary Lou; Mauger, Alana J.


    Data-informed decision making helps higher education institutions know whether they are achieving their missions, including expanding access to higher education and increasing student success. For three consecutive years, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) has been ranked among the top community colleges in the country for its use of…

  5. Public Higher Education Funding, Budget Drivers, and Related Issues: The State Community College Director Perspective (United States)

    Katsinas, Stephen G.; D'Amico, Mark M.; Friedel, Janice N.


    This article presents results from the 2012 National Survey of Access and Finance Issues conducted by the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges (NCSDCC), an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges, and includes a comparison of survey results from previous years dating back to 2003, with the…

  6. Comprehensive Internationalization: Examining the What, Why, and How at Community Colleges (United States)

    Butler, Debra-Ann C.


    Community colleges enroll nearly half of the total U.S. undergraduates, have the most diverse student population, and serve as the only contact with postsecondary education for many students. Community colleges have engaged in internationalization efforts for decades. Most rely on study abroad and international students as the only methods to…

  7. Ready, Set, Succeed! Growth Mindset Instruction in a Community College Success Class (United States)

    Brysacz, Lynn M.


    The purpose of this action research study was to explore the relationship between growth mindset instruction in a community college success class with student academic effort and achievement, among students enrolled in a developmental reading class. Community college students, especially those testing into developmental classes, face numerous…

  8. Rebuilding Trust in Community Colleges through Leadership, Emotional Healing, and Participatory Governance (United States)

    Awan, Seher


    Numerous studies have been conducted examining leadership within community colleges, participatory governance and its role, as well as conditions that support organizational change. However, no analysis has been completed documenting the rebuilding of trust within a community college after a trauma is experienced on an institutional level. Broken…

  9. A Brief Look at What Economists Are Saying about the Community College (United States)

    Romano, Richard M.


    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…

  10. Why Community College Students are so Poor, but Only 16.9% Received Federal Pell Grants (United States)

    Davidson, J. Cody


    Community colleges have maintained a mission and commitment to open access. Likewise, Federal Pell Grants have historically served as a primary means for low income populations to afford higher education. Thus, community college students and Federal Pell Grants are important parts of the American higher education landscape and a mode of social and…

  11. Community College Healthcare Students' Conceptions of Empathy: A Program-Wide Mixed Methods Case Study (United States)

    Fields, Kellee M.


    Community colleges play a vital role in the education of our Nations healthcare professions. In order to respond to the rising economic and social needs of the healthcare sector, community colleges are meeting the challenge by providing health professions skills and training programs to meet these shortages. These crucial programs are charged with…

  12. A National Analysis of Noncredit Community College Education: Enrollment, Funding, Accountability, and Contextual Issues (United States)

    D'Amico, Mark M.; Morgan, Grant B.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Adair, J. Lucas; Miller, Michael T.


    Noncredit community college enrollment accounts for approximately 40% of all enrollment in the two-year sector, or five million students (American Association of Community Colleges, 2016). Yet, this population is seldom discussed in the higher education literature due to inconsistent definitions, funding, and data reporting at the state level.…

  13. Doing the Tango: A Community College Librarian Goes to South America. (United States)

    Tang, Donna Taxco


    Offers a personal account of a fellowship project undertaken in Argentina by a community college librarian from the United States. Provides an overview of Argentine libraries, and reviews highlights of a seminar held in Argentina on the community college concept. (DMM)

  14. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Federal Job Training Investments in Community Colleges (United States)

    Eyster, Lauren


    Community colleges, which are public, two-year institutions of higher education, have become a major provider of education and training that directly leads to a job in a particular occupation. To help community colleges build capacity to provide job training, the federal government has funded several grant programs over the past 15 years. Recent…

  15. Review of a Proposal for a New Community College Center in Vallejo. Report 10-15 (United States)

    Wilson, Stacy; Fuller, Ryan


    This report provides a staff review of a proposal by the Solano Community College District to convert its existing facility in Vallejo to a state-approved off-campus educational center of Solano Community College. Educational centers can be a cost-effective means for meeting educational needs of a region through agreements with local high schools,…

  16. The Law, Policy, and Politics of Formal Hypnosis in the Public Community College Classroom. (United States)

    Sachs, Steven Mark

    Information from printed sources, legal documents, and interviews with community college administrators formed the basis of an investigation of the legal, policy, and political implications of the use of formal hypnosis as an instructional augmentation in the community college classroom. Study findings included the following: (1) no formal policy…

  17. Pipelines to Leadership: Aspirations of Executive-Level Community College Leaders to Ascend to the Presidency (United States)

    Waggoner, Reneau


    One of the challenges facing community colleges in the United States is the looming retirements of executive/senior-level leadership, particularly the president, on a wide scale. This study explored the career aspirations of executive-level leaders within the community college using Social Cognitive Career Theory as the conceptual framework.…

  18. Baccalaureate Expectations of Community College Students: Socio-Demographic, Motivational, and Contextual Influences (United States)

    Wang, Xueli


    Background/Context: Although much research has dealt with the factors that influence educational expectations, few studies have addressed recent high school graduates who attend community colleges as their first postsecondary institutions. As the costs associated with attending a four-year institution keep rising, community colleges increasingly…

  19. The Financing of United States Community Colleges: National, State, and Local Perspectives. (United States)

    de la Garza, Leonardo

    This paper explores the ways in which community colleges in the United States are financed. It offers a historical overview of community college financing in the U.S., arguing that from their inception, they have operated on the premise of providing wide access to higher education through public funding at little or no cost to students. The paper…

  20. Constrained Inclusion: Access and Persistence Among Undocumented Community College Students in California's Central Valley (United States)

    Negrón-Gonzales, Genevieve


    This article examines the ways in which citizenship status uniquely shapes both the access and persistence of undocumented community college students in the Central Valley of California. Drawing on more than 2 years of qualitative fieldwork, it is argued that undocumented community college students navigate an institutional landscape of…

  1. Organizing for Change: A Case Study of Grassroots Leadership at a Kentucky Community College (United States)

    Borregard, Andrea Rae


    Community colleges constitute a special type of higher education organization: their complex mission, dynamics, personnel structures, and values require a distinct set of understandings and skills to lead and manage them well. Most of the research on leadership in community colleges focuses on leaders in positions of power (presidents, provosts,…

  2. Systems Thinking as a Competency for Community College Leaders in an Era of Increasing Complexity (United States)

    Davis, Anne Powel


    The pluralistic and often competing goals of myriad constituents, the changing demographics of students, the uncertainty of funding, and the growing demands for accountability from stakeholders have increased the complexity of systems which community college leaders must manage. Emerging from the recent literature on community colleges is a call…

  3. Wyoming Community College Commission Agency 5 Year Strategic Plan, 2014-2018 (United States)

    Wyoming Community College Commission, 2017


    In 2009, the Wyoming Community College Commission was tasked to create a blue-ribbon panel that would forge a Strategic Plan for the Community College System as a whole. This 5 year strategic plan will serve as a road map moving forward, barring any new legislative, commission or federal requirements that may require a change in the agency's…

  4. Wyoming Community College Commission Agency 5 Year Strategic Plan, 2015-2019 (United States)

    Wyoming Community College Commission, 2017


    In 2009, the Wyoming Community College Commission was tasked to create a blue-ribbon panel that would forge a Strategic Plan for the Community College System as a whole. This 5 year strategic plan will serve as a road map moving forward, barring any new legislative, commission or federal requirements that may require a change in the agency's…

  5. Benchmarking Alumni Relations in Community Colleges: Findings from a 2015 CASE Survey. CASE White Paper (United States)

    Paradise, Andrew


    Building on the inaugural survey conducted three years prior, the 2015 CASE Community College Alumni Relations survey collected additional insightful data on staffing, structure, communications, engagement, and fundraising. This white paper features key data on alumni relations programs at community colleges across the United States. The paper…

  6. Benchmarking Alumni Relations in Community Colleges: Findings from a 2015 CASE Survey (United States)

    Paradise, Andrew


    The Benchmarking Alumni Relations in Community Colleges white paper features key data on alumni relations programs at community colleges across the United States. The paper compares results from 2015 and 2012 across such areas as the structure, operations and budget for alumni relations, alumni data collection and management, alumni communications…

  7. Community College Presidents' Decision-Making Processes during a Potential Crisis (United States)

    Berry, Judith Kaye


    This case study addressed how community college presidents make decisions under conditions that can escalate to full-scale crises. The purpose of this study was to gather data to support the development of alternative models or refinement of existing models for crisis decision making on community college campuses, using an abbreviated…

  8. Policy Levers to Strengthen Community College Transfer Student Success in Texas. Policy Brief (United States)

    Bailey, Thomas; Jenkins, Davis; Fink, John; Cullinane, Jenna; Schudde, Lauren


    Texas relies heavily on its community colleges to provide low-cost access to undergraduate coursework for students pursuing a bachelor's degree. Yet, while the majority of Texas students who enter higher education through a community college enroll in transfer programs, only 35 percent transfer and only 15 percent earn a bachelor's degree within…

  9. Library-Museum Connections in Community Colleges: Innovations for Lifelong Learning (United States)

    Bell, Carmine J.


    Little attention has been paid to community college library-museum connections. Using nine examples, this article describes a variety of community college museums in Florida and other states, explains the historical and philosophical connections between libraries and museums, and discusses recent developments that favor library-museum…

  10. Research, Policy, and Practice in Action: The Office of Community College Research and Leadership (United States)

    Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.; Bragg, Debra D.


    The Office for Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) founded in 1989 focuses on P-20 education and the role of community colleges in facilitating educational access and equity. This article highlights the work of OCCRL as a research center that bridges inquiry, policy, and practice in contributing to the national dialogue on relevant…

  11. How Effective Are Community College Remedial Math Courses for Students with the Lowest Math Skills? (United States)

    Xu, Di; Dadgar, Mina


    Objective: This article examines the effectiveness of remediation for community college students who are identified as having the lowest skills in math. Method: We use transcript data from a state community college system and take advantage of a regression discontinuity design that compares statistically identical students who are assigned to the…

  12. Exploring the Disjunctures between Theory and Practice in Community College Visual Arts Programs (United States)

    Holland, Arnold


    This study explored the perceptions of ten community college visual arts faculty in five different community college settings with regard to the theory and practice disjunctures they were experiencing in their roles as instructors teaching foundational level courses within visual arts programs. The study illuminated the responses of community…

  13. Internet Use among Community College Students: Implications in Designing Healthcare Interventions. (United States)

    Hanauer, David; Dibble, Emily; Fortin, Jennifer; Col, Nananda F.


    The Internet has become a commonly used venue for seeking healthcare information. Young adults search the Internet for health information more than any other group, yet little is known about use patterns among community college students. The authors surveyed a diverse community college to assess students' use of the Internet for health-related…

  14. A Profile of Faculty Leadership Behavior at One South Texas Community College (United States)

    Solis, Federico; Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne


    Literature lacks documentation on the leadership characteristics of public community college faculty. As higher education institutions begin to prepare for what appears to be a current leadership retirement wave, it is important for community colleges to begin searching for replacements. The research was conducted to explore self-perceived…

  15. Changing Role of the Community College President in the Face of New Administrative Pressures. (United States)

    Rushing, Joe B.

    This paper looks at the job of the community college president in light of new trends and developments affecting administrative leadership. American higher education is entering a new era in which the community college president may expect intensified pressures in the areas of finance, governance, public confidence, employees' search for security,…

  16. Course-Shopping in the Urban Community Colleges: An Analysis of Student Drop and Add Activities. (United States)

    Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Maxwell, William B.; Cypers, Scott; Moon, Hye Sun; Lester, Jaime

    This study examines the course shopping behaviors of approximately 5,000 community college students enrolled across the nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District in spring 2001. The sample students are representative of the district. For the purpose of this analysis, the authors define course shopping as: (1) cyclic shopping, the…

  17. A Qualitative Study of African American Women in Engineering Technology Programs in Community Colleges (United States)

    Blakley, Jacquelyn


    This study examined the experiences of African American women in engineering technology programs in community colleges. There is a lack of representation of African American women in engineering technology programs throughout higher education, especially in community/technical colleges. There is also lack of representation of African American…

  18. Navigating the Water: Community College Faculty and Work-Life Balance (United States)

    Latz, Amanda O.; Rediger, James N.


    The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand if and how community college faculty construct work-life balance, as our review of the literature pointed toward a lack of research on this topic. Twenty-eight community college faculty members were interviewed, and six major findings were generated through the data analysis. Metaphors…

  19. Decoding the Digital Campus Climate for Prospective LGBTQ+ Community Colleges Students (United States)

    Taylor, Jason L.; Dockendorff, Kari J.; Inselman, Kyle


    LGBTQ+ students are increasingly visible on community college campuses, and a safe and welcoming campus climate is critical to LGBTQ+ students' academic success and well-being. Campus climate is difficult to assess for prospective LGBTQ+ community college students, and institutional websites may be a source of information about campus climate.…

  20. Retrenchment Policies in Public 2-Year Community Colleges in the State of Texas. (United States)

    Ellis, Martha; And Others


    Describes a 1993 study examining retrenchment policies at Texas community colleges and their relation to fluctuations in enrollment and state funding. Indicates that 41% of Texas's community colleges had retrenchment policies and that administrative decisions regarding the adoption of retrenchment policies were based on state revenue declines…

  1. Online Contract Training: Applying Organization Theory to Reconcile Competing Missions within Community Colleges (United States)

    Ghosh, Rajashi; Githens, Rod P.


    Community colleges in the United States have become major providers of human resource development services, particularly through offering workforce development training to local employers. The addition of workforce development services to community colleges is a fairly recent phenomenon. Some see workforce development efforts as diluting community…

  2. Proven Partners: Business, Labor, and Community Colleges. AACJC Pocket Reader 1. (United States)

    Parnell, Dale; Yarrington, Roger

    This booklet provides brief descriptions of cooperative arrangements between community colleges and local businesses, industries, and labor unions established to meet employee needs for training. Following an introduction which notes the importance of such arrangements, partnerships involving 38 community colleges in 23 states are described.…

  3. The Community College and a Rising Global Imaginary: An Analysis of Practical Reasoning, 1950-2013 (United States)

    Ayers, David F.; Palmadessa, Allison L.


    Through an analysis of 245 issues of the "Community College Journal" published between 1950 and 2013, we show how three discourses--international understanding and geopolitics, economic competitiveness, and global citizenship--informed practical reasoning about a rising global imaginary and its implications for the community college. By…

  4. 2009 Community College Futures Assembly Focus: Leading Change--Leading in an Uncertain Environment (United States)

    Campbell, Dale F.; Morris, Phillip A.


    The Community College Futures Assembly has served as a national, independent policy thinktank since 1995. Its purpose is to articulate the critical issues facing American community colleges and recognize innovative programs. Convening annually in January in Orlando, Florida, the Assembly offers a learning environment where tough questions are…

  5. (Re)Examining the Role of Family and Community in College Access and Choice: A Metasynthesis (United States)

    Mwangi, Chrystal A. George


    Using meta-synthesis, this study analyzes higher education literature to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role of nonparent family and community (NPFC) members such as siblings, extended family, fictive kin, and peers in college access and choice. Findings revealed the diverse familial and community networks of today's college going…

  6. Estimating Survival Rates in Engineering for Community College Transfer Students Using Grades in Calculus and Physics (United States)

    Laugerman, Marcia; Shelley, Mack; Rover, Diane; Mickelson, Steve


    This study uses a unique synthesized set of data for community college students transferring to engineering by combining several cohorts of longitudinal data along with transcript-level data, from both the Community College and the University, to measure success rates in engineering. The success rates are calculated by developing Kaplan-Meier…

  7. To Increase Enrollment, Community Colleges Add More Sports (United States)

    Ashburn, Elyse


    Since 2003, more than 40 athletics programs have joined the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) ranks. Membership now represents about 500 colleges and the group's executive director expects to keep adding colleges. Membership in the association began declining slightly in the early 1990s, as private two-year colleges, many of…

  8. Iowa community college Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SEM) faculty: Demographics and job satisfaction (United States)

    Rogotzke, Kathy

    Community college faculty members play an increasingly important role in the educational system in the United States. However, over the past decade, concerns have arisen, especially in several high demand fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), that a shortage of qualified faculty in these fields exists. Furthermore, the average age of community college faculty is increasing, which creates added concern of an increased shortage of qualified faculty due to a potentially large number of faculty retiring. To help further understand the current population of community college faculty, as well as their training needs and their satisfaction with their jobs, data needs to be collected from them and examined. Currently, several national surveys are given to faculty at institutions of higher education, most notably the Higher Education Research Institute Faculty Survey, the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, and the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement. Of these surveys the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement is the only survey focused solely on community college faculty. This creates a problem because community college faculty members differ from faculty at 4-year institutions in several significant ways. First, qualifications for hiring community college faculty are different at 4-year colleges or universities. Whereas universities and colleges typically require their faculty to have a Ph.D., community colleges require their arts and science faculty to have a only master's degree and their career faculty to have experience and the appropriate training and certification in their field with only a bachelor's degree. The work duties and expectations for community college faculty are also different at 4-year colleges or universities. Community college faculty typically teach 14 to 19 credit hours a semester and do little, if any research, whereas faculty at 4-year colleges typically teach 9 to 12 credit

  9. "Adelante en Utah": Dilemmas of Leadership and College Access in a University-School-Community Partnership (United States)

    Alemán, Enrique, Jr.; Pérez-Torres, Judith C.; Oliva, Nereida


    This case study discusses some of the issues that "Adelante," a 6-year university-school-community partnership, continues to encounter in addressing college access and parent and community leadership in a community of color. It provides the sociopolitical context as well as a description of the university and community partners that make…

  10. International Students at Community Colleges: Challenges and Opportunities for This Unique Segment of U.S. Higher Education (United States)

    Jennings, Ross


    In unprecedented numbers, American community colleges are seeking to boost their recruitment and retention of international students. This chapter uncovers the challenges and opportunities based on successful experiences in community college efforts.

  11. Health and academic success: A look at the challenges of first-generation community college students. (United States)

    McFadden, Deanna L H


    Community colleges in the United States serve more than six million students and are the gateway to postsecondary education for individuals from typically underserved populations such as low-income, ethnic minorities, and first-generation college students. First-generation college students are defined as students whose adoptive or natural parents' highest level of education was a high school diploma or less. Postsecondary education has the potential to reduce both health and socioeconomic disparities. First-generation community college students face significant economic, social, and cultural barriers to academic success and are the most at risk for "dropping-out." The purpose of this brief report was to explore what is known about social, psychological, and physical factors that impede first-generation community college students' academic success. Little is known about potential health and psychological barriers experienced by first-generation community college students that impact academic achievement. Advanced practice nurses (APNs) on community college campuses are in the ideal position to identify and treat health issues, and conduct much-needed research into these areas. College health centers are an important practice setting for APNs to provide direct care to students as well as influence college policies that improve student health, well-being, and promote academic success. ©2016 American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

  12. Community Colleges and Spanish Language Instruction: Peer Pedagogy in Prison (United States)

    Drew, Jenifer D.; Duval, José; Cyr, James R.


    Three authors describe a collaboration between a Massachusetts college and a nearby prison, which leveraged the volunteer efforts of a college professor by including incarcerated men who assisted in Spanish language teaching inside and outside the classroom.

  13. Fight the Good Fight: Leaders Share Strategies and Programs Proven to Get Community Colleges the Help They Need (United States)

    Ullman, Ellen


    Lynette Brown-Snow, vice president of marketing and government relations for the Community College of Philadelphia, is one of several community college leaders across the country who have taken up one of the challenges proffered by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in its 2012 report, "Reclaiming the American Dream:…

  14. An Exploratory Assessment of the Validity of the Community College Survey of Men (CCSM): Implications for Serving Veteran Men (United States)

    De La Garza, Thomas; Wood, J. Luke; Harris, Frank, III


    The Community College Survey of Men (CCSM) assesses predictors of student success for historically underrepresented and underserved men in community colleges. The instrument is designed to inform programming and service-delivery for male students (Wood & Harris, 2013). While the instrument was designed for community college men in general,…

  15. A Short Guide to "Tipping Point" Analyses of Community College Student Labor Market Outcomes. CCRC Research Tools No. 3 (United States)

    Jenkins, Davis


    This guide is designed for community colleges and community college state agencies that are interested in analyzing the labor market outcomes of their programs and identifying opportunities for improving employment outcomes of their students. Community college agencies in several states have expressed interest in conducting tipping point studies…

  16. In Vogue: How Valencia Community College Used a High-Fashion Marketing Campaign to Sharpen Its Image (United States)

    Campagnuolo, Christian


    Not unlike many community colleges across the country, Valencia Community College, located in Orlando, Florida, has been working to better connect with its constituents. In an era in which the Internet is opening new lines of communication between schools and prospective students, more community colleges are tapping into the opportunities inherent…

  17. What Community College Management Practices Are Effective in Promoting Student Success? A Study of High- and Low-Impact Institutions (United States)

    Jenkins, Davis


    This study, conducted by the Community College Resource Center (CCRC), identifies community college management practices that promote student success. This study builds on earlier CCRC research using national survey data. It used transcript-level data on 150,000 students in three cohorts of first-time Florida community college students and a…

  18. Understanding the Educational Lives of Community College Students: A Photovoice Project, a Bourdieusian Interpretation, and Habitus Dissonance Spark Theory (United States)

    Latz, Amanda O.


    Too little research exists that provides windows into the day-to-day lives of community college students. The purpose of this paper is to explicate one finding and concomitant grounded theory derived from a photovoice project aimed at understanding the educational lives of community college students. Participants saw the community college as a…

  19. Polymorphic Students: New Descriptions and Conceptions of Community College Students from the Perspectives of Administrators and Faculty (United States)

    Levin, John S.; Viggiano, Tiffany; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Morales Vazquez, Evelyn; Wolf, John-Paul


    Objective: In an effort to break away from the stale classifications of community college students that stem from the hegemonic perspective of previous literature, this work utilizes the perceptions of community college practitioners to demonstrate new ways of understanding the identities of community college students. Method: By utilizing Gee's…

  20. Academic Innovation and Autonomy: An Exploration of Entrepreneurship Education within American Community Colleges and the Academic Capitalist Context (United States)

    Mars, Matthew M.; Ginter, Mary Beth


    Employing interviews with individuals from 16 community colleges across the country, as well as an independent consultant engaged in activities of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), this study considers the organizational structures and academic practices associated with community college entrepreneurship…

  1. Community College Faculty Perceptions of Math MOOC Remediation Effectiveness (United States)

    Stein, Daniel


    Underprepared college students take zero credit courses, extending their stay, and increase college debt which may lead to attrition (SUNY, 2015). President Obama's Affordability Proposal reported on a college "cost crisis" created "by failing to use technology to its fullest effect" (Kelly and Carey, 2013). The non-profit…

  2. Tribally Controlled Community College Libraries: A Paradigm for Survival. (United States)

    Patterson, Lotsee; Taylor, Rhonda Harris


    This study reports on the results of a mail survey administered to tribally controlled college libraries during 1993, just before the colleges were granted federal land-grant college status. Highlights include the historical development of the institutions operated by Native American Indian tribes; budgets; staff; services; computer utilization;…

  3. Calling Out the Elephant: An Examination of African American Male Achievement in Community Colleges

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    Edward C. Bush


    Full Text Available This mixed method study examines the effects of community college institutional factors on the academic achievement of African American males and their perceptions of their college experience. We found that African American men in comparison to other ethnic and gender sub-groups (for both the California community college system and at Inland Community College are disproportionately underachieving in all segments of the academic outcomes measured. African American men throughout California’s community college system (including Inland Community College are the lowest performing subgroup when one considers: percentage of degrees earned, persistence rates, and average cumulative grade point average. The analysis of African American men’s perceptions of their college experience suggest that African American men have greater amounts of dissatisfaction and do not engage with the various segments of the college when compared to the other subgroups in the study. African American males were more likely not to meet with faculty members or have contact with them outside of the classroom. More importantly, faculty interaction predicted if African American male students persisted, transferred, and maintained a higher grade point average at the case study institution. The variables associated with campus climate predicted if African American male students transferred, had higher grade point averages, and graduated at higher rates from the case institution.

  4. Fall 1975 Entering Students Continuing in the Same Community College in Spring 1976; Hawaii, Honolulu, Maui, and Windward Community Colleges. Student Flow Project, Report No. 5. (United States)

    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.

    As a part of a longitudinal study of student progress through the Hawaii community colleges, four campuses--Hawaii, Honolulu, Maui, and Windward--participated in a study of fall 1975 entering students continuing in the same college in spring 1976. The fall 1975 entering group numbered 3,924. Of the 2,790 who returned in the spring, 2,104 (75.4…

  5. Final Report: Northern Virginia Community College Training for Biotechnology Workers

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    Weiss, Johanna V


    The intent of this project was to expand Northern Virginia Community College's capability to offer training to support the Biotechnology Industry in the northern Virginia region. The general goal of this project was to create a College Biotechnology Program; specific goals of the project were to a) design curricula/courses to prepare students to become entry-level lab technicians, b) redesign and equip lab space to better suit the needs of the program, c) develop partnerships with the local industry through outreach and the formation on an advisory board, d) recruit students into the program, and e) provide instructional support for local high school teachers. At the end of the grant period, NOVA has successfully created two new curricula in biotechnology: an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Biotechnology (initiated in Fall 2008) and a Career Studies Certificate for Biotechnology Lab Technicians (to be initiated in Fall 2010). These curricula were designed with advice from an external advisory committee which is comprised of representatives from industry, transfer institutions and high school administrators. To date, almost all courses have been designed and piloted; the equipment needed for the courses and the initial supplies were paid for by the grant as was the re-modeling of some lab space to be used for the biotech courses. In order to market the program, the NOVA Biotech Program has also established relationships with the local high schools. Presentations were given at several local high schools and on-site workshops were held for high school students and teachers. As a result, close to 1000 students have attended program open houses, presentations within the high schools, or workshops held in the summer. Over 100 teachers have received information and/or training in biotechnology. These outreach efforts as well as high quality curricula have started to attract a number of students to the program – for example, there are currently 70 students

  6. Transfer Experiences of Latino Male College Students from a Community College to a Four-Year Institution (United States)

    Gayer, Jonathan L.


    This paper describes the Latino male transfer process from a community college to a four-year institution. Using a phenomenological qualitative process, the Latino male experience is analyzed to find common factors in the transfer process. The study's findings are compared to determine whether the Schlossberg transition model applies as a…

  7. Can Welfare Mothers Hack It in College? A Comparison of Achievement between TANF Recipients and General Population Community College Students (United States)

    Fenster, Judy


    The achievement of a group of undergraduate students enrolled in a pilot program for welfare recipients in the form of TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) was compared with the achievement of general population students at an urban community college. Grades attained in a basic level, introductory Psychology course were used to measure academic…

  8. Motivation for Staying in College: Differences Between LEP (Limited English Proficiency) and Non-LEP Hispanic Community College Students (United States)

    Fong, Carlton J.; Krause, Jaimie M.; Acee, Taylor W.; Weinstein, Claire Ellen


    The study investigated motivational differences and higher education outcomes between limited English proficiency (LEP) Hispanic students compared with non-LEP Hispanic students. With a sample of 668 Hispanic community college students, we measured various forms of achievement motivation informed by self-determination theory, grade point average…

  9. Development of a Latino Student and Parent Orientation Program at the Urban Community College (United States)

    Colon, Carmen Nereida


    This study investigates how Latino students and parents obtain information about college opportunities through the development of a Latino student and parent orientation program at the Urban Community College, while examining the espoused leadership theories of the researcher through the implementation of a second order change within an…

  10. Evaluation of the PLATO IV Computer-based Education System in the Community College. Final Report. (United States)

    Murphy, Richard T.; Appel, Lola Rhea

    PLATO IV (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) is the fourth generation of a computer assisted instructional system developed at the University of Illinois. The use of PLATO IV at five community colleges, and an evaluation of its educational impact on participating students, instructors, and colleges are described. The PLATO system…

  11. Examining an Evolution: A Case Study of Organizational Change Accompanying the Community College Baccalaureate (United States)

    McKinney, Lyle; Morris, Phillip A.


    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…

  12. Psychosocial Factors and Community College Student Success: A Meta-Analytic Investigation (United States)

    Fong, Carlton J.; Davis, Coreen W.; Kim, Yughi; Kim, Young Won; Marriott, Lauren; Kim, SooYeon


    This meta-analysis examined the relationship between psychosocial factors and community college student success. Informed by college persistence models and motivational theory, we statistically integrated past research on five psychosocial categories (motivation, self-perceptions, attributions, self-regulation, and anxiety), examining their…

  13. Contextualizing Developmental Math Content into Introduction to Sociology in Community Colleges (United States)

    Parker, Stuart; Traver, Amy E.; Cornick, Jonathan


    Across community colleges in the United States, most students place into a developmental math course that they never pass. This can leave them without the math skills necessary to make informed decisions in major areas of social life and the college credential required for participation in growing sectors of our economy. One strategy for improving…

  14. Mobile Engagement at Scottsdale Community College: The Apple iPad in an English Honors Class (United States)

    Tualla, Larry Tech


    This dissertation reports on an action research study that sought to discover how a new WiFi, tablet computing device, the Apple iPad, affected, enhanced, and impacted student engagement in an English Honors course at Scottsdale Community College. The researcher was also the instructor in the two semester, first-year, college composition sequence…

  15. Engaging College Students on a Community Engagement with High School Students with Disabilities (United States)

    Lawler, James; Joseph, Anthony; Narula, Stuti


    Community engagement is a common course in college curricula of computer science and information systems. In this study, the authors analyze the benefits of digital storytelling, in a course engaging college students with high school students with disabilities. The authors discover that a project of storytelling progressively enables high…

  16. Alpha Community College: A Model to Demonstrate the Organization and Operation of a Continuing Education Program. (United States)

    Murphy, James P.

    After a brief historical background of community college functions, the author develops a fictional model, Alpha College, to demonstrate the organization and operation of a continuing education program. The following hypothetical examples are offered: general course offerings, sociology for nurses, industrial drafting, informal course in real…

  17. The Coming Challenge: Are Community Colleges Ready for the New Wave of Contextual Learners? (United States)

    Hull, Dan; Souders, John C., Jr.


    Defines contextual learning, or presenting new information to students in familiar contexts. Argues that community colleges must be ready for an anticipated increase in contextual learners due to its use in tech prep programs. Describes elements of contextual learning, its application in the classroom, and ways that colleges can prepare for…

  18. Applying Customer Satisfaction Theory to Community College Planning of Counseling Services. (United States)

    Hom, Willard C.


    This article discusses a framework in which a researcher may apply a customer satisfaction model to the planning of counseling services at the community college level. It also reviews some historical work on satisfaction research with the unique environment of student services in two-year colleges. The article suggests that readers could benefit…

  19. Academic and Developmental Services End of Year Status Report, 1987-88: Shelby State Community College. (United States)

    Hobbs, Ruby L., Comp.

    This report on the effectiveness of Shelby State Community College's (SSCC) Academic and Developmental Services (A/D) Program consists primarily of statistical tables that describe three cohorts of full- and part-time students; i.e., those currently enrolled students who entered the college in fall 1985, 1986, or 1987. Data are presented on basic…

  20. Topologies of an Effective Mentoring Model: At the Intersection of Community Colleges, Underrepresented Students, and Completion (United States)

    Leslie, Janet Lee


    This evidenced-based study was conducted using a systemic review of the literature to verify scholarly consensus about the effectiveness of mentoring as an intervention to impact college completion for underrepresented students in a community college setting. The study explored the impact of having access to mentors for the target population:…