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Research on race and ethnic relations among community college students

Research on race and ethnic relations among community college students William Maxwell 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 […]

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ERIC review: issues in developmental education

ERIC review: issues in developmental education Carol A. Kozeracki In recent years, much public attention has been paid to the issue of developmental education. A 1996 report released by the Department of Education revealed that 41% of first-time community college freshmen, and almost 30% of all first-time college freshmen, enroll in one or more developmental […]

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Editor’s Choice: The Efficacy of Service-Learning for Community College ESL Students

Editor’s Choice: The Efficacy of Service-Learning for Community College ESL Students – English as a second language Marlene D. Elwell Higher education has been criticized for failing to address meaningful environmental, economic, and social problems as well as failing to prepare college graduates to meet the rigors of socially responsible citizenship (Readon, 1998). There is […]

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Distance Learners in Higher Education: Institutional Responses for Quality Outcomes. – Review

Distance Learners in Higher Education: Institutional Responses for Quality Outcomes. – Review – book review Iris Weisman Distance Learners in Higher Education: Institutional Responses for Quality Outcomes edited by Chere Campbell Gibson. Atwood Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin. 1998, 156 pages. ISBN 1-891859-23-4. In Distance Learners in Higher Education: Institutional Responses for Quality Outcomes, Chore Campbell Gibson […]

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Practical Approaches to Using Learning Styles in Higher Education. – Review

Practical Approaches to Using Learning Styles in Higher Education. – Review – book review David L. Dollar Practical Approaches to Using Learning Styles in Higher Education edited by Rim Dunn and Shirley A. Griggs. Bergin & Garvey, Westport, Connecticut, 2000, 269 pages, $64.50, Hardcover, ISBN: 089789703X. Reviewed by David L. Dollar. In Practical Approaches to […]

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Identification and assessment of community college peer institution selection systems

Identification and assessment of community college peer institution selection systems – Abstract Rodney G. Hurley Introduction Institutional effectiveness criteria, accountability measures, and performance standards drive the determination of methods for answering the question “How well are we doing in higher education in meeting the needs of the country, the state, private business, and the individual?” […]

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UCLA community college review: performance indicators and performance-based funding in community colleges

UCLA community college review: performance indicators and performance-based funding in community colleges Maryam Zarkesh This review explores the context in which performance indicators and performance-based funding in community colleges have emerged as a means of measuring institutional effectiveness in community colleges. The article presents the history and context for performance indicators in community colleges and […]

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Opening the door to the Baccalaureate Degree

Opening the door to the Baccalaureate Degree Kenneth P. Walker Community colleges have made their mark by providing high-quality, open access to higher education. This democratization of learning has resulted in the development of nearly 1,200 community and technical colleges across the United States. During the 100 years since the first public junior college was […]

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Remedial Education and Student Attrition

Remedial Education and Student Attrition Jeff E. Hoyt Data from entering student surveys for the fall 1993, 1994, and 1995 freshmen cohorts at Utah Valley State College and 1998 outcomes data from the college’s student information system were analyzed to determine student attrition rates and their relationship to variables defined in the literature about retention […]

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an important factor in community college retention

Faculty—based advising: an important factor in community college retention Ronald C. McArthur Community college students are an at-risk group because of their lack of preparation and lack of a firm connection to the institution. Using the literature on student retention that equates a caring and concerned faculty with student satisfaction, the Arts and Humanities department […]