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  1. Adirondack lakes survey: An interpretive analysis of fish communities and water chemistry, 1984--1987

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    Baker, J.P. , Raleigh, NC ); Gherini, S.A.; Munson, R.K. ); Christensen, S.W. ); Driscoll, C.T. ); Gallagher, J. ); Newton, R.M. ); Reckhow, K.H. ); Schofield, C.L. (Co

    1990-01-01

    The Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation (ALSC) was formed as a cooperative effort of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Empire State Electric Energy Research Corporation to better characterize the chemical and biological status of Adirondack lakes. Between 1984 and 1987, the ALSC surveyed 1469 lakes within the Adirondack ecological zone. As a follow-up to the survey, the ALSC sponsored a series of interpretive analyses of the ALSC data base. The primary objectives of these analyses were as follows: Evaluate the influence of mineral acids (from acidic deposition) and nonmineral acids (natural organic acids) on lake pH levels; classify Adirondack lakes according to lake and watershed features expected to influence their responsiveness to changes in acidic deposition; evaluate the sensitivity of Adirondack lakes to changes in environmental conditions, such as changes in mineral acids or dissolved organic carbon concentrations; identify lake characteristics important in explaining the observed present-day status of fish communities in Adirondack lakes, in particular the relative importance of lake acidity; evaluate changes that have occurred over time in Adirondack fish communities and probable causes for these trends by using the available historical data on fish communities in the Adirondacks and the ALSC data base; and determine the degree to which the existing fish resource might be at risk from continued acidic deposition, or might recover if acidity levels were reduced. The basic approach examined relationships observed in the ALSC data base among watershed characteristics, lake chemistry, and fish status. Individual reports are processed separately for the data bases.

  2. Selected Collective Bargaining Agreements of the Community Colleges of the State University of New York.

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    National Education Association, Washington, DC.

    Collective bargaining agreements between 27 selected community colleges of the State University of New York and their faculty associations are presented, representing contracts in effect in 1987. Contracts for the following colleges are included: Adirondack Community College, Broome Community College, Cayuga County Community College, Clinton…

  3. Impacts of acidification on macroinvertebrate communities in streams of the western Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA

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    Baldigo, Barry P.; Lawrence, G.B.; Bode, R.W.; Simonin, H.A.; Roy, K.M.; Smith, A.J.

    2009-01-01

    Limited stream chemistry and macroinvertebrate data indicate that acidic deposition has adversely affected benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in numerous headwater streams of the western Adirondack Mountains of New York. No studies, however, have quantified the effects that acidic deposition and acidification may have had on resident fish and macroinvertebrate communities in streams of the region. As part of the Western Adirondack Stream Survey, water chemistry from 200 streams was sampled five times and macroinvertebrate communities were surveyed once from a subset of 36 streams in the Oswegatchie and Black River Basins during 2003-2005 and evaluated to: (a) document the effects that chronic and episodic acidification have on macroinvertebrate communities across the region, (b) define the relations between acidification and the health of affected species assemblages, and (c) assess indicators and thresholds of biological effects. Concentrations of inorganic Al in 66% of the 200 streams periodically reached concentrations toxic to acid-tolerant biota. A new acid biological assessment profile (acidBAP) index for macroinvertebrates, derived from percent mayfly richness and percent acid-tolerant taxa, was strongly correlated (R2 values range from 0.58 to 0.76) with concentrations of inorganic Al, pH, ANC, and base cation surplus (BCS). The BCS and acidBAP index helped remove confounding influences of natural organic acidity and to redefine acidification-effect thresholds and biological-impact categories. AcidBAP scores indicated that macroinvertebrate communities were moderately or severely impacted by acidification in 44-56% of 36 study streams, however, additional data from randomly selected streams is needed to accurately estimate the true percentage of streams in which macroinvertebrate communities are adversely affected in this, or other, regions. As biologically relevant measures of impacts caused by acidification, both BCS and acidBAP may be useful

  4. SUNY Community College Learning Resources Professional Staff Status and Salary Survey, 1983-84.

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    Michael, Douglas O., Comp.; Rivenburgh, Edwin, Comp.

    Data are presented from a survey of each of 30 New York State community colleges: Adirondack, Broome, Cayuga, Clinton, Columbia-Greene, Corning, Dutchess, Erie/City, Erie/North, Erie/South, Finger Lakes, Fulton-Montgomery, Genesee, Herkimer, Hudson Valley, Jamestown, Jefferson, Mohawk Valley, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, North Country, Orange,…

  5. SUNY Community College Learning Resources Professional Staff Status and Salary Survey, 1985-86.

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    Michael, Douglas O., Comp.; Rivenburgh, Edwin, Comp.

    Data are presented from a survey of each of 34 New York State community colleges: Adirondack, Broome, Cayuga, Clinton, Columbia-Greene, Corning, Dutchess, Erie/City, Erie/North, Erie/South, Finger Lakes, Fulton-Montgomery, Genesee, Herkimer, Hudson Valley, Jamestown, Jefferson, Mohawk Valley, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, North Country, Onondaga,…

  6. Snapshots of Maryland Community Colleges.

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    Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

    These statistical profiles of 17 Maryland community colleges were prepared for use by the executive and legislative branches of the Maryland state government. The 17 colleges profiled are Allegany Community College, Anne Arundel Community College, Community College of Baltimore, Catonsville Community College, Cecil Community College, Charles…

  7. Frederick Community College

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    Haney, L. Richard; McClellan, Debralee

    2009-01-01

    Frederick Community College (FCC) is a comprehensive open-door community college that serves the citizens of Frederick County, Maryland, the state's largest county by size and seventh in population (230,000). It is located in central Maryland, equidistant from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The college's character as a learning college is…

  8. The Community College Option

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

    2016-01-01

    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…

  9. American Indian Community Colleges.

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    One Feather, Gerald

    With the emergence of reservation based community colleges (th Navajo Community College and the Dakota Community Colleges), the American Indian people, as decision makers in these institutions, are providing Indians with the technical skills and cultural knowledge necessary for self-determination. Confronted with limited numbers of accredited…

  10. Community Colleges Online

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    Crawford, Corinne; Persaud, Colin

    2013-01-01

    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…

  11. Community College Periodicals.

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    Pederson, Eldor O.

    Drawing from an examination of community college periodicals, their availability and characteristics, the academic affiliations of contributing authors, and the topics of their articles, this paper discusses the minor role which community college periodicals appear to play. A list of 35 periodicals dealing primary with community college education…

  12. College-Community Relations.

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    Herrscher, Barton R.; Hatfield, Thomas M.

    1969-01-01

    Several aspects of college-community relations were discussed in this review. In the avocational realm, as well as the vocational, the 2-year college can serve the special needs and interests of the community. Short courses, lecture series, concerts, leisure activities and services, and community use of campus facilities help the community college…

  13. Community Colleges and Literacy.

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    Epstein, Donald B.

    Following a brief history of literacy from the dawn of civilization in Egypt to the founding of the community college movement in the United States in 1945-55, this paper describes the Guided Studies Program at Clackamas Community College. The aim of the program is to increase literacy, which is viewed as a means to help students' self improvement…

  14. Community College Partnership.

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    Black, Marjorie

    Community colleges must assume a proactive leadership role to develop strategies that establish and maintain partnerships with business and other community organizations. San Juan College (SJC) has forged partnerships with a variety of local organizations, including governmental, civic, business, educational, medical, and cultural groups.…

  15. The Community College Presidency.

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    Vaughan, George B.

    Drawing from interviews and survey data related to career and lifestyles, leadership, and spouses, this book explores the community college presidency. Chapter 1 provides a brief overview of the characteristics and roles of those currently occupying the position. The socioeconomic and family backgrounds of today's community college presidents are…

  16. Community Colleges Today

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    Crawford, Corinne; Jervis, Angela

    2011-01-01

    Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's wife, has been teaching in community colleges for the past 18 years. Dr. Biden believes that community colleges are "…uniquely American institutions where anyone who walks through the door is one step closer to realizing the American dream." This is an inspiring sentiment. However, of all the…

  17. UCLA Community College Bibliography

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    Liu, Amy

    2007-01-01

    The references provided here give an overview of recent scholarship concerning students, faculty, and curriculum at urban community colleges. Organizational and institutional studies of urban community colleges are also included in this bibliography. The research in this article addresses important issues of student retention, faculty turnover,…

  18. Community College No Longer?

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    Pluviose, David

    2008-01-01

    Community colleges have long been the destination of choice for immigrants seeking English-language skills, older nontraditional students seeking flexible class schedules, and students needing remediation to fill the gaps left by substandard K-12 schools. Nevertheless, many community colleges have expanded transfer-focused offerings in recent…

  19. Community College Online

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    Fishman, Rachel

    2015-01-01

    This report explores the demographics of community college students and how they compare to those in other sectors of higher education. Next, it reviews the common reasons undergraduate students stop their studies or drop out. The report then examines technology-enhanced education in community colleges and presents several case studies showing how…

  20. The Future Community College

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    Elsner, Paul A.

    2003-01-01

    Community colleges have encountered many factors that may reshape their future. Environmental imperatives weigh heavily on community colleges, as does the new integration of the sciences, such as breakthroughs in the biochemical sciences, such as the human genome project. It is also important to pay attention to the forms in which knowledge is…

  1. The Entrepreneurial Community College

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    Roueche, John E., Ed.; Jones, Barbara R., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    Environmental factors currently affecting today's community colleges either will cause irreparable damage to their fiscal health and organizational structure or contribute to their rebirth--transforming systems and processes to meet current and future challenges successfully. Community colleges are facing challenges on many levels: (1) In 2003,…

  2. Community Colleges in Shanghai.

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    Benyi, Tao

    This report offers a commentary on the recent development of community colleges in Shanghai (China). The seven institutions were established in the early 1990s to provide community education to local residents in hopes of facilitating mass higher education in China. The report describes important characteristics the colleges seek to impart…

  3. Immigrants in community colleges.

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    Teranishi, Robert T; Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo

    2011-01-01

    Immigrant youth and children of immigrants make up a large and increasing share of the nation's population, and over the next few decades they will constitute a significant portion of the U.S. workforce. Robert Teranishi, Carola Suárez-Orozco, and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco argue that increasing their educational attainment, economic productivity, and civic engagement should thus be a national priority. Community colleges offer one particularly important venue for achieving this objective. Because they are conveniently located, cost much less than four-year colleges, feature open admissions, and accommodate students who work or have family responsibilities, community colleges are well suited to meet the educational needs of immigrants who want to obtain an affordable postsecondary education, learn English-language skills, and prepare for the labor market. The authors explore how community colleges can serve immigrant students more effectively. Already, more immigrant students attend community colleges than any other type of post-secondary institution. But community colleges could attract even more immigrant students through outreach programs that help them to apply and to navigate the financial aid system. Federal reforms should also allow financial aid to cover tuition for English as a Second Language courses. Community colleges themselves could raise funds to provide scholarships for immigrants and undocumented students. Although there are many good ideas for interventions that can boost enrollment and improve the performance of immigrant students in community colleges, rigorous research on effective programs is scant. The research community and community colleges need to work together closely to evaluate these programs with a view toward what works and why. Without such research, policy makers will find it difficult to improve the role of community colleges in increasing the educational achievement of immigrant students.

  4. Regenerative Studies: College Community and Community College.

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    Woltz, Mary G.

    This case study applies principles derived from the Center for Regenerative Studies (CRS) to a community college in North Carolina. CRS, on the campus of California State Polytechnic Institute (California), is dedicated to the education, demonstration, and research of degenerative systems in the areas of shelter, food production, energy, water and…

  5. Community College Faculty Competencies

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    Alexander, Ann; Karvonen, Meagan; Ulrich, Jana; Davis, Tanya; Wade, Anne

    2012-01-01

    Much has been written about the characteristics of effective college teachers. However, skill sets have not yet been defined with any level of specificity. Also, instructors at community colleges have unique working conditions and challenges that influence how they teach. This paper illustrates the use of three studies conducted to build and…

  6. Reinventing the Community College.

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    Johnson, Dennis L.

    1990-01-01

    In the 1990s, community colleges will be faced with a real challenge and an opportunity: to become marketing-oriented institutions. Marketing is crucial to reinventing the colleges as institutions that are capable of contributing to the education of an underskilled workforce and a significant underclass--an endeavor vital to the nation's…

  7. Avant Garde Community Colleges

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    Rosenfeld, Stuart A.

    2005-01-01

    Community colleges have become many things to many people over their century-long transformation from junior colleges into comprehensive learning environments. They have been able and willing to take on missions and serve people that other sectors of education could not or would not. Today they have become well known for their efforts in…

  8. Ohio Community College Portraits

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    Ohio Board of Regents, 2009

    2009-01-01

    This paper provides information on student characteristics, success and progress rates, cost of attendance, degrees awarded, class size, faculty characteristics, and employment outcomes at each of Ohio's twenty-three community college.

  9. Adirondack tourism: perceived consequences of acid rain

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    Metz, W.C.

    1984-03-01

    This report seeks to place in perspective the perceived effects of acid precipitation on the tourist industry in the Adirondacks. The 9375-square mile park is host to almost nine million tourists annually, not including seasonal residents. Since the park was established almost 100 years ago, there have been many changes in tourist characteristics, available recreational facilities, kinds of activities, accessibility of the area, and land use and resource management policies. The tourist industry has been influenced by both controllable and uncontrollable factors. At present the overwhelming majority of recreational opportunities and natural resources important to the Adirondack tourist industry are relatively unaffected by acid precipitation. Fishing, a significant component of the tourist industry, is the most vulnerable, but any presumed adverse economic effect has to be weighed against the location of the impacted waters, total Adirondack fishing habitat, substitution available, habitat usage, fisherman characteristics, resource management, and the declining importance of fishing as an Adirondack recreational attraction. Concern is expressed as to whether present minimal acidification impacts are the precursor of major future impacts on Adirondack terrestrial and aquatic environments, and ultimately tourism. Tourism in the Adirondacks is increasing, while many other regional employment sectors are declining. It is becoming a more stable multiseason industry. Its future growth and character will be affected by government, private organization, business community, and resident controversies regarding land use and resource management attitudes, policies, budgets, and regulations. The acid precipitation issue is only one of many related controversies. 65 references, 2 figures.

  10. UCLA Community College Bibliography: Women Community College Presidents

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    Liu, Amy

    2007-01-01

    This bibliography provides an overview of recent scholarship on female community college presidents. A significant and growing number of women are serving as community college presidents. Specifically, there has been an increase in women community college presidents from 11% in 1991 to nearly 28% in 2001. With more women holding presidencies at…

  11. Telling the Community College Story

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    Slocum, Doris

    1978-01-01

    Points out the small amount of coverage community colleges receive through the media. Encourages community college administrators, faculty, and public relations personnel to reach out for national attention; suggests journal publications describing programs and successes as one possibility. (TP)

  12. Community Colleges: The Energy Activists.

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    O'Banion, Terry

    1979-01-01

    Energy conservation efforts at the Lane Community College campus in Eugene, Oregon, are detailed, including facility modifications and computerized control systems. Efforts at other institutions and by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges are also discussed. (LBH)

  13. Internationalizing the Community College.

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    Romano, Richard M., Ed.

    Global competency is defined as a continuum of behavior that begins with personal awareness of cultural differences and culminates in a person successfully functioning in another culture or country. The importance of increasing the numbers of community college students who will live, study, or work abroad is stressed. The workforce in the United…

  14. Engaging Our Community Colleges

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    Meyer, Darrel W.

    2011-01-01

    The United States and Canada have a long tradition in recognizing that there are considerable social and economic benefits of providing high quality education to as many people as possible. Community colleges made a significant contribution in expanding educational opportunities for the masses. Attendance at one of these institutions is associated…

  15. PLANNING THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

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    1967

    A COMMUNITY COLLEGE MASTER PLAN (1) SHOULD BE UNIQUE, DESIGNED FOR ITS PARTICULAR SITUATION, (2) DEVELOPS FROM AN ANALYSIS OF NEEDS, SITE, GROWTH, AND FINANCE, (3) STARTS WITH A REVIEW OF FACTS, RESOURCES, NEEDS, AND INFLUENCES, TO GIVE A FOUNDATION FOR THE CREATIVE PLANNING PROCESS, AND (4) IS INFLUENCED BY FACTORS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM,…

  16. Community College Model Characteristics.

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    Raby, Rosalind Latiner

    This paper argues that community college models, especially in developing countries, can be victims of the vocational school fallacy, which holds that that two-year vocational/technical schools that ignore a general education foundation may not be an optimal means for solving worker needs. In addition, globalization has hastened a mirroring of the…

  17. Service Learning in Community Colleges

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    Sophos, Patty

    2004-01-01

    Service learning, or education through community service, benefits students, faculty, community colleges, and their surrounding communities. The following citations are a selection of recent ERIC resources on service learning in the community college. These resources include guides to developing and sustaining community partnerships and…

  18. Community College Finance Plan, 1981.

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    McIntyre, Chuck

    A plan for community college finance in 1981 is presented, based on an examination of socioeconomic factors likely to affect the California community colleges between 1981 and 1985. The report first outlines 11 assumptions concerning trends in community college finance and mission and, then, presents a general approach to financing the California…

  19. Preparing Rural Community College Professionals

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    Williams, Mitchell R.; Pennington, Kevin L.; Couch, Gene; Dougherty, Michael A.

    2007-01-01

    A limited number of universities offer graduate programs that focus specifically on preparing rural community college leaders. At the same time, community colleges are facing projections of unprecedented turnover in both administrative and instructional leadership. The rural community college is a unique educational institution which faces…

  20. Austin Community College Benchmarking Update.

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    Austin Community Coll., TX. Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

    Austin Community College contracted with MGT of America, Inc. in spring 1999 to develop a peer and benchmark (best) practices analysis on key indicators. These indicators were updated in spring 2002 using data from eight Texas community colleges and four non-Texas institutions that represent large, comprehensive, urban community colleges, similar…

  1. Community Programs and Services: Exploring the "Community" of Community Colleges. UCLA Community College Bibliography

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    Liu, Amy

    2007-01-01

    This bibliography provides an overview of recent scholarship on community, continuing, and adult education at community colleges. Community colleges provide important services to their surrounding communities through community education programs. By partnering and collaborating with various community interests, these programs and other noncredit…

  2. Environmental Scanning, Vancouver Community College.

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    Yao, Min

    This 1994 environmental scanning report from Vancouver Community College (VCC) reviews the expected effects of the separation of VCC into a new Vancouver Community College and Langara College (LC). The report examines the projected service area student-intake capacity; student characteristics; population growth trends; other postsecondary…

  3. Tenure and America's Community Colleges

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    DiMaria, Frank

    2012-01-01

    America's colleges and universities have been moving slowly but steadily away from tenure over the past decade. The American Federation of Teachers reports that community colleges have seen a 22% increase in the number of instructional staff between 1997 and 2007. During that time, the percentage of community college faculty that were full-time…

  4. Community College Career Alternatives Handbook.

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    Snider, Patricia A.; Valente, Patricia L.

    This handbook was designed as a resource on career alternatives for counselors and students and to identify the Illinois colleges and universities to which the community college student may transfer to complete his/her education. The handbook is classified by college majors offered at Morton College (MC), and is based on information obtained from…

  5. Priorities Statements of Community Colleges.

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    Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

    Each year since 1994, the 52 community colleges in Illinois prepare priority statements detailing specific college objectives for the current fiscal year (FY). This report provides the third update of the colleges' statements, covering FY 1998. Brief statements, from one to four pages, are provided for the following colleges: Belleville Area…

  6. Minority Participation in Community Colleges.

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    Wilson, Reginald

    While the largest growth in the college-age population (i.e., 18 to 24 year olds) is among minority group members, the largest decline in college-going rates is among minorities. Because of poor academic preparation, rising tuition rates, and declining financial aid resources, the community college has become the college of necessity, rather than…

  7. CETA: A Community College Perspective

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    Reyes, Guadalupe, Jr.

    1977-01-01

    A review of Black Hawk College's experiences in Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) manpower programming, which lists some of the advantages and disadvantages of community college involvement in the programs, and points out other manpower related problems. (WL)

  8. Adirondack's Inner Self

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    2004-01-01

    This spectrum - the first taken of a rock on another planet - reveals the different iron-containing minerals that makeup the martian rock dubbed Adirondack. It shows that Adirondack is a type of volcanic rock known as basalt. Specifically, the rock is what is called olivine basalt because in addition to magnetite and pyroxene, two key ingredients of basalt, it contains a mineral called olivine. This data was acquired by Spirit's Moessbauer spectrometer before the rover developed communication problems with Earth on the 18th martian day, or sol, of its mission.

  9. Can Community Colleges Offer Opportunity and Excellence?

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    Anderson, Robert A.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Four community college presidents (i.e., Robert A. Anderson, New Mexico Junior College; Flora Mancuso Edwards, Hostos Community College (NY); D. Kent Sharples, Horry-Georgetown Technical College (SC); and George B. Vaughan, Piedmont Virginia Community College) offer explanations of how community colleges can maintain open-door admissions, provide…

  10. Wyoming Community College Commission Annual Report, 2010

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    Wyoming Community College Commission, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Wyoming Community College Commission (WCCC) serves the system of Wyoming's seven community colleges. Wyoming's seven community colleges provide affordable, accessible and lifelong education. The Wyoming Community College Commission supports the colleges through advocacy, coordination and collaboration. In partnership with the colleges, the…

  11. Asian Americans in Community Colleges: UCLA Community College Bibliography

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    Liu, Amy

    2007-01-01

    The references presented in this bibliography provide an overview of recent scholarship on Asian Americans in community colleges. Included in this bibliography are educational reports, case studies, literature reviews, and analyses that reflect upon the experience of Asian Americans in community colleges. The references also address the barriers…

  12. Community College Finance Resource Development. UCLA Community College Bibliography

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    Carducci, Rozana

    2006-01-01

    The references in this bibliography provide an overview of recent scholarship on community college finance and resource development. In addition to documents that present a national portrait and comparative analysis of community college funding models and resource management practices, this bibliography also includes recent publications that…

  13. Writing Instruction in Community Colleges. UCLA Community College Bibliography

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    Carducci, Rozana

    2006-01-01

    The references in this article provide an overview of recent scholarship on writing instruction in community colleges. Included in this bibliography are citations for both empirical studies of community college writing programs as well as "best practice" articles that describe innovative pedagogical strategies for improving student writing…

  14. Community College Strategies: Developments in Community College Accountability--California

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    Hom, Willard C.

    2008-01-01

    Accountability efforts at California's community colleges gained prominence in the 1990s under an agreement known as Partnership for Excellence (PFE) that involved the chancellor's office, the legislature, and the governor's office. This agreement was the first wide-ranging accountability effort undertaken by the state's community college system.…

  15. California Community Colleges Parking Survey.

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    McIntyre, Chuck

    In 1990, a representative sample of 25 California community colleges was contacted by telephone to determine their parking policies and practices. The colleges were sampled on the basis of location and size. Study findings included the following: (1) 17 of the colleges reported that they had insufficient numbers of on-campus parking spaces; (2)…

  16. Priorities Statements of Community Colleges.

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    Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

    In response to recommendations in the Illinois Board of Higher Education's Priorities, Quality, and Productivity report of November 1994, the 52 community colleges in the state prepared priority statements detailing specific college objectives for the current fiscal year (FY). This report provides the second update of the colleges' statements,…

  17. Community Colleges Lead a Learning Revolution.

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    O'Banion, Terry

    1995-01-01

    Three community colleges illustrate redesigned learning systems that have transformed a "teaching college" into a "learning college": Lane Community College (Oregon); Palomar College (California); and Maricopa Community Colleges (Arizona). All illustrate the important role of the president in leading and nurturing change. (MSE)

  18. Innovation in the Community College.

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    O'Banion, Terry

    An analysis is provided of the innovations that have marked the community college movement during the 1980s, including speculations about their effect on postsecondary education in the 1990s. The authors of the 13 chapters of the book were directed to cite examples of innovative practices from a range of community colleges to illustrate their…

  19. Online Education in Community Colleges

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    Cejda, Brent

    2010-01-01

    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…

  20. Internationalizing the Community College Experience

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    Malkan, Rajiv; Pisani, Michael J.

    2011-01-01

    September 11, 2001 heightened the need for America to train a new generation of leaders with the ability to navigate different cultures and to succeed in the international marketplace. This paper seeks to place the community college firmly in the mix of developing such leaders through the internationalization of the community college experience.…

  1. Community Colleges: An Overlooked Oasis?

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    Hamilton, Kendra

    2003-01-01

    Discusses community colleges as an important part of the higher education system for black students. In the search for higher education alternatives, the community colleges may be overlooked by those who focus on status more than the educational advantages that are more readily available. (SLD)

  2. Community Colleges and Appropriate Technology.

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    American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.

    A roundtable on Appropriate Technology (AT) was sponsored by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a result of a mandate from Congress to develop an AT program. The roundtable report first discusses the role of the NSF in including community colleges in the…

  3. Macomb Community College Community Relations Plan, 1988.

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    Ahles, Catherine B.

    Based on the premise that effective community relations planning must include an assessment of local needs, a response to these needs, evaluation of program effectiveness, and reports back to the public, this community relations plan for Michigan's Macomb Community College (MCC) recognizes and records ongoing activities and suggests appropriate…

  4. Community Colleges and Service Learning.

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    American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.

    The service learning instructional methodology integrates community service with academic instruction and seeks to address local needs and develop students academic skills, sense of civic responsibility, and commitment to the community. The following elements are important for effectively organizing a community college service learning program:…

  5. Quinsigamond Community College Community Educational Services Center.

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    Donnelly, Brian

    In this report the Quinsigamond Community College (Massachusetts) effort to establish a Community Educational Service Center project, funded by Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is discussed. The primary purpose was to offer special educational services to minority and low-income groups in the local area. The demonstration project was…

  6. Community Building: The Community College as Catalyst.

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    Elsner, Paul A.; Clift, Janet Beauchamp

    This book highlights the community building experience at Maricopa Community College District (MCCD) in Arizona. Sixty-five percent of upper division transfers at Arizona State University come from MCCD, and 80% of The University of Phoenix's graduates have done a major portion of their lower division work at MCCD. At any given time, 50 to 60…

  7. Hibbing Community College's Community Computer Center.

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    Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., Carrboro, NC.

    This paper reports on the development of the Community Computer Center (CCC) at Hibbing Community College (HCC) in Minnesota. HCC is located in the largest U.S. iron mining area in the United States. Closures of steel-producing plants are affecting the Hibbing area. Outmigration, particularly of younger workers and their families, has been…

  8. Preparing and Developing Community College International Leaders

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    Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Valeau, Edward J.

    2016-01-01

    Leadership training for future senior United States (US) community college leaders is an ongoing focus of US community college education. Leadership training is also a focus of US university international educators. Community college literature has assumed that full-time positions at community colleges devoted to overseeing and implementing…

  9. America's Community Colleges: A Century of Innovation.

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    American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.

    This book presents a history, in photos and text, of American community colleges. It includes pictorial tributes, stories of individuals, a list of U.S. community colleges, a list of distinguished alumni, and milestones in community college history. The book is organized according to major career fields for which community colleges commonly…

  10. Condition of Iowa Community Colleges, 2005

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    Iowa Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    Iowa's 15 Community Colleges offer thousands of credit and non-credit courses. The 2005 "Condition of Iowa Community Colleges" report will review Iowa Community College programs and related services. The report is supported by Management Information System (MIS) data, as reported by Iowa Community Colleges to the Iowa Department of…

  11. Struggling Communities Turn to Colleges

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    Fischer, Karin

    2008-01-01

    In economically struggling communities, small private colleges are helping generate development projects in large part as a matter of survival. Unlike research universities and land-grant institutions, which have long viewed regional economic development as central to their missions, most liberal-arts colleges are relative newcomers to this work,…

  12. Busing--Community College Style

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    Vaughan, George B.

    1974-01-01

    At Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, five busses are being utilized to transport students to and from college, while at the same time providing the equipment and materials needed to permit students to pursue their regular course objectives while traveling. (Author/PG)

  13. [Issues in California Community Colleges].

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    Grosz, Karen Sue, Ed.

    1988-01-01

    Designed as a forum for the exchange of ideas among California community college faculty, this journal offers a series of articles addressing instructional and administrative concerns. The volume contains: (1) "Campus Life: A Book Review," by John McFarland; (2) "The Scholar in the Two-Year College: Magritte's Mermaid or…

  14. Interdistrict Enrollment. California Community Colleges.

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    California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.

    California community colleges inherit their statutes on interdistrict enrollment from those in force for California elementary and secondary schools. Prior to 1978, statutory restrictions on students enrolling in a college outside the district in which they lived were tied to the method of funding. A 1978 change in funding methodology, followed by…

  15. Successful Community College Election Strategies.

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    King, D. Brian

    This study identifies successful election strategies employed by community colleges in bond issues or tax levy increase elections, and distills these strategies into a list of principles or rules that can be utilized by colleges in preparing for such an event. Results of case studies conducted at Maricopa (Arizona), Santa Monica (California), and…

  16. Community College Approach To Aging

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    Feller, Richard A.

    1973-01-01

    Described a program designed to provide educational opportunities for elderly persons and considered how community colleges were able to reach young adult, pre-retirement and retirement populations. (Author/RK)

  17. Rockland Community College, Exploring America's Communities. Progress Report.

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    Rockland Community Coll., Suffern, NY.

    In 1996, Rockland Community College (New York) participated in the American Association of Community Colleges' Exploring America's Communities project, which works to strengthen the teaching and learning of American history, literature, and culture at U.S. community colleges. The Task Force on College Pluralism and Identity, appointed in 1990, has…

  18. A Community College Brings College to the Community.

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    McLeod, Neill; Hilbert, Pamela T.

    1998-01-01

    Describes the collaboration between Wake Technical Community College and the Wake County Public School System in developing an evening program for working adults. Discusses the program's growth, success in partnership, accessibility of education, and the opportunities it offers the community. (VWC)

  19. Adirondack Under the Microscope

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    2004-01-01

    This image was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit front hazard-identification camera after the rover's first post-egress drive on Mars Sunday, Jan. 15, 2004. Engineers drove the rover approximately 3 meters (10 feet) from the Columbia Memorial Station toward the first rock target, seen in the foreground. The football-sized rock was dubbed Adirondack because of its mountain-shaped appearance. Scientists have begun using the microscopic imager instrument at the end of the rover's robotic arm to examine the rock and understand how it formed.

  20. Disaster Training: Monroe Community College

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    McConkey, Diane

    2005-01-01

    This article discusses Monroe Community College's CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), a program designed to help neighborhoods and work sites prepare for effective disaster response through training and planning. The program requires 24 hours of theoretical and hands-on practice in self-help and mutual-aid emergency functions. CERT personnel…

  1. California Community Colleges: Vital to the Economy

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    California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The California Community Colleges play an important role in boosting the state's economy by serving more than 2.3 million students a year. In fact, one out of three community college students in the U.S. is enrolled in a California community college, making it the nation's largest system of higher education. Their 112 colleges provide students…

  2. Report on Illinois Public Community College Foundations.

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    Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

    At the request of the Illinois Community College Board's (ICCB's) Committee on Foundations, the ICCB surveyed the state's public community college district to determine the purposes, resources, and activities of the colleges' foundations. The study found that all of the community college districts, except one, have foundations to assist them in…

  3. Baccalaureate Community Colleges: The New Florida College System

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  4. Community Colleges and Parental Influence in the College Choice Process.

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    Beyer, David; Feller, Rich

    1991-01-01

    Discusses parental influence in college choice process, particularly in terms of considering community colleges as alternative. Argues that there is too little importance given to college choice making, that parents are more significant in the process than assumed, and that community colleges deserve and will receive increasingly more attention…

  5. Adirondack Under the Microscope-2

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    2004-01-01

    This overhead look at the martian rock dubbed Adirondack was captured by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's panoramic camera. It shows the approximate region where the rover's microscopic imager began its first close-up inspection.

  6. Tulsa Community College, Exploring America's Communities. Progress Report.

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    Tulsa Community Coll., OK.

    In 1996, Oklahoma's Tulsa Community College (TCC) participated in the American Association of Community Colleges' Exploring America's Communities project, which works to strengthen the teaching and learning of American history, literature, and culture at U.S. community colleges. TCC's primary goals were to promote professional development, to…

  7. Bronx Community College, Exploring America's Communities. Progress Report.

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    Bronx Community Coll., NY.

    In 1996, New York's Bronx Community College (BCC) participated in the American Association of Community Colleges' Exploring America's Communities project, which works to strengthen the teaching and learning of American history, literature, and culture at U.S. community colleges. The BCC action plan was drafted to improve both the core curriculum…

  8. UCLA Community College Bibliography: Nursing Education and Community Colleges

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    Liu, Amy

    2007-01-01

    The references presented in this bibliography provide an overview of recent scholarship concerning associate degree nursing students, faculty, and pedagogy at community colleges. Included in this bibliography are studies that incorporate a variety of methodologies ranging from quasi-experimental, case study, and naturalistic inquiry to correlation…

  9. Iowa's Community Colleges: A Silver Anniversary Report.

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    Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges.

    In commemorating the 25-year history of Iowa's community college system, this report describes the colleges' programs and services, presents a vision for the future, and provides historical and descriptive profiles of the system's 15 colleges. An introductory section reviews the missions of Iowa's community colleges, focusing on educational…

  10. Selected Community Leaders' Perceptions of the Role of the Community College and the Community College President in the Community

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    Parker, George Randolph

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to describe the perceptions held by selected community leaders about the role of the community college and the community college president in connecting with and serving the needs of the community. These leaders' perceptions and views are compared to the documented missions of the colleges selected for study. Six rural…

  11. A Study of Service-Learning at Virginia Highlands Community College and Mountain Empire Community College.

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    Hughes, Alice

    This qualitative study was conducted to explore student perceptions of service learning as well as the importance of service learning to community college students. Data were collected through interviews with 24 community college participants from Virginia Highlands Community College and Mountain Empire Community College, both in southwest…

  12. The Community College Presidency: 2006

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    Weisman, Iris M.; Vaughn, George B.

    2007-01-01

    This research brief presents results of George B. Vaughan and Iris Weisman's 2006 Career and Lifestyle Survey (CLS) of community college presidents. Data from four previous CLS studies, conducted in 1984, 1991, 1996, and 2001, are included to indicate trends over time (Vaughan, 1986; Vaughan, Mellander, & Blois, 1994; Vaughan & Weisman, 1998;…

  13. Attrition Research at Community Colleges.

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    Summers, Michael D.

    2003-01-01

    Focuses on the scope and significance of community college student research as it pertains to student retention. Examines the theoretical models that explain and attempt to predict student attrition. Also suggests areas and opportunities for future researchers in the field. (Contains 57 references.) (NB)

  14. The Community College Transfer Problem

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    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    Once a high school dropout, Hamilton Cunningham beat the odds in navigating the transition from earning a GED, serving in the U.S. Air Force, and attending community college to enrolling at Howard University in fall 2007 as a sophomore where he is now a Truman Scholar and a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation undergraduate transfer scholarship recipient.…

  15. Theme Courses for Community Colleges.

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    Conway, Diana

    1986-01-01

    Discusses organization of community college Spanish courses around themes, such as geography, life sciences, arts, holidays, in conjunction with techniques such as the Natural Approach and Total Physical Response. The discussion includes examples of class activities, suggestions for materials, and notes on accommodating different levels. (SED)

  16. Community College Humanities Review, 1999.

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    Scheper, George L., Ed.

    1999-01-01

    This special issue of the Community College Humanities Review contains articles generated by National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institutes, held over several years. The institutes provided opportunities for academics from a variety of humanities disciplines and types of institutions to interact over an extended period of common study of…

  17. New America and Community Colleges

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    Miller, Ben; Fishman, Rachel; McCarthy, Mary Alice

    2015-01-01

    New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. Because community college students tend to be underserved by our current higher education structure, much of our research and subsequent policy analysis and recommendations…

  18. The next Community College Movement?

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    Dassance, Charles R.

    2011-01-01

    The missionary zeal of community colleges in the 1960s is still needed to meet the challenges they still face today: helping underserved and underprepared students succeed, and offering a strong general education curriculum that provides the foundation and framework for later academic and professional success. Even as economic, social, and…

  19. The Returns to Community College

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    Agan, Amanda Yvonne

    2013-01-01

    Almost half of postsecondary students are currently enrolled in community colleges. These institutions imply that even amongst students with the same degree outcome there is considerable heterogeneity in the path taken to get there. I estimate the life-cycle private and social returns to the different postsecondary paths and sequential decisions…

  20. Community College Faculty Job Satisfaction.

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    Diener, Thomas

    1985-01-01

    Presents survey findings regarding community college faculty members' job satisfactions and dissatisfactions. Finds faculty deriving high satisfaction from student achievement, their own intellectual growth, flexible and autonomous working conditions, and association with stimulating peers while expressing dissatisfaction with job conditions,…

  1. Community Colleges: A Vision Deferred.

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    Carnevale, Anthony P.; DesRochers, Donna M.; Rose, Stephen J.

    1998-01-01

    Embraces a pragmatic view of education as first articulated by John Dewey and Jane Addams. Argues that community colleges should steer away from excessive specialization and provide a more general skills education directed toward preparing students to compete in the global economy. Contains two figures, two data tables and 13 references. (JDI)

  2. Cecil Community College Careers Building.

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    Design Cost Data, 2001

    2001-01-01

    Describes the architectural design, costs, general description, and square footage data for the Cecil Community College Careers Building, North East, Maryland. A floor plan and photos are included along with a list of manufacturers and suppliers used for the project. (GR)

  3. Community College Humanities Review, 1995.

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    Seabrook, John H., Ed.

    1995-01-01

    This annual volume of the Community College Humanities Review (CCHR) presents a wide range of articles dealing with humanities--from Lloyd Kaplan's attempts to set the record straight (by presenting a more accurate appraisal and a truer perspective of Dave Brubeck's outstanding contribution to the course of jazz) to Walter Krieglstein's…

  4. Middlesex Community College Geothermal Project

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    Klein, Jessie; Spaziani, Gina

    2013-03-29

    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.

  5. Resource Sharing in Community Colleges.

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    Meyer, Frank; Hines, Edward; Lupo, Anita; Ley, Connie

    1998-01-01

    Presents a study analyzing voluntary resource sharing practices in a state population of 49 community colleges. Asserts that while resource sharing has been used primarily to solve short-term needs, it should be integrated in strategic and long-term fiscal planning. (JDI)

  6. Community Colleges as Learning Organizations.

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    Robles, Harriett J.

    This paper reviews two of the major issues affecting community colleges, funding and governance, examining them from a systems perspective--specifically in relation to selected theories of organizational learning disabilities and systems archetypes. The first section of the paper provides background on funding and governance issues as they relate…

  7. Online Education in the Community College

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    Johnson, Steven G.; Berge, Zane

    2012-01-01

    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…

  8. Advancing Research on the Community College

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    Bers, Trudy H.

    2007-01-01

    Arthur M. Cohen and his colleagues at the Center for the Study of Community Colleges have made significant and broad contributions to the scholarly literature and empirical research about community colleges. Although Cohen's interests are comprehensive and his writings touch on multiple issues associated with community colleges, his empirical work…

  9. Connecticut Community Colleges: At a Glance.

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    Connecticut State Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges, Hartford.

    This paper presents the 1999-2000 report published by the Connecticut Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges. It includes the following items: (1) a statement of mission and statutory responsibility of Connecticut's community colleges; (2) a description of the public services rendered by Connecticut's community colleges; (3) an outline…

  10. Opportunity with Excellence: The American Community College.

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    Melling, Geoffrey; And Others

    1988-01-01

    This report presents the impressions of three British further education specialists about American community colleges, articles by two American educators, and insights on the applicability of features of U.S. community colleges to Great Britain. First, "Community Colleges and Post-Secondary Education in the U.S.A.," by Geoffrey Melling,…

  11. Tweaking the Culture of the Community College

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    Braxton, John M.; Doyle, William R.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn

    2015-01-01

    This chapter contends that scholarship should become a part of the mission of the community college. The authors describe actions for individual community colleges and state and federal actions that encourage and support the engagement of community college faculty members in scholarship.

  12. Strategic Plan for Maryland Community Colleges.

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    Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

    Building upon previous plans and reports developed by the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges (MSBCC), this strategic plan identifies the possibilities that face the MSBCC and the community college system. After describing the statewide planning process for community colleges, the report provides an overview of higher education in…

  13. The Institutional Vision of Tribal Community Colleges

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    Abelman, Robert

    2011-01-01

    This investigation provides a base-line measurement of the inspirational and pragmatic rhetoric in declarations of institutional vision at tribal community colleges. By comparing it to nontribal community colleges, this content analysis reveals the current state of utility of the mission and vision statements of tribal community colleges, their…

  14. The State of California Community Colleges, 1997.

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    Nussbaum, Thomas J.

    Four important changes for the community colleges of California are proposed. First, legislation should be developed that establishes the basic framework for enabling community colleges to restore a level of access to community college education and training for more citizens. This would provide economic and social opportunity for more citizens,…

  15. Controversial Art in the Community College.

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    Hom, Bobby

    This document examines the events surrounding a controversial art exhibit that was held at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC), Gainesville, Florida, in 2002. The author asks the following questions: (1) What is the role of the arts on a community college campus? (2) What are a community college arts program's responsibilities to the Fine Arts and…

  16. Survey of Writing Centers in Community Colleges.

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    McKeague, Patricia M.; Reis, Elizabeth

    In 1990, Moraine Valley Community College conducted a study of writing centers at community colleges belonging to the League for Innovation in the Community College. The survey was designed to gather information on the staffing, facilities, services, operations, budget, and evaluation of writing centers. Questionnaires were sent to and returned by…

  17. Wyoming Community College Commission Agency Annual Report.

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    Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.

    This paper reports on outcomes of community college programs monitored by the Wyoming Community College Commission (WCCC). The document covers the following WCCC objectives: (1) Study of tuition rates for the community colleges; (2) Negotiation of contracts and provision of financial support for administrative computing system components and…

  18. Community Colleges in the United States.

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    Lundberg, Richard, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This issue discusses the importance of the community college to higher education in the United States. Contained are six articles: (1) "America's Community Colleges: On the Ascent," by Arthur M. Cohen, which places the strengths and challenges of the American community college within a historical context; (2) "Lamps Beside the Golden Door," by…

  19. Successful Community College Transfer Students Speak Out

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    Ellis, Martha M.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  20. Protecting Colleges and Students: Community College Strategies to Prevent Default

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    McKibben, Bryce; La Rocque, Matthew; Cochrane, Debbie

    2014-01-01

    Student loan default, defined as federal loan borrowers' failure to make any payments for at least 270 days, is an issue of increasing importance to community colleges and their students. This report takes a unique look at student loan default at nine community colleges across the nation, and how those colleges are working to help students avoid…

  1. The Efficacy of Learning Communities at Two Community Colleges.

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    Minkler, James E.

    This study examined learning communities at two community colleges, North Idaho College (NIC) and Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) (Washington). Recent emphasis on learning outcomes and transforming the curriculum to be more learning centered has often come into direct conflict with operating under tight budget constraints. Learning…

  2. At the Intersection of College & Community

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    Pierce, Dennis

    2016-01-01

    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. Questioning the Community College Role. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 32.

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    Vaughan, George B., Ed.

    1980-01-01

    These nine articles question the community college's fulfillment of its educational and social roles. George Vaughan summarizes the writings of prominent critics of the community college and suggests that two-year college educators analyze and profit from their criticisms. Burton Clark reconsiders the community college's "cooling out" function and…

  4. Seeking Legitimacy: The Community College Mission and the Honors College

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    Treat, Tod; Barnard, Thomas C.

    2012-01-01

    The community college mission has been the subject of considerable review and commentary since its conception. Based on traditional concerns of access, a consensus has largely been reached regarding the inclusion of transfer, career, developmental, and community foci within a comprehensive community college. While concerns regarding access and…

  5. Community College Students: Recent Findings and Trends.

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    Bryant, Alyssa N.

    This paper discusses recent trends and issues in community colleges, such as dual enrollment, reverse transfer, post-college earnings, and student involvement and experiences within community colleges. It also provides statistics on minority, female, and nontraditional student enrollment, transfer rates, and student success. Highlights include:…

  6. Community College Journeys of Hispanic ESL Women

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    Chavez, Melinda Ann

    2015-01-01

    The community college is the primary path that Hispanic students choose to start their college careers. Americans who speak English as their second language will continue to grow and require community colleges to offer more culturally diverse educational programs with specific resources devoted to them. This qualitative study was comprised of 11…

  7. Power and Politics in the Community College.

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    Zoglin, Mary Lou

    This book systematically considers governance in the community college, focusing on how decisions are actually made and describing the roles and interactions of all participant groups in the governance process. Community college governance today is an amalgam of procedures borrowed from colleges, universities and high schools, but there are signs…

  8. Financial Aid Facts at California Community Colleges

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    Institute for College Access & Success, 2010

    2010-01-01

    While California community college (CCC) system fees are much lower than tuition at community colleges in other states or other colleges in California, the total cost of attending a CCC--which includes books, housing, transportation, and food--is higher than most people realize. The illusion of low cost may lead CCC students to forgo valuable…

  9. Colleges at the Heart of Local Communities

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    Sharp, Margaret

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses the findings of the commission set up jointly by NIACE, the Association of Colleges (AoC) and the 157 Group to investigate the role of colleges in their communities. The commission learned that: (1) further education colleges are, often, already embedded in their communities; (2) although there has been some simplification,…

  10. Columbia Gorge Community College Business Survey.

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    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…

  11. Prevention at Community Colleges. Prevention Update

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  12. Psychological Factors in Community College Student Retention

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    Luke, Chad; Redekop, Frederick; Burgin, Chris

    2015-01-01

    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…

  13. Issues in California Community Colleges. Forum, 1981.

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    Laroche, Jonnah J., Ed.

    1981-01-01

    Designed as a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas and viewpoints of California community college faculty, this journal offers six brief articles on various aspects of 2-year college education. In "Academic Standards and the Open Door," Leon Baradat asserts that community colleges must reverse the trend toward decreased…

  14. Group Differences in California Community College Transfers

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    Budd, Deborah; Stowers, Genie N. L.

    2015-01-01

    This study explores the extent to which community colleges succeed in assisting students to transfer to four-year colleges. The study uses data from the California Community College system to test hypotheses about overall transfers and transfers of underrepresented students, It utilizes a framework based upon social reproduction theory (Bowles…

  15. The Community College President: A Contemporary Janus.

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    Stalcup, Robert J.; Thomson, William A.

    Like Janus of Roman mythology--who had influence over the way things began and ended and who was always represented as facing in both directions--today's community college president faces two opposite poles. On one hand, s/he luxuriates in the memory of the 1960's, when new community colleges were opened almost every week and the college president…

  16. Illinois Community College Board Policy Manual.

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    Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

    The fifth in a series of revised editions since 1967, this 1978 manual provides policy guidelines for Illinois public community colleges. Chapter 1 covers the state college board definitions relative to community college operations policy. Chapter 2 deals with board operation and general policies according to such topics as power and duties;…

  17. Bellevue Community College Student Profile, Fall 1995.

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    Hodge, Valerie L.

    Intended for the college community and various campus constituencies working with the college, this report provides data on students enrolled at Bellevue Community College (BCC), in Washington, as of fall 1995. Following an executive summary and introduction, data are presented for 1990-95 and specifically for fall 1995 on student age, gender,…

  18. Torchlights in ESL: Five Community College Profiles

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    Zachry, Elizabeth M.; Dibble, Emily; Seymour, Sharon; Leibman, Suzanne; Ares, Sandy; Larson, Beth; Ferguson, Pamela

    2007-01-01

    "Torchlights in ESL: Five Community College Profiles" grows out of the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy's (CAAL's) recent two-year study of adult ESL service in community colleges. The five college programs at the heart of the study offer high quality ESL instruction and are considered exemplary. This publication is a supplement…

  19. Community College Presidents' Perceptions of Intercollegiate Athletics

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    Williams, Mitchell R.; Pennington, Kevin

    2006-01-01

    The study examines community college presidents' perceptions about two--year college intercollegiate athletics. Presidents in six states were surveyed about their perceptions of whether community college athletics: (a) enhances pride in the institution among various constituencies, (b) increases enrollment and augments student recruitment, (c) has…

  20. Collection Assessment: The Florida Community College Experience

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    Perrault, Anna H.; Dixon, Jeannie

    2007-01-01

    Beginning in 1994, a series of collection analysis and assessment projects of community college library/LRC collections in Florida has been conducted by the College Center for Library Automation (CCLA). The purpose of the assessments conducted through LINCC, the network for Florida community colleges, was to provide data for improvement of…

  1. Corporation and Foundation Giving to Community Colleges.

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    Ryan, G. Jeremiah

    Designed to encourage and inform community college efforts to obtain financial support from corporations and foundations, this report assesses the current status of corporate and foundation giving to two-year colleges and identifies organizations that accept funding proposals from community colleges. After stressing the need to diversify financial…

  2. Writing, Reader Response, and the Community College

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    Shafer, Gregory

    2013-01-01

    The community college stands as a beacon of democratic, inclusive ideals. Unlike the four year college--where research and advanced degrees are sought--the community college celebrates learning on a personal, heuristic level. And while such unconventional and even seditious practices have been questioned by those who seek to maintain "standards,"…

  3. Defending the Community College Equity Agenda

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    Bailey, Thomas, Ed.; Morest, Vanessa Smith, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    Community colleges enroll almost half of all undergraduates in the United States. These two-year colleges manifest the American commitment to accessible and affordable higher education. With about 1,200 institutions nationwide, community colleges have made significant progress over the past decade in opening access and have become the critical…

  4. Developing Community College Faculty as Leaders.

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    Cooper, Joanne E.; Pagotto, Louise

    2003-01-01

    Discusses the national crises of community college leadership in America. Describes the role of faculty members in community college leadership. Describes motivational factors involved in college leadership, some leadership challenges, leadership development initiatives, and some opportunities for faculty leadership development. Also describes two…

  5. Reflections of Women Leading Community Colleges

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    Eddy, Pamela L.

    2008-01-01

    As the "people's college," community colleges have a reputation of being more welcoming of women--as students, faculty, and administrators (Townsend & Twombly, 2006). However, the current percentage of women leading community colleges, which is hovering at 29% (American Council on Education, 2007), begs the question of why parity is not witnessed…

  6. Community Based Organizations as Initiators of Partnerships with Community Colleges

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    Turner, Sharon Yael

    2012-01-01

    This study focused on community based organizations leading community colleges in workforce development partnerships to train unemployed and underemployed adults. These collaborations operate where community based organizations deliver case management and job search skills, while community colleges offer specific training. In order to examine…

  7. Perceptions from Students and the Community about Community Colleges

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    Lendy, Shari J.

    2009-01-01

    In this study I explored the existing perceptions of community college in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Three different groups of people were interviewed in the research process including high school students, college students and citizens who lived in towns supported by a community college. Common themes of perception found within the…

  8. The Role of American Community Colleges in Building Community.

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    Taber, Lynn Sullivan

    The American system of higher education consists of public and private institutions, of which there are three segments: universities, four-year institutions, and two-year colleges. Further, there are three types of two-year colleges: comprehensive community colleges, offering a broad array of programs and services; junior colleges, focusing on…

  9. Correlates of Performance in Community Colleges

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    Fiedler, Fred E.; Gillo, Martin W.

    1974-01-01

    Investigates the relationship of teaching styles, the faculty's perception of college goals, satisfaction, influence over policy issues, and organizational characteristics, and the teaching effectiveness of community college divisions. (Editor/PG)

  10. The New Wave of Community College Partnerships.

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    Sturgeon, Julie

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the new emerging partnerships community colleges are using to enhance the services they can offer to their students and the surrounding community without destroying their budgets. Two examples are presented of community college partnerships with several corporations to provide space for workplace development. (GR)

  11. Community Colleges: Preparing Students for Diverse Careers

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    Guthrie, Lou A.

    2016-01-01

    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…

  12. The Mississippi Community College Fellowship Program (MCCFP).

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    Stewart, Billy; And Others

    The Mississippi Community College Fellowship Program (MCCFP), a project of the Department of Educational Leadership at Mississippi State University, is designed to assist in the identification, development, and training of the state's future community college leaders. Two participants are nominated by each of the 16 public community college…

  13. Glendale Community College: College Services Annual Report, 2000-2001.

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    Glendale Community Coll., CA.

    This annual report summarizes the college services activities of Glendale Community College during the 2000-2001 academic year. It describes changes and accomplishments in the following areas: (1) admissions and records; (2) college services division; (3) disabled students programs and services; (4) extended opportunity programs and services; (5)…

  14. Learning Community and Nonlearning Community Students in a Midwestern Community College

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  15. Social Change, the Future of the Community College, and the Future of Community College Research.

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    Levin, Bernard H.

    Focusing on the social forces acting upon community colleges, this paper reviews possible modes of response by the colleges, focusing specifically on the role of institutional research. The first section presents an overview of the social forces affecting community colleges, discussing the 16% increase in two-year college enrollments in the…

  16. Community College Transfers Can Thrive at Best Colleges and Universities

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    Froimson, Emily

    2014-01-01

    Not surprisingly, low-income students are more likely than their higher-income peers to start postsecondary education at lower-cost community colleges than at four-year institutions. Add this fact to the booming enrollment at community colleges--approximately 7 million students or nearly half of all undergraduate students today--and one can…

  17. Preparing Community College Teachers of Social Science

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    Miller, Raymond C.

    1972-01-01

    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)

  18. Sources and Information. Community College Faculty.

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    Fleming, Michael

    2002-01-01

    Presents annotated bibliographic information related to community college faculty, focusing on faculty attitudes and perceptions, professional development, faculty evaluation, and recruitment. Covers 16 sources. (AUTH/NB)

  19. Community Colleges Need Comprehensive Career Assistance Centers.

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    Davies, Timothy Gray; Feller, Rich

    1999-01-01

    Community colleges currently offer fragmented services that marginalize disadvantaged students. A comprehensive career-assistance center could provide integrated academic, career, and personal services. (SK)

  20. Hinds Community College MSEIP program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2005-01-01

    Student Assistant Antoinette Davis (left) of Utica; Carmella Forsythe, 13, of Clinton; Terri Henderson, 14, of Clinton; Tyra Greer, 12, of Port Gibson; and Kala Battle, 14, of Edwards, answer curriculum questions about NASA's Return to Flight mission exhibit at StenniSphere, the visitor center at NASA's Stennis Space Center (SSC) near Bay St. Louis, Miss. The girls were on a field trip to StenniSphere with fellow participants in Hinds Community College's MSEIP (Minority Science Engineering Improvement Program) summer program. MSEIP encourages students to pursue and prepare for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

  1. Bossier Parish Community College and Delgado Community College Collaborative Pharmacy Technician Program Distance Education Initiative.

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    Bossier Parish Community Coll., Bossier City, LA.

    Two Louisiana community colleges--Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) and Delgado Community College (DCC)--proposed, developed, and implemented a collaborative Pharmacy Technician program for delivery through the use of two-way interactive video. The new program was inspired by new certification requirements instituted by the state of…

  2. The Role of the Community College President in Fundraising: Perceptions of Selected Michigan Community College Presidents

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    Miller, Matthew W.

    2013-01-01

    This multiple case study examines the role of the community college president in fundraising as perceived by selected Michigan community college presidents. Over the past few decades, fundraising from private sources has become increasingly important in the fiscal landscape of community colleges. Pfeffer and Salancik's (1978) work in resource…

  3. The Community College of the Air Force

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    Kaapke, Lyle D.; Wojciechowske, William A.

    1977-01-01

    The Community College of the Air Force is unique as a postsecondary occupational education institution because it integrates Air Force technical education and civilian-related education into programs which are totally responsive to the Air Force community. (JG)

  4. The University of Hawaii Community Colleges, 1997.

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    Lee, Susan, Ed.

    1997-01-01

    This document consists of the seven issues of a newsletter concerned with Hawaiian Community Colleges published during 1997. Issue 1 discusses the Maui College Telethon and includes personal stories of academic success. Issue 2 examines distance education and includes descriptions of new programs and facilities for various Hawai'i colleges. Issue…

  5. Interactional Challenges of Online Community College Learners

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    Bridgemohan, Calian

    2012-01-01

    This study examined classroom interactions to determine the challenges that community college students encounter in the online learning environment. These challenges can affect college students' attrition rates and are important to college administrators seeking to increase online retention. The purpose of this study was to investigate the…

  6. Central Virginia Community College 1999 Fact Book.

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    Hicks, Geoffrey

    The Fact Book is an annual publication of the Office of Research, Assessment and Planning at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC). It includes data and trends from 1994-1998 and is divided into six parts: (1) "The College" includes information on the College Board, institutional history, facilities, mission and goals, revenues and…

  7. Transportation Practices in Community College Athletics

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    LaVetter, David; Kim, Hyun Duck

    2010-01-01

    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…

  8. Community Leaders' Perspectives of a Rural Community College's Impact on Community Development

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    Thomas, Reine M.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative research study was to examine the role a rural community college plays in the development of its community, using a holistic, community-based lens that considered college and community context, interactions and results to answer the question: "How does the rural community college impact the development of the…

  9. College Transition Programs for Community College Students

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    Haugen, Douglas E.

    2012-01-01

    Over the past four decades the number of students enrolling in colleges and universities requiring at least one pre-college level course has been about one-third of all students. Underprepared students are as likely to complete their academic goals as their prepared counterparts if they are able to complete their remedial course work. This study…

  10. State College Readiness Initiatives and Community Colleges

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    Spence, David

    2009-01-01

    Greater attention to the college and career readiness problem by state leaders and policymakers could drastically boost the numbers and percentages of students who graduate from high school ready for college and career study. This chapter traces the author's work in developing California State University's Early Assessment Program, an initiative…

  11. The Community College Leadership Development Institute

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    Romero, Martha; Purdy, Leslie

    2004-01-01

    In 2000, the Community College Leadership Development Institute (CCLDI) set out to develop a leadership program based on the values and skills most needed by community college leaders. It held two design workshops to identify those underlying values and skills. The design workshop participants were trustees, CEOs, senior administrators, faculty…

  12. Community College Education in the New Millenium.

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    Smith, Joshua L.

    A decade ago, California's community colleges were the nation's undisputed leaders of community college education--unparalleled in access, quality, diversity, and size. Today, these institutions are deeply concerned with inadequate and unstable funding, declining enrollments, skepticism about the quality of programs, and students' lack of…

  13. Maryland Community Colleges Continuing Education Manual.

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    Malcolm-Rodgers, R.

    This manual outlines Maryland's community college course evaluation system. Part I provides a historical overview of continuing education in Maryland, including the legal provisions establishing the development of continuing education courses as a function of community college instructional development. Part II presents policies for state…

  14. A Framing Primer for Community College Leaders

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    Nausieda, Ryan

    2014-01-01

    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…

  15. Status Study of Oglala Sioux Community College.

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    Oglala Sioux Community Coll., Pine Ridge, ND.

    The initial section of this report, which presents the current status of Oglala Sioux Community College after eight years of development, focuses on the college's purposes and objectives. These include providing (1) the Oglala Sioux people with resources and personnel trained for the tribal communities' developmental needs; (2) the Lakota…

  16. ORLD 4012: The Community Junior College.

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    Hankin, Joseph

    This document is a course syllabus for "The Community Junior College." The purpose of the course is to familiarize students with the variety of institutions classified as community junior colleges. More specifically, the lectures, class discussions, and readings aim to provide students with a better understanding of (among other topics):…

  17. Online Student Services at the Community College

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    Hornak, Anne M.; Akweks, Kayeri; Jeffs, Madeline

    2010-01-01

    The use of online technology in community colleges has exploded over the past two decades, changing the manner in which services need to be delivered to students. This chapter examines online student services at the community college, beginning with a brief historical overview of the growth of online student services. The authors then explore…

  18. Salem Community College Unit Planning Workbook.

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    Salem Community Coll., Penns Grove, NJ.

    This unit planning workbook is designed to serve as an implementation guide for managing the strategic planning initiatives articulated in the 1999-2003 Strategic Plan. Salem Community College's strategic plan aims towards allowing the college to enter the 21st Century as an active agent in the advancement of the Salem County community. This…

  19. Faculty Salaries in the Community College.

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    Robinson, Shawn

    This paper compares community college faculty salaries in Florida and the nation, discusses the effects of unions on salaries, and addresses reasons for faculty continuing in education despite lower pay. Community college faculty salaries have increased an average of 51% throughout the United States in the last decade, with some states being as…

  20. Community Colleges Mobilize to Train Cybersecurity Workers

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    Parry, Marc

    2009-01-01

    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,…

  1. What Motivates the Community College Rogue Trustee?

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    O'Banion, Terry

    2009-01-01

    Approximately 6500 elected or appointed trustees govern local community colleges in 36 states. The great majority of these trustees are extraordinary citizens motivated by the opportunity to provide service to their communities and to their colleges. On occasion, a trustee emerges whose motivations do not support the common good; some of these…

  2. Economic Impact Manual for Maryland Community Colleges.

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    Linthicum, Dorothy S.

    Designed as a tool for colleges and the State Board for Community Colleges in Maryland to update economic impact data on a regular basis, this manual describes sources of impact information, and how the information can be used in economic equations. Part I of the manual describes how values for short-term economic impacts of community college…

  3. California Community Colleges: Coping with Tax Reductions.

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    Tollefson, Terrence A.

    This paper examines the financial problems of California's community colleges caused by reduced local property tax support. In 1978 California voters enacted Proposition 13, a constitutional amendment that reduced taxes on real estate. The proposition's immediate effect on community college funding was a statewide, fifty-percent reduction in local…

  4. Community College Alumni: Predicting Who Gives

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    Skari, Lisa Ann

    2014-01-01

    Due to the decrease in public funding, community colleges are in a position where they need to generate private gifts. Alumni represent the largest untapped pool of prospective donors, and the success of alumni giving at 4-year institutions illustrates the potential that exists for community colleges. To develop effective fundraising strategies,…

  5. Community College Culture and Faculty of Color

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

  6. Wyoming Community Colleges Annual Partnership Report, 2014

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    Wyoming Community College Commission, 2014

    2014-01-01

    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…

  7. Community Colleges Take on Global Challenges

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    McMurtrie, Beth

    2008-01-01

    Community colleges in the United States are increasingly seen as a model by developing countries looking to train a skilled work force, even as the institutions wrestle with what it means to educate globally competent students, said speakers at the American Association of Community Colleges' annual meeting here this month. China in particular is…

  8. Community College General Academic Course Guide Manual.

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    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Community and Technical Colleges.

    The Community College General Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) is the official list of approved numbers for general academic transfer courses that may be offered by public community and technical colleges in Texas for state funding. This edition of the ACGM, effective September 1996, contains the latest information available for academic…

  9. Community College Users' Report, Fall 1975.

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    Zimmer, A. L., Ed.

    This report was compiled from information supplied by instructors participating in the National Science Foundation's community college field test of PLATO IV--a computer-based system developed at the University of Illinois--during the fall semester of 1975. Represented here are the responses of instructors at five Illinois community colleges to…

  10. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

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    Perlstein, Linda

    2011-01-01

    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…

  11. Wyoming Community Colleges Annual Partnership Report, 2008

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    Wyoming Community College Commission, 2009

    2009-01-01

    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…

  12. Wyoming Community Colleges Annual Partnership Report, 2009

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    Wyoming Community College Commission, 2009

    2009-01-01

    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…

  13. Community College Global Counterparts: Historical Contexts

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    Latiner Raby, Rosalind; Valeau, Edward J.

    2013-01-01

    Since 1971, scholarship on community college global counterparts has documented the nuances of these institutions and charted their similarities to one another. The purpose of this article is to detail the first three decades of community college global-counterpart scholarship from 1971-2001. Within each decade there exists scholarship that…

  14. Gulf Coast Community College's Memory Project

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    Burrell, Matthew D.

    2005-01-01

    Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Florida, is celebrating a fifty-year anniversary in 2007. Maintained by the library, the school's archives represent the historical contributions on a local and national level. Gulf Coast Community College library is ensuring the school's historical significance through the digitization of its…

  15. Antelope Valley Community College District Education Center.

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    Newmyer, Joe

    An analysis is provided of a proposal to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges by the Antelope Valley Community College District (AVCCD) to develop an education center in Palmdale to accommodate rapid growth. First, pros and cons are discussed for the following major options: (1) increase utilization and/or expand the…

  16. Context, "Cuckoo's Nest," and the Community College

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    Shafer, Gregory

    2016-01-01

    The community college is an excellent place for the creation of a special, more empowering learning context. Unlike the university, where students are supposed to adjust to the world of scholarly erudition, the community college is the crazy academic brother that has the freedom to be different and to liberate students to build upon their own…

  17. Community College Programs for Public Service Occupations.

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    White, Les; Hamilton, Randy H.

    This publication is a "Design for Action" of the Institute for Local Self Government to re-direct the vocational-technical local government education and training programs through the community colleges to provide urban government manpower. The community college is uniquely qualified to provide significant continuing education and training needed…

  18. Sustaining Opportunity in Rural Community Colleges

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    Torres, Vasti; Viterito, Arthur; Heeter, Aimee; Hernandez, Ebelia; Santiague, Lilia; Johnson, Susan

    2013-01-01

    This assessment considers the sustainability of initiatives begun as a result of participation in the Rural Community College Initiative (RCCI). Case studies were conducted at eight community colleges, and quantitative data was gathered from the U.S. Census, the Department of Labor, and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).…

  19. Real Estate Curriculum for Community Colleges.

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    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…

  20. Accountability in Community Colleges Using Stakeholder Theory

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    Pitcher, Paula R.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the present study is to analyze stakeholder theory and its applicability to community college accountability. Community colleges have been using strategic planning as a management approach that includes the process of strategic action, and many organizations claim that they collaborate with their stakeholders during this process.…

  1. Images of Fictional Community College Students

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  2. Community College Internal Auditors: Internal Audit Guidebook.

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    Jones, Ronna; And Others

    This guidebook includes information compiled by the "Audit Manual" committee of Community College Internal Auditors (CCIA) from several California community college districts regarding their internal auditing practices. The first section of the guidebook discusses the purpose of internal audits, indicating that audits assist members of…

  3. Discipline Cost Analysis Manual. Maryland Community Colleges.

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    Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

    As an aid to Maryland community colleges, procedures are outlined for approximating and reporting discipline cost data required for internal decision-making and for the statewide coordination of community college planning. A discussion of the development of costing standards, which are based on a cost analysis model developed by the National…

  4. Community College Libraries: Centers for Lifelong Learning.

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    Kalick, Rosanne, Ed.

    Written by library professionals in the United States and Canada, this book examines issues affecting community college librarians in urban, rural, and suburban settings. The 10 articles included in the book are: (1) "Patterns of Excellence," by Rosanne Kalick, which reviews the history of community college libraries and discusses achieving…

  5. Are Community College Presidencies Wise Career Moves?

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    Jones, Stephanie J.; Johnson, Bradley

    2014-01-01

    This study surveyed executive administrators of community colleges that had experienced a presidential transition between 2006 and 2009. Its purpose was to determine their perceptions of career risk associated with the community college position of president. The study compared the perceptional changes to a prior study on the same subject by…

  6. California Community Colleges Help Foster Dreams

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    Andom, Mary

    2007-01-01

    California community colleges have a new program that provides advocates for former wards of the state. The program is the statewide Foster Youth Success Initiative, which this fall placed liaisons at all of California's 109 community colleges. The liaisons serve as advocates, helping foster youth tap into resources such as scholarships, housing,…

  7. Coastline Community College: An Idea Beyond Tradition.

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    Luskin, Bernard J.; Small, James

    Since Coastline Community College (CCC) opened in Fall 1976, CCC has served as a model for the community-based, "college beyond walls" movement. CCC, which has no physical campus, uses 127 existing facilities throughout its service area, including public and private buildings, homes, and businesses. Besides eliminating high construction…

  8. Recruiting and Retaining Rural Community College Faculty

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    Murray, John P.

    2007-01-01

    Much is being written about a potential shortage of qualified community college faculty. Rural community colleges may be at the greatest disadvantage in attracting and retaining new faculty because they cannot offer the financial, cultural, and social advantages that more urban institutions can. This chapter describes the factors rural community…

  9. Program Evaluation: The Virginia Community College System.

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    Virginia State General Assembly, Richmond. Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.

    This document contains a performance evaluation of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), based on data collected by each institution and state agencies, field interviews, original surveys of community college students and staff, and contact with industry. Section I reviews the legislature's intent in establishing the VCCS with regard to…

  10. Corrections Education. Washington's Community and Technical Colleges

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    Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015

    2015-01-01

    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…

  11. Washington State System of Community Colleges.

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    Scheidt, Omar H.

    The highly centralized Washington State System of Community Colleges, as created by the Community College Act of 1967, is administered by a governor-appointed state board with one member from each of the seven congressional districts. Reporting to the state board on all revenues and expenditures made are 22 local boards of trustees. A commission…

  12. Putting the Community Back into the College

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    Ayers, David F.

    2010-01-01

    American popular culture currently defines the community college as a job-training center, a site of remedial education, or a vocational institution. Certainly job training is essential in a period of low employment, and community colleges can and should help Americans achieve prosperity, engage in meaningful work, and achieve their productive…

  13. Academic Capitalism and the Community College

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    Kleinman, Ilene

    2010-01-01

    Profit-generating entrepreneurial initiatives have become increasingly important as community colleges look for alternative revenue to support escalating costs in an environment characterized by funding constraints. Academic capitalism was used as the conceptual framework to determine whether community colleges have become increasingly market…

  14. Community College Estimated Growth: Fall 2010

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    Phillippe, Kent; Mullin, Christopher M.

    2011-01-01

    A survey from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) found that enrollment growth in fall 2010 slowed its pace at community colleges, increasing 3.2% from the previous year. This contrasts with more dramatic increases in recent years: more than 11% between fall 2008 and fall 2009, and nearly 17% between fall 2007 and fall 2009,…

  15. California Community Colleges 1999-2000 Budget.

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    California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.

    This budget was submitted by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to the Community College Board of Governor's in November 1998. It presents the funds requested for 1999-2000 for review by the Board and the state legislature and governor. General fund apportionment comprises $3.7 billion of the budget request. Other major fund…

  16. A Plan for Community College Instructional Computing.

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    Howard, Alan; And Others

    This document presents a comprehensive plan for future growth in instructional computing in the Washington community colleges. Two chapters define the curriculum objectives and content recommended for instructional courses in the community colleges which require access to computing facilities. The courses described include data processing…

  17. Community Colleges: Federal Resources Supporting Local Opportunities.

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    Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.

    This publication summarizes the role community and technical colleges play in educating Americans. It also features a list of federal initiatives that support these valuable institutions and the growing number of students they serve in preparing America's future. Sections include: (1) Community Colleges: Economic Engines; (2) Who are Community…

  18. Reporting Manual for Florida Community Colleges.

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    Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.

    Uniform procedures, terminology, definitions, forms, and instructions are presented to aid individual Florida community colleges in completing state reporting requirements. Following introductory information concerning the Community College Management Information System (CCMIS) the manual explains the purpose and characteristics of the Community…

  19. Wyoming Community Colleges Annual Partnership Report, 2006

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    Wyoming Community College Commission, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The "Annual Partnership Report" catalogs all 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…

  20. Perspectives on California Community College Governance.

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    Ratliff, Charles A.

    2003-01-01

    This document is based upon Charles A. Ratliff's perspective on California community college governance. It was originally published in the journal, "Insight Into Student Services" in May 2003. Mr. Ratliff discusses the historical emergence of the California community college as a system and the major external pressures that have been…

  1. Differential Tuition: A Community College Budgetary Strategy

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    Friedel, Janice Nahra; Thomas, Gregory

    2013-01-01

    Community colleges are currently facing the perfect fiscal storm: historical reductions in state appropriations while at the same time experiencing significant enrollment growth. Community college leaders are pondering how to effectively compensate for unprecedented budget cuts while meeting the demands of student access and increasing levels of…

  2. Institutions on the Edge: America's Community Colleges.

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    Vaughan, George B.

    To understand the elusive nature of the community college, one must understand the process of assimilation that constantly reshapes its mission. Assimilation refers to the process of identifying educational solutions to ever-emerging, broad-based social issues and problems and incorporating these solutions into the community college's mission as…

  3. Maryland Community Colleges 1980 Program Evaluations.

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    Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

    This report contains qualitative evaluations of 48 programs throughout the Maryland community college system, as well as a statewide evaluation of Teacher Education transfer programs. A summary of the Teacher Education programs is presented first, in which the purpose and role of teacher education in the community college, enrollment trends,…

  4. Intercollegiate Athletics at the Community College

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    Williams, Mitchell R.; Byrd, Laura; Pennington, Kevin

    2008-01-01

    Each year, many community college leaders find themselves, either methodically or haphazardly, making decisions about intercollegiate athletics. There have, however, been few empirical studies on how and why community colleges initiate, expand, or terminate athletic programs. Two studies investigating leaders' perceptions of intercollegiate…

  5. Expansion of Community College Athletic Programs

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    Byrd, Laura Ann; Williams, Mitchell R.

    2007-01-01

    While community college intercollegiate athletic programs have been expanding in a somewhat sporadic manner, there have been few empirical studies which examine how and why these programs are growing. The current study investigates the questions of "how and why" with the goal of helping community college leaders to make informed…

  6. Community College and Community Leader Expectations of the "Village"

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    Deggs, David M.; Miller, Michael T.

    2013-01-01

    A level of consistency between community college leaders and community leaders is necessary to demonstrate behaviors, actions, and beliefs that shape, represent, and support expected community values. Likewise, communities, which are collectives of suborganizations, play an important role in aiding individual development, especially related to…

  7. Illinois Community College Board Biennial Report, 2005-2006

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    Illinois Community College Board, 2006

    2006-01-01

    The mission of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), as the state coordinating board for community colleges, is to administer the Public Community College Act in a manner that maximizes the ability of the community colleges to serve their communities, promotes cooperation within the system, and accommodates those State of Illinois…

  8. Agreement between Luzerne County Community College and Luzerne County Community College Association of Higher Education.

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    Luzerne County Community Coll., Nanticoke, PA.

    This agreement between the Luzerne County Community College and the Luzerne County Community College Association of Higher Education covers the 1973-74 year. The agreement includes the collective bargaining agreement, definitions, recognition, fair practices, conference, maintenance of membership, check-off, grievance procedure, rights of college,…

  9. Performance Accountability Systems for Community Colleges: Lessons for the Voluntary Framework of Accountability for Community Colleges

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    Dougherty, Kevin J.; Hare, Rachel; Natow, Rebecca S.

    2009-01-01

    This report discusses findings and implications of a study commissioned by the College Board to inform the development of the Voluntary Framework of Accountability for Community Colleges. CCRC researchers identified the performance indicators that states are already using for their community colleges and interviewed state higher education…

  10. Agreement: Citrus College Faculty Association and Citrus Community College District.

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    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…

  11. Literacy in Community Colleges. Junior College Resource Review.

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    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,…

  12. Reforming College Governance. New Directions for Community Colleges, No. 10.

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    Richardson, Richard C., Jr., Ed.

    1975-01-01

    The articles presented here reveal the current status of community college governance. Topics discussed are: three models of college governance and their interrelationships; participatory governance in Canada; preparing student, faculty, and administrative leaders to understand basic institutional and individual needs and to operative in…

  13. Community College Satellite Network of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges.

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    Community Services Catalyst, 1989

    1989-01-01

    Describes work to establish the Community College Satellite Network, a consortium for sharing telecommunications resources among member colleges in order to enhance staff development, curriculum sharing, and business/industry assessment and training. (DMM)

  14. Let's Keep the College in Our Community Colleges: Mathematics for College Transfer.

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    Curnutt, Larry

    Preparing students for transfer to four-year colleges remains a significant part of the mission of most community college mathematicians. For some 30 years, calculus has been synonymous with entry-level college mathematics. Recent educational and technological changes, however, demand that the definition of college-level work in mathematics be…

  15. Four Structures for Marketing in the American Public Community College.

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    Bogart, Quentin J.

    Prepared for college officials considering the development of marketing programs, this paper examines the distinctive marketing practices for four geographically separated, public community college districts: Coastline Community College (CCC), California; Metropolitan Community College District (MCCD), Missouri; Triton College (TC), Illinois; and…

  16. Community College Student Mental Health: A Comparative Analysis

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    Katz, Daniel Seth; Davison, Karen

    2014-01-01

    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…

  17. Why Community Colleges Need Organizational Partnerships.

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    Kussrow, Paul G.

    Community problems are often so immense that community colleges can only respond effectively by forming organizational partnerships. The key to successful partnerships is communication among agencies; once an appreciation of each organization's capabilities is reached, community needs can be identified and responsive strategies can be designed. As…

  18. Impact Studies at Merced College and the Community College of Baltimore County. NCPR Brief

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    Weissman, Evan; Cullinan, Dan; Cerna, Oscar; Safran, Stephanie; Richman, Phoebe

    2012-01-01

    The Learning Communities Demonstration is a national research project that is testing the effectiveness of learning communities in six community colleges across the United States: Merced College in California; The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Baltimore, Maryland; Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida; Houston…

  19. Fostering Community College Leaders: An Examination of Leadership Development Programs

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    Robison, Greg; Sugar, William; Miller, Brian

    2010-01-01

    The study reported in this paper identifies leadership development practices within community colleges by surveying North Carolina community college presidents and evaluating an individual North Carolina community college's leadership institute. The results of the study indicate these community colleges indeed have an interest in leadership…

  20. What Counselors Need to Know about Community Colleges

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    Hugo, Esther B.

    2012-01-01

    While admission to a community college is simple--"apply and you're in!"--the institution itself is quite complex. Community colleges serve several purposes: transfer, vocational, recreational, and remedial. Community colleges see students through many lenses. What should counselors know in order to help their community college-bound students make…

  1. Internet Resources for Community College Practitioners. ERIC Digest.

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    Shankar, Kalpana

    Internet resources provide a library of information to community college practitioners. Guides to these online resources include Yahoo!, Alta Vista, and Hotbot. Community college Internet sites, valuable research tools, are available for the American Association of Community Colleges, the League for Innovation in the Community College, the…

  2. Community College Contributions. Policy Brief 2013-01PB

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    Mullin, Christopher M.; Phillippe, Kent

    2013-01-01

    America's community colleges are the brokers of opportunity for a stronger middle class and more prosperous nation. The value of community colleges has repeatedly been detailed in broad brushstrokes. While these broad-brush pictures of the community college contribution are important, the community college is an intricate institution offering…

  3. Community Colleges, the Media, and the Rhetoric of Inevitability

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    DeGenaro, William

    2006-01-01

    Community college practitioners frequently bemoan negative or stereotypical representations of community college students and community college life in general in the popular media. Saturday Night Live skits and satirical news reports in The Onion enjoy poking fun at community colleges, while mainstream news outlets often fail to challenge…

  4. Lansing Community College Reorganization Overview Document.

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    Lansing Community Coll., MI.

    In response to an unstable economy and diminishing resources, Lansing Community College, in Michigan, initiated a college-wide reorganization in July 1993 to improve institutional effectiveness and increase efficiency. This paper provides a description of the reorganization process and organizational structure before and after the change. First, a…

  5. Teaching Sociology in the Community College.

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    Bradford, S. Y.

    1980-01-01

    Examines the difficulty of determining sociology course objectives for the diverse student populations at community colleges. Argues that sociology instructors, in light of this diversity, should use a combination of teaching modalities and should stress content relating to college survival skills, enhanced social awareness, and increased…

  6. Successful Community College Campus-Based Partnerships.

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    Sink, David W. Jr.; Jackson, Karen Luke

    2002-01-01

    Examines partnerships at Blue Ridge Community College (North Carolina) from the perspective of 12 nonprofit organizations and government agencies located on or adjacent to campus. Discusses factors contributing to the success of partnerships in addressing societal needs and advancing the college's mission, including accessibility, common goals,…

  7. Religious Counseling at Public Community Colleges.

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    Nichols, Don; And Others

    A questionnaire was mailed to 802 Deans of Students in public two-year colleges during January 1977 in order to determine the extent to which religious counseling--that service dealing with a person's spiritual, moral, or ethical development--was available in community colleges. Of those surveyed, 68% responded. Results of the survey showed: (1)…

  8. The Mature Woman and the Community College

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    Elliot, Jeffrey M.; Mantz, Concetta M.

    1976-01-01

    The factors and motivations contributing to the presence of increasing numbers of mature women in college are examined, and seven proposals are offered, representing an attempt to develop a total community college program which will meet the needs of mature women students. (NHM)

  9. Tidewater Community College 2000 Graduate Survey Study.

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    Kleiman, Lisa S.

    The 2000 Tidewater Community College (TCC) Graduate Survey Study is a measure of student satisfaction with the college educational experience. The study gives demographic data pertaining to all 2000 graduates, as well as enrollment, attendance, employment, educational, and attitudinal data generated from survey respondents. Highlights of the…

  10. Tidewater Community College 1998 Graduate Survey Study.

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    Kleiman, Lisa

    This report presents Tidewater Community College's (TCC's) (Virginia) 1998 graduate survey study. Approximately half of the graduates attended another college or university prior to enrolling at TCC. A small portion enrolled directly from high school. Almost three-fourths of the graduates were working either full- or part-time while enrolled, and…

  11. Entrepreneurship in the Community College: Revenue Diversification.

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    Brightman, Richard W.

    1989-01-01

    Offers guidelines for community colleges wishing to become involved in for-profit ventures as a means of revenue diversification. Explains the differences between for-profit activities related to the college's non-profit mission and those that are not; alternative organizational structures; and common operations (e.g., catering, retail sales, and…

  12. Public Evaluation of a Community College.

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    Garner, W. Harold; Shapton, Karen

    A marketing study was conducted in the Sauk Valley College (SVC) Illinois district. This public comprehensive community college conducted a survey to determine public perceptions of the scope and quality of its programs; extent of public involvement with SVC; prospective market for SVC; and primary information sources used by the public concerning…

  13. Math Branding in a Community College Library

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    Brantz, Malcolm; Sadowski, Edward B.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  14. Men's Alcohol Expectancies at Selected Community Colleges

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    Derby, Dustin C.

    2011-01-01

    Men's alcohol expectancies are an important cognitive-behavioral component of their consumption; yet, sparse research details such behaviors for men in two-year colleges. Selected for inclusion with the current study were 563 men from seven Illinois community colleges. Logistic regression analysis indicated four significant, positive relationships…

  15. Leadership Development for Aspiring Community College Presidents

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    Bagadiong, Neil Soriano

    2013-01-01

    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…

  16. A Community of Colleges in Micronesia.

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    Carroll, John J.

    1989-01-01

    Describes the College of Micronesia in terms of its history, efforts to meet regional needs and student goals, network of community education centers, facilities, programs and services. Examines the academic life of the college's 1,200 students and the challenges posed by the social and economic transformation affecting the entire three-nation…

  17. Community Colleges Join the Green Movement

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    Ullman, Ellen

    2008-01-01

    Across the country, mayors, business owners, government workers, and labor leaders are saying it's time to push for a greener world. Community colleges are advancing the jobs of the future at a much faster rate than anyone else. To truly embrace sustainability, it must be integrated into all facets of the college: mission and planning, curricula,…

  18. Collegiality and the California Community Colleges.

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    Slaughter, Randi; Broussal, Laurent R.

    The collegial ideal of shared authority is needed as community colleges move into the 1990s. The impact of the Rodda Act of 1976, which introduced collective bargaining into California schools and colleges, has been significant and has changed the form and substance of collegiality to include willingness to change one's position, to seek…

  19. Recruitment Methods for a Community College.

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    Guillermo, Artemio; Murray, Steve

    1979-01-01

    Among the most effective tools of recruitment found in this survey were the college catalog, newspaper publicity, and brochures. "Word of mouth" from friends such as alumni, students, and the community, and publicity materials in newspapers, including advertising, were found to be the best sources of information about the college. (Author)

  20. Foreign Study and the Community College.

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    White, John Franklin

    In order to examine the status of foreign study in American junior and community colleges, a questionnaire was developed and distributed to 225 institutions in the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, eliciting an 80 percent level of response. Duplicate questionnaires were sent to Academic Affairs and Student Affairs…

  1. A Checklist for Planning Community College Facilities.

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    Merlo, Frank P.

    It is noted that in any planning process for community colleges, physical facilities are only an adjunct to the instructional program, and any types of facilities that evolve should be based on the nature of the students, the curriculum, and the general philosophy and operation of the college. A list is presented as a suggested guide for questions…

  2. Foreign Students and U. S. Community Colleges.

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    Diener, Thomas

    1980-01-01

    Reviews literature dealing with the role of two-year colleges in educating foreign students. Examines community college enrollment of foreign students since the 1960s and explores related concerns in the areas of admissions, student finances, language skills, advisement, and cultural differences. Recommends several institutional responses to these…

  3. Career Capital and the Community College

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    D'Amico, Mark M.; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Salas, Spencer; Gonzalez Canche, Manuel S.

    2012-01-01

    Wanting to elucidate the relationship between student success and employment outcomes, the authors of this study sought to devise a methodology to (a) measure the alignment between the educational/community college experience and potential careers and (b) explore factors that may inform the alignment between college and career. Data were collected…

  4. Reducing Homophobia within the College Community

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    Iconis, Rosemary

    2010-01-01

    Research over the last two decades reveals widespread anti-gay prejudice on many college campuses. The college campus might be described as a place dedicated to the free and respectful exchange of ideas. We might think of it as a community in which harassment, intimidation, and violence are not tolerated. Unfortunately, many studies of college…

  5. Community College Exemplary Instructional Programs, Volume III.

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    Fideler, Elizabeth F., Ed.; Bazer, Gerald, Ed.

    Third in an annual series, this volume presents brief descriptions of a number of outstanding community college instructional programs identified by the National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA). Each description includes the address and telephone number of the college in which the program operates, and the names of the college…

  6. Community College Administrator Involvement with Forensics Programs.

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    Gaskill, Rex W.

    The administration at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota, has had tremendous influence on the college's forensics program. The first positive administrative decision made was to involve every full-time person hired in speech and theatre in the activity part of the program. Another positive aspect of the administration is its…

  7. Marketing Student Services in a Community College.

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    Culp, Marguerite McGann

    This paper applies business marketing principles to college student services, introduces a model for measuring the life cycle of a service, outlines strategic planning procedures, and describes the implementation of a comprehensive student service marketing program at Seminole Community College in Florida. An overview of marketing defines…

  8. Drug Abuse: A Community College Response.

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    Mellander, Gustavo A.; Hubbard, Gary

    In 1985, the Chancellor of West Valley College met with California Attorney General John Van De Kamp to explore methods by which the community college district could respond to the growing problem of drug abuse. The first step was the establishment of a 15-hour, fee-supported class on drug and alcohol abuse education for adult offenders at the…

  9. Recruitment of Students at the Community College.

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    Duvall, Jose

    A variety of marketing strategies can be used to maintain and increase community college enrollments. First, marketing research can be conducted to find out about the college's real and perceived image; to get a clearer picture of the lifestyles, attitudes, and interests of its clientele; and to target adult groups who are seeking educational and…

  10. Leadership Stress in California Community Colleges

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    Mattson, Carol

    2012-01-01

    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…

  11. Limitations of Community College Benchmarking and Benchmarks

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    Bers, Trudy H.

    2006-01-01

    This chapter distinguishes between benchmarks and benchmarking, describes a number of data and cultural limitations to benchmarking projects, and suggests that external demands for accountability are the dominant reason for growing interest in benchmarking among community colleges.

  12. Strategic Management in the Community College.

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    Myran, Gunder A.

    1983-01-01

    Defines strategic management and discusses its role in community colleges, focusing on the components and methodology of strategic management, strategic and operational management function, management teams, and the need for strategic management. (DMM)

  13. Using Data to Optimize Community College Marketing

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    Clagett, Craig A.

    2012-01-01

    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.

  14. Types of Faculty Scholars in Community Colleges

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    Park, Toby J.; Braxton, John M.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn

    2015-01-01

    This chapter describes three empirically derived types of faculty scholars in community colleges: Immersed Scholars, Scholars of Dissemination, and Scholars of Pedagogical Knowledge. This chapter discusses these types and offers a recommendation.

  15. Strategic Planning at Carroll Community College

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    Clagett, Craig A.

    2004-01-01

    Guided by clear planning principles, and under the custodial care of a governance council, the model strategic planning process at Carroll Community College is evidence-driven, connected to budget decisions, and continuously refreshed.

  16. Two-Year Community College Chemistry: Joules.

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    Bardole, Ellen; Bardole, Jay

    1979-01-01

    A study conducted during the 1977-78 academic year in four Oregon community colleges indicated that mathematics proficiency is related to success in first-quarter chemistry, but that beginning students do not have strong mathematics skills. (BB)

  17. Bellevue Community College Community Impact Report, Fall 2002.

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    Bellevue Community Coll., WA.

    This document presents data pertaining to the impact of Bellevue Community College (BCC), Washington, on the surrounding community. The study examines both short- and long-term impacts of BCC on the larger community. Short-term impacts include the revenue and expenditures for which BCC is responsible, which for 2001-02 totaled $86,431,309. During…

  18. A Clean Adirondack (3-D)

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    2004-01-01

    This is a 3-D anaglyph showing a microscopic image taken of an area measuring 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) across on the rock called Adirondack. The image was taken at Gusev Crater on the 33rd day of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's journey (Feb. 5, 2004), after the rover used its rock abrasion tool brush to clean the surface of the rock. Dust, which was pushed off to the side during cleaning, can still be seen to the left and in low areas of the rock.

  19. America's Secret Educational Weapon: Community Colleges

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    Magrath, C. Peter

    2008-01-01

    The U.S. has a powerful weapon in its educational arsenal: its community colleges. Yet these institutions, according to the author, are so often overlooked in discussions of the future of U.S. society and the U.S. work force that they might as well be deemed "top secret." More than 1,200 community colleges enroll some 47% of all undergraduates.…

  20. Reduced Financial Resources and the Strategic Position of Community Colleges: How an "Embedded Community College" Can Neutralize External Pressures

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    Namuo, Clyne G. H.

    2013-01-01

    This multi-site case study is really the story of three same-state community colleges (Bridge and Buffer Community College, Grants and Reserves Community College, and Crystal Ball Community College) two years after they suffered a potentially catastrophic 50% reduction in state allocations. This study examined their responses to those reductions…

  1. The Community College and Community Education

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    Pappas, Charles N.

    1975-01-01

    Describes the various aspects of community education--career training and transfer programs, continuing education, and cultural and recreational programs--in Flint, Michigan. Briefly describes the ACSD (Associate Community School Director) program, which trains personnel for active community school direction, emphasizing the relationship between…

  2. Assessing Financial Health in Community Colleges

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    Bers, Trudy H.; Head, Ronald B.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  3. Community College Presidents' Core Internal Metaphors

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    DeBraak, LaRonna S.

    2011-01-01

    This study identified the core internal metaphors of 8 community college presidents, 4 females and 4 males. The participants of this study resided in both rural and metropolitan communities. Core internal metaphors were adopted due to a strong association to a primary conceptual metaphor, which the participants had internalized as a result of…

  4. Westchester Community College, 2002 Report Card.

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    Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

    This report summarizes outcome measurements pertaining to 10 mission and strategic planning focus goals of Westchester Community College (New York). Topics include accessibility, academic programs, faculty, lifelong learning, sensitivity to a diverse community, facilities and physical plant, marketing and recruiting, retention, revenue enhancement…

  5. The Death of the Public Community College

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    Piland, William E.

    2016-01-01

    Community colleges have been in existence for over 100 years in the United States. They began by offering the first two years of undergraduate education for students in local communities. Over the decades they evolved into comprehensive institutions of higher education with a multi-faceted mission. Today, in an era of accountability and mistrust…

  6. The Community College of the Future.

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    Terrey, John N.

    An overview is provided of the challenges facing community colleges due to the shift from a global society shaped by political philosophies to a society shaped by economic powers. Introductory comments are followed by a description of recent changes in the world community, including the rise of Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and…

  7. University of Hawaii Community Colleges, 1998.

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    University of Hawaii Community Colleges, 1998

    1998-01-01

    This series of newsletters describes information about special activities, academic programs, and honors and awards involving faculty, students, staff and the greater communities served by the University of Hawaii (UH) Community Colleges. This set contains the eight issues of volume 33, 1998, which discuss the following topics, among others: (1)…

  8. J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Narrative Report: Urban Community College Transfer Opportunities Program.

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    J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll., Richmond, VA.

    An overview is provided of the activities and accomplishments of J. Sargeant Reynold Community College's (JSRCC) Urban Community Colleges Transfer Opportunities Program, which was designed to increase the number of minority students transferring to senior institutions. Introductory material highlights the means used to attain the program's…

  9. Agreement: Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees and Washtenaw Community College Education Association 1971-73.

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    Washtenaw Community Coll., Ann Arbor, MI.

    Presented in this document is the agreement between Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees and Washtenaw Community College Education Association for the period from 1971 through 1973. Contained in the articles of the agreement are sections covering recognition, rights, and guarantees; faculty, personnel and division procedures;…

  10. University-Based Community College Leadership Programs: Where Future Community College Leaders Are Prepared

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    Friedel, Janice Nahra

    2010-01-01

    Community college leadership programs may take a variety of forms, among them university-based programs, leadership institutes, community college-based "grow your own" programs, professional organization-based institutes, or a combination of these. University-based doctorate leadership programs are the principal providers of these…

  11. Women in Community Colleges. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 34.

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    Eaton, Judith S., Ed.

    1981-01-01

    After introductory material by Judith S. Eaton discussing the challenges faced by women in positions of authority at community colleges, this monograph presents eight essays dealing with women in the community college movement. Emily Taylor discusses the backgrounds, attitudes, and characteristics of the small, but growing number of women…

  12. Student Organizations on Community College Campuses: An Examination of Engagement Levels of Community College Students

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    Carmody Roster, Ellen

    2013-01-01

    This study uses data from the 2011 Community College Survey of Student Engagement [CCSSE] to compare students' engagement in academic pursuits and their relationships to fellow students, faculty, and administrators at community colleges that host highly-involved Phi Theta Kappa chapters, with students' perceptions of these attributes at community…

  13. Critical Issues Facing America's Community Colleges: A Summary of the Community Colleges Futures Assembly 2006

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    Campbell, Dale F.; Basham, Matthew J.

    2007-01-01

    Three focus groups consisting of 42 board of trustee members, community college presidents, senior administrators, and faculty members developed critical issues facing community colleges with respect to instructional planning and services; planning, governance, finance; and workforce development. Thereafter, the delegation of more than 200 voted…

  14. Community College Responses to Calls for Higher Completion Rates: The Cases of Three Community Colleges

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    Smock, Elizabeth S.

    2013-01-01

    The primary purpose of this study was to understand how three diverse community colleges are interpreting and acting on federal initiatives to increase completion rates. The study attempted to answer four main research questions: (1) How do a selection of Kansas community colleges, as organizations, interpret the initiative to increase completion…

  15. Recreating America's Community Colleges: Critical Policy Issues Facing America's Community Colleges

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    Honeyman, David S.; Sullivan, Michael D.

    2006-01-01

    During the conduct of the 2004 Community Colleges Futures Assembly, sponsored by the University of Florida, delegates to the meeting identified three critical policy issues facing America's community colleges and challenged the delegates attending the 2005 Assembly to debate these issues and make recommendations. A total of 252 higher-education…

  16. Community (in) Colleges: The Relationship Between Online Network Involvement and Academic Outcomes at a Community College

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    Evans, Eliza D.; McFarland, Daniel A.; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Deil-Amen, Regina

    2016-01-01

    Objective: This study explores the relationship between online social network involvement and academic outcomes among community college students. Prior theory hypothesizes that socio-academic moments are especially important for the integration of students into community colleges and that integration is related to academic outcomes. Online social…

  17. Effects of Gender on North Carolina Community College Boards of Trustees' Perceptions of Community College Presidents

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    Dean, Cynthia I.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to compare the effects of gender on the perceptions that members of the boards of trustees of community colleges have of community college presidents. This study was guided by two research questions; the first one comparing the participants' perceptions of the male and female leader with the…

  18. Pipelines to Leadership: Aspirations of Faculty in the Community College, Kentucky Community and Technical College System

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    Tipton, Erin Courtney

    2016-01-01

    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…

  19. Fall 1986 First-Time Community College Student Transfer Study.

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    Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

    In 1992, 27 Illinois community college districts (38 colleges) participated in a national transfer study conducted by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC). The purpose of the study was to test a model for calculating transfer rates which used as its cohort group those students entering a community college in fall 1986 with no…

  20. Economic Development Practices among Small/Rural Community Colleges.

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    Esbeck, Tim, Comp.; Falcone, Lisa, Ed.

    In developing this compendium of exemplary economic development practices among small and/or rural two-year colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Small/Rural Community Colleges (CSMCC) sent out a call for program descriptions to all community colleges with less than 3,000 full-time employees or that were…

  1. More High-Achieving Students Are Choosing Community Colleges First

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    Pluviose, David

    2008-01-01

    Certainly, "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno has nurtured the perception that community colleges are a punishment for underperforming high school students by joking that community colleges aren't "real colleges." This article shows that this perception belies the reality that contemporary community colleges serve students seeking trade skills but also…

  2. Sources and Information: Financial Management at the Community College.

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    Palmer, Jim; Zwemer, Diane

    1985-01-01

    Reviews ERIC materials dealing with money management, fund raising, financial planning, and other aspects of college administration dealt with by campus business officials at community colleges. (AYC)

  3. Community Collaboration: A Creative Partnership with Catonsville Community College.

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    Marrow, Alvin J.; McLaughlin, Jack

    Catonsville Community College (CCC), in Maryland, has developed partnerships with business, industry, government, and other educational institutions to address the educational needs of the community. Programs established as a result of these partnerships include the following: (1) an automotive technology program sponsored by major automobile…

  4. Building Communities through Strategic Planning: A Guidebook for Community Colleges.

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    McClenney, Kay; And Others

    Using the conceptual framework outlined in "Building Communities: A Vision for a New Century," a 1988 report of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, this guidebook explores eight phases in the development and implementation of a strategic plan. Chapter I provides an overview of the planning process and the essential…

  5. National Study on Community College Health. Research Brief.

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    Ottenritter, Nan

    This is a report on a national survey of community colleges conducted by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2000. The survey was designed to identify various community health programs, centers, classes, and services related to HIV/AIDS that community colleges administered, partnered, or sponsored. The study surveyed 1,100…

  6. Building Coalitions for the Fight against Drugs: Community College Initiatives.

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    Falcone, Lisa, Ed.

    In an effort to initiate community-based educational efforts for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, the American Association of Community Colleges and Metropolitan Life Foundation sponsored the Community College (CC) Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Education/Training Initiative. Participating community colleges were awarded 2-year…

  7. Weaving the Foundation into the Culture of a Community College

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    Carlsen, Charles J.

    2003-01-01

    This chapter explores the role of the president as enabler and leader in promoting a foundation that is engaged with the community and responsive to the college mission. It uses as its foundation a case study of Johnson County Community College (JCCC), where the president's involvement in the community educates the community about the college,…

  8. Chemical characteristics of Adirondack lakes

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    Driscoll, C.T.; Newton, R.M.

    1985-11-01

    This paper discussed the role of atmospheric deposition of mineral acids in the acidification of low-ionic-strength (dilute) surface waters in remote regions. Surface water acidification has been attributed to the atmospheric deposition of sulfuric acid, sulfur dioxide, and nitric acid, the oxidation of organic nitrogen from the soil, the production of soluble organic acids through the decay of dead plants and animals in soil, the oxidation of naturally occurring sulfide minerals, and the changes in land use. The research reported here was conducted as part of the Regionalized Integrated Lake-Watershed Acidification Study (RILWAS). The intent was to evaluate the general chemical characteristics of lakes in the Adirondack region of New York and to access the mechanisms that regulate the acid-base chemistry of these waters. 36 references, 5 figures, 3 tables.

  9. Rural Community College Student Perceptions of Barriers to College Enrollment

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

    2016-01-01

    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…

  10. Community College of Denver: College and University Systems Environment.

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    CAUSE/EFFECT, 1982

    1982-01-01

    The Community College of Denver provides educational facilities and faculty for greater development of skilled manpower to meet the demands of an expanding industrial and business environment. The computing facilities and hardware, administrative data processing, and educational computing are discussed. (MLW)

  11. Building the Global Community: Joint Statement on the Role of Community Colleges in International Education

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    American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2006

    2006-01-01

    This joint statement by the American Association of Community Colleges and the Association of Community College Trustees describes the economic, cultural, and social value of global education in community colleges. Through bullet points, the statement describes how community colleges, including their Boards and CEOs, can promote global competency.…

  12. Building Communities: How Rural Community Colleges Develop Their Communities and the People Who Live in Them

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    Miller, Michael T.; Tuttle, Courtney C.

    2007-01-01

    Community colleges in rural environments provide a variety of services. There is a great deal of documentation supporting those services that are academic and economic. The noneconomic and nonacademic results of community college activities, however, have an undocumented yet significant impact on local communities. The current study focused on how…

  13. The Community-Junior College.

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    Read, Betty

    Along with a brief history of American junior colleges and the principles on which they were established and currently operate, this paper discusses their main problems: (1) sources of funds (state aid, local taxes, tuition, fees) and the proportionate amounts received from each; (2) the expected diversity of courses to satisfy remedial, academic,…

  14. Community College Humanities Review, 1991.

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    Seabrook, John H., Ed.

    1991-01-01

    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 1991 issue includes the following: (1) "Why I Write and How I Teach," by Linda Ching Sledge; (2) "The Australian Character," by Carol L. Nelson-Burns;…

  15. Where Do Community Colleges Stand?

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    Pietak, Raymond

    1971-01-01

    Traditional clubs and structures continue to serve needs of interested students. However, more socially aware students must have operational vehicles to meet their dynamic needs. The identification of problem areas and the creation of ad hoc interest groups should be added to the college activity programs. (Author)

  16. Community Colleges: Promises or Preclusions.

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    Anderson, Beverly J.

    Since nearly 10% of the students in the U.S. who receive doctorates in the mathematical sciences begin their undergraduate studies in two-year institutions, it is clear that these schools are a significant part of the mathematics educational pipeline. Yet, minority students enrolled in two-year colleges are one-fifth as likely to earn a bachelor's…

  17. Community College Humanities Review, 1994.

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    Seabrook, John H., Ed.

    1994-01-01

    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:…

  18. Community Colleges and Cybersecurity Education.

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    Teles, Elizabeth J.; Hovis, R. Corby

    2002-01-01

    Describes recent federal legislation (H.R. 3394) that charges the National Science Foundation with offering more grants to colleges and universities for degree programs in computer and network security, and to establish trainee programs for graduate students who pursue doctoral degrees in computer and network security. Discusses aspects of…

  19. National Leaders in Innovation. Washington's Community and Technical Colleges

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    Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015

    2015-01-01

    Washington's community and technical colleges set a national example for innovative policies, practices and research for student success. Washington's community and technical college system ranks 12th in the nation for graduation rates, and 7th for certificates and degrees produced. Olympic College and Renton Technical College in March 2015 were…

  20. Houston Community College (HCC)-Mobile Go Center Program

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    Ramirez, Daniel; Sterling, Cheryl; Grays, Shantay R.

    2010-01-01

    The Houston Community College Mobile Go Center brings college enrollment assistance to the doorstep of our community. It operates in a variety of settings, offering college-going material and person-to-person assistance at numerous city events. Services include assistance with academic advising, completing the FAFSA, college application process,…

  1. Alaska's Community Colleges: Big State, Big Challenges, and Big Changes.

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    Hussey, James Patrick

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the history of Alaska's higher education system, including the founding of its community colleges. Describes the 1986-87 restructuring of the colleges following the oil crisis in 1986, which left Alaska with one official community college. Indicates that universities have broadened their role to include many college functions. (19…

  2. Executive Compensation in the California Community Colleges, 2000-2001.

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    California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.

    The Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges, in compliance with the State Legislature's requirements, issues a yearly report detailing executive compensation in the community colleges. There are three major organizational configurations in the state: (1) 20 multi-college districts administered by chancellors; (2) 56 colleges in…

  3. Thomas Jefferson, the Community College and the Pursuit of Education.

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    Vaughan, George B.

    1980-01-01

    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)

  4. Coast Community College: The Learning Society, California Style

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    Real, James

    1978-01-01

    Community colleges in the California Coast Community College district have capitalized on a burgeoning adult education clientele and the public television boom to acquire one of the fasting growing and most venturesome education systems in the world. (Author/LBH)

  5. Designing Student Spaces for Community Colleges: How Four Schools in Oregon Did It.

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    Delansky, Barbara

    2003-01-01

    Describes how Oregon's Linn-Benton Community College, Lane Community College, Chemeketa Community College, and Portland Community College Cascade recently created areas specifically for their student activities programs. (EV)

  6. Wyoming Community Colleges Partnership Report, July 1, 2002-June 30, 2003.

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    Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.

    This document offers individual institution reports for partnership programs in Wyoming's seven community colleges. The colleges are: (1) Casper College; (2) Central Wyoming College; (3) Eastern Wyoming College; (4) Laramie County Community College; (5) Northwest College; (6) Sheridan College; and (7) Western Wyoming Community College. Wyoming…

  7. Wyoming Community Colleges Partnership Report, July 1, 2001-June 30, 2002.

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    Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.

    This document offers individual institution reports for partnership programs in Wyoming's seven community colleges. The colleges are: (1) Casper College; (2) Central Wyoming College; (3) Eastern Wyoming College; (4) Laramie County Community College; (5) Northwest College; (6) Sheridan College; and (7) Western Wyoming Community College. Wyoming…

  8. An Investigation of Strategies of Operation under Conditions of Reduced Funding in Selected Community Colleges.

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    Smith, Norman D.

    This four-part report examines the management of retrenchment at six representative Southern California community colleges and two community college districts: Victor Valley College, Mount San Jacinto College, Citrus College, Chaffey College, Mount San Antonio College, Riverside City College, the San Bernardino Community College District, and the…

  9. Issue Brief: Community College and High School Partnerships

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    Barnett, Elisabeth; Hughes, Katherine

    2010-01-01

    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…

  10. Program Costing in a Community College

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    Balinsky, Warren; Burns, John

    1975-01-01

    This paper discusses improving the budget control process for a community college by use of program cost accounting. The authors suggest that adoption of such a program will improve resource allocation and program evaluation, aid planning, and better inform the public about the purposes, costs, and results of school programs. (JG)

  11. North Seattle Community College Chemical Hygiene Plan.

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    North Seattle Community Coll., WA.

    The goal of the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP), created by North Seattle Community College, is to provide an environment that protects and promotes health and safety and complies with health and safety laws. The CHP focuses especially on the laboratory workplace (biology and chemistry), as many hazardous materials can be found there. Employee…

  12. Government Careers and the Community College.

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    Korim, Andrew S.

    This document is intended to serve as a planning tool for public service education, and is to be used jointly by community colleges and public agencies (local, state, and federal). With the growing need for well qualified personnel at mid-entry or paraprofessional levels, agencies are abandoning their internal training programs in favor of…

  13. Physical Activity among Community College Students

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

    2015-01-01

    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,…

  14. Community College Budgeting and Financing Demystified

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    Murphy, David S.; Katsinas, Stephen G.

    2014-01-01

    The topic of budgeting and financial resources often strikes fear in the hearts of community college administrators and faculty, as they believe it is an arcane and complex art understood only by accountants and financial specialists. This chapter attempts to demystify the basic concepts involved in budgeting and addresses approaches to budgeting,…

  15. AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

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    MCCOLLUM, EARL

    RAPID CHANGE IN AGRICULTURE REQUIRES THAT TODAY'S AGRICULTURALIST BE A WELL-EDUCATED ARTICULATE TECHNICIAN. COMMUNITY COLLEGES CAN CONTRIBUTE THEIR GREATEST INFLUENCE ON THE FUTURE OF OUR SOCIETY AND NATION BY OFFERING SPECIALIZED AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN TRAINING FOR BOTH THOSE ENTERING THE FIELD AND THOSE WISHING TO UPDATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND…

  16. Suffolk Community College Early Childhood Program Review.

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    Hochman, Darlene; Kaplan, Paul

    The Early Childhood Program (ECP) at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) was established to train students in the instruction of young children by providing them with theoretical knowledge, skills training, and practical experience. This report provides information on the philosophy, structure, and outcomes of the ECP. The first section…

  17. The "New Student" in the Community Colleges.

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    Knoell, Dorothy M.

    There are many obstacles to assessing the impact of "new" or disadvantaged students enrolled in community colleges; minority students and staff often oppose such assessments, the conditions and problems in quantifying measurements are difficult to control, and it is difficult to separate and assess interrelated conditions and events…

  18. Public Relations for Community/Junior Colleges.

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    Woodress, Fred A.

    This monograph is a practical manual on public relations (PR) for community and junior colleges, containing numerous suggestions and recommendations for establishing and operating an effective public relations effort while avoiding PR pitfalls. An overview of the history of public relations in academe, the rationale underlying today's PR programs…

  19. Current Developments in Community College Performance Funding

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    D'Amico, Mark M.; Friedel, Janice N.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Thornton, Zoë M.

    2014-01-01

    Since the initiation of performance funding in Tennessee in the late 1970s, approximately 30 states have, at some point, attempted a funding model that includes performance on a set of indicators. The purpose of the present study was to capture the current status of performance funding in public statewide community college systems and to assess…

  20. Macomb Community College Internal Communications Plan.

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    Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.

    Designed to improve internal communications at Michigan's Macomb Community College (MCC), this plan identifies strategies, goals, objectives, and activities which are consistent with established policy and an organizational assessment. After section I provides introductory comments, section II considers the policy implications of the…

  1. Tidewater Community College Distance Learning Report.

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    Tidewater Community Coll., Norfolk, VA.

    This study of distance learning at Tidewater Community College (TCC) was conducted to determine enrollment patterns, retention, and success in distance learning courses and student perceptions. Distance learning was defined as students enrolled in one of three modes of course delivery: telecourse, online, and compressed video. The time frame for…

  2. Tallahassee Community College Retention Study. Final Report.

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    Johnston, Archie B.

    A retention study was conducted at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) to determine reasons student withdrew from TCC prior to meeting their educational objectives. The survey population consisted of all students, apart from graduates and those who had been academically suspended, who were enrolled in winter 1981 but had not returned by winter…

  3. Community College Technical Mathematics Project. Final Report.

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    Self, Samuel L.

    The purpose of the research project was to develop an applied or technical mathematics curriculum which would meet the needs of vocational-technical students at the community college level. The research project was divided into three distinct phases: Identifying the mathematical concepts requisite for job-entry competencies in each of the…

  4. Glendale Community College Campus Profile '99.

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    Spicer, Scot L.; Karpp, Edward R.; Amba, Conrad

    The Campus Profile is an annual publication designed to help faculty, staff, and students understand Glendale Community College's (California) diverse operations and make informed decisions. The publication is organized around the statewide accountability model. This year's Campus Profile includes more accountability performance measures than in…

  5. Applications to New Brunswick Community Colleges.

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    Brewer, Hope; Easterbrook-Nadeau, Pamela, Ed.

    In 1989, a study was conducted of applicants to training programs offered at community colleges in New Brunswick to determine the characteristics of applicants, their reasons for applying, their expectations of the program, and influences on their enrollment decisions. Applications and available training seats were examined over the 3-year period…

  6. Profile of New Brunswick Community College Students.

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    Brewer, Hope; Easterbrook-Nadeau, Pamela, Ed.

    In 1989, a profile was developed of the full-time students attending New Brunswick community colleges (NBCCs), using demographic data, and educational and labor force background information found in student records. Data for the profile were retrieved from the NBCC's Student Information System for the academic years 1985-86 through 1988-89,…

  7. Standards for Community College Library Facilities.

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    California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.

    This report contains proposed standards for community college library facilities developed by the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Formulae for calculating stack space, staff space, reader station space, and total space are included in the report. Three alternative models for revising the present library standards were considered:…

  8. Robotics Technician Training at Macomb Community College.

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    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…

  9. Freshman Orientation Evaluation, Shoreline Community College.

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    Hartley, Gordon

    Evaluation of the freshman orientation program at Shoreline Community College (Washington) was approached through the use of several criteria: (l) results of the Brown-Holtzman Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes (SSHA), (2) comparison of first-quarter grade averages with orientation program attendance records, (3) the completion of a…

  10. Cutting Edge Technologies in Community Colleges.

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    Harlacher, Ervin L., Ed.

    This collection of essays provides case studies of current uses of technology in community colleges and projections for the future. The collection includes: (1) "Education and Curriculum Futures: Impacts from Technological Advances and Global Trends," by Earl C. Joseph; (2) "The Sociological Implications of the New Technology," by Bernard G.…

  11. Multicultural Graduation Requirements among California's Community Colleges

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  12. Marketing: A Definition for Community Colleges.

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    Kotler, Philip; Goldgehn, Leslie A.

    1981-01-01

    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.…

  13. The Financial Crisis in the Community College.

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    Lombardi, John

    The author examines the financial crisis in community colleges on a national scale in this first paper in a projected long-range study of this crucial topic. Economic causes contributing to the crisis include inflation, rising enrollments, and such labor-intensive aspects as spiraling labor and security costs, and increasing demands for funds by…

  14. The Next Generation of Community College Leaders

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    McArdle, Michele K.

    2013-01-01

    Nearly a decade ago, Sullivan presented her interpretation of the four generations of community college leaders by describing them as "the founding fathers, the good managers, the collaborators, and the millennium generation" (Sullivan, 2001, p. 559). She predicted a shift to frames utilizing the Four-Frame Model of Leadership by Bolman…

  15. Cultural Leadership: Inside America's Community Colleges.

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    Baker, George A., III; And Others

    Contending that the relationship between leadership and the creation and management of institutional culture is critical to the future success of community colleges, this book explores theory, research, and practice associated with this perspective. The following chapters are provided: (1) "Creative Cultures: Toward a New Paradigm," by George A.…

  16. Queen Margaret University College's Sustainable, Community Campus

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    Woodman, Susan

    2006-01-01

    The new campus of Queen Margaret University College in the United Kingdom is designed to be a sustainable educational and community resource. Early consultation with students and staff on the campus design revealed a strong desire for a sustainable environment, with plenty of green space for all to enjoy. In response to this, the design focuses on…

  17. The Working Poor and the Community College.

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    Rosow, La Vergne

    1994-01-01

    Profiles Mike, a middle-aged Comanche who was preliterate when beginning the author's class in English as a Second Language. Although traditional schooling had failed him, Mike learned enough English to become a prolific writer and translator of North American poetry. By raising tuition and standards, California community college system will…

  18. Leeward Community College: Developmental Education Study.

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    Broadbent, William A.

    Five programs in developmental reading at Leeward Community College (Hawaii) were studied to determine their effectiveness. The programs were: (1) general reading using individualized exercises; (2) an integrated skills approach combining reading and basic English skills; (3) a curriculum designed for each student from diagnostic testing; (4) a…

  19. Sustainable Education: Community Colleges as Environmental Champions

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    Wong, Wylie

    2008-01-01

    This article describes how community colleges, as educational institutions, play a central role in the sustainability movement and in the battle against climate change. Across the country, two-year institutions are creating sustainability programs, such as recycling garbage or composting food waste. They are building new green buildings, upgrading…

  20. Critical Junctures in Community College Student Progress

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    Michalowski, Sam

    2010-01-01

    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…

  1. Are Community Colleges Right for South Africa?

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    Ratcliff, James L.; Gibson-Benninger, Barbara

    Post-apartheid South Africa has been struggling with the question of how to restructure its institutions of higher education to both foster an equitable society and contribute to economic and technological development. Proponents of community colleges in the United States suggest that these institutions may best meet South Africa's needs.…

  2. Educating Immigrants: The Community College Role.

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    Szelenyi, Katalin; Chang, June C.

    2002-01-01

    Examines issues related to the immigrant population at the community college, focusing on first-generation immigrants, including naturalized citizens, legal and illegal permanent residents, and individuals who are in the process of legalizing their immigration status. Considers questions of access, educational attainment, institutional services,…

  3. Insider's Guide to Community College Administration.

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    Jensen, Robert; Giles, Ray; Kirklin, Pat

    This book offers advice on the skills and attitudes needed to succeed as a community college leader. As one begins to move up the organizational ladder from program director or assistant dean to dean or vice president, the sphere of influence expands dramatically. There is a greater need to be able to see how programs and decisions affect the…

  4. Community College Library Practices in Developmental Education

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    Roselle, Ann

    2008-01-01

    This qualitative study examines current community college library practices in developmental education. Based on semistructured telephone interviews with 27 librarians across the United States, analysis of the results shows that there are librarians who proactively integrate basic library skills into developmental education and academic success…

  5. Traveling Successfully on the Community College Pathway

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    Johnson, Tracy, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    This cumulative report presents the synopses of the major articles, research notes, and publications from the Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students (TRUCCS) project. After a Letter from the Director and sections on the people and origins of TRUCCS, and a synopses, the report contains the following sections: (1) Transfer…

  6. The Community College Foundation Manual & Guide.

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    Anderson, James M., Comp.; Snyder, Tom, Comp.

    This collection of resources and information about community college foundations includes brief articles, selected data, materials from foundations, sample mission statements and articles of incorporation, sample forms and correspondence, relevant educational legislation, and other related materials from specific active foundations at two-year…

  7. Analysis of Community College Faculty by Age.

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    Connecticut Community Coll. System, Hartford.

    This document is based on research in the area of faculty age statistics based upon data about full time faculty in the Connecticut community college system. The report was done in response to interest expressed by the Chancellor and the Council of Presidents. The data was extracted from the Banner Human Resources Information System as of…

  8. The Community College Grows Up and Out.

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    Stevens, Mary A.

    1978-01-01

    Describes Black Hawk College's (Illinois) efforts to meet the needs of nontraditional students and the community through an associate in liberal studies degree, a division of interdisciplinary and alternative study through the university parallel program, credit for prior experiential learning, courses available at public libraries, and community…

  9. Community College Older Adult Program Development Guidelines.

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    Getskow, Veronica

    This guide provides information and suggestions for developing programs that meet the needs of older adults at community colleges. Recommended procedures are presented for the following stages of program development: (1) leadership influences, highlighting the process of hiring effective leaders, key leadership skills, and leaders'…

  10. Southwest Virginia Community College Technology Master Plan.

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    Pruett, Teresa

    This document describes Southwest Virginia Community College's (SVCC's) general technology plan. Goals include: (1) connecting all on-campus buildings with a fiber backbone; (2) connecting all user spaces to this backbone with high-speed lines to form an integrated information infrastructure known as SVCCNet; (3) providing workstations for college…

  11. Community College Funding: Adopting a Team Approach

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    Terrell, Thomas E., Jr.

    2005-01-01

    When it comes to structure, governance, mission, or size, community colleges differ from state to state. One common element in many states, however, is state funding. Whether a state prepares its budget annually or biennially, the human behavior governing the budget process remains the same. Funds are finite. Everyone wants more than can be…

  12. Aerospace Training. Washington's Community and Technical Colleges

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    Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014

    2014-01-01

    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…

  13. The Community College of the Air Force

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    Phipps, John L.

    1975-01-01

    Community College of the Air Force, established at Randolf Air Force Base, Texas, is an accredited institution which acts as a centralized "broker" to keep track of student progress through a program of technical education oriented specifically to the professional preparation of noncommissioned officers by combining Air Force and…

  14. Teaching Critical Thinking at the Community College.

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    Robinson, Shawn

    Teaching critical thinking is what employers ask of educators and what teachers expect from their students. This paper attempts to reestablish the importance of critical thinking and how Valencia Community College's (Florida) critical thinking competency can be developed using several teaching models. A discussion is provided on the background of…

  15. The Virginia Community College Comes of Age.

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    Hockaday, Jeff; Puyear, Don

    1987-01-01

    In recognition of the twenty-first anniversary of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), this essay reflects on the history and accomplishments of the system and considers its future as a mature component of Virginia's culture. First, the early years of the VCCS are examined, highlighting initial efforts to deal with the increasing demand…

  16. Community College Presidents' Attitudes toward Remedial Education

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    Mazzarelli, Carla L.

    2010-01-01

    Community colleges are the primary providers of remedial/developmental education. The cost, an ongoing values debate and varied institutional ideologies have led to a standard array of programs and services whose administration and efficacy vary from institution to institution. While leadership can be exercised at all levels of an institution, the…

  17. Community Colleges and JTPA: Issues and Programs.

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    Yglesias, Kenneth D., Ed.

    This collection of papers describes the role of the public community college in contracting with local Private Industry Councils (PIC) through the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Some papers examine training programs and special assessment and intake projects funded by the JTPA, while others discuss vocational assessment procedures that are…

  18. Community College Humanities Review, Fall 1998.

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    Hult, Susan, Ed.; Wilson, Ned M., Ed.

    1998-01-01

    The "Community College Humanities Review" is a forum for scholarly work focusing on research, curriculum change, and developments within the humanities disciplines. The fall 1998 issue offers the following articles: (1) "Feminist Currents and Confluence in Southern and Latin America, Women's Narrative: Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda y Arteaga and…

  19. Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource

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    Smith, David J., Ed.

    2013-01-01

    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. Student Flow Analysis for a Community College

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    Willett, Terrence; Hom, Willard

    2007-01-01

    The authors describe an innovative technique for using Classification and Regression Tree (CART) with student characteristics, including geographical data for analyzing student enrollment patterns between students who enroll within a community college district (stayers) and those who enroll outside the district (movers) at neighboring community…

  1. California Community Colleges Health Services Survey.

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    McIntyre, Chuck

    In 1990, a telephone survey was conducted of health services offered by California's community colleges. Statewide, 42 of the 71 districts in California levied a health service fee, 18 districts offered services without charge, and 11 offered no service. Districts operating programs collected an average of $15.81 in student fees per credit average…

  2. College Students, Diversity, and Community Service Learning

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  3. Total Quality Management Goes to Community College.

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    DeCosmo, Richard D.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    This article details the four-year implementation of Total Quality Management at Delaware County Community College (Pennsylvania) to conserve resources, improve effectiveness, assure quality, and increase participation in decision making. Reported are planning, execution, and monitoring activities of the Implementation Team; specific problems…

  4. Academic Crossover Study: Community Colleges, Fall 1981.

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

    In fall 1981, a study was conducted in Hawaii's community colleges to determine the course-taking patterns of different groups of student majors (e.g., the proportion of the liberal arts major's academic load that is taken in the humanities, natural sciences, etc.), and the client-serving patterns of different subject disciplines (e.g., the…

  5. Academic Crossover Report, Community Colleges, Fall 1976.

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    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.

    Patterns of course distribution by subject areas and of courses taken by various majors are described in this report on Hawaii community colleges. Distribution of courses by major indicates: (1) liberal arts majors are the largest consumers of general education--66% of all Student Semester Hours (SSH) generated in general education are taken by…

  6. California Community Colleges as Providers of Remediation.

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    Cox, Mary Ann

    Described in this paper is a proposal concerning the responsibility of the California community colleges in providing remediation services and programs. The first part of the paper concerns the proposal itself. After a brief statement of the major issues under consideration, the conditions under which student success can be ensured in open access…

  7. Colleges Help Communities Vie for Payrolls.

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    Landrum, Bertha; Gluss, Mary Anne

    1983-01-01

    Examines the Maricopa Community College District's response to the technical training requirements of local high technology firms. Discusses changes in the technical curriculum, business-industry ties, and the activities and achievements of the district's advisory council of high technology and aerospace firms. Offers a checklist for creating an…

  8. Middlesex Community College Software Technical Writing Program.

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    Middlesex Community Coll., Bedford, MA.

    This document describes the Software Technical Writing Program at Middlesex Community College (Massachusetts). The program is a "hands-on" course designed to develop job-related skills in three major areas: technical writing, software, and professional skills. The program was originally designed in cooperation with the Massachusetts High…

  9. Policy Recommendations for Community Colleges in Vietnam

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    Harvey, David, J.

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to recommend policy changes that would enhance Vietnamese community colleges related to lifelong learning, governance, and program relevance. The project was not a typical education research paper. The study utilized a policy-oriented research methodology. Its purpose was not to yield "findings" in the…

  10. Obtaining Grants in the Community College.

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    Fernandes, Linda L.

    Prepared to assist community college educators in obtaining grants from public and private sources, this paper provides instructions on writing a grant proposal and a list of prospective donors. Section 1 discusses the history of philanthropic support for higher education and the ethics of grant-giving. Drawing from Norton J. Kirtz's work,…

  11. Writing Center Practices in Tennessee Community Colleges.

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    Crawford, James Emil

    The purpose of this dissertation was to develop a profile of writing centers in 12 community colleges governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, including information on how the centers were established, funding and staffing sources, services provided, constituency demographic information, professional staff development, and the use of electronic…

  12. The UCLA Community College Student Survey Project.

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    Lara, Juan Francisco

    A survey was conducted of 1,343 community college students who transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in fall 1977 to determine the major factors influencing student withdrawal or persistence. In addition to requesting information on students' background, the survey questionnaire asked the students to contrast their…

  13. The Fundamentals of Community College Fund Raising.

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    Brumbach, Mary A.; Bumphus, Walter G.

    1993-01-01

    Presents a guide for community college fund raising. Discusses organizational principles and structural models; operational concerns such as stewardship of funds, information dissemination, and donor research; and the importance of presidential support, institutional reputation and environment, and experienced grants managers. Includes practical…

  14. Values Undergirding Policies Affecting Community Colleges.

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    Townsend, Barbara K.

    2001-01-01

    Uses the examples of remedial education, K-16 initiatives, and workforce preparation to illustrate how these values influence higher education policy at community colleges. Policymakers should recognize that these values may conflict, therefore leading to controversy. States that cultural/social values dominating the development of educational…

  15. Montcalm Community College, Beatrice E. Doser Building.

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    Design Cost Data, 2001

    2001-01-01

    Describes the architectural design, costs, general description, and square footage data for the Montcalm Community College, Beatrice E. Doser Building, Sidney, Michigan. A floor plan and photos are included along with a list of manufacturers and suppliers used for the project. (GR)

  16. Reflections from One Community College Leader

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    Green, Velvie

    2008-01-01

    Research on gender provides a framework for understanding what it means to be a woman working within the community college; however, the voice of experience helps to add meaning to what it means to live as a woman leader of color within these institutions. Dr. Green provides a reflection on her career leading up to her presidency, and she outlines…

  17. Leadership Styles of Community College Academic Deans

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    Sypawka, William; Mallett, William; McFadden, Cheryl

    2010-01-01

    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…

  18. Muskegon Community College Long-Range Plan.

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    Turner, Peter M.; And Others

    Long-range planning assumptions and goals are presented for Muskegon Community College (MCC) as they were submitted by a committee of area citizens. After introductory material summarizing the committee's mandate and activities, the report discusses the fiscal, demographic, curricular, and administrative changes likely to affect MCC during the…

  19. Discovering History at the Community College

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    Tai, Emily Sohmer

    2013-01-01

    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…

  20. Marketing and Development for Community Colleges.

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    Ryan, G. Jeremiah, Ed.; Smith, Nanette J., Ed.

    This collection of 23 essays provides an overview of current marketing and resource development practices in community colleges. The first of the five sections in the book, "Organizing for Successful Advancement," contains chapters on "Organization of the Successful Institutional Office," by Nanette J. Smith; "The President and Institutional…

  1. The Community College Crisis: How Serious?

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    Dolan, Thomas G.

    2005-01-01

    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. Instructional Quality Assurance at Lansing Community College.

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    Herder, Dale M.; And Others

    Drawing from the experiences of Lansing Community College (LCC), this paper offers a rationale and model for measuring instructional quality. Section I offers background on LCC's efforts to assess the quality of its courses and curricula, and to introduce such quality assurance procedures as computer-based course syllabi, department and program…

  3. The Hiring Game: Reshaping Community College Practices

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    Jones-Kavalier, Barbara; Flannigan, Suzanne L.

    2008-01-01

    Based on research on hiring strategies used in community colleges nationwide, the authors use games as analogies to show how hiring practices are similar in many ways to games. They present a model for more entrepreneurial, innovative, and strategic approaches to hiring. Following a Foreword by George R. Boggs, this book contains seven chapters.…

  4. The Hazard Community College "50 Mile Club."

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    Marrow, Alvin J.

    In planning for the 1989-90 academic year, Hazard Community College's Employee Professional Development Committee recommended and gained approval for a wellness program that would assist all employees in reducing stress and becoming more physically fit. Similar to fitness programs in the business sector, the wellness program utilized community…

  5. Community Colleges Seen as Source of Engineers

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    Brainard, Jeffrey

    2008-01-01

    Engineers in America are too scarce and too white. That complaint comes from corporate chieftains and education leaders alike, who see those shortfalls as a virtual guarantee that jobs and innovation will head overseas. Now many are looking to remedies to both problems from an unsung source: community colleges. Thanks to low tuition, overall…

  6. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Community Colleges.

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    Abell, Arianne

    This article explores the interdisciplinary course offerings at 164 institutions that participated in a 1998 curriculum analysis by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges. It examines interdisciplinary courses in the context of the total curriculum, and discusses examples of existing interdisciplinary programs, the benefits and…

  7. Encouraging Civility as a Community College Leader

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    Elsner, Paul A., Ed.; Boggs, George R., Ed.

    2006-01-01

    The contributors relate examples of situations in which leaders encountered unexpected and sometimes unprecedented incivility in their role as community college leaders. The chapters present their experiences, observations, lessons, and recommendations for handling crises that may befall leaders in an academic setting. This book contains the…

  8. Kansas City Metropolitan Community Colleges. Audit Report.

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    Missouri Office of the State Auditor, Jefferson City.

    This audit report reviews the employment contracts, related compensation, and other benefits provided for the chancellor and other officers of the Kansas City Metropolitan Community Colleges (KCMCC) in Missouri. The chancellor is allowed to either solicit bids or negotiate for contracted services such as architects, construction managers,…

  9. Management Principles for the Community College Administrator.

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    Breuder, Robert L., Ed.

    Six critical areas of community college organization and management are addressed in a direct and practical fashion. John W. Lee offers strategies for coping with the paradoxical decline in the quality of learning and the associated increase in instructional productivity. The translation of traditional intraorganizational into interorganizational…

  10. The Student and the Community College Curriculum.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    This article focuses on the cognitive development of community college students. According to the article, a student can develop higher levels of cognitive reasoning through curricular activities that include problem solving, analytic thinking, and synthesizing exercises. In problem solving, students first identify and define a problem, then…

  11. What Community College Students Value: Delineating a Normative Structure for Community College Students

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    Akin, Renea; Park, Toby J.

    2016-01-01

    This manuscript delineates a normative structure for community college students, outlines how this structure varies by student characteristics, and compares this structure to that of a previously established normative structure identified at a 4-year institution. A total of 512 student survey responses on the College Student Behaviors Inventory…

  12. The Community College Theatre Department: An Administrative Point of Reference.

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    Marine, Don

    This paper discusses aspects of faculty, administration, departmental structure, curriculum, and production operations of community college theatre departments in general and of Illinois Central College in particular. It contends that the common and revered tenet of community college institutional philosophy is "community service." The importance…

  13. The Community College Presidency, 2001. Research Brief. Leadership Series.

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    Weisman, Iris M.; Vaughan, George B.

    This is a report on the 2001 survey results of community college presidents, administered by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The AACC utilized the George B. Vaughan Career and Lifestyle Survey (CLS) to gather information on these community college leaders. The study surveyed 936 presidents of public American community…

  14. Community College Counseling: Why Are Research Outcomes so Elusive?

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    Schwitzer, Alan M.; Pribesh, Shana; Ellis-O'Quinn, Amanda; Huber, Patricia B.; Wilmer, Elizabeth C.

    2016-01-01

    This article focuses on counseling research in the community college context. The article suggests the need for a robust community college knowledge base, describes some limitations of the current community college literature, and suggests a framework for more effective work in this area. The authors' own experiences and selected examples of…

  15. A Retrospective of Four Decades of Community College Research

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

    2016-01-01

    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…

  16. CbN Community Forums: The Black Hawk College Model.

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    Stevens, Mary A.

    During 1977 and 1978, Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, served as one of eleven national demonstration models in the development of community college-coordinated, community-based discussion forums. In fall 1977 the college was joined by twenty-seven co-sponsoring community organizations in holding nine town meetings to discuss topics suggested…

  17. The Rural Community College as an Administrative Labor Market

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    Allen, Nathan T.; Cejda, Brent D.

    2007-01-01

    External culture acts as a powerful force on rural community colleges and the presidents that lead them. This article examines whether rural community colleges comprise an administrative labor market, based on the careers of 69 chief academic officers employed in rural community colleges. Findings indicate the characteristics of both an…

  18. What Is Community College Excellence? Lessons from the Aspen Prize

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    Wyner, Joshua

    2012-01-01

    Over the past year, in a process to select the winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the Aspen Institute has convened national experts to define and determine how to measure "excellence," to identify community colleges with high levels of student success, and to help more community colleges understand what can be done to…

  19. The 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

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    Perlstein, Linda

    2013-01-01

    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…

  20. Students' Perceptions of Their Readiness for Community College Study

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    Millar, Brad; Tanner, David

    2011-01-01

    Although the drop-out problem is particularly acute at the community college, there is very little research on student attrition that is specific to community colleges. Differences between the community college and four-year institutions stems are accented by entrance requirements that are traditionally much more rigorous at traditional colleges…

  1. Creating a New University-Based Community College Leadership Program

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    Vargas, Juanita Gamez

    2013-01-01

    The author describes the process for developing a new Community College Leadership (CCL) curriculum for a certificate, master's, and doctoral degree in adult and higher education. The article details the research strategy in learning about Oklahoma's community colleges, existing national community college leadership programs, relevant courses…

  2. The Priorities and Problems of a Community College President.

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    Bushnell, David S.

    This paper reports some of the findings of Project Focus which relate to the community college president. Project Focus, a nationwide study of the community college and its key constituents (students, faculty, presidents, and state administrators), sought to determine perceptions of the goals of the community college, emerging governance patterns,…

  3. Presidential Transition: The Experience of Two Community College Interim Presidents

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    Thompson, Matthew; Cooper, Robyn; Ebbers, Larry

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this case study was to understand the experiences of two community college interim presidents, their characteristics, and how they led institutions following an abrupt presidential departure. There were two fundamental questions framing this study: 1. How do two interim community college presidents lead community colleges during a…

  4. Getting the Green: Fundraising Campaigns for Community Colleges

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    Grover, Stuart R.

    2009-01-01

    This book offers a comprehensive and detailed look at private fundraising in community colleges. In the foreward, Karen A. Stout, President, Montgomery County Community College, describes it as a "must-read" for aspiring and new community college presidents, academic leaders searching for ways to bring in new dollars to support new programs, and…

  5. On-Campus Housing at Rural Community Colleges

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    Moeck, Pat G.; Hardy, David E.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Leech, J. Mark

    2007-01-01

    A certain "mythology" appears to exists within higher education that residence halls do not exist at community colleges. The reality is that residence halls do exist at community colleges, and they play an integral role in the fabric of the institutions that have them. This article identifies the number of rural-serving community colleges, and it…

  6. Transferring Leadership Skills: When Community College Presidents Become University Professors

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    Floyd, Deborah L.; Laden, Berta Vigil

    2007-01-01

    University graduate-level programs are striving to address needs for community college leaders. One way they are doing this is by strengthening their graduate programs with relevant community college courses. Increasingly, however, community college presidents are being invited to join universities in professorial roles. These new graduate faculty…

  7. Black Female Community College Students' Satisfaction: A National Regression Analysis

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    Strayhorn, Terrell L.; Johnson, Royel M.

    2014-01-01

    Data from the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire were analyzed for a sample of 315 Black women attending community colleges. Specifically, we conducted multivariate analyses to assess the relationship between background traits, commitments, engagement, academic performance, and satisfaction for Black women at community colleges.…

  8. Proposition 13: Is the Worst over for Community Colleges?

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    Lombardi, John

    1979-01-01

    Discusses the ramifications of Proposition 13 in light of cut-backs to community college personnel, programs, and services. Underscores that no aura surrounds the community college. Stresses that the days of unlimited availability of funds for community colleges have ceased. (CM)

  9. Illinois Community College System Results Report, Fiscal Year 2002.

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    Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

    This report details the ways in which the Illinois Community College System is addressing its strategic plan, "Promise for Illinois," for fiscal year 2002. Illinois has 39 community college districts and one multi-community college center that serve nearly one million students a year. The report identifies the following six goals: (1)…

  10. Positioning Community Colleges via Economic Development. ERIC Digest.

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    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…

  11. Marketing in a Community College. Report 80-01.

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    Daly, Robert; Bateman, Harold

    Marketing in the community college serves to expand recruitment efforts in order to reach all members of the community, as a way to distribute information about the college, and as a means to discover new markets of students. The primary purpose of marketing is to increase the community's awareness of the college through better and more complete…

  12. Succession Planning for Community Colleges: A Study of Best Practices

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    McMaster, Susan Marie

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to apply best practices for succession planning to community colleges. Succession planning is relevant to management practices in community colleges because there is a surge in retirements in higher education from the "baby boomer" generation. Community colleges need to implement a succession plan to ensure…

  13. Texas Community College Fundraising: Strategies for Meeting Future Financial Needs

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    Garcia, Esmeralda

    2009-01-01

    While the entire weakened economy has had serious implications for higher education and the public investment in the mission of community college, the literature reveals a limited amount of research regarding the types, prevalence, and accountability of more sophisticated fundraising efforts in community colleges. Community colleges are seeking to…

  14. Typology of State-Level Community College Governance Structures

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    Fletcher, Jeffrey A.; Friedel, Janice Nahra

    2017-01-01

    Despite having a well-documented history about community colleges across the United States, relatively few discussions have covered state-level governance structures. To understand the typology of state community college governance structures, it must first be recognized that community college governance is characterized as a complex web of…

  15. A Natural Symbiosis: Community Colleges and the Peace Corps.

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    Rinehart, Richard L.

    1985-01-01

    Highlights the similarities of the goals and activities of community colleges and the Peace Corps, and factors preventing cooperation. Describes meetings between Peace Corps and community college representatives investigating possibilities for cooperation (e.g., community colleges providing training for Peace Corps volunteers in the skills needed…

  16. Interpreting the Influence of Community College Attendance upon Baccalaureate Attainment

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    Townsend, Barbara K.

    2007-01-01

    National quantitative studies examining the impact of community college attendance upon educational attainment conclude that initial attendance at a community college (as opposed to a 4-year institution) reduces the likelihood of attaining a bachelor's degree. Yet these studies, which suggest that initial attendance at a community college is not a…

  17. The Accidental Faculty: Adjunct Instructors in Community Colleges.

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    Ellison, Alicia B.

    In 1998, the proportion of full-time faculty at U.S. community colleges was reported to be 36%, versus 64% part time. Adjunct faculty are attractive to community colleges primarily because they provide low-cost labor. The conditions under which many community college adjunct faculty work can contribute to their marginalization as a kind of…

  18. Disability Support Services in Community Colleges. AACC Research Brief.

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    Barnett, Lynn; Li, Yong

    To determine the extent to which community colleges provide services and programs for students with disabilities, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conducted a national survey in 1995 of public and private community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada. Fall 1995 headcounts for both…

  19. What Counselors Still Need to Know about Community Colleges

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    Johnson, Anne Stansbury

    2012-01-01

    Many things have not changed since Esther Hugo's 2006 article on community colleges. For the most part, "open-door" means just that: "apply and you're in." The lenses community colleges use to see students are still complex; the purposes of community colleges are still many. Students of all ages come for transfer, career and vocational training,…

  20. The Critical Link: Community Colleges and the Workforce.

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    Falcone, Lisa, Ed.

    In 1993, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) sponsored five activities designed to build the capacity of community colleges to respond to workforce development needs of employers and employees through contract training services. Three of these activities targeted community college-based business/industry liaisons, who provide a…

  1. The Status of Teacher Education in Community Colleges. ERIC Digest.

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    Durdella, Nathan R.

    This digest is drawn from "The Role of the Community College in Teacher Education" (New Directions for Community Colleges, Spring 2003). It examines trends in teacher education in the community colleges, including building partnerships and articulation agreements with baccalaureate-granting institutions, designing new associate degree…

  2. Community Colleges and Higher Education: A Joint Venture.

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    Chambers, Sharon M.; Weeks, Sandy R.; Chaloupka, Larry J.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the teacher preparation program at Colin County Community College District (CCCCD), Texas, the first community college program in the nation authorized to prepare teachers. Also reports that Texas A&M University-Commerce has joined with CCCCD to provide a bridge between the community college program and graduate degrees at the…

  3. The Flattening of Literacy: Community Colleges and Skills Training

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    Pennell, Michael

    2011-01-01

    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…

  4. The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges 2014

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    Bassis, Vladimir; Burroughs, Monte; Burrows, Barbara; St Clair, Eric; Farver, Kent; Harris, Alex; Nissen, Paula

    2014-01-01

    Since 1998, the Management Information System (MIS) group of the Division of Community Colleges has been responsible for compiling and publishing "The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges," commonly known as the condition report. Primary data sources for the condition report are each of the 15 public community colleges in Iowa.…

  5. Outcomes Program in a Small, Rural Community College.

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    Carlson, Dale R.; Fleming, Donald

    Student educational outcomes and the quality of instruction are now being monitored by several programs at Worthington Community College (WCC) in southwest Minnesota. WCC, one of the 20 community colleges in the Minnesota Community College system, currently serves 875 students, and has been intensifying its efforts to serve the whole service area…

  6. Validation of an Instrument to Measure Community College Student Satisfaction

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    Zhai, Lijuan

    2012-01-01

    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…

  7. Community College Students and Federal Student Financial Aid: A Primer

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    Juszkiewicz, Jolanta

    2014-01-01

    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…

  8. Communication Education in U.S. Community Colleges

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    Engleberg, Isa N.; Emanuel, Richard C.; Van Horn, Tasha; Bodary, David L.

    2008-01-01

    A comprehensive research project conducted by the Community College Section of the National Communication Association (NCA) investigated the status of communication education in U.S. community colleges. Contacts from 290 public community colleges in the U.S. responded to a survey targeting five areas of inquiry: (a) institutional, (b)…

  9. The Impact of Current Economic Crisis on Community Colleges

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    Okpala, Comfort O.; Hopson, Linda; Okpala, Amon O.

    2011-01-01

    The focus of the study was to examine the impact of the recession on (1) community college funding, (2) community college student support services, and (3) on student enrollment. This study relied on data from document analysis and interview of community college personnel and students. The current crisis has resulted in a steep budget reduction to…

  10. Research Experiences in Community College Science Programs

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    Beauregard, A.

    2011-12-01

    The benefits of student access to scientific research opportunities and the use of data in curriculum and student inquiry-driven approaches to teaching as effective tools in science instruction are compelling (i.e., Ledley, et al., 2008; Gawel & Greengrove, 2005; Macdonald, et al., 2005; Harnik & Ross. 2003). Unfortunately, these experiences are traditionally limited at community colleges due to heavy faculty teaching loads, a focus on teaching over research, and scarce departmental funds. Without such hands-on learning activities, instructors may find it difficult to stimulate excitement about science in their students, who are typically non-major and nontraditional. I present two different approaches for effectively incorporating research into the community college setting that each rely on partnerships with other institutions. The first of these is a more traditional approach for providing research experiences to undergraduate students, though such experiences are limited at community colleges, and involves student interns working on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Specifically, students participate in a water quality assessment study of two local bayous. Students work on different aspects of the project, including water sample collection, bio-assay incubation experiments, water quality sample analysis, and collection and identification of phytoplankton. Over the past four years, nine community college students, as well as two undergraduate students and four graduate students from the local four-year university have participated in this research project. Aligning student and faculty research provides community college students with the unique opportunity to participate in the process of active science and contribute to "real" scientific research. Because students are working in a local watershed, these field experiences provide a valuable "place-based" educational opportunity. The second approach links cutting-edge oceanographic

  11. Exploring Sense of Community and Persistence in the Community College

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    Bengfort, Randall R.

    2012-01-01

    As concern grows about the level of college completion in the U.S., higher education leaders are seeking ways to help more students attain their educational objectives. This study sought to aid that effort by determining if a theoretical framework of sense of community developed by McMillan and Chavis (1986) influences students' decisions to…

  12. Graduate and Continuing Education for Community College Leaders: What It Means Today. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 95.

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    Palmer, James C., Ed.; Katsinas, Stephen G., Ed.

    1996-01-01

    Focusing on the field of community college education as an academic specialty in graduate and continuing education programs, the 10 essays in this volume explore the role of these programs in training community college leaders. The following articles are provided: (1) "Legacy of the Post-WWII Growth Years for Community College Leadership…

  13. Strategic Decision Making in Community Colleges: An Exploration of Issues Relevant to Decision Making to Confer Community College Baccalaureate Degrees

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    Currier, Charles W.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  14. Retention, Graduation and Transfer Rates at Maryland Community Colleges.

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    Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

    Of the 11,770 new full-time freshman matriculating at Maryland community colleges in fall 1998, 22.9% transferred to a Maryland public four-year college, 8.2% graduated and did not transfer, and 10.5% were still enrolled in a Maryland community college four years later. The combined four-year transfer and community college graduation rate of 31.1%…

  15. Bergen Community College, Exploring America's Communities: In Quest of Common Ground. Progress Report.

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    Bergen Community Coll., Paramus, NJ.

    In 1996, New Jersey's Bergen Community College (BCC) participated in the American Association of Community Colleges' Exploring America's Communities project, which works to strengthen the teaching and learning of American history, literature, and culture at U.S. community colleges. BCC's primary goals were: infusing material into existing American…

  16. Community-Based Programming in Action: The Experiences of Five Community Colleges.

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    Boone, Edgar J., Ed.; Pettitt, John M., Ed.; Weisman, Iris M., Ed.

    Intended for community college administrators, governing boards, and other leaders interested in strengthening their institutions and communities, this monograph chronicles the experiences of five pilot colleges implementing the community-based programming (CBP) model of the Academy for Community College Leadership Advancement, Innovation, and…

  17. Lessons for Community College Leaders in the Development of a Cooperative Learning Community

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    McArdle, Michele

    2010-01-01

    Teng's (2007) article entitled "Lessons Learned from Initiating a Community College Learning Community Program" provided a foundation for community college leaders who are interested in working with faculty in creating a learning community on campus. Teng (2007) listed the five lessons that may be useful guidelines to other colleges who…

  18. Community and Technical Colleges at a Glance. Washington's Community and Technical Colleges

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    Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015

    2015-01-01

    The vision of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is to build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve a greater global competitiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state's residents. The most urgent mission of the Washington State Board for…

  19. PLANNERS AND PLANNING, A REPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLANNING CENTER ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACILITIES.

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    MAYHEW, LEWIS B.

    GROWTH OF STUDENT POPULATIONS AND THE KNOWLEDGE EXPANSION NECESSITATE CAREFUL PLANNING IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. PLANT PLANNING DEPENDS ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PLANNING, STAFF EMPLOYMENT AND ORGANIZATION, STUDENT PLANNING, FUNDING AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS. PLANNING SHOULD INVOLVE THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF, LIBRARIAN, FACULTY, OTHER STAFF,…

  20. Rural Community Colleges and Economic Development: Leaders' Perspectives on Collaboration

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    Pennington, Kevin; Williams, Mitchell R.

    2004-01-01

    Rural communities often lag behind urban and suburban areas in economic development. Community colleges often contribute to economic development projects in rural areas, but they often seek collaboration with other community partners. This research study was conducted to better understand rural community college presidents' perceptions of the…

  1. 75 FR 21113 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Community College...

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    2010-04-22

    ... tuition fees ] directly to host colleges if necessary. If possible, to streamline administrative... of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Community College Faculty and... Community College Faculty and Administrator Program with Indonesia. Community college consortia and...

  2. Universal ecological patterns in college basketball communities.

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

    2011-03-09

    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.

  3. Community College Graduates Continue to Do Well.

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    Losak, John; Corson, Hal

    A follow-up study of a 10% (n=461) random sample of all persons who graduated from Miami-Dade Community College between July 1970 and June 1971 inclusive (n=4,620) was conducted in early 1976 in order to determine how many of the graduates entered the Florida State University System (SUS) and, of those who entered, how many graduated. Follow-up…

  4. Community College Selective Enrollment and the Challenge to Open Access

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    Morris, David Brian

    2012-01-01

    The open access mission is central to the community college role and mission in higher education. Although initially implemented by four-year colleges and universities, adoption of formal enrollment management initiatives in community colleges is on the increase. Admission, matriculation, retention, and persistence are affected by enrollment…

  5. Building and Strengthening Linkages between CETA and Community Colleges.

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    Lapin, Joel D.

    A study was conducted by Catonsville Community College (Maryland) to identify those factors that foster successful linkages between Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) sponsors and community colleges. The study involved: (1) identifying exemplary CETA/college linkages through consultation with experts in academe and government; (2)…

  6. Presidential Perceptions of Trustee Involvement in Community College Decision Making

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    Smith, Everrett A.; Miller, Michael T.

    2015-01-01

    Community college trustees play a variety of roles in governing their colleges, but there is little consistency in interpreting these actions. Defining the specific responsibilities of trustee involvement has increasingly developed into a priority for community college leaders. To what extent trustees should be involved in different…

  7. What Happens to Community College Dual Enrollment Students?

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    Windham, Patricia

    As a result of research indicating that the dual enrollment (DE) students at Florida's community colleges experience problems upon transferring to state universities, Pensacola Junior College (PJC) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) conducted follow-up studies of DE students. PJC examined outcomes for students who successfully completed DE…

  8. Future Concerns--Key Values for Community Colleges.

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    Campbell, Dale F.; Leverty, Lynn H.

    1999-01-01

    States that government, college, and community leaders are calling for a reexamination of the community-college mission. Asserts that it is time for trustees and college leaders to reassess their institutions' core values to ensure they are meeting the demands of a new era. Contains 13 citations. (VWC)

  9. Articulation Agreements between High Schools, Community Colleges, and Universities.

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    Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

    Designed to assist college officials in developing and revising articulation agreements, this report describes specific program articulation efforts between Illinois high schools, community colleges, and public and private universities. Data presented were drawn from a survey of 102 public and private community colleges, which resulted in 94…

  10. Aspen Competition Drives Innovative Ideas for Community Colleges

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    Gonzalez, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    When Valencia College became the first recipient of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence last month, an unsung sector earned uncommon recognition. Now that the speeches are over and the prize money has been awarded, the Aspen Institute is sharing early lessons from its yearlong effort to determine the top community college in the…

  11. Retirement in Illinois Community Colleges, 1985-1986.

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    Peterson, David L.

    This analysis of retirement planning and early retirement incentive plans in Illinois community colleges was drawn from a study of early retirement plans at each of the state's 39 community colleges, and a follow-up survey to clarify information in the documents and determine colleges' plans for the future. After introductory comments on the issue…

  12. Community Colleges Hope to Keep Aging Professors in the Classroom

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    McCormack, Eugene

    2008-01-01

    This article discusses how community colleges respond to the rising number of faculty members who are eligible for retirement. Many faculty members at community colleges are near retirement largely because many of the colleges were created and did the bulk of their hiring between 1965 and 1975, when the first group of baby boomers was entering the…

  13. Salt Lake Community College Strategic Vision, September 2001-June 2006.

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    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…

  14. How Community Colleges Can Work for World Peace

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    Smith, David J.

    2007-01-01

    The important contributions that community colleges make to American society are well known and documented, but many people may not be aware of the huge influence that community colleges are having overseas. The U.S. model of the two-year college with a vocational emphasis is being exported, and foreign institutions that focus on career education…

  15. Serving Students with Disabilities at the Community College. ERIC Digest.

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    Prentice, Mary

    This digest looks at two community college programs designed to aid students with disabilities in accessing the educational offerings of the college, as well as two programs that help students with disabilities attain jobs after their educational goals have been met. Longview Community College, in Lee's Summit, Missouri, offers the Academic…

  16. Pocket Profile of Community Colleges: Trends & Statistics, 1995-1996.

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    Association of Community College Trustees, Washington, DC.

    Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Bureau of the Census, and other sources, this pamphlet presents current information on community college students; college outcomes and impact; community college staff, governance, and expenditures; and tuition and financial aid. In addition, trends in enrollments, numbers of…

  17. Data and Characteristics of the Illinois Public Community College System

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    Illinois Community College Board, 2005

    2005-01-01

    This document contains data and characteristics of the Illinois public community college system and is designed to serve as a basic reference. No analysis of the data is intended in this document. The data are obtained from various surveys and studies conducted by Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). staff and from the colleges' annual MIS…

  18. Preparing Future Community College Faculty: News from the Bat Cave.

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    Buck, Jo Ann; Frank, Macgregor

    The need for staffing adjunct community college faculty and the lack of specialized training for two-year college teachers led to the creation of The Faculty-in-Training Program. This program was established by Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in North Carolina in cooperation with two local university English departments at the…

  19. Community College Student-Parents: Priorities for Persistence

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    Peterson, Sally

    2016-01-01

    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…

  20. Classifying Community Colleges Based on Students' Patterns of Use

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    Bahr, Peter Riley

    2013-01-01

    In this study, I draw on Bahr's ("Research in Higher Education" 51:724-749, 2010; New Directions for Institutional Research S1:33-48, 2011) behavioral typology of first-time community college students to examine college-level variation in students' patterns of use of 105 community colleges in California. I find that students' patterns of…

  1. Profiles in Success: Reflections on the Community College Experience.

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    Bahruth, Robert E., Ed.; Venditti, Phillip N., Ed.

    In September 1989, letters were sent to the presidents and public information officers of each member college of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Washington, D.C.) asking them to identify outstanding graduates who might be interested in composing short essays describing their community college experience. More than 190…

  2. Common Ground: Exemplary Community College and Corporate Partnerships.

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    Johnson, Larry, Ed.

    Designed to illustrate exemplary strategies used by community colleges to meet the needs of corporate partners and which other colleges may wish to model, this monograph provides descriptions of partnerships at 14 community colleges written by the practitioners involved. Each narrative discusses how the partnerships were formed; their structure,…

  3. Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning, 2006-2009

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    Robinson, Gail

    2007-01-01

    This brief introduces "Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning," the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC's) fifth national Learn and Serve America grant project and describes its grantee college programs. The goals of this grant project are to build on established foundations to integrate service…

  4. Measuring Up 2000: A Yardstick for Community Colleges?

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    Ward, Cynthia V. L.

    2001-01-01

    Analyzes the trend toward ranking colleges, and what it means to community colleges. States that the National Center for Public Policy published "Measuring Up 2000" as its first state-by-state report card on higher education, including community colleges. Reports that the study ranks the states according to six key elements: preparation,…

  5. Accidental Equity: The Status of Women in the Community College

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    Townsend, Barbara K.; Twombly, Susan B.

    2007-01-01

    Community colleges have a high percentage of women students and a higher percentage of women faculty and administrators than do four-year colleges. Yet the extent to which the community college offers an equitable work and study site for women is not clear. The authors seek to determine this by applying to existing literature an adaptation of…

  6. Los Angeles Community College District Annual Report, 1993.

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    Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.

    This 1993 annual report provides information on student demographics, college programs, and educational finances in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which, with more than 117,000 students, is the largest community college district in the nation. The report begins with a statement from Donald Phelps, the outgoing chancellor of…

  7. The Research and Planning Prospectus for California Community Colleges.

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    RP Group of California Community Colleges, Santa Ana.

    To help researchers and planners, college governing bodies, and state-wide entities gain perspective on myriad events and initiatives impacting California Community Colleges (CCC) and higher education in general, the Research and Planning (RP) Group for California Community Colleges developed this prospectus. The final draft prospectus identifies…

  8. Patrick Henry Community College Institutional Master Plan, 1987-1992.

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    Williams, Jean; And Others

    Patrick Henry Community College's (PHCC's) 1987-1992 institutional master plan was developed to inform readers of the college's mission, goals, history, current status, and plans for the future. Section 1 presents a description of the college and projections for the future in terms of: (1) PHCC's contributions to the community, such as its…

  9. Community Colleges and the Business of Workforce Development. Occasional Paper.

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    Pindar, SaraLee

    This paper highlights New Jersey's community colleges and their efforts to respond to market and consumer needs. Since one-third of the average New Jersey community college operating budget is paid by credit and non-credit students and clients, the colleges must approach their business like private sector enterprises, performing market research…

  10. Cracking Open the Curriculum: Lessons from a Community College

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    Hanson, Chad; Amelotte, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    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…

  11. Developing Leaders: The Role of Competencies in Rural Community Colleges

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    Eddy, Pamela L.

    2013-01-01

    Pending retirements underscore the need to develop community college campus leaders. Rural community colleges will be particularly hard-hit by changes in leadership as they represent the majority of 2-year colleges and face unique challenges given their location. To help address the anticipated leadership transition, the American Association of…

  12. "Hipster Freshman": Popular Culture's Portrayal of Community College Students

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    Hawk, Jena L.; Hill, Lilian H.

    2016-01-01

    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…

  13. Los Angeles Community Colleges Student Characteristics, Fall 1997.

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    Tillberg, Rebecca; Crespo, Sarah P.; Lagrimas, Joseph

    This report documents Los Angeles Community Colleges' student characteristics. It begins with a glossary providing specific definitions for the student characteristic criteria. Descriptive summaries and tables of student characteristic data are provided for the Los Angeles Community College District, Los Angeles City College, East Los Angeles…

  14. Community Colleges Respond to Demand for STEM Graduates

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    Mangan, Katherine

    2013-01-01

    As concerns grow over labor shortages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, the colleges ready students for jobs or more education. Educators are also looking to community colleges to fill the gap. With their high enrollments of minority and low-income students, community colleges are obvious places to recruit a diverse work…

  15. Community Colleges Are Essential to a Healthy Economy

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    Gould, Douglas

    2008-01-01

    As community-college leaders around the country defend against across-the-board budget cuts, they need to mobilize key groups to make the case that their colleges offer the best hope of turning around the United States economy. The author discusses how his and his colleagues' research on community colleges indicate that the public does not…

  16. Commentary on the History of California Community Colleges.

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    Rodda, Albert S.

    This paper traces the development of state and local funding mechanisms which support community college education in California. Part 1 considers the history of California community college finance, looking at California public education in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the development of the state's junior colleges from 1907 to the…

  17. On the Verge: Costs and Tradeoffs Facing Community College Students

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    Cochrane, Debbie; Szabo-Kubitz, Laura

    2016-01-01

    "On the Verge: Costs and Tradeoffs Facing Community College Students" documents California community college students' struggles to cover college expenses beyond tuition, their experiences with financial aid, and the troubling tradeoffs they face when available resources do not stretch far enough. Consistent with a growing body of…

  18. Transfer: Making It Work. A Community College Report.

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    Donovan, Richard A., Ed.; And Others

    In 1983, the Ford Foundation funded a two-part project, the Urban Community College Transfer Opportunities Project (UCC/TOP), designed to improve the transfer process from the community college to the four-year institution for urban minority students. Through partnership efforts with secondary schools and four-year colleges and universities, the…

  19. Response of fish assemblages to declining acidic deposition in Adirondack Mountain lakes, 1984-2012

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    Baldigo, B. P.; Roy, K. M.; Driscoll, C. T.

    2016-12-01

    Adverse effects of acidic deposition on the chemistry and fish communities were evident in Adirondack Mountain lakes during the 1980s and 1990s. Fish assemblages and water chemistry in 43 Adirondack Long-Term Monitoring (ALTM) lakes were sampled by the Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation during three periods (1984-87, 1994-2005, and 2008-12) to document regional impacts and potential biological recovery associated with the 1990 amendments to the 1963 Clean Air Act (CAA). We assessed standardized data from 43 lakes sampled during the three periods to quantify the response of fish-community richness, total fish abundance, and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) abundance to declining acidity that resulted from changes in U.S. air-quality management between 1984 and 2012. During the 28-year period, mean acid neutralizing capacity (ANC) increased significantly from 3 to 30 μeq/L and mean inorganic monomeric Al concentrations decreased significantly from 2.22 to 0.66 μmol/L, yet mean species richness, all species or total catch per net night (CPNN), and brook trout CPNN did not change significantly in the 43 lakes. Regression analyses indicate that fishery metrics were not directly related to the degree of chemical recovery and that brook trout CPNN may actually have declined with increasing ANC. While the richness of fish communities increased with increasing ANC as anticipated in several Adirondack lakes, observed improvements in water quality associated with the CAA have generally failed to produce detectable shifts in fish assemblages within a large number of ALTM lakes. Additional time may simply be needed for biological recovery to progress, or else more proactive efforts may be necessary to restore natural fish assemblages in Adirondack lakes in which water chemistry is steadily recovering from acidification.

  20. Response of fish assemblages to declining acidic deposition in Adirondack Mountain lakes, 1984–2012

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    Baldigo, Barry P.; Roy, Karen; Driscoll, Charles T.

    2016-01-01

    Adverse effects of acidic deposition on the chemistry and fish communities were evident in Adirondack Mountain lakes during the 1980s and 1990s. Fish assemblages and water chemistry in 43 Adirondack Long-Term Monitoring (ALTM) lakes were sampled by the Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation during three periods (1984–87, 1994–2005, and 2008–12) to document regional impacts and potential biological recovery associated with the 1990 amendments to the 1963 Clean Air Act (CAA). We assessed standardized data from 43 lakes sampled during the three periods to quantify the response of fish-community richness, total fish abundance, and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) abundance to declining acidity that resulted from changes in U.S. air-quality management between 1984 and 2012. During the 28-year period, mean acid neutralizing capacity (ANC) increased significantly from 3 to 30 μeq/L and mean inorganic monomeric Al concentrations decreased significantly from 2.22 to 0.66 μmol/L, yet mean species richness, all species or total catch per net night (CPNN), and brook trout CPNN did not change significantly in the 43 lakes. Regression analyses indicate that fishery metrics were not directly related to the degree of chemical recovery and that brook trout CPNN may actually have declined with increasing ANC. While the richness of fish communities increased with increasing ANC as anticipated in several Adirondack lakes, observed improvements in water quality associated with the CAA have generally failed to produce detectable shifts in fish assemblages within a large number of ALTM lakes. Additional time may simply be needed for biological recovery to progress, or else more proactive efforts may be necessary to restore natural fish assemblages in Adirondack lakes in which water chemistry is steadily recovering from acidification.