Understanding Community Colleges

This contributed volume brings together highly respected scholars as well as new scholars for a comprehensive analysis of the community college landscape, including management and governance, finance, student demographics and development, ...

Author: John S. Levin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351974974

Category: Education

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Understanding Community Colleges provides a critical examination of contemporary issues and practices and policy of community colleges. This contributed volume brings together highly respected scholars as well as new scholars for a comprehensive analysis of the community college landscape, including management and governance, finance, student demographics and development, teaching and learning, policy, faculty, and workforce development. Written for students enrolled in higher education and community college graduate programs, as well as social sciences scholars, this provocative new edition covers the latest developments in the field, including trends in enrollment, developmental education, student services, funding, and shared governance. At the end of each chapter, the "Questions for Discussion" section helps to bridge the gap between research and practice.

Understanding Community Colleges

These improvement initiatives, whether national—Community College Survey ofStudent Engagement (Center for ... It is from this history then that we move forward with a scholarly understanding of community colleges which we expect to ...

Author: John S. Levin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136312458

Category: Education

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Understanding Community Colleges provides a comprehensive review of the community college landscape—management and governance, finance, student demographics and development, teaching and learning, policy, faculty, and workforce development—and bridges the gap between research and practice. This contributed volume brings together highly respected scholars in the field who rely upon substantial theoretical perspectives—critical theory, social theory, institutional theory, and organizational theory—for a rich and expansive analysis of community colleges. The latest text to publish in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series, this exciting new text fills a gap in the higher education literature available for students enrolled in Higher Education and Community College graduate programs. This text provides students with: A review of salient research related to the community college field. Critical theoretical perspectives underlying current policies. An understanding of how theory links to practice, including focused end-of-chapter discussion questions. A fresh examination of emerging issues and insight into contemporary community college practices and policy.

Using Typological Approaches to Understand College Student Experiences and Outcomes

Such differentiation is not uncommon in the calculation of institutional performance indicators for community colleges, albeit primarily as it pertains to institutional rates of upward transfer to four-year institutions (Bahr, Hom, ...

Author: Shouping Hu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118303542

Category: Education

Page: 104

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Facing a new round of criticisms on the quality of undergraduateeducation in American colleges and universities, higher educationadministrators are eager to find—or create—effectiveprograms and practices that can enrich student experiences andenhance outcomes. In order to do that, those who work at collegesand universities need to have a better understanding of theirstudents. Institutional researchers, with access to a wealth ofstudent data, have the analytical expertise to supply informationthat can guide institutional policy and practice. Typologicalframeworks particularly can be used to generate such information,and this volume presents rich examples of typological approaches tothe study of college students. Typological research can reveal patterns in students’characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors and how those patternsare related to desirable outcomes such as learning and persistence,or to the nature, meaning, and utility of student-facultyinteractions outside the classroom. Such information can helpcampus leaders and other concerned groups gain a deeperunderstanding of their students, design better targeted andintentional interventions to optimize student experiences, andmaximize student learning and personal development outcomes. This is a special supplemental issue of NewDirections for Institutional Research. Always timely andcomprehensive, this series provides planners and administrators inall types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas asresource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation,and institutional management.

Resources in Education

ED 104 458 Understanding Community College Finance : A Primer for the Lay Trustee . ED 103 064 Understanding Diverse Students . New Directions for Community Colleges , No. 3 . ED 105 9331 / The Uniformity - Flexibility Gap in Curriculum ...

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ISBN: PSU:000068696603

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Community Colleges in the United States

Failure to acknowledge and understand the historical and programmatic differences among state two - year college systems ( even their names vary radically ; i.e. , community colleges , technical colleges , junior colleges , technical ...

Author: Ben E. Fountain

Publisher: Community College Pr/Amer Assoc

ISBN: UOM:39076001810501

Category: Education

Page: 261

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Drawing from a national survey of state directors of two-year college education, this book provides a state-by-state overview of information on the history, governance, finances, programs, and enrollments of the community college systems in 49 states. While the descriptions vary in length and detail, most contain information on: (1) mission and goals; (2) major historical periods; (3) state governance structure; (4) funding sources and formulas; (5) trends in enrollments and full-time equivalencies; (6) program approval process, types of programs, and degree requirements; (7) contact people; and (8) bibliographic references. (AYC)

The American Community College

This book is must-reading for all who desire to understand one of the most important educational institutions in the twenty-first century." —Barbara K. Townsend, professor and director, Center for Community College Research, College of ...

Author: Arthur M. Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470605387

Category: Education

Page: 592

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Praise for The American Community College "Since 1982, The American Community College by Cohen and Brawer has been the authoritative book on community colleges. Anyone who wants to understand these complex and dynamic institutions--how they are evolving, the contributions they make, the challenges they face, the students they serve, and the faculty and leaders who deliver the services and the curricula--will find The American Community College both essential reading and an important reference book." --George R. Boggs, president and CEO, American Association of Community Colleges "I have been a community college president for over forty-one years and a graduate professor for three decades. This book has been an inspiration to generations of students, faculty members, and administrators. It has become the classic of the field because it has great 'take-home' value to us all." --Joseph N. Hankin, president, Westchester Community College "In this latest edition of The American Community College, the authors continue to manifest their unique, highly knowledgeable perspective about the community college. This book is must-reading for all who desire to understand one of the most important educational institutions in the twenty-first century." --Barbara K. Townsend, professor and director, Center for Community College Research, College of Education, University of Missouri-Columbia "Cohen and Brawer's classic work is the touchstone for a comprehensive overview of the American community college. This is a seminal book for graduate students as well as seasoned professionals for understanding this uniquely American institution." --Charles R. Dassance, president, Central Florida Community College

A New Look at Community College Access

This report will help make the case for using community colleges to guarantee access to higher education for all, especially now ... addition to the literature of financing community colleges and displays an understanding of and i_ J L_.

Author: William D. Hyde

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ISBN: PSU:000008091468

Category: College students

Page: 142

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An Examination of Individual and Organizational Characteristics Influencing Persistence for Community College Transfer Students at the University of Michigan Dearborn

... related to baccalaureate degree attainment for community college transfer students for several reasons . ... our understanding of this topic , but are not adequately suited for use in understanding community college student ...

Author: Greta N. Anderson

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ISBN: UOM:39015043233850

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Agenda

SYSTEM TO PACIFIC RIM UNDERSTANDING The Legislature, in its Assembly Concurrent Resolution 82, was generally ... Historically, the community colleges have been the least involved in international studies since such programs have ...

Author: California Postsecondary Education Commission

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131043676

Category: Education, Higher

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