Current Research in Community college education

Will enhancing academic advisor knowledge about online learning increase retention in distance education?
Jackie L Long-Goding, 2011
Retention in online distance education courses has attracted attention from numerous institutional and government sources. Research shows that almost one-half of the undergraduate student populatio...
From soldier to student: A case study of veterans' transitions to first-time community college students
Holly A Wheeler, 2011
Increasing numbers of veterans are returning home from military service. Because of the benefits offered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, many of these veterans will look to higher education for education...
Organizational framing: Evaluation of a community college law enforcement training center
Ygnacio (Nash) Flores, 2011
The noted lack of professionalism within the law enforcement community along with new performance standards has created a need for law enforcement agencies to identify means to improve training pro...
Advancing community college federal grant proposal development
Mary S Dupont, 2011
In a time of declining state funding for postsecondary education, federal grant funding can assist community colleges in meeting needs such as developing and implementing new instructional programs...
The attitudes that community college students have toward community college students with disabilities
J. Mark Pousson, 2011
The purpose of this research study was to investigate the following research questions: (1) What attitudes do community college students have toward their peers with disabilities? (2) Do the resear...
Analyzing elements of preparation for the role of federal grant project director at community colleges
Joseph Franklin Swaba, 2011
There is significant amount of dialogue about many of the issues facing our nation's community colleges such as student retention, persistence, and success. Although the development of community co...
The impact of earmarked lottery revenue on the funding of Florida's community colleges
Christina Will, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to and manner in which earmarked lottery revenue impacted the funding of Florida's 28 community colleges. Utilizing data from fiscal year 1997-...
Career structures of workforce education administrators in Florida community and state colleges: Internal labor market theory
Terri G Daniels, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the applicability of internal labor market theory to the career advancement of community and state college workforce administrators. The study investigated ...
Distance education faculty support programs and policies at the associate and associate dominate colleges in Florida
Becky L Shermis, 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify the differences in distance education faculty support programs, practices, and policies in Florida's associate colleges with a two-year mission and Florida...
Branch campus administrators: Ownership and control
M. Lisa Valentino, 2011
This quantitative, internet-based, self-report study of 167 American community college branch campus administrators sought to examine the nature of the relationship between job-based (campus) and o...
American Indian tribal colleges: Mission statements, degrees and certificates, and American Indian courses
Vera Honena, 2011
This study examined the mission statements of the tribal colleges in the United States to determine how the tribal college degrees and curricular programs offered by these unique institutions meet ...
Exemplary practices for addressing institutional effectiveness in accreditation
Shelly Conner, 2011
Accreditation of higher education institutions in the United States has consisted of self-study and peer evaluation based on metrics that are commonly understood and consistently measured. Since th...
Effects of a basic leadership development program on participants at Dallas County Community College District
Bedilu Tanku Yirga, 2011
The need for leadership development programs is real, and the growth of these programs is increasing as more colleges take leadership development into their own hands. In-house leadership developme...
Predictors of Commitment to Graduation: An Application Toward African American Male Student Athletes Within the California Community College System
Cedric Donell Hackett, 2011
This quantitative study applied Marx's extended model to student athletes within the California community college system to examine the extent to which academic and social integration, institutiona...
An analysis of the shared governance practices in the Jamaican community college system: Faculty perspectives
Clover M Baker-Brown, 2011
Shared governance has been part of both the American as well as the Jamaican academic experience for many years. It is well known to American community colleges and higher education in general, as ...
Adult Career Changers in Community College Career and Technical Education Programs: The Influence of Unplanned Events on Career Pathways
Robert James Witchger, 2011
Using Social Learning Theory of Career Development and Planned Happenstance Theory this descriptive case study illuminated individuals' perceptions of the influence of unplanned events in their car...
Towards a Deeper Understanding of Community College Part-Time Faculty: Perceptions of Roles and Expectations
Kemah Eugene Paul Washington, 2011
The employment of part-time faculty (PTF) continues to ensue debate among educators, policymakers, and state officials. Recent debate has focused on the impact of employment of PTF on student outco...
A Case Study of a Southeastern African American Male Mentoring Community College Program
Pamela Gibson Senegal, 2011
This research is a qualitative case study exploring the experiences of African American male mentoring community college students. Such programs have proliferated throughout higher education, over ...
Developing Self-Efficacy and Self-Regulated Learning in Academic Planning: Applying Social Cognitive Theory in Academic Advising to Assess Student Learning Outcomes
Richard J Erlich, 2011
This dissertation demonstrates how Social Cognitive Theory (Bandura, 1986, 1997) can be successfully applied to Counselor academic advising interventions, in order to increase students' self-effica...
Factors Supporting Persistence of Academically Underprepared Community College Students
Dave Pelkey, 2011
The purpose of this study is to identify factors that support the likelihood of persistence of academically underprepared community college students to 45 college level credits. Factors considered ...