Discussion In The College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged And Participating In Person And Online. Jay R. Howard, 2015, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 224 Pp., $38.00 (Hardcover)., 2016 Georgia Perimeter College
Discussion In The College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged And Participating In Person And Online. Jay R. Howard, 2015, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 224 Pp., $38.00 (Hardcover)., Tiffany Flowers
Journal of Research Initiatives
Discussion in the college classroom is an important and timely book for college level instructors who want to improve, revise, and deliver engaging courses across disciplines. The purpose of this work is to help college instructors understand the purpose behind fostering classroom discussions. Issues related to participation, classroom management, and class facilitation is discussed within this work. College instructors who teach face-to-face and online courses will find the content of this book useful. In the next section of this review, the reviewer provides a detailed overview of each chapter in the book and discusses the importance of this body of ...
Community College Recruiting Through Facebook, 2016 University of Southern Mississippi
Community College Recruiting Through Facebook, Wendy S. Smith
The purpose of this research study was to determine the ways in which community college administrators, faculty, staff, counselors, recruiters, and current students report using social networking, specifically, strategies related to recruitment were examined. There was an extensive review of the literature that included background, theoretical foundations, and pertinent research of social media. Along with data collection, there were also analysis reports, conclusions, recommendations for college personnel, and those for research.
The study was conducted to determine if there was a difference in social networking usage for community college recruitment; a difference in the views of the effectiveness as a ...
A Comparative Study Of Instructor Status On Student Success And Retention At Motlow State Community College, 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy
A Comparative Study Of Instructor Status On Student Success And Retention At Motlow State Community College, Cheryl Hyland
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Data from the National Center for Education Statistics projects total enrollment in post secondary degree-granting institutions to increase 15% from 2010 to 2021 (U.S. Department of Education, 2012). National and state education efforts such as President Obama’s American Graduation Initiative, Tennessee’s Drive to 55, and Tennessee Promise encourage Americans to expand their educational pursuits in order to increase the number of individuals completing a post secondary degree. As states adopt funding formula measures tied directly to student success and retention, higher education institutions increasingly must rely on the effectiveness of academic and student service programs. Although the ...
An Assessment Of A Community College's Grow-Your-Own Leadership Program: Perceptions Of Program Graduates And Community College Staff Members: A Sequential Mixed-Method Case Study, 2016 Rowan University
An Assessment Of A Community College's Grow-Your-Own Leadership Program: Perceptions Of Program Graduates And Community College Staff Members: A Sequential Mixed-Method Case Study, Keith Lee Kirkland
Theses and Dissertations
Community college scholars and researchers have expressed the need to develop community college staff, at all levels, for leaders and leadership roles in anticipation to forecasted retirements. These retirements represent a loss of experienced leaders and leadership can produce leadership gaps which can impact the ability of community colleges to continue its mission of providing educational services to the residents of the community they serve. Some community colleges have invested resources in training the next cadre of leaders and leadership to negate this loss of leaders and leadership. One such training method is a Grow-Your-Own Leadership (GYOL) program. An assessment ...
Exploring The Impact Of The Masstransfer Program: A Look At Latina/ Latino Student Transfer Success At A Two Year Hispanic-Serving Institution Into A Four Year Non-Hispanic University In Massachusetts, 2016 National Louis University
Exploring The Impact Of The Masstransfer Program: A Look At Latina/ Latino Student Transfer Success At A Two Year Hispanic-Serving Institution Into A Four Year Non-Hispanic University In Massachusetts, Lizette V. Rivera
Theses and Dissertations
The majority of Latina/Latino students enrolling into higher education are doing so through community colleges. Latina/Latino students are not transferring at comparable rates to their peers. This study explored the impact of the MassTransfer program on the transfer success of Latina/Latino students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) community college into a 4-year state university in Massachusetts. Twelve students were individually interviewed for this study. Six of the students attend an HSI community college. The remaining six students were enrolled in a Massachusetts state university and had successfully transferred from the HSI in this study. The MassTransfer program ...
Dental Health Practices In Us College Students: The American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment Findings, 2016 American Public University System
Dental Health Practices In Us College Students: The American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment Findings, Lori Dewald Edd, Atc, Mches, F-Aahe
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the dental health seeking practices of US college students. Participants: The total number of college students who participated in the ACHA-NCHA survey from 2000-2013 was 1,201,531. Methods: The data requested were the demographic questions and the dental health question from both the ACHA-NCHA I and II. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 20. Results: The percentage of students who reported having a dental exam and cleaning in the last year averaged 76.6% in this study period of time. However, dental health care declined annually following their freshman ...
Strategic Importance Of Recruiting International Students For Community Colleges Framed In The Context Of An Institution's Fiscal Health, Tobias Bruhn
Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this study was to understand the strategic role international students play in the overall fiscal health of select community colleges located in a Middle Atlantic state in the United States, as well as to explore the marketing and recruitment strategies used to interact with international students and their effectiveness. Community college professionals in senior management positions responsible for the institution’s strategic direction and fiscal health, as well as those working directly with international students or those engaged in strategic enrollment management, participated in this study.
Framed by the research setting, problem and purpose, the following questions ...
The Experiences Of Community College Trustees During Their First Year Of Service: A Phenomenological Study, Jacob Farbman
Theses and Dissertations
The global economy has created a demand for skills and talent, and while the rest of the world has responded to the global demand for post-secondary skills by increasing attainment, the United States has not. Community colleges are more important today than ever before as they work to produce qualified, skilled workers as well as an educated citizenry so that the United States can remain competitive in a global economy. Boards of trustees govern these community colleges. The boards of trustees have the final authority over the affairs of higher education institutions in the United States, yet very little research ...
Information Literacy And Critical Thinking: The Power Of Success, 2016 Turn Around Visions: Your Visions, Your Destiny
Information Literacy And Critical Thinking: The Power Of Success, Dr. Cheryl A. Clayton-Molina
National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah
Students and adults cannot just be excellent learners, but lifelong learners to keep pace in today’s world. Information literacy and critical thinking presentation provides skills for individuals to grow and develop as a person and professional. Individuals will learn:
Effective and Positive Communication Skills
Setting Realistic Goals
Self-Development/Growth (Who are you)
Dadupoker.Com Agen Judi Poker Domino Bandarq Online Terpercaya Di Indonesia, 2016 Universitas Negeri Makassar
Dadupoker.Com Agen Judi Poker Domino Bandarq Online Terpercaya Di Indonesia, Ryan Anggara
Predictive Factors Associated With Newly Graduated High School Students’ Enrollment In A Remedial Course At A Community College, John Whiton
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The large number of students who graduate from high school inadequately prepared for college is a national problem. For this reason, this study examined the relationship between individual student-level factors during high school and students’ enrollment in a remedial course in community college. A correlational design, binary logistic regression analysis, was used. Analysis involved a correlation matrix of predictors, and tests for multicollinearity. A convenience sample of participants readily available to the researcher was employed. The sample consisted of 327 diverse students enrolled on a selected campus. All participants were first time enrollees at the community college and within one ...
The Journey To The Top: Stories On The Intersection Of Race And Gender For African American Women In Academia And Business, 2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Journey To The Top: Stories On The Intersection Of Race And Gender For African American Women In Academia And Business, Deanna R. Davis
Journal of Research Initiatives
This research study was designed to determine how the intersection of race and gender identities contributed to the elements of leadership development as perceived by eight African American female executives in academia and business. The researcher sought to explore strategies future leaders might utilize to address leadership development and career ascendency for African American females who aspire to leadership roles. A phenomenological research method was most appropriate for this research study to capture the lived experiences of individuals from their perspectives and to develop themes that challenged structural or normative assumptions.
This research study examined leadership development of eight African ...
The Motivational Factors Of African American Men Enrolled At Selected Community Colleges, 2016 City University of New York, Bronx Community College,
The Motivational Factors Of African American Men Enrolled At Selected Community Colleges, Ted N. Ingram, Lavon Williams, James Coaxum Iii, Adriel A. Hilton, Ivan Harrell
Journal of Research Initiatives
This manuscript is designed to call attention to the realities that are specific to African American male community college students. Using a qualitative research design, focus groups were conducted with 14 African American male students enrolled in an urban community college. This study uncovered that their educational experiences are consumed with personal challenges and academic obstacles. Students were asked to explain their motivation toward persistence at the urban community college. Participants within the study noted that motivational factors such as: (a) improving their life status, (b) societal pressure, (c) “man of the house,” and (d) faculty and staff encouragement, provided ...
Realizing The Dream: African American Males’ Narratives That Encouraged The Pursuit Of Doctoral Education, 2016 City University of New York, Bronx Community College,
Realizing The Dream: African American Males’ Narratives That Encouraged The Pursuit Of Doctoral Education, Ted N. Ingram
Journal of Research Initiatives
This article used personal narratives to discover factors affecting the decision of African American males to consider doctoral education. This study was based on qualitative interviews with 18 African American male doctoral students enrolled at predominantly white institutions as they reflected on their reasons for pursuing an advanced degree. The following were found to influence their decision: (a) need for faculty encouragement, (b) motivation to pursue a doctorate, and (c) their personal motivations. Recommendations are offered for increasing the numbers of African American male doctoral students.
Determining Graduation Rates In Engineering For Community College Transfer Students Using Data Mining, 2016 Iowa State University
Determining Graduation Rates In Engineering For Community College Transfer Students Using Data Mining, Marcia Laugerman, Diane Rover, Mack Shelley, Steven Mickelson
Mack C Shelley II
This study presents a unique synthesized set of data for community college students entering the university with the intention of earning a degree in engineering. Several cohorts of longitudinal data were combined with transcript-level data from both the community college and the university to measure graduation rates in engineering. The emphasis of the study is to determine academic variables that had significant correlations with graduation in engineering, and levels of these academic variables. The article also examines the utility of data mining methods for understanding the academic variables related to achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The practical purpose ...
The Under-Realized Potential Of Higher Education As A Field Of Study Within And Beyond The U.S., Sydney Freeman Jr.
Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD
Increasing College Opportunity: School Counselors And Fafsa Completion, 2016 San Diego State University
Increasing College Opportunity: School Counselors And Fafsa Completion, Laura Owen, Erik Westlund
Journal of College Access
Closing postsecondary opportunity gaps has become a national, state and local educational priority. To help eliminate these gaps, the US Department of Education initiated a project that provided real time student level Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion status to large urban school districts. Leveraging this information, school counselors identified and supported students and families as they navigated the financial aid process, resulting in statistically significant impacts on FAFSA completion and college attendance.
Student Perceptions Of A Comprehensive Orientation Program For Online Courses, 2016 Nova Southeastern University
Student Perceptions Of A Comprehensive Orientation Program For Online Courses, Wendy Robichaud
Fischler College of Education: Theses and Dissertations
This dissertation presents a qualitative case study of students enrolled in online courses and how they perceived the orientation program they completed before starting these courses. The study was based on the perspectives of students enrolled in a fully online program at a small community college in western Maine. They were interviewed individually to find out: (a) what are the perceptions of participants toward the materials presented in the orientation after completing their first semester; (b) what aspects of the orientation resonate most with participants when it comes to completing a course (nature of online learning, how to use course ...
Type Of First Term Course Failure And Community College Degree Completion, 2016 Walden University
Type Of First Term Course Failure And Community College Degree Completion, Jill Stearns
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Community colleges are the largest segment of higher education institutions in the United States providing access to historically underserved populations and growing numbers of first generation college students. Increasing college degree attainment is a national priority with new expectations of accountability. Despite decades of educational research, community colleges have startling low completion rates. Within the framework of Tinto's theory of retention, a predictive analytics model could provide community colleges the opportunity to drive custom intervention and support services to students. The purpose of this study was to explore the utility of Biglan's taxonomy for categorizing courses for potential ...
Self-Directed Learning [Sdl] And Andragogy: My Take On Their Contrasting And Complementary Relationship, 2016 Lindenwood University
Self-Directed Learning [Sdl] And Andragogy: My Take On Their Contrasting And Complementary Relationship, John A. Henschke Edd, John A. Henschke Edd
IACE Hall of Fame Repository
The author will present his perspective and experience on how SDL and Andragogy may complement and contrast with each other. Focus will be on: theoretical/practical, historically/currently implementing, strengths/weaknesses, foundational/personally engaging, comparing/contrasting; a case will be made for valuing each (SDL & Andragogy) for enhancing benefit to the constituencies we serve.