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First-Year Student Perceptions Of A Community College Success Course: A Phenomenological Approach, Aaron J. Walk Jun 2019

First-Year Student Perceptions Of A Community College Success Course: A Phenomenological Approach, Aaron J. Walk

Aaron Walk

The use of college success courses by community colleges in recent years has had a significant impact on the academic success of their first-year students. Although studies have shown increases in grade point averages and retention rates for students enrolled in success courses, few have examined student perspectives of these courses. The intention of this study was to gain an understanding of the student perceptions of college success courses and how they shaped their college experiences. By using a phenomenological method of inquiry, the researcher interviewed six community college students enrolled in a college success course. The participants were students ...


Branch Campuses: Extending The Reach Of Social Work Education, Simon Funge, Dana J. Sullivan, Larry W. Owens, Whitney Harper Apr 2019

Branch Campuses: Extending The Reach Of Social Work Education, Simon Funge, Dana J. Sullivan, Larry W. Owens, Whitney Harper

Whitney Harper

The study explored the characteristics and experiences of branch campus social work education programs and educators in the U.S.  Eighty-one (n = 81) branch campus social work educators in 26 states completed an online survey.  Findings revealed that undergraduate and graduate branch campus social work education was primarily delivered face-to-face to non-traditional students.  Half of these programs were recently established, and the majority were expected to grow.  However, teaching these students was not necessarily viewed as a shared responsibility.  Though some branch campus faculty reported higher workloads and limited connections to parent campus colleagues, faculty generally reported great satisfaction teaching ...


Concurrent Enrollment Benchmark Data And Self-Study Report 2014 .Pdf, Ron J. Hammond Mar 2019

Concurrent Enrollment Benchmark Data And Self-Study Report 2014 .Pdf, Ron J. Hammond

Ron J. Hammond


This study was based on data analysis of 82,119 UVU/UVSC student records.  An IRB application “Secondary Analysis of UVU’s Concurrent Enrollment Data” was submitted on 12 July 2013 and approved (approval #01096) on 18 July 2013.  The main purpose of the research was to provide benchmark data and a  self-study report thereby establishing informed strategies to improve UVU’s overall Concurrent Enrollment Department and student success.  The analyses presented below are post-hoc and descriptive utilizing a minimum threshold of .05 levels of statistical significance.  Outcomes were measured for the following four categories of students: Concurrent Enrollment (CE ...


School Leaders’ Engagement In Curriculum Planning And Decision Making, Riaz Hussain Aug 2017

School Leaders’ Engagement In Curriculum Planning And Decision Making, Riaz Hussain

Riaz Hussain

No abstract provided.


Self-Assessment And Student Improvement In An Introductory Computer Course At The Community College Level, Jama Spicer-Sutton, James Lampley, Donald W. Good May 2017

Self-Assessment And Student Improvement In An Introductory Computer Course At The Community College Level, Jama Spicer-Sutton, James Lampley, Donald W. Good

Donald W. Good

Excerpt:The purpose of this study was to determine a student’s computer knowledge upon course entry and if there was a difference in college students’ improvement scores as measured by the difference in pretest and post‐test scores of new or novice users, moderate users, and expert users at the end of a college level introductory computing class.


A Spectrum Of Support: Current And Best Practices For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd) At Community Colleges, Kirsten R. Brown, Michael D. Coomes Dec 2015

A Spectrum Of Support: Current And Best Practices For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd) At Community Colleges, Kirsten R. Brown, Michael D. Coomes

Kirsten R. Brown, Ph.D.

More than 50% of all college students with a disability enroll in public 2-year institutions. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a type of disability that affects a growing number of students in postsecondary education. Currently, over 70% of 2-year public institutions enroll students with ASD. In spite of increased awareness, the vast majority of existing ASD research focused on primary and secondary education. Research on practices that support students with disabilities in the community college environment is imperative for promoting student success. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore current and best practices that support students with ASD ...


Working Students’ Perceptions Of Paying For College: Understanding The Connections Between Financial Aid And Work, Mary Ziskin, Mary Ann Fischer, Vasti Torres, Beth Pellicciotti, Jacquelyn Player-Sanders Feb 2015

Working Students’ Perceptions Of Paying For College: Understanding The Connections Between Financial Aid And Work, Mary Ziskin, Mary Ann Fischer, Vasti Torres, Beth Pellicciotti, Jacquelyn Player-Sanders

Mary B. Ziskin

For many students at urban commuter colleges, the process of financial aid is unknown or mysterious; and so they work—often many hours a week—to pay expenses that financial aid might have covered. Missteps, unforeseen events, and limited resources can have severe consequences for the academic progress of these students. The broader study, of which this paper is a part, represents an effort to explore and describe students’ college-going, working, family responsibilities, and academic success at three commuter institutions in a metropolitan region in the Midwest. The encompassing project aims to introduce new qualitative data and situated description into ...


A Narrative Inquiry Of Successful Black Male College Students, Malou Chantal Harrison Feb 2015

A Narrative Inquiry Of Successful Black Male College Students, Malou Chantal Harrison

Malou Chantal Harrison

Despite a growing enrollment of Black males in colleges and universities in the U.S., the nationwide college degree completion rate for Black males remains at disproportionately low numbers as compared to other ethnicities and to that of Black females. The purpose of this narrative inquiry study was to evoke and promote the voices of successful Black male students and to understand their perspectives on factors that contributed to their college success. Findings from this research provide insight into college experiences and interventions that have positive implications for Black male college student success. Valencia's (2010) work on educational attainment ...


Lessons In Citizenship: Using Collaboration In The Classroom To Build Community, Foster Academic Integrity, And Model Civic Responsibility, Ann Biswas Jan 2015

Lessons In Citizenship: Using Collaboration In The Classroom To Build Community, Foster Academic Integrity, And Model Civic Responsibility, Ann Biswas

Ann E. Biswas

The rise in academic integrity violations and the connection between dishonest behavior in college and civic behavior after graduation signal a call to educators that more should be done to prepare students to be ethical, responsible citizens. Through collaboration, particularly on written projects for their peers, students can feel more a part of an academic community and realize its many virtues. The author explores how collective authoring models the complex dimensions of responsible citi­zenship, which are often overlooked during the undergraduate experience, and can better prepare students to participate in their civic communities with honesty and integrity.


Whose Code Of Conduct Matters Most? Examining The Link Between Academic Integrity And Student Development, Ann E. Biswas Jan 2015

Whose Code Of Conduct Matters Most? Examining The Link Between Academic Integrity And Student Development, Ann E. Biswas

Ann E. Biswas

Although most colleges strive to nurture a culture of integrity, incidents of dishonest behavior are on the rise. This article examines the role student development plays in students’ perceptions of academic dishonesty and in their willingness to adhere to a code of conduct that may be in sharp contrast to traditional integrity policies.


The Apprentice Retention Program: Evaluation And Implications For Ontario, Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Ronald Hansen Jan 2015

The Apprentice Retention Program: Evaluation And Implications For Ontario, Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Ronald Hansen

Catharine Dishke Hondzel

Apprentice retention and completion focus of new study

The completion rates of Ontario’s apprentices remain a point of concern, prompting growing interest in programs to improve retention and completion. A new study from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario examines the development, implementation and efficacy of the Apprentice Retention Program (ARP).

Project description

ARP was developed in a partnership with Western University, Fanshawe College, the local Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities’ (MTCU) Employment Ontario office, the Apprenticeship Network and the Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workplace Planning and Development Board. The program consisted of nine hands-on and two online ...


Review Of The Book Black Males In Postsecondary Education: Examining Their Experiences In Diverse Institutional Contexts, By A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.), Donald Mitchell Jr. Dec 2014

Review Of The Book Black Males In Postsecondary Education: Examining Their Experiences In Diverse Institutional Contexts, By A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.), Donald Mitchell Jr.

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

Review of the Book Black Males in Postsecondary Education: Examining Their Experiences in Diverse Institutional Contexts, by A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.)


Still Happening, Yet Still Problematic: The 21st Century Du Bois And Washington Debate, Donald Mitchell Jr., Adriana Almanza, Adriel A. Hilton, Barbara Spraggins Dec 2013

Still Happening, Yet Still Problematic: The 21st Century Du Bois And Washington Debate, Donald Mitchell Jr., Adriana Almanza, Adriel A. Hilton, Barbara Spraggins

Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.

The value of a liberal arts education is evident. Yet valuing a liberal arts education at the expense of a technical or specialized education is problematic. This theoretical article offers an argument for shifting the discourse of valuing a liberal arts education to valuing all forms of postsecondary education. In doing this, the authors highlight historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and community colleges (CCs) as “urban educators,” stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries of the proposed neo-educational argument. The article closes with practical recommendations for establishing partnerships between HBCUs and CCs.


Cambiarle El Rostro De Sangre A México, Raúl Manuel Flores Rodriguez Feb 2013

Cambiarle El Rostro De Sangre A México, Raúl Manuel Flores Rodriguez

Raúl Flores Rodriguez

“se percibe que 7 de cada 10 mexicanos se siente inseguros, en las encuestas de victimización 1 de cada 3 hogares reportan al menos una víctima, los niveles de violencia se relacionan con narcotráfico y variables estructurales pobreza, marginación, falta de coordinación y debilidad institucional, el abatimiento de los principales operadores del narcotráfico llevo a un proceso de fragmentación de grupos que operan con una lógica distinta de liderazgo vertical a uno horizontal que los hace más peligrosos


Mejorando La Relación Entre La Universidad Y La Comunidad: El Caso De La Universidad De Montemorelos, Gus Gregorutti, Zeno Charles-Marcel Dec 2012

Mejorando La Relación Entre La Universidad Y La Comunidad: El Caso De La Universidad De Montemorelos, Gus Gregorutti, Zeno Charles-Marcel

Gus Gregorutti

The idea of the university in Latin America has been strongly influenced by European
models that were perpetuated since the arrival of the colonizers. As a result, the
university activity was conceived in special places where students learned about
certain topics and then return to the real world. In recent years, there has been a
growing concern in various groups of scholars and public leaders for the relevance
of the impact that universities are having on their communities. This study focuses
on Montemorelos University and its impact on the surrounding communities. This
study also reveals examples of how community involvement ...


Talent Management In Education, Stuart M. Wasilowski Oct 2012

Talent Management In Education, Stuart M. Wasilowski

Stuart Wasilowski

No abstract provided.


Farther Faster, Stuart Wasilowski Sep 2012

Farther Faster, Stuart Wasilowski

Stuart Wasilowski

No abstract provided.


Farther Faster: Credential To Credit, Stuart Wasilowski Feb 2012

Farther Faster: Credential To Credit, Stuart Wasilowski

Stuart Wasilowski

This report considers a number of issues related to retention and the associated issues related to persistence and degree completion among college students. The purpose of the report is to optimize existing SPCC policies that might impact retention, completion, and employability for students, families and communities long term. For the purpose of this report a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) survey was developed and administered to the North Carolina Community College System institutions. The PLA survey assessed to what extent prior learning assessment is used among the North Carolina Community College System institutions.

A recommendation is provided on a strategy to ...


Transformational Leadership, Stuart M. Wasilowski Dec 2011

Transformational Leadership, Stuart M. Wasilowski

Stuart Wasilowski

Transformational leaders look for potential motives in followers. The leader seeks to address higher level needs, and engages the full person of the follower (Stewart, 2006 p. 4). The result of this leadership is a mutual relationship The result converts followers to leaders and leaders into moral agents (Stewart, 2006).


Silence In Teaching And Learning: Perspectives Of A Nepalese Graduate Student, Krishna Bista Dec 2011

Silence In Teaching And Learning: Perspectives Of A Nepalese Graduate Student, Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista

The nature of silence is complex in any classroom with international or domestic students. Instructors sometimes fail to recognize that the classroom silence of foreign students is unlike their native counterparts. With an insider perspective, this article explores the concept of silence among international students by examining the existing body of literature relating to cultural norms. It also suggests a number of ways of dealing with silent students in a diverse classroom setting.


Multicultural Literature For Children And Young Adults., Krishna Bista Dec 2011

Multicultural Literature For Children And Young Adults., Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista

In the selection of multicultural literature for children and young adults, educators and researchers focus on two main controversial issues—authority and authenticity—that the authors portray in their writing. What type of author can accurately portray realistic pictures of minority cultures in multicultural literature for young adults? Must it be written by a member of that particular ethnic group? Does it become something different if it is written by an outsider of the group?


The Handbook Of Scholarly Writing And Publishing [Review Of The Book The Handbook Of Scholarly Writing And Publishing, By T. S. Rocco, & T. Hatcher], Krishna Bista Dec 2011

The Handbook Of Scholarly Writing And Publishing [Review Of The Book The Handbook Of Scholarly Writing And Publishing, By T. S. Rocco, & T. Hatcher], Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista

No abstract provided.


Breaking Down Barriers To Empower Alliances, Stuart Wasilowski Aug 2011

Breaking Down Barriers To Empower Alliances, Stuart Wasilowski

Stuart Wasilowski

No abstract provided.


Academic Dishonesty Among International Students In Higher Education, Krishna Bista Dec 2010

Academic Dishonesty Among International Students In Higher Education, Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista

University instructors address and want to eschew student academic misconduct. These educators presume that students understand fully what cheating and plagiarism are. However, analyzing this complex and dynamic issue is difficult. This study investigated the perceptions of international undergraduate and graduate students in a Southern U.S. university about the possible causes for academic misbehavior. Results reveal several causal variables: previous learning style, English language proficiency, unfamiliarity with American academic cultures, relationship between student and teacher, and availability of technical and educational resources associated with academic dishonesty.


Faculty Success: Developing A Research And Publication Agenda, Kathleen P. King Aug 2010

Faculty Success: Developing A Research And Publication Agenda, Kathleen P. King

Kathleen P King

Anyone associated with higher education will acknowledge that tenure track faculty have to perform a fantastic balancing act. Compared to an administrative or line role in an organization, higher education faculty have tremendous autonomy and freedom. However, they face competing demands of many different (and good) opportunities, and for them the stakes are always high. Help is here! This article introduces a powerful strategy for staying on track in the research strand of this competitive journey.


Designing Successful Online Courses - Part 2, Kathleen P. King Feb 2010

Designing Successful Online Courses - Part 2, Kathleen P. King

Kathleen P King

Once again, our major goal is to provide faculty with consistent guidance through the many instructional decisions and design steps they need to pursue in this process. This process is a fantastic opportunity to craft a virtual learning space in which people can engaging in learning beyond the constraints of time and space.


Designing Successful Online Courses, Part 1, Kathleen King Feb 2010

Designing Successful Online Courses, Part 1, Kathleen King

Kathleen P King

By a long shot, the most frequent question faculty ask me about online courses is "Where do I begin to design online learning?" This is an excellent question because it demonstrates the need to contemplate planning and designing online learning rather than haphazard construction. The "seat of the pants" approach has lead to many confusing and unsuccessful distance learning course designs. This article provides a proven approach which fits different ways to ease into distance learning for novice and advanced alike.


Five Strategies For Successful Writing Of Reports And Essays, Kathleen P. King Feb 2010

Five Strategies For Successful Writing Of Reports And Essays, Kathleen P. King

Kathleen P King

Many people cannot get started with their literary projects because they do not know where to start. In this brief article, I share insight from years of teaching students and professionals of all ages how to prepare professional work.


Teachers Podcast, Kathleen King Dec 2009

Teachers Podcast, Kathleen King

Kathleen P King

This site and its companion site provide over 200 hrs of on-demand digital audio faculty development (k-12 teachers as primary focus). Dr. Kathy King and Mark Gura have been producing and hosting The teachers Podcast (Fka as podcast for teachers) since 2005. Check out this informative and fun series which has garnered over 5 million downloads thus far.


Revelations Of Adaptive Technology Hiding In Your Operating System, Kathleen P. King Dec 2009

Revelations Of Adaptive Technology Hiding In Your Operating System, Kathleen P. King

Kathleen P King

Pre-publication version of a chapter about the assistive technology tools and resources available for free in Windows OS and Mac OS. Introducing higher education faculty to free resources, features and programs which they can recommend to their students or perhaps use for themselves (for instance for fading eyesight or hearing). In addition, the chapter briefly shares strategies and examples of how they might be used. The book will have an entire chapter dedicated to assistive technology as well. This is a popularized assistive technology chapter for generalist, NON special education, faculty to become acquainted with readily available and free resources ...