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Promotion Of Student Engagement By Online Community College Faculty, Alicia Vance Aguiar Jan 2017

Promotion Of Student Engagement By Online Community College Faculty, Alicia Vance Aguiar

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Online higher education courses continue to attract students across the U.S. However, online student persistence, particularly in community colleges, continues to lag traditional delivery. It is well known that student engagement may lead to improved academic performance and persistence. Previous research has identified how faculty communication and teaching strategies promote student engagement, yet it is not always clear to what extent these strategies are implemented. In virtual education, faculty are often the primary connection online students have with the institution. Additional study was needed to determine to what extent online faculty implement strategies that promote student engagement and how ...


A Study Of The Influence Of Student Engagement On Community College Students' Intentions To Transfer And Stem Aspirations, Bianca Marie Myers Jan 2013

A Study Of The Influence Of Student Engagement On Community College Students' Intentions To Transfer And Stem Aspirations, Bianca Marie Myers

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ABSTRACT

Community colleges serve as the college of choice for nearly half of all postsecondary students. The role of the community college continues to adapt and change, and the colleges that were once seen as vocational and technical schools now serve as a jumping off point to future educational endeavors and a variety of careers and occupations. Community colleges are aware of their increased role in postsecondary education and understand that they must continue to study their students and adapt to their needs to stay at the educational forefront.

This study was conducted at the 15 community college districts in ...


Learning Engagement Of Students In Clinical Healthcare Internships, Robert Jerome Loch Jan 2013

Learning Engagement Of Students In Clinical Healthcare Internships, Robert Jerome Loch

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Students who select healthcare education enter an environment that can be different from general liberal arts education. There is a rigor and prescription that is unique to healthcare education curriculum. This study examined how student learning engagement may vary for students at differing stages of their healthcare education and whether or not students have no plans, plan to, or have already participated in a clinical healthcare internship.

This research study was conducted at a small, private, not-for-profit, non-residential, Catholic affiliated healthcare college in the Midwest. The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) was used to ascertain if differences existed ...


Examining The Construct Validity And Reliability Of Student Engagement Among Adult Students, Kip Bottenfield Jan 2013

Examining The Construct Validity And Reliability Of Student Engagement Among Adult Students, Kip Bottenfield

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Adult students are an important subgroup in higher education. They are returning to school in numbers at higher percentage rates than their traditional counterparts. Between 2000 and 2010, the enrollment of students under age 25 increased by 34%; however, enrollment of students 25 years and over rose 42% during the same period. From 2010 to 2020, the U.S. Department of Education projects a rise of 11% in enrollments of students under 25 and a rise of 20% in enrollments of students 25 years and over (NCES, 2012). As adult students are enrolling in institutions of higher education for myriad ...


Transitions For Success: A Phenomenological Study Of Non-Traditional Ged Completers Into The Community College, Christina Marie Dunn Carpenter Jan 2011

Transitions For Success: A Phenomenological Study Of Non-Traditional Ged Completers Into The Community College, Christina Marie Dunn Carpenter

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The vision statement of one large Midwestern community college is "dedicated to helping students achieve lifelong fulfillment by providing a quality, innovative and responsive learning environment. Each day, [the college] champions the aspirations of individuals, communities and the state..." Helping each individual realize a lifelong dream is centered on providing a quality education so that he or she may benefit economically, socially, and personally to achieve a better quality of life that expands those benefits to the community, state and world.

Evaluating where the college stands on access to individuals and the communities it serves is critical. It is important ...