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Front Matter Sep 2018

Front Matter

Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

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Vol. 21 (Full) Sep 2018

Vol. 21 (Full)

Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

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Front Cover Sep 2018

Front Cover

Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

Cover art by Kim Correale, an art student at John Tyler Community College.


Call For Papers And Art Sep 2018

Call For Papers And Art

Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

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Table Of Contents Sep 2018

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Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

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Back Cover Sep 2018

Back Cover

Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

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Needs And Best Practices For Transfer To Our Four-Year Institutions: The Results Of Survey Research, Patrick K. Smith Sep 2018

Needs And Best Practices For Transfer To Our Four-Year Institutions: The Results Of Survey Research, Patrick K. Smith

Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

Contemporary concerns for college programs focus on the ability of the program to prepare students to become employable upon graduation. For a community college psychology program, that focus is somewhat muted by the fact that many of the graduates of the community college will transfer to four-year state universities. For this reason, it is imperative for the community college programs to ascertain from those four-year institutions what preparation those transferring students need. This study has captured what fourteen state public university psychology departments desire for transferring students and what they see as lacking in their students transferring from community colleges ...


Community College Discipline Faculty Perceptions Of Role As Literacy Educators, Kristen H. Gregory, Monique Colclough Sep 2018

Community College Discipline Faculty Perceptions Of Role As Literacy Educators, Kristen H. Gregory, Monique Colclough

Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

Approximately a quarter of community college students are entering college-level courses underprepared for the literacy and critical thinking skills required to be successful in discipline courses (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2013). Discipline faculty are considered experts in their content area and are often not trained in pedagogy and literacy instruction, yet they are faced with meeting the diverse literacy needs of their students while still maintaining high content-focused expectations within their courses. This phenomenological case study investigated community college discipline faculty’s perceptions and practices regarding integrating literacy instruction within their disciplines. Data were collected from community college faculty ...


Exploring Student Diversity: College Students Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders, Monique N. Colclough Phd Sep 2018

Exploring Student Diversity: College Students Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders, Monique N. Colclough Phd

Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

Higher education literature advises that college students who have autism spectrum disorders overwhelmingly attend community colleges. However the persistence and retention of college students who have autism spectrum disorders is not well documented. Absent among the existing literature are first-person narratives of college students who have autism. This phenomenological study explored the experiences of college students who have autism spectrum disorders, focusing on the social experiences that impact college persistence and retention. The following research questions guided the study: What are the social experiences of college students who have autism? What role(s) do various social experiences play in the ...


Review Of John Shank's Interactive Open Educational Resources, Kim Grewe Sep 2018

Review Of John Shank's Interactive Open Educational Resources, Kim Grewe

Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

The use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education is becoming more widespread as college educators explore ways to increase college access and affordability. John Shank’s book Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching is one of the better nuts and bolts guides available to those in higher education interested in exploring the use of OER in their courses and programs. This review analyzes Shank’s book and finds that although the guide provides useful advice for collecting, curating, and adopting OER, the book falls a ...