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Perceptions Of Tennessee Community College Leaders Regarding External Mandates, Institutional Effectiveness Practices, And Institutional Performance, Gary J. Skolits Dec 1999

Perceptions Of Tennessee Community College Leaders Regarding External Mandates, Institutional Effectiveness Practices, And Institutional Performance, Gary J. Skolits

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The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of academic and administrative community college leaders regarding the relationship between select external mandates and associated institutional effectiveness practices, institutional performance, and the use of assessment results for institutional improvement in Tennessee community colleges. Tennessee community colleges were selected for this study due to their decades long history with institutional assessments through the performance funding program. A primary assumption underlying this study was that Tennessee community colleges provide a historically unique assessment context for this study. The researcher developed a specific survey instrument for this study. The design of the ...


Pre- And Post-Matriculation Correlates Of Student Retention Within A Community College Setting, Pamela E. Goodman Dec 1999

Pre- And Post-Matriculation Correlates Of Student Retention Within A Community College Setting, Pamela E. Goodman

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In the 1990s, due in part to declining enrollment numbers and prolonged budget constraints, student retention became a primary focus in higher education. Aligned with the nationwide interest, this longitudinal, archival study focused on the correlates of student retention at Walters State Community College, located in Morristown, Tennessee. The population involved 17,497 students enrolled from the fall semester of 1992 through the fall semester of 1997. Four sets of variables were investigated--demographic variables, pre-matriculation variables, post-matriculation variables related to grades, and post-matriculation variables related to enrollment. The data were collected through the use of a computer program written to ...


A Study To Determine The Attitudes Of Full-Time And Adjunct Faculty Members Of The Business Division At Southwest Virginia Community College Toward Technology Training, Loretta Beavers Jan 1999

A Study To Determine The Attitudes Of Full-Time And Adjunct Faculty Members Of The Business Division At Southwest Virginia Community College Toward Technology Training, Loretta Beavers

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The problem of this study was to determine the attitudes of full-time and adjunct faculty members of the Business Division of Southwest Virginia Community College toward technology training. The following goals provided direction in this study: 1. What skills do faculty members feel they need to be more effective in using computers to supplement instruction in SVCC's Business Division? 2. What is the individual faculty member's attitude concerning technology training in specific computer software programs? 3. What technology skills do the faculty members think the students of the Business Division's curriculum programs should acquire? 4. What recommendations ...