Análisis Del Programa Ser Pilo Paga Primera Convocatoria 2015: Una Experiencia En El Sector Educativo, 2019 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá
Análisis Del Programa Ser Pilo Paga Primera Convocatoria 2015: Una Experiencia En El Sector Educativo, Liz Andrea Choles Benavides, Sindy Tatiana Montoya López
La presente investigación centra su atención en el estudio del Programa Ser Pilo Paga desde una óptica analítica-reflexiva, sobre varios aspectos que han generado polémica dentro de la sociedad por la forma como se han venido aplicando sus directrices. Ser Pilo Paga fue una iniciativa creada en el mandato de Juan Manuel Santos como parte de las políticas públicas implementadas por su gobierno con miras a fortalecer la calidad educativa, mediante el subsidio o créditos educativos a estudiantes con un potencial académico excelente, pero que no cuentan con los recursos económicos necesarios para optar por un cupo en una universidad ...
Matriculation Through Dual Credit, 2019 Murray State University
Matriculation Through Dual Credit, Lorry Beth Wilson
Murray State Theses and Dissertations
Earning college credit in high school has become a rising trend, while correlation of matriculation to credit hour accumulation, underrepresented minority population, and high school data is limited. State policies are redefining outdated rules and processes in order to provide access, affordability, and awareness to students throughout the United States. West Kentucky Community and Technical College, in partnership with area high schools, enroll students in dual credit courses, which assists with increasing college credential completion and the reduction of total college costs. Students must have guidance and planning before, during, and after earning dual credit. This helps the student to ...
Quality Enhancement Plans At Community Colleges: Caring Attitudes, Intentional Advising, And Open Communication, 2019 Murray State University
Quality Enhancement Plans At Community Colleges: Caring Attitudes, Intentional Advising, And Open Communication, Anthony Strawn
Murray State Theses and Dissertations
In 2004 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges, (SACSCOC) started requiring a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) as part of the decennial reaffirmation process. Since 2004, over one billion dollars have been spent by the 794 accredited SACSCOC institutions completing their QEPs. Fifth-Year Impact Reports must be completed by the institution at the end of the QEP as part of the Fifth-Year Compliance Report. Once that report is accepted by SACSCOC, no additional reporting on the QEP is required. This study looked at six Track A, Level I institutions in five states that started a QEP with ...
Navigating The Career Pipeline: Experiences Of Female Community College Presidents, 2019 University of Kentucky
Navigating The Career Pipeline: Experiences Of Female Community College Presidents, Andrea Allen Deal
Theses and Dissertations--Education Sciences
Despite holding a majority of lower and middle management positions in public two-year institutions, women still hold only one-third of current community college presidencies. This study explored the gendered phenomenon of navigating the career pipeline in higher education to reach the office of community college president. The purpose of the study was to examine the educational backgrounds and career paths of recently-appointed female community college presidents, as well as the barriers and sources of support they encountered while navigating the career pipeline.
A phenomenological approach was utilized for this qualitative study. Data was primarily collected using semi-structured interviews. Additional sources ...
It’S Not The Programs; It’S The People: Building Human Levers Of Retention In Community Colleges, 2019 University of Kentucky
It’S Not The Programs; It’S The People: Building Human Levers Of Retention In Community Colleges, Kyle Barron
Theses and Dissertations--Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
Student attrition prior to the completion of a credential is an issue that has increasingly demanded the attention of stakeholders in higher education, particularly in the community college sector, in which less than half of all students complete a credential after six years. The costs of student attrition are high and widespread, ranging from the financial costs for institutions and federal and state governments to the personal and monetary costs paid by those students whose personal and professional goals are not achieved. With the ever-increasing focus on accountability for institutions of higher education and the growing movement toward performance-based funding ...
We (She, Me, Her) Are Not In Communication: An Autoethnography Of A Black College Administrator, 2019 University of the Pacific
We (She, Me, Her) Are Not In Communication: An Autoethnography Of A Black College Administrator, Tanya Anderson
University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations
I’m a first generation, previously low income, Christian, African American administrator at a California community college who struggled and felt alone throughout my journey. This autoethnography helped me make peace within my broken pieces. Within this dissertation, I highlight the impacts and hindrances within my education, family and career experiences. The purpose of this study is to offer the reader an insider view of how I ultimately became an administrator and with this information provide scholarship on how to more successfully integrate African American female leaders into higher education. The bonus chapter provides young women lessons learned along the ...
Perspectives Of High School And Community College Instructors On College Readiness, 2019 Walden University
Perspectives Of High School And Community College Instructors On College Readiness, Cynthia M. Scheuer
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The preparation students need to complete college successfully is important to many stakeholders, including students, educators, and the community. Colleges struggle with enrollment and retention while high school teachers and community college instructors focus on the preparation of students to succeed in college. High school teachers and community college instructors are uniquely qualified to inform the determinants of college readiness across the continuum of education. This research study explored the perceptions of high school teachers and college instructors on the skills and behaviors required of students to be successful in college. This qualitative descriptive study was based on the conceptual ...
Predictors Of Community College Students’ Academic Success In The Corequisite Model, 2019 Georgia Southern University
Predictors Of Community College Students’ Academic Success In The Corequisite Model, Damon Andrews
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine predictors of community college student academic success in the corequisite model. Academic success was defined dichotomously on a pass or fail basis. The population in this study included 1,933 students that enrolled in at least one corequisite English and/or mathematics course at the college between the fall semester of 2015 and summer semester of 2018. The predictors examined were a student’s sex, race, age at time of enrollment, Pell grant recipient status, first-generation college student status, high school GPA, placement test scores, academic major, time spent receiving academic ...
Addressing The Completion Agenda By Improving A Community College's Student Retention Rates, 2019 Walden University
Addressing The Completion Agenda By Improving A Community College's Student Retention Rates, Emily Jo Bishop
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
A local community college is experiencing low level student retention. . The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of administrators, faculty and students regarding the low student retention rate. The participants for this qualitative case study included 6 former students who withdrew from the local community college before completing their degrees, 2 faculty members, and 2 administrators. The conceptual framework was constructivism. Research questions were designed to elicit perceptions of understanding retention issues in terms of adult learning and documenting the problem of retention. Data were collected in the form of semi-structured interviews and document review to answer ...
Effect Of Social And Cultural Capital And Supportive Programs On Higher Education Aspirations And Transfer Intention Of Community College Hospitality Management Students, Ernest Lew
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
This study used a web-based questionnaire to explore the effects of social and cultural capital, and community college personnel such as faculty, counselors, and other support services on the degree aspirations, transfer intentions, and perceived ability to navigate the upward transfer process of California community college hospitality management students to a four-year educational institution. The questionnaire was sent to a geographically stratified statewide sample of Latino and non-Latino California community college hospitality management students (n=2,300) in eight community college hospitality management programs throughout California.
The social capital variables were significant in explaining students’ degree aspirations and perceived ability ...
Seeing Reading In First-Year Composition, 2018 Illinois State University
Seeing Reading In First-Year Composition, Matthew Felumlee
Theses and Dissertations
This dissertation focuses on a study of reading-into-writing strategies employed by students in two sections of first-year-composition (FYC) that were paired with a support course as part of an accelerated learning program (ALP) at a community college. Each FYC course was comprised of 11 students whom the college had deemed college-ready without the ALP course, and 11 students who were deemed at remedial levels in reading and / or writing and who were subsequently required to enroll in the ALP course. The study employs grounded theory methodology to identify and consider the many factors that influenced how reading was portrayed, conceived ...
An Analysis Of Learning Outcomes In A Freshman Seminar Learning Community That Utilizes Peer Mentoring At A Community College, 2018 Kingsborough Community College
An Analysis Of Learning Outcomes In A Freshman Seminar Learning Community That Utilizes Peer Mentoring At A Community College, George J. Hill, Paula L. Risolo Ed. D
Learning Communities Research and Practice
While there has been research on the effects of utilizing Peer Mentors within Learning Communities with regards to retention data, little research has been done to show the effects that Peer Mentoring has on learning outcomes within a Learning Community. Using anecdotal evidence from peer mentors working within a Learning Community at an urban community college, we describe the effects that individual mentors have had on individual first-semester students. For a preliminary quantitative analysis, a pre post survey was given to two groups of Learning Community students, one group which had peer mentors attached to their Learning Communities (PMLC), and ...
Community College Students’ Perceptions Of Their Academic Workload, 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Community College Students’ Perceptions Of Their Academic Workload, William Neff
UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones
One major barrier to success, for first-time, full-time college students, is course workload (Bowyer, 2012). How students respond to their situation and the barriers they face may influence decisions they make about classes in which they should enroll or those they should avoid, completing or dropping a class during the semester, and persisting from term-to-term and year-to-year. In an effort to help students succeed, colleges often give them a specified set of core courses and a specific or even prescribed pathway to complete the “general education” requirements. These core courses such as mathematics, communication, and English, among others, taken separately ...
Higher Education Mergers: Challenges Blending Organizational Culture And The Influence Of Leaders, 2018 University of New England
Higher Education Mergers: Challenges Blending Organizational Culture And The Influence Of Leaders, Amy A. Maison
All Theses And Dissertations
The purpose of this research was to explore, identify, and describe the challenges two-year college administrators face when blending the organizational culture of two or more institutions as a result of an involuntary, single sector merger. This phenomenological qualitative study drew findings from interviews with 12 individuals who have experienced a merger, are currently in leadership or faculty positions, and work for the Technical College System of Georgia. Using Moustakas’s (1994) model of transcendental phenomenology and the open systems theory, the researcher sought to uncover the human experience of a higher education merger. As a result of the data ...
A Resource-Oriented Investigation Into The Community College Matriculation And Persistence Of U.S.-Educated English Language Learners, 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Resource-Oriented Investigation Into The Community College Matriculation And Persistence Of U.S.-Educated English Language Learners, Naomi Mardock Uman
Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research
The purpose of this qualitative single case study with embedded units of analysis was to provide evidence of the personal, institutional, and community resources leveraged by U.S.-educated English language learners (US-ELLs) to matriculate and persist at community colleges and of how their educational experiences were shaped by community college policies and practices. By considering the experiences of multiple students through in-depth interviews and drawing on additional insight provided by interviews with institutional agents, this resource-oriented investigation into US-ELLs’ matriculation and persistence was designed to counter the prevailing deficit orientation that may limit educational opportunity for US-ELLs at community ...
Nontraditional Students Success In Compressed Courses Within A Community College Cohort, 2018 Western Kentucky University
Nontraditional Students Success In Compressed Courses Within A Community College Cohort, Elizabeth Kinter Tanner
Masters Theses & Specialist Projects
Nontraditional students are an untapped population for American higher education institutions. Private baccalaureate-granting universities have taken the lead on creating programs for this population’s needs. These programs typically include combinations of online instruction, cohorts, compressed or accelerated courses, and prior learning assessment. Similarly constructed programs for nontraditional students at public community colleges are less common. A review of the Council for Accelerated Programs’ website reveals only twelve of the 98-member institutions are community or technical colleges, and only one is in California (Council for Accelerated Programs, n.d.). In 2016, Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District in California created the ...
Social Construction Of Power In Policymaking: A Case Of Cybersecurity Articulation Agreements In Virginia, 2018 Old Dominion University
Social Construction Of Power In Policymaking: A Case Of Cybersecurity Articulation Agreements In Virginia, Michael Paul Moore
Educational Foundations & Leadership Theses & Dissertations
Existing research into the creation of articulation agreements focused solely on the functional aspects of these documents, such as maximizing transfer credit. However, little is known about the experiences of faculty and administrators at the community colleges and universities who create articulation agreements and how their experiences affect partnerships between institutions. This is especially important for high-stakes articulation agreements in industries that are under-employed, as institutions are expected to enroll large numbers of students to meet the demands of the market. Who takes charge in the creation of such articulation agreements is of interest for leaders of institutions seeking to ...
Adjunct Faculty: The Silent Majority, 2018 Concordia University - Portland
Adjunct Faculty: The Silent Majority, Erin M. Hillstead Walton
CUP Ed.D. Dissertations
The increase in use of part-time faculty, commonly referred to as “adjunct,” has shifted the academic workforce. Utilization of this populace has increased steadily over the past several years and is anticipated to continue this growth as colleges and universities seek cost-cutting measures in balancing their annual budgets. With this increase, however, comes unexpected consequences for the educators who fill these roles; often they are underpaid, overworked, and employed tenuously from term-to-term with no security in employment. This dissertation examines the adjunct faculty role; including what adjunct faculty need to be successful, versus what they have been provided to succeed ...
Recruiting Community College Transfer Students, 2018 Lubbock Christian University
Recruiting Community College Transfer Students, Jody Reding
Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership
Private faith-based colleges and universities are a strong fit for community college transfer students. However, far too many small private faith-based colleges and universities miss the mark when it comes to their successful recruitment. This paper seeks to address this issue and provide solutions for successfully recruiting community college transfer students. The number one question that leads decisions year in and year out for many small private faith-based colleges and universities is whether or not they can recruit and retain students (M. Brewer, personal communication, 2015). All too often, the focus of most admissions teams’ centers on traditional (new freshman ...
Relationships Among Authentic Leadership, Manager Incivility And Trust In The Manager, 2018 The University of Western Ontario
Relationships Among Authentic Leadership, Manager Incivility And Trust In The Manager, Ohood Ali Alkaabi
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
There have been growing concerns about manager incivility toward new graduate nurses which hinders their adaptation to the workplace environment. Manager incivility impairs the relationship between managers and their staff. Furthermore, nursing managers have a significant responsibility to facilitate new graduate nurses' transition into the nursing profession. The purpose of this secondary analysis was to examine the relationships among authentic leadership of managers and new graduate nurses’ experience of manager incivility and their subsequent degree of trust in their managers. Secondary analysis of the baseline data using a non-experimental, correlational design was conducted. A random sample of 1020 new graduate ...