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Examining Factors Related To Academic Success Of Military-Connected Students At Community Colleges, Denise N. Williams-Klotz, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf Jul 2017

Examining Factors Related To Academic Success Of Military-Connected Students At Community Colleges, Denise N. Williams-Klotz, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf

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The number of military-connected students enrolling in community colleges has increased dramatically in the past decade, and this trend is expected to continue. This research focused on examining factors that contribute to the academic success of community college students. Specifically, the purpose of this quantitative study was to identify the demographic characteristics; campus relationships; and financial, academic and personal experiences that are associated with grade point average (GPA) and intent to return for military-connected students at seven community colleges. Identifying as a Student of Color (any race or ethnicity other than White) and experience meeting professors’ academic expectations were negatively ...


Engaging Latino Men In Community Colleges: The Role Of Student-Faculty Interactions, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Kristine Massey, Victor B. Saenz Jan 2016

Engaging Latino Men In Community Colleges: The Role Of Student-Faculty Interactions, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Kristine Massey, Victor B. Saenz

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Community college faculty members are essential to promoting student engagement and success, yet little research in this area has focused on the interactions of Latino men with their faculty members. The study utilized Harris and Wood’s (2013) Socio-Ecological Outcomes (SEO) model which focuses on the educational success of men of color in community colleges, to examine how Latino men made meaning of their interactions with faculty members and how these interactions influenced their community college success. Latino men made meaning of their faculty experiences based on (a) the accessibility and approachability of the faculty member, (b) their own hesitancy ...


A Study Of Resource Expenditures And Allocation At Deep Colleges And Universities: Is Spending Related To Student Engagement?, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Kevin Saunders, John H. Schuh, Mack Shelly Jan 2004

A Study Of Resource Expenditures And Allocation At Deep Colleges And Universities: Is Spending Related To Student Engagement?, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Kevin Saunders, John H. Schuh, Mack Shelly

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Institutions were selected for the Documenting Effective Educational Practices (DEEP) study because they have higher than expected graduation rates and scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). These institutions have been characterized in a number of ways, but, most important, it was presumed that faculty, students, administrators, and others engaged in a variety of institutional activities and practices that advanced learning.