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The Road Taken That Has Made All The Difference: A Narrative Inquiry Of Student Engagement And Success In Butler Community College's Accelerated Learning Program In English, Troy Nordman Dec 2017

The Road Taken That Has Made All The Difference: A Narrative Inquiry Of Student Engagement And Success In Butler Community College's Accelerated Learning Program In English, Troy Nordman

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The purpose of this dissertation was to investigate whether students who completed the accelerated learning program (ALP) in English at Butler Community College in fall 2016 perceived a three-part, structured approach to the course as having been a significant factor to their persistence and successful completion of the course. These perceptions were gathered during the spring 2017 semester through one-on-one, face-to-face interviews with 12 students from the fall 2016 cohort. Utilizing the conceptual framework of narrative inquiry proposed by Clandinin (2006) allowing the individual student narratives to weave a common, thematic context, this study examined the specific factors associated with ...


Impediments To The Advancement Of Women At Community Colleges, Teresa Yearout, Mitchell Williams, John Brenner Oct 2017

Impediments To The Advancement Of Women At Community Colleges, Teresa Yearout, Mitchell Williams, John Brenner

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

This study examined current women leaders’ perceptions of the impediments to advancement at the community college. The study was guided by research questions addressing perceptions of (a) personal or internal impediments to advancement; (b) organizational or structural impediments to advancement; and (c) organizational cultural impediments to advancement. Additionally, the current study focuses on the setting and size of the community college and how these factors affect women leaders’ perceptions of impediments to leadership advancement. Participants in the study included a nonrandom, purposive sample of senior female leaders at community college leaders at community colleges in the eleven-state region of the ...


John A. Henschke's Vita Updated 2017, John A. Henschke Edd Oct 2017

John A. Henschke's Vita Updated 2017, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

This vita includes my professional exploits and some personal experiences.


The Structure Of Student Engagement In Community College Student Success Programs: A Quantitative Activity Systems Analysis, Deryl K. Hatch Oct 2017

The Structure Of Student Engagement In Community College Student Success Programs: A Quantitative Activity Systems Analysis, Deryl K. Hatch

Faculty Publications in Educational Administration

Community colleges increasingly implement various student success programs, including 1st-year seminars, college skills courses, learning communities, and orientation, in an effort to boost degree completion. However, it is unclear how success programs’ curricular designs may contribute to these and associated student outcomes. Such inquiry is limited, in part, by the lack of methodological frameworks for program impact heterogeneity research. This study proposes a new conceptualization of nominally different student success programs as instances of a broader activity, which also provides a way to operationalize their curricular structures in comparable ways. Second, to briefly illustrate this approach, the study leverages matched ...


A Phenomenological Study Of Military Veteran Student Attrition At Western Virginia Community Colleges, Gordon Cavendish Sep 2017

A Phenomenological Study Of Military Veteran Student Attrition At Western Virginia Community Colleges, Gordon Cavendish

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the experience of “discontinued enrollment” for military veteran students at western Virginia community colleges. The theory guiding this study was Schlossberg’s (1981) transition theory, as the military veteran students were in transition from the military to the community college. The research questions were, how did military veterans describe their experiences at the community college, and what factors did military veterans identify as influencing their decision to discontinue enrollment? The methodology chosen was transcendental phenomenology which followed a focused structure and data collection methods including interviews, a questionnaire, member checks, and ...


Carolyn Williams Collection, 1983-2012, Allen Thomas, Cynthia Tobar Aug 2017

Carolyn Williams Collection, 1983-2012, Allen Thomas, Cynthia Tobar

Finding Aids

Finding aid for the Carolyn Williams collection prepared by Bronx Community College Archives.


Growth Mindset As An Approach For Improving Our Lives And Our Students' Lives (August 2017), Sarah Grison, Marsh Jones Aug 2017

Growth Mindset As An Approach For Improving Our Lives And Our Students' Lives (August 2017), Sarah Grison, Marsh Jones

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive presentation expands on the concept of growth mindset, the concept that growth and learning can come from failure, and discusses the impact that adopting a growth mindset can have on ourselves and our students. Concludes with some concrete suggestions for cultivating a growth mindset and embracing the power of "yet."


Educating Our Parkland Students In The 21st Century, Julie Weishar, Midge Siem, Patti Verstrat, Sarah Grison Aug 2017

Educating Our Parkland Students In The 21st Century, Julie Weishar, Midge Siem, Patti Verstrat, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

Characteristics of incoming college students are shared with this interactive slide presentation. Additionally, general learning outcomes and development in students of important skill sets (academic, personal, and professional) are used to guide participants to identifying the most effective techniques to improve student learning.


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

Education Publications

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 ...


Content Validation Of The Community College Student Success Program Inventory, Deryl K. Hatch, Naomi Mardock-Uman, Matthew J. Nelson Jun 2017

Content Validation Of The Community College Student Success Program Inventory, Deryl K. Hatch, Naomi Mardock-Uman, Matthew J. Nelson

Faculty Publications in Educational Administration

This study reports on the content validation of the Community College Student Success Program Inventory (CCSSPI), a structured interview protocol for program personnel, designed to serve as a tool for researchers and practitioners alike to account for critical features of various types of student success programs in detailed and comparable ways across multiple sites. In all, 20 subject matter experts (SMEs) rated the relevancy and clarity of each item to ascertain essential program features. Content validity index (CVI) and scale-level index scores (S-CVI) were calculated. Results showed high to moderately high validity for items related to course goals, logistics, skills-focused ...


Correlation Of Local Unemployment Rates And North Carolina Community College Enrollments, Scott Mckinney May 2017

Correlation Of Local Unemployment Rates And North Carolina Community College Enrollments, Scott Mckinney

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The effect of business cycles, as evidenced by local unemployment rates, on individual community colleges needs to be understood so that public resources can be used to strategically align the supply and demand of educational opportunities. A countercyclical relationship indicates the ability to serve citizens may be most restricted during economic downturns when demand is highest. A quantitative Pearson product-moment correlation design was used in this study to determine the magnitude and strength of the relationship of local unemployment rates and enrollments from 1990 through 2016 in North Carolina’s 58 community colleges. Total full-time enrollment in three main categories ...


College Senate Minutes April 27, 2017, Bronx Community College Senate Apr 2017

College Senate Minutes April 27, 2017, Bronx Community College Senate

BCC Governance Archives

Minutes for the meeting of the College Senate on April 27, 2017.


Academic Advising And The Persistence Intentions Of Community College Students In Their First Weeks In College, Deryl K. Hatch, Crystal E. Garcia Apr 2017

Academic Advising And The Persistence Intentions Of Community College Students In Their First Weeks In College, Deryl K. Hatch, Crystal E. Garcia

Faculty Publications in Educational Administration

Persistence of community college students is a serious and perennial concern with numerous published figures illustrating the daunting odds that students and institutions face along their path to college completion (Calcagno, Crosta, Bailey, & Jenkins, 2007; Provasnik & Planty, 2008). Although researchers have made headway in identifying influential factors in students’ successful persistence along that path, evidence suggests that attrition in community colleges can begin to occur within the first term and even between enrollment and the first day of class (Bailey, 2009; Bailey, Jeong, & Cho, 2010; Brooks-Leonard, 1991). While some researchers have explored the critical role of the early weeks of college experiences in student success (Astin, 1993; Tinto, 1988; Woosley, 2003; Woosley & Miller, 2009), studies specific to retention and persistence regarding this timeframe remain scarce, especially in the two-year college sector where 4 out of 10 new college students enroll (American Association of Community Colleges, 2015) and where student ...


An Instrumental Case Study Of Administrative Smart Practices For Fully Online Programs And Degrees, Charles V. Gregory Apr 2017

An Instrumental Case Study Of Administrative Smart Practices For Fully Online Programs And Degrees, Charles V. Gregory

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The purpose of this instrumental case study was to explore administrators’ responses to significant administrative challenges of fully online programs and degrees. The case was a single public community college located in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Plains Region. In this study Bardach’s (1994) method to identify and extrapolate smart practices used to resolve administrative challenges arising from an institution’s online and distance education programming. The concept of smart practice aims to exploit or take advantage of some latent opportunity for creating value. Organizational culture was identified to be of significant influence in identifying the value the ...


Why Do They Do It? A Case Study Of Factors Influencing Part-Time Faculty To Seek Employment At A Community College, Philip E. Pons, Dana Burnett, Mitchell R. Williams, Tisha M. Paredes Apr 2017

Why Do They Do It? A Case Study Of Factors Influencing Part-Time Faculty To Seek Employment At A Community College, Philip E. Pons, Dana Burnett, Mitchell R. Williams, Tisha M. Paredes

Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications

The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover the motivational factors influencing part-time faculty employment within the community college from the perspective of the part-time faculty. The study examined these reported motivational factors for differences influenced by age, gender, and employment status. A survey was distributed to a random sample of part-time faculty members at a large metropolitan community college in the Southeastern United States. Participants were asked to respond to categorical demographic questions and survey questions to determine workplace satisfaction. Three open-ended questions were presented to obtain in-depth information about the motivational factors leading adjunct faculty to seek ...


Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm At Arrupe College, Minerva Ahumada, Shannon Gore, Aisha Raees, Carlo Tarantino Apr 2017

Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm At Arrupe College, Minerva Ahumada, Shannon Gore, Aisha Raees, Carlo Tarantino

Ignatian Pedagogy Educational Resources

No abstract provided.


College Senate Minutes March 23, 2017, Bronx Community College Senate Mar 2017

College Senate Minutes March 23, 2017, Bronx Community College Senate

BCC Governance Archives

Minutes for the meeting of the College Senate on March 23, 2017.


Growth Mindset: What Is It And Why Does It Matter So Much? (March 2017), Sarah Grison, Marsh Jones Mar 2017

Growth Mindset: What Is It And Why Does It Matter So Much? (March 2017), Sarah Grison, Marsh Jones

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive presentation defines what it means to have a growth mindset, the idea that learning comes from failure, explains why the approach is beneficial to students (and everyone), and identifies concrete ways to cultivate a growth mindset.


College Senate Minutes February 2, 2017, Bronx Community College Senate Feb 2017

College Senate Minutes February 2, 2017, Bronx Community College Senate

BCC Governance Archives

Minutes for the meeting of the College Senate on February 23, 2017.


How Community Colleges In Texas Prioritize Resources For Latino Men, Sarah L. Rodriguez-Jones, Kelty T. Garbee, Ryan A. Miller, Victor B. Saenz Feb 2017

How Community Colleges In Texas Prioritize Resources For Latino Men, Sarah L. Rodriguez-Jones, Kelty T. Garbee, Ryan A. Miller, Victor B. Saenz

Education Publications

This study explored how administrators at community colleges conceptualized change related to resource allocation and managing competing priorities to support targeted programming for Latino men. The study included the perspectives of 39 administrators from seven community colleges across Texas using concepts associated with institutional change to ground our analysis. Findings revealed that state and national initiatives, particularly those concerned with enhancing success for students of color, influenced how community college administrators approached change on their campuses. In addition, community college institutional mission, leadership, and a desire for data-informed resource management influenced the approach to resource allocation for Latino men.


Brain-Based Learning (V 1.0), Sarah Grison Jan 2017

Brain-Based Learning (V 1.0), Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive presentation discusses brain-based learning by identifying the myths versus the realities of the approach, exploring teaching an learning tools suggested by literature on brain-based research, and discussing how brain-based learning techniques might be useful in the community college classroom.


One More Student: Session 3: Is There Such Thing As An Exciting Lecture?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison Jan 2017

One More Student: Session 3: Is There Such Thing As An Exciting Lecture?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive slide show discusses the academic challenges of the community college student, and offers practical, research-based methods to help engage students in effective learning strategies. This is the third session of a four-part workshop series which was designed as professional development for instructors teaching FYE101 at Parkland College.


One More Student: Session 4: How Can We Get Students To Come Back?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison Jan 2017

One More Student: Session 4: How Can We Get Students To Come Back?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive slide show encourages community college faculty to explore their own teaching goals, provides an understanding of how developing a growth mindset in students can help them to return for more education, and shares some practical teaching tools to support student retention and success. This is the last session of a four-part workshop series which was designed as professional development for instructors teaching FYE101 at Parkland College.


One More Student: Session 2: Is There Such A Thing As Intrusive Teaching?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison Jan 2017

One More Student: Session 2: Is There Such A Thing As Intrusive Teaching?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive slide show promotes supporting students with "intrusive teaching" and encourages faculty to get to know students outside the classroom by understanding the non-academic challenges faced by community college students and providing practical tools, armed with resources available for students, to engage in "intrusive teaching." This is the second session of a four-part workshop series which was designed as professional development for instructors teaching FYE101 at Parkland College.


One More Student: Session 1: What Tools Can Help Teachers Be Successful In Keeping Students, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison Jan 2017

One More Student: Session 1: What Tools Can Help Teachers Be Successful In Keeping Students, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive slide show identifies the needs and challenges or the community college student, and how to best support those needs with practical teaching tools to improve student retention and success. This is the first session of a four-part workshop series which was designed as professional development for instructors teaching FYE101 at Parkland College.


When Conflict Crosses Cultural Lines: How Culture Informs Conflict, Joel Perez Phd, David M. Johnstone Edd Jan 2017

When Conflict Crosses Cultural Lines: How Culture Informs Conflict, Joel Perez Phd, David M. Johnstone Edd

Staff Publications - Student Life

Diverse cultural experience provides tremendous educational value. At the same time, it presents the possibility for increased misunderstanding and conflict. While conflict can happen with students of the same background, cross-cultural dynamics tend to add complexities to tension. Using a tool such as the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory, we have helped college student leaders build stronger teams, with a better and deeper ability to navigate, mediate and mitigate conflict among their leadership teams and peers.


Rethinking Lifelong Learning With Thailand For The 21st Century [Part 2], John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2017

Rethinking Lifelong Learning With Thailand For The 21st Century [Part 2], John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Involving The Adult Learner, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2017

Involving The Adult Learner, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Rethinking Lifelong Learning With Thailand For The 21st Century [Part 1], John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2017

Rethinking Lifelong Learning With Thailand For The 21st Century [Part 1], John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Workable St. Louis, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2017

Workable St. Louis, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.