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A Study Of The Academic Performance Of Iowa Valley Community College District Transfer Students , Lisa Michelle Breja Jan 2006

A Study Of The Academic Performance Of Iowa Valley Community College District Transfer Students , Lisa Michelle Breja

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to assess the academic performance of Iowa Valley Community College District transfer students at the Iowa Regent institutions. The study analyzed the Regent first-term and cumulative GPA of IVCCD students who transferred to a Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Iowa between 2000 and 2004. Four research questions guided the study: (1) What are the academic characteristics of IVCCD students who transferred to Regent institutions? (2) How did students perform at Regent institutions upon transfer? (3) Did transfer students experience a recovery in GPA at the time of baccalaureate ...


A Comparison Of The Enrollment, Persistence And Transfer Rates Of White And Minority Students At Des Moines Area Community College , Kim Jeanine Linduska Jan 2003

A Comparison Of The Enrollment, Persistence And Transfer Rates Of White And Minority Students At Des Moines Area Community College , Kim Jeanine Linduska

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The role of the community college has been to unlock the doors of education opportunity for all individuals, and provide the entry point to higher education. Community colleges are the primary gateway to education for many of our minority and first generation students. Reflecting national trends, enrollment of minority students in Iowa's community colleges is increasing. The available transfer data demonstrate the low participation and transfer rates of minority students in community colleges and in higher education, in general, in Iowa. A detailed analysis of the number of minority students enrolling, and persisting in community colleges and transferring to ...


Community College Finance: Current Funds Revenue Sources In 11 Midwest States In The Decade Of The 1990s , Carol Noel Piper Kenton Jan 2003

Community College Finance: Current Funds Revenue Sources In 11 Midwest States In The Decade Of The 1990s , Carol Noel Piper Kenton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Twelve current funds revenue sources utilized by 212 community colleges in 11 Midwest states during the decade of the 1990s were analyzed, using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), available on the Internet. Comparisons were made by state as well as time, using the two-way analysis of variance. Of particular interest were trends in the proportions of student tuition and fees, and state and/or local appropriations from 1990 to 1995 to 2000. Also examined was the states' use of alternative funding sources to compensate for a possible reduction in government appropriations. Different funding models within the ...


A Longitudinal Study Of Dual Credit Enrollment Of High School Students As An Accelerator For Degree Completion , Joseph Edward Nitzke Jan 2002

A Longitudinal Study Of Dual Credit Enrollment Of High School Students As An Accelerator For Degree Completion , Joseph Edward Nitzke

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Dual credit programs allow high school students to enroll in postsecondary institutions while still in high school, earning concurrent high school and college credit. Because dual credit programs can serve a variety of purposes (financial, educational, and systemic), they have gained prominence in education reform initiatives. My study evaluated one school-based dual credit program partnered through a Midwestern community college.;Two research questions guided the study: (1) Are high school students who earn early college credit more likely than traditionally-enrolled students to complete college degrees? (2) Does this form of dual credit program yield accelerated educational progress for students? I ...


Community College Counseling: Present Realities; Perspectives For The Future , Linda M. Peterson Jan 2002

Community College Counseling: Present Realities; Perspectives For The Future , Linda M. Peterson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The point of entry into higher education for approximately half of all students is America's community colleges. Community colleges provide access to higher education to students who are extremely diverse in their educational preparation and personal backgrounds. Student services administrators and counselors agree that today's students are more in need of counseling services than ever before. At the same time, counseling positions are being decreased or even eliminated in all sectors of education. Counselors are on the front lines of providing critical services to under prepared or high-risk students. If the current trend continues, many high-risk students may ...


Nontraditional Students' Learning And Developmental Experiences At Two-Year Institutions: An Assessment Of Hispanic/Latino(A) Students' Experiences At Selected Community Colleges In Iowa , Jaime Hernandez Mijangos Jan 2001

Nontraditional Students' Learning And Developmental Experiences At Two-Year Institutions: An Assessment Of Hispanic/Latino(A) Students' Experiences At Selected Community Colleges In Iowa , Jaime Hernandez Mijangos

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Despite the latest substantial increase in Hispanic/Latino(a) students enrollment in Higher Education institutions, more than 20% since 1993 at two-year and four-year colleges and universities and an increased enrollment of 4.7% in community colleges during a one-year period (1996--1997), issues of retention, transfer, and graduation are still the main focus of educational researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. Iowa community colleges have followed similar enrollment trends in the last decade or so when considering the growth of nontraditional students (Hispanic/Latino(a)s among them) entering such two-year institutions. As any other ethnic minority student group, Hispanic/Latino ...


Iowa's Community College Transfer Students, 1996-2000: Demographics, Graduation, And Retention Rates , Ann Marie Fields Jan 2001

Iowa's Community College Transfer Students, 1996-2000: Demographics, Graduation, And Retention Rates , Ann Marie Fields

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study compares Iowa community college (CC) transfer students who transferred to one of Iowa's three Regent universities in the fall of 1996 to students who started at one of the Iowa Regent universities in 1994 and who were still attending such university in the fall of 1996 (referred to as non-transfer, or NT, students). In previous educational literature, these students have been referred to as "native" students. To be culturally sensitive, this study identifies these students as "non-transfer students" or NT students. Demographic comparisons are made according to age, gender, ACT scores, and the number of credits either ...


An Outcomes Study Of Students Participating In The Iowa Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act 1990-1993 , Sherril Ann Harris Jan 1995

An Outcomes Study Of Students Participating In The Iowa Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act 1990-1993 , Sherril Ann Harris

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The Iowa Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA) was passed by the Iowa Legislature in 1987 and permits high school students to enroll in college classes for college credit and also apply that credit to high school graduation requirements. To date no longitudinal research has been conducted to track students participating in this program through a four-year university experience, and the state's educational sectors have indicated a need for such research. This study tracked the educational progress of 204 high school students who earned PSEO credit through four Iowa community colleges and transferred this credit to Iowa's three Regent ...


Women's Leadership Development: A Case Study Involving Iowa's Community Colleges And The Leadership Institute For A New Century , Glenda Kay Gallisath Jan 1995

Women's Leadership Development: A Case Study Involving Iowa's Community Colleges And The Leadership Institute For A New Century , Glenda Kay Gallisath

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to describe the role of the Leadership Institute for a New Century (LINC) in leadership development for women and people of color. The case study of selected LINC stakeholders focused on leadership development, the enhancement of leadership skills, and the use of type theory in leadership development. Data sources used were: (1) the Satisfaction and Perception Survey completed by LINC participants; (2) personal semi-structured interviews of selected LINC stakeholders; (3) the data base of type profiles for LINC participants, using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Methods of data analysis were descriptive statistics for the ...


Satisfaction With College Outcomes And Career Services: A Study Of Students Enrolled At Public 2-Year And 4-Year Institutions In The Midwest , Luanne M. Ahrens Jan 1994

Satisfaction With College Outcomes And Career Services: A Study Of Students Enrolled At Public 2-Year And 4-Year Institutions In The Midwest , Luanne M. Ahrens

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine student perception of the importance of attaining skills and to measure college satisfaction as students were about to graduate or leave their current public college. The study utilized American College Testing's (ACT) World-of-Work Map and College Outcomes Survey instrument;Participants in this study, 4,421 college students at 36 public 2- and 4-year institutions in 13 Midwestern states, rated the perceived importance of attaining 26 skills, expressed their level of satisfaction with 39 aspects of college life and identified their occupational choice. In addition, descriptive information was gathered including lifetime educational ...


Evaluation Of Two-Way Interactive Television For Community College Instruction: Development Of An Instrument And Assessment Of Student Attitudes , Christine Knupp Sorensen Jan 1994

Evaluation Of Two-Way Interactive Television For Community College Instruction: Development Of An Instrument And Assessment Of Student Attitudes , Christine Knupp Sorensen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation is organized in three sections. The first section includes a review of the literature related to distance education covering (1) the history and definition of distance education, (2) a review of evaluation instruments used to assess student perceptions and attitudes, and (3) a summary of research findings in five areas of distance education: student motivation, student persistence, student achievement, student satisfaction, and comparisons of students in distance and traditional education settings. The focus of the literature review is on distance education using telecommunications technologies;Second, an article describing the development of an evaluation instrument for use in an ...


College Bound/Images: How Students Perceive A Precollege Program To Increase The Pool Of Ethnic Minorities Seeking College Admission At Iowa's Regents Institutions , Sandy Hoagland Jr. Jan 1993

College Bound/Images: How Students Perceive A Precollege Program To Increase The Pool Of Ethnic Minorities Seeking College Admission At Iowa's Regents Institutions , Sandy Hoagland Jr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine how students who are academically marginal or academically at-risk perceive College Bound/Images as a precollege program to increase the pool of ethnic minorities seeking college admission at Iowa's Regents institutions. The study identifies factors associated with students' perceptions of College Bound/Images as a precollege program to increase the pool of ethnic minorities seeking college admission upon high school completion in Iowa. The research was guided by 17 questions;The second phase of the study involved a mailed questionnaire to 450 ethnic minority students currently enrolled in the College Bound ...


Community College Community Services/Continuing Education Directors: Competencies Needed For Future Leadership , Dale Alan Amunson Jan 1993

Community College Community Services/Continuing Education Directors: Competencies Needed For Future Leadership , Dale Alan Amunson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify and define competencies for community college community services/continuing education directors;A review of literature on community college community services/continuing education, community services leadership, community college presidential competencies, and business management/leadership was conducted. The review of literature yielded little literature on community services/continuing education research and writings. Literature on community college presidential competencies and business management/leadership was more prevalent which provided competencies appropriate for community service/continuing education directors. A doctoral dissertation conducted in 1989 provided a set of 43 identified competencies for community college presidents. The competencies ...


Factors That Influence Course Difficulty , George Cleveland Bradley Jan 1992

Factors That Influence Course Difficulty , George Cleveland Bradley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Throughout the academic community it is generally accepted that there are degrees of difficulty among college courses. The source of variability in course difficulty could be related to background knowledge of students, variability in instructional methods, and variability in the characteristics of the subject matter;Some courses may be more difficult than other courses because of the content of the courses. These are the courses that present students with abstract ideas and are based on the assumption that students have the ability to think in abstract terms. The vocabulary presented in many of these courses is often foreign to students ...


The Impact Of Incoming Student Characteristics And College Environment On Community College Student Success , Susan Croy Norton Jan 1992

The Impact Of Incoming Student Characteristics And College Environment On Community College Student Success , Susan Croy Norton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to identify incoming student characteristics and college environment variables predictive of student success at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC). Using the I-E-O model developed by Astin, the researcher investigated input variables of prior academic achievement, gender, race, personality type, age, socio-economic status, and educational goal; environmental variables of full or part time attendance, on or off campus classes, commuter or dormitory residence, major area of study, goal congruence, student involvement, and student satisfaction; and student success measured by self-assessment, grade point average, and ratio of number of hours completed to number of ...


Academic Advising: A Comparative Analysis Of National Norms In Public Community Colleges And In The League For Innovation In The Community College , Dava Paulette James Jan 1992

Academic Advising: A Comparative Analysis Of National Norms In Public Community Colleges And In The League For Innovation In The Community College , Dava Paulette James

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The focus of this study was the identification and analysis of academic advising model components and trends in public community colleges and in the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national, nonprofit, educational consortium of progressive community colleges. The results of a 1987 American College Testing national survey and the results of a 1992 survey of League for Innovation members were utilized. Based on these data, academic advising delivery systems were analyzed and reviewed for the purpose of identifying the components of quality advising programs in community colleges;The study elicited answers to the following research questions: (1 ...


Variance In Student Ratings Of Part-Time And Full-Time Instructor Effectiveness By Teaching Field And Function At A Midwestern Community College , Martha Jane Kirker Jan 1990

Variance In Student Ratings Of Part-Time And Full-Time Instructor Effectiveness By Teaching Field And Function At A Midwestern Community College , Martha Jane Kirker

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to investigate whether differences in teaching effectiveness exist between full-time and part-time community college instructors in specific educational disciplines. The study examined faculty representing a number of teaching fields. Past research investigated the quality of instruction of part-time faculty and full-time faculty but did not investigate the possible differences in quality within the two groups;Student evaluations of instructors at one community college provided a measure of teaching effectiveness. Multiple analysis of variance analyzed part-time and full-time instructor groups, using student evaluations of instructor scores for teaching fields. The data set included scores from ...


Perceptions Of Mission And Governance Of Iowa's Area Community Colleges , Mavis E. Kelley Jan 1990

Perceptions Of Mission And Governance Of Iowa's Area Community Colleges , Mavis E. Kelley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The present study was designed to investigate the perceptions of the state governance structure and mission of Iowa's area community colleges. The objectives of the study were to determine the current functions identified as being important for area colleges to perform in the future and to identify how state governance of area colleges should be defined in the future;Educators, policymakers and business leaders were surveyed via a mail survey (531 subjects yielding a response rate of 46.7%) to examine the current and future functions of the area colleges and to examine the areas of responsibility and the ...


A Legislative History Of The Comprehensive Community College System In Nebraska 1926-1986: From Junior College To Technical Community College , Michael Lee Knedler Jan 1989

A Legislative History Of The Comprehensive Community College System In Nebraska 1926-1986: From Junior College To Technical Community College , Michael Lee Knedler

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine and analyze the legislative evolution of the technical community college system in Nebraska. Historical inquiry was combined with Campbell et al.'s conceptual framework of the public policy-making process (social forces, antecedents, legislative action, and formal enactment). Primary sources included newspaper articles, legislative enactments, government documents, and minutes of legislative committee meetings. Secondary sources included reports, dissertations, and books;Four bills were found to be fundamental to the creation on the technical community college system. They were: Senate File 1 (1931) which legalized public junior colleges, Legislative Bill 148 (1941) which established ...