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Seeking Success: A Case Study Of African American Male Retention At A Two-Year College, Richard Latroy Moss May 2019

Seeking Success: A Case Study Of African American Male Retention At A Two-Year College, Richard Latroy Moss

Theses and Dissertations

There is a problem in higher education in the United States. African American students, specifically males, are not being retained and graduating. This problem is even more evident for students that attend two year colleges. African American male students lag behind white males, Hispanic males and African American females, in retention and graduation rates. This problem has caught the attention of many leaders. Policy makers and college leaders are among those who seek to understand the why and find solutions to the challenge of African American male student retention at two year colleges, as two year colleges are becoming the ...


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.


Math And Science Community College Faculty: A Culture Apart, Jane Bradley Jan 2012

Math And Science Community College Faculty: A Culture Apart, Jane Bradley

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This is a quantitative, survey-based study of Iowa community college faculty members. The survey was administered in the spring of 2011 to all faculty members identified by their colleges as being employed full time. This study compares the demographics of math and science faculty members to faculty within the arts and sciences who do not teach math or science. Comparisons of how the two groups interact with students and what they identify as barriers to student success are included, as well as their attitudes about mentoring, encouraging students, and their roles in student recruitment and student retention. Highly correlated variables ...


Student Persistence In Associate Degree Nursing Programs At Mississippi Community Colleges, Kathryn Lee Fleming Dec 2010

Student Persistence In Associate Degree Nursing Programs At Mississippi Community Colleges, Kathryn Lee Fleming

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine factors of student persistence and attrition in addition to strategies that may help students persist in associate degree nursing programs at community colleges. Data were collected from nursing students enrolled in first-year associate degree nursing programs at participating Mississippi community colleges and analyzed using multiple regression and repeated measures ANOVAs. Tinto’s Classic Model and Bean & Metzner’s Nontraditional Model of Student Attrition were utilized in this study. This mixed methods convenience sample yielded 564 participants, and the results were as follows: environmental factors and demographic factors of student persistence were found ...


Enrollment Management Administrators’ Perceptions Of Community College Student Retention Practices, Merle Dempsey Jan 2009

Enrollment Management Administrators’ Perceptions Of Community College Student Retention Practices, Merle Dempsey

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The purpose of this study was three-fold: (a) to determine the retention practices most frequently used by community colleges to retain full-time, associate degree-seeking students from their first-to-second year of enrollment as perceived by enrollment management administrators; (b) to determine the level of importance placed on these practices as perceived by enrollment management administrators; and, (c) to determine if differences exist between those practices most frequently used and those considered to be the most important when the enrollment size and campus geographic setting of the institution are considered. An online survey, developed by the researcher, was distributed to a sample ...