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Post date: 13 10 2015
Every college campus has a feel, an atmosphere, that is all its own. Having spent the last 16 years working in metropolitan community colleges, I have had the opportunity to see all types of students...
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Post date: 02 01 2018
Student retention and persistence have become areas of intense focus for college administrators in recent years. The growing concern with student retention is in part due to the recently declining...
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Post date: 13 10 2015
When looking at national data about American students who are identified as English language learners (ELL), overlapping definitions from two prominent sources are important to note. The U.S. Census...
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Post date: 20 04 2016
A number of promising interventions have potential to benefit previously incarcerated young men of color (Wimer & Bloom, 2014). Several studies have shown that proactive programs that help young...
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Post date: 13 10 2015
As colleges strive to improve student success and completion, helping students delay pregnancy and parenting (or having additional children) means one less factor that can interfere with their...
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Post date: 13 10 2015
In fall 2012, I applied for a Learning Challenge Grant to develop and present a hands-on workshop that would introduce a counseling, assessment, and retention tool (CART) system to the Electronics...
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Post date: 31 10 2017
Every department at a community college has a responsibility to provide the type of customer experience that will contribute to student success. All too often, managers hear questions like, “How does...
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Post date: 13 10 2015
Two years ago, when online registration opened for fall classes at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), the computer system slowed to a crawl and the telephone lines crashed. Not the kind of...
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Post date: 22 05 2018
Higher education practitioners have long examined the challenges underrepresented student populations face within the postsecondary system. The factors that contribute to this problem are...
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Post date: 16 07 2018
Historically, community colleges have lower completion and retention rates than their four-year counterparts. Hongwei (2015) suggested that this is in part due to the fact that leading retention...
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