Academic journal article Journal of Applied Research in the Community College

From the Editors

Academic journal article Journal of Applied Research in the Community College

From the Editors

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We are pleased to present a new JARCC issue. Included in this issue are articles by James Kostecki and Trudy Bers, "The Effect of Tutoring on Student Success"; Christina T. Hart and Rita Dunn, "Effects of Learning-Style Responsive Versus Traditional Staff Development on Community College Professors' Attitudes Toward Alternative Instructional Strategies"; Roger Mourad and JiHee Hong, "Application of Survival Analysis to Study Timing and Probability of Outcome Attainment by a Community College Student Cohort"; and Bridget V. Ammon, Jamillah Bowman, and Roger Mourad, "Who Are Our Students? Cluster Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Community College Student Populations". The editorial team is pleased with the high quality and breadth of articles included in this issue. We hope you will enjoy reading them.

There are two Toolbox articles in this issue by Willard Horn, "Peer Grouping: The Refinement of Performance Indicators"; and Keith Wurtz, "A Methodology for Generating Placement Rules that Utilizes Logistic Regression." Eddy Ruiz provided a compilation of abstracts of several publications and reports dealing with the impact of financial aid on community college students. Bill Scroggins reviewed "Achieving and Sustaining Institutional Excellence for the First Year of College" written by Betsy O. …

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