Community College Enterprise

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring

A Short Take On: Value in Textbooks
EACH YEAR college students in America spend approximately $5.5 billion on textbooks. With each student spending roughly $900 on books assigned by professors, are these dollars being well spent and are students receiving a fair return on their investment...
At Issue: Academic Integrity, an Annotated Bibliography
Introduction Academic integrity is central to the heart of any academic institution, yet the topic is a complex one. In the first installment of a two-part feature, a bibliography will address the subjects of copyright and plagiarism. In the second...
Creating the Successful Community College Student: Using Behaviorism to Foster Constructivism
The constructivist view of education, though it may be superior to the behaviorist view in some settings, may not be the best way to educate most community college students. These students, a significant number of whom are at a disadvantage in the...
Diversifying the Community College CEO Pipeline
The authors examine the current community college presidential pipeline and offer possible explanations for poor CEO representation from diverse populations. They explore a relationship between CEO satisfaction and diversity by testing whether CEO...
Gender Related Attitudes toward Achievement in College
Reports that lower income males constitute a population of at-risk students in higher education prompted a survey of male and female community college "students (N = 314) on a number of variables believed to be relevant to college achievement. White...
Promoting Academic Integrity in Higher Education
The purpose of the study is to identify best practice initiatives that contribute to academic integrity and reduce scholastic dishonesty in higher education. Chief academic affairs officers (CAOs) or provosts at four year public and private colleges/universities...
Remarks from the Editor
WE HAVE ENTERED a new era with a new administration. In time, we will see what that means for education and a troubled economy, both domestic and international. The implications for community colleges will in part follow patterns of the past, in part...
Successful Community College Alumni Programs
As state funding for community colleges continues not to keep pace with programming needs, more community colleges are taking the initiative to seek funding from private sources. Four-year colleges and universities hove tong used alumni programs as...
Technology Review: Simulation by Any Other Name
WHETHER it is called "gaming" "case studies," "scenario-based learning or any of perhaps a dozen other names, the use of simulation in teaching, training, and learning is continuing to expand. Simulation has a long and storied history. Some experts...