Community College Review

Research and issues magazine.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 2, October

Chief Academic Officers' Demographics and Educational Backgrounds
The impending retirements of many community college leaders creates a need to better understand who the chief academic officers (CAOs) are and the paths they followed to become CAOs. Nonetheless, researchers have paid relatively little attention to...
Editor's Note
This issue of the Community College Review includes three research reports and one scholarly essay. First, David S. Fike and Renea Fike draw on data from an urban community college to identity predictors of retention for first-time-in-college students....
Making the Case for a Positive Approach to Improving Organizational Performance in Higher Education Institutions: The Community College Abundance Model
Increasingly hostile and turbulent environments have rendered top-down, problem-focused management structures inadequate for competing in the ever-changing postsecondary knowledge industry. The community college abundance model (CCAM), a strengths-based...
Predicting Performance in a Community College Content-Area Course from Academic Skill Level
Binary logistic regression analyses were performed on institutional data from a large urban community college in order to identify predictors of performance in a content course (psychology) that had high literacy demands. It was found that students...
Predictors of First-Year Student Retention in the Community College
This study analyzed predictors of fall-to-spring and fall-to-fall retention for 9,200 first-time-in-college students who enrolled in a community college over a four-year period. Findings highlight the impact of developmental education programs and...
Wallin, D. L. (Ed.). (2005). Adjunct Faculty in Community Colleges: An Academic Administrator's Guide to Recruiting, Supporting, and Retaining Great Teachers
Wallin, D. L. (Ed.). (2005). Adjunct Faculty in Community Colleges: An Academic Administrator's Guide to Recruiting, Supporting, and Retaining Great Teachers. Bolton, MA: Anker. Adjunct or part-time faculty members are already a significant presence...
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