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Leadership for Transformative Change: Lessons from Technology-Mediated Reform in Broad-Access Colleges
Journal of Higher Education Vol. 89, No. 1 (2018) pp. 81–105
Community colleges and broad-access 4-year institutions can serve the vital function of increasing educational equity in the United States, but only if they engage in organizational change to address low completion rates. Drawing on qualitative case ...
Information Networks and Integration: Institutional Influences on Experiences and Persistence of Beginning Students
New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 144 (2008) pp. 73–82
This article uses data from a qualitative exploratory study at two urban community colleges to examine experiences of beginning students, paying close attention to the influence that institutional information networks have on students' perceptions...
Transforming the Community College Student Experience through Comprehensive, Technology-Mediated Advising
New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 176, No. 1 (2016) pp. 53–62
This chapter examines the use of technology and other structural changes to encourage comprehensive advising reforms.
Journal of College Student Retention Vol. 12, No. 1 (2011) pp. 69–86
Tinto's integration framework is often assumed to be inapplicable to the study of student persistence at community colleges because one of the linchpins of the framework--social integration--is considered unlikely to occur for students at these...