Posts Tagged ‘Community College Pathways’

Pathways For Success In Community Colleges

February 6th, 2013
Policymakers, administrators, and faculty would benefit from a richer understanding of the variety of pathways students take through community colleges. In accordance, this brief advocates for a “deconstructive approach” to the study of community college student pathways. Such an approach draws upon both quantitative and qualitative data to deconstruct student pathways and elaborate the relationships between various pathways and outcomes of interest, such as successful remediation of skill deficiencies, credential completion, and transfer to a four-year institution.

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http://cepa.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/ecology%20bahr.pdf

Community College Students Benefit From Clear Completion Pathways

September 15th, 2011

CHOOSING A PATH IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADS TO HIGHER GRAD RATES
Community colleges should focus more attention on helping students choose and enter college-level programs of study, new research from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University suggests. The article is in Education News. Students are often overwhelmed by course choices, and end up with wasted credits for their goals. Successful for-profit colleges provide these clear pathways from the initial enrollment of a student.