1st Edition

Graduate Students’ Research about Community Colleges A Guide for Publishing

    174 Pages
    by Routledge

    174 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book brings together a collection of chapters with different research designs that explore the research, practice, and policies of community colleges.

    The chapters in this book are the result of the graduate students and their faculty mentor’s scholarly work, and a rigorous special issue’s peer review process. Furthermore, this book offers recommendations on how to mentor graduate students, in the absence of research and mentorship on how to publish for graduate students and practitioner-scholars, as well as recognizing that graduate programs and professional associations are important on the socialization of practitioner-scholars.

    Each book chapter addresses the implications for practice and future research, policy for community colleges, and recommendation for change indicated by the research results. Five broad research themes, higher education policy, leadership practices and roles, network community, student success, and technology, emerged from the empirical articles and critical reviews. A final chapter shares advice and lessons learned from the 30 authors and mentors.

    With the exception of Chapter 14, the chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

    1. Publishing Graduate Students’ Research About Community Colleges, Deborah L. Floyd, Cristobal Salinas Jr., & Gianna Ramdin
    2. Transformational Leadership and Proliferation of Community College Research Framework: A Systematic Review of the Literature, Daniel Tarker
    3. Do Community College Students Demonstrate Different Behaviours from Four-Year University Students on Virtual Proctored Exams? Tammi Kolski & Jennifer L. Weible
    4. Faculty of Color Un mask Color-Blind Ideology in the Community College Faculty Search Process, Luke J. Lara
    5. Case Studies of Women of Color Leading Community Colleges in Texas: Navigating the Leadership Pipeline through Mentoring and Culture, Maria Yareli Delgado & Taryn Ozuna Allen
    6. "Where are My People At?": A Community Cultural Wealth Analysis of How Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community College Students of Color Access Community and Support, Melvin A. Whitehead
    7. Evolving Narratives about College: Immigrant Community College Students’ Perceptions of all Four-Year Degree in the Great Plains, Moises Padilla, Justin Chase Brown & Elvira Abrica
    8. Crossing the Shapeless River on a Government Craft: How Military-Affiliated Students Navigate Community College Transfer, Saralyn McKinnon-Crowley, Eliza Epstein, Huriya Jabbar Lauren Schudde
    9. Historically Black Community Colleges: A Descriptive Profile and Call for Context-Based Future Research, Kayla C. Elliott, Jarrett B. Warshaw & Crystal A. deGregroy
    10. Two-Year Institution and Community College Web Accessibility: Updating the Literature after the 2018 Section 508 Amendment, Z. W. Taylor & Ibrahim Bicak
    11. A Document Analysis of Student Conduct in Florida’s Community Colleges, Allyson Miller & Cristobal Salinas Jr.
    12. Experiential Learning as a Strategy for Student Completion and Course Success in the Community College, Carolyn Walker
    13. Texas Community Colleges Respond to the Threatened End of DACA: A Document Analysis, Nicholas Tapia-Fuselier & Jemimah L. Young
    14. Reflection on How to Publish: Advice and Lessons Learned from Graduate Student Authors, Deborah L. Floyd, Cristobal Salinas Jr., Ethan C. Single, María-Jose Zeledón, Sim Barhoum & Gianna Ramdin


    Dr. Deborah L. Floyd is a Professor of Higher Education Leadership at Florida Atlantic University. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Her research focuses on leadership, community colleges, student affairs, and baccalaureate models.

    Dr. Cristobal Salinas Jr. is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Research Methodology Department at Florida Atlantic University. His research promotes access and equality in higher education for historically marginalized communities.

    Dr. Ethan C. Swingle is a recent doctoral graduate of the Higher Education Program at Florida Atlantic University. His research interests include intercollegiate athletics, with a focus on student athlete transfer experiences.

    Dr. María-José Zeledón-Pérez is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department and co-director of the World Cultures Program at San Diego City College.

    Dr. Sim Barhoum is an Associate Professor of English at San Diego Mesa College. His research examines active learning, relational equity practices, students of color, and educational models.

    Dr. Gianna Ramdin is the Associate Editor of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Her primary research area is the study of campus greening and sustainable initiatives implemented on university and college campuses.