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A Multiplicity of Successes: Capabilities, Refuge, and Pathways in Contemporary Community Colleges

Abstract Community colleges, like all higher education institutions in the United States, have not been immune to the increased national focus on educational accountability and institutional effectiveness over the past three decades. Federal and non-governmental initiatives aimed at tracking and reporting on institutional outcomes have focused on utilitarian academic and economic measures of student success that homogenize the goals, aspirations, and challenges of the individuals who attend these unique open-access institutions. This dissertation, which is comprised of three submission-ready scholarly peer-reviewed articles, examined community college students’ conceptualizations and valuations of “student success.” The research project was designed... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Topper, Amelia Marcetti (Author) / Powers, Jeanne M. (Advisor) / de los Santos, Jr., Alfredo G. (Committee member) / Fischman, Gustavo E. (Committee member) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education / Community college education / Education policy / capabilities approach / case study / community college / student outcomes / student success / visual methods
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 408 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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