Monday, November 26, 2012

Not Just Math and English...Obstacles to Completion

Community College Research Center, November 2012
Not Just Math and English:
Courses That Pose Obstacles to Community College Completion

Matthew Zeidenberg
Davis Jenkins
Community College Research Center

Marc A. Scott
New York University
Discussions of the barriers to completion in community colleges have largely focused on student success in introductory college-level math and English courses, and rightfully so, since these courses are typically required for degrees. However, there is a much broader range of courses that also serve as “gatekeepers” in the sense that they are obstacles to completion.

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