Council for the Study


Community Colleges

45th Annual Conference

April 4-5, 2003


Le Meridien Hotel

Dallas, Texas


Program Committee Chairs


By-Laws Committee:

Dan Phelan

Southeastern Community College


Emerging and Senior Scholar Awards Committee:

Barbara Townsend

University of Missouri -Columbia


Distinguished Service Committee:

Barbara Townsend

University of Missouri -Columbia


Dissertation Award Committee:

Berta Vigil Laden

University of Toronto



Nomination Committee:

Debra Bragg

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign



Program Committee:

James O. Hammons

University of Arkansas



CSCC wishes to thank the following

individuals for serving as program presentation reviewers for the 2003 meeting:


Larry Ebbers

Iowa State University



Myron Pope

University of Oklahoma



John Murray

Texas Tech University



Barbara Townsend

University of Missouri - Columbia








Friday, April 4, 2003



7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast La Meridien



8:45 – 9:00 a.m.



Welcome:  Jan Ignash, 2002-2003 CSCC President





9:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Session 1:   Session Chair:  Gordon Watts, University of  Arkansas – Little Rock


q     Perspectives on the New Baccalaureate Applied Degrees in Ontario Colleges and Potential Implications

      Berta Vigil Laden, University of Toronto


q     Community College Roles in Teacher Education

      Barbara Townsend, University of Missouri – Columbia, and Jan          Ignash, University of Southern Florida


q     Community College, Teacher Education: The Typology, Challenging Issues and State Views

      Deborah L. Floyd and David Walker, Florida Atlantic      



q     A Sharpened Focus on Community College Learning

      Judith Ouimet, University of Texas - Austin



10:20 – 10:35 a.m.

Coffee Break





10:35 a.m. – Noon

Session 2:  Session Chair: Barbara Townsend, University                     of Missouri – Columbia


q     A Comparison of Access to and Use to and Use of Computer-Based Instructional Technology: A National Study of Full-Time and Part-Time Community Faculty

      Duane Akroyd, North Carolina State University


q     Flexibility, Efficiency, and Control: Adjunct Faculty as Globalized Labor

      Richard L. Wagoner, Amy Scott Metcalfe, and Israel Olaore,     

      University of Arizona


q     Assessing Community College Student Knowledge in the Liberal Arts

June C. Chang and Rozana Carducci, University of California – Los Angeles 



Noon – 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH (On Your Own)





1:00 – 2:20 p.m.

Session 3:  Session Chair: Barbara Townsend, University of  Missouri -Columbia



q     Assessing One State’s Two Year Employee Professional Development Needs and Preferences
Myron Pope and Shelly Ross, University of Oklahoma


q     Globalized Labor: Part-time Faculty in Community Colleges
Richard L. Wagoner, University of Arizona


q     Do Institutional Characteristics Matter in Two-to-Four Year Transfer?

      Po Yang, Columbia University


q     The Professional Socialization of Developmental Faculty in Community Colleges”

      Carol Kozeracki, University of California – Los Angeles



2:20 - 2:40 p.m.






2:40 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 4: Session Chair: Myron Pope, University of     



q     Implementing a New Doctoral Cohort Program

      Larry H. Ebbers, Iowa State University


q     Significant Changes for a University’s Community College Education Graduate Program – and for Its Students

      Victoria Salmon and Gail B. Kettlewell, George Mason University


q     AACC’s Focus of Leadership: One Program’s Response

      James O. Hammons, University of Arkansas


q     Separating a Higher Education/Community College Doctoral Program From a K-12 Administrative Doctoral Program

      Albert Smith, Baylor University


q     Dissertation Seminar: A Strategy to Reduce ABD’s

      Gordon Watts, University of Arkansas – Little Rock


q     Writing Letters of Reference for Students: The ABC’s of Student Attributes

      James O. Hammons, University of Arkansas


q     Assessing Student Engagement in Graduate Programs that Enroll School and College Administrators

      Jim Palmer, Illinois State University



4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Dr. George Boggs



5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

CSCC Board Meeting



7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

NCIA Reception (CSCC members invited)




Saturday, April 5, 2003



7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast,  La Meridien



8:45 – 9:00 a.m.



Welcome:  Jan Ignash, 2002-2003 CSCC President







9:00 – 10:40 a.m.

Session 5:  Session Chair:  Frankie Santos Laanan,                           University of North Texas


q     New Unit of Analysis in Urban Community College Curriculum Research: Students

William E. Maxwell, University of Southern California


q     Tracking Community College Transfers Using National Student Clearinghouse Data

Richard M. Romano, Broome Community College – SUNY


q     Predictors of First Semester Attrition of Generic Associate Degree Nursing Students

Janice Sandiford, Florida International University


q     Factors Influencing Completion and Non-Completion in Community College Online Courses

Steven R. Aragon and James E. Batlett, II, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


q     Community College Minority Student Perceptions of Mentoring

Myron Pope, University of Oklahoma



9:00 – 10:40 a.m.

Session 6:  Session Chair:  Al Smith, Baylor University


q     The Community College Course Dropping and Adding Phenomenon

Linda Hagedorn, University of Southern California


q     Faculty Teaching Goals in the Online Environment

Kimberly Hardy, MGT of America


q     Relationship Between Developmental Writing and Academic Performance and Persistence

Denise M. Crews, John A. Logan College, Steven R. Aragon, and James E. Batlett, II, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


q     The Financial and Non-Financial Costs of Remedial Education

Elisabeth Barnett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


q     A Delphi Study of Definitions and Research Priorities in Dual Credit

JoHyun Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



10:40 - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break





Saturday, Cont.


11:00 a.m. - Noon

Discussion of Proposed Changes to the Constitution


Noon - 1:00 p.m.




1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Voting on Proposed Changes to the Constitution  







1:30 - 2:20 p.m.

Session 7:  Session Chair:  Gordon Watts, University of  Arkansas – Little Rock


q     The Impact of Presidential Cognition of Framing Organizational Change

Pamela Eddy, Central Michigan University


q     Empowering Learners through Knowledge of Learning Styles at a Rural Community College

Ellengray Gutzman Kennedy, Iowa State University


q     The Digitization and Control of Instructional Products: Individual and Institutional Patterns of Distributed Learning Activity and Intellectual Property Policy

Veronica Diaz, University of Arizona


q     Dual Credit in Illinois: Evolving Under Local Control

Elisabeth Barnett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



1:30 - 2:20 p.m.

Session 8:  Session Chair:  Frankie Santos Laanan, 

 University of North Texas


q     Barriers to College Success: Challenges Faced by Mexican American Women

Debra A. Gutierrez, University of Oklahoma


q     Action Survey: What Senior Citizens Want From the Community College

Mary Darden, Baylor University


q     Barriers Up Ahead! Studying the Career Advancement of Administrators

Kim VanDerLinden, Michigan State University


q     Emerging Issues in Leadership and Supervision Faced by Community College Deans

Utem Watba and Edgar I. Farmer, Penn State University



2:20 - 2:40 p.m.




2:40 – 3:30 p.m.




3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Session: Election of Officers, Business Meeting, and Adjournment


CSCC 2002-2003 Leadership







Past President:

     Jan Ignash

     Debra D. Bragg

     University of South Florida

     University of Illinois at Urbana - 





Vice President for Research & Publications:

     James O. Hammons

     John S. Levin

     University of Arkansas

     North Carolina State University





     Berta Virgil Laden

     Carol Kozeracki

     University of Toronto

     University of California – Los Angeles


Newsletter Editor
     Michael Miller


     San Jose State University


Regional Representatives



Regional Representative at Large


Myron Pope

University of Oklahoma

Regional Representative at Large


Beverly Bower

Florida State University


Regional Representative at Large


Eboni Zamani

Eastern Michigan University

Middle States Regional Representative


Christine Johnson McPhail

Morgan State University


North Central Regional Representative


George Johnston

Parkland College

Southern Regional Representative


Brent Cedja

Texas Tech University


Southwest Regional Representative


Sue Kater

GateWay Community College










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