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Report Highlights Importance of More Fully Engaging Part-Time Faculty at Community Colleges

Despite the fact that, compared to full-time faculty, community college part-time faculty have less teaching experience, hold fewer advanced degrees, and are not on a tenure track, they are most often assigned to teach students who require more help, says a new University of Texas at Austin report.

For Men of Color, High Academic Motivation Does Not Bring Academic Success

Despite higher levels of engagement in the community college experience — from rarely skipping classes to accessing tutoring services more frequently — male students of color have lower academic outcomes than White male students who are significantly less engaged, according to a recent University of Texas at Austin report.

Report Identifies High-Impact Educational Practices for Community Colleges

The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) has released a report that shares 12 high-impact educational practices that community colleges can employ to increase student engagement and success.

Study Shows Jim Crow-Era Segregation Persists in Texas Schools

A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in Texas schools also are separated by language, suffering what has been termed “triple segregation.” Education professors Julian Vasquez Heilig and Jennifer Jellison…   » Continue Reading

Top National Community College Leadership Program Names New Director

Barbara Mink, a clinical professor in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, has been named director of the nationally top-rated Community College Leadership Program (CCLP). The CCLP is a concentration in the Department of Educational Administration’s Higher Education Leadership graduate program. It has prepared and graduated more community college leaders than any other similar program in the nation.

Charter Schools No Cure-All for Black Students, Says Study

Despite being promoted as a viable alternative to traditional public schools, privately owned charter schools in Texas have higher attrition rates for black students than comparable urban public schools, says a University of Texas at Austin study.

About 70 Percent of New High School Principals Leave Within Five Years, Study Says

Only about half of newly hired Texas public school principals are staying on the job at least three years and principals in high-poverty schools are leaving the soonest, according to a study out of The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education. Dr. Ed Fuller and Dr. Michelle Young, who are part of the…   » Continue Reading