Brent D. Cejda

Brent D. Cejda
University of Nebraska at Lincoln | NU · Department of Educational Administration

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Publications (43)
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The U.S. Census indicates that Hispanic participation in postsecondary education tripled between 1996 and 2016. If the traditional outcome measure of the six-year graduation rate is used, however, increased participation has not resulted in an increased number of Latinos who complete a bachelor’s degree. Further, typical examinations of baccalaurea...
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This chapter explores the concept of entrepreneurial waves, with a special focus on the “third wave” of entrepreneurial ventures: alternative means of funding programs and services in light of continued reductions in public financial support and as an approach to building strong and sustainable relationships with external constituencies. The chapte...
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The Leading Forward Initiative of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) outlined a set of essential competencies for effective leadership in community colleges. Research has confirmed that community college leaders agree the competencies are important to effective leadership. Few studies, however, have examined how these leadership...
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Although many of the issues facing community colleges are similar, rural community colleges face additional leadership challenges due to limited resources, geographic isolation, and static economies. This chapter focuses on the impact of location on the interpretation and development of the leadership competencies. The chapter concludes with sugges...
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This chapter reviews the literature regarding the issues and challenges facing rural community colleges in their efforts to attract qualified candidates for full-time faculty vacancies. It discusses factors related to the socialization of faculty into the rural community college environment and provides recommendations for policy and practice.
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Greater numbers of Latinas are participating in postsecondary education, however these gains have not resulted in increased graduation rates. This study examines the lived experiences of 36 Latina baccalaureate graduates to gain a deeper understanding of how they achieved this important educational goal. During the 1990s, analyses of data stressed...
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This chapter explores the tremendous growth in the use of the Internet to deliver distance education at community colleges. The author examines various definitions of online education, including the types of courses, programs, and degrees available and the types of community colleges that offer greater amounts of online programming. Considerations...
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Student-faculty engagement has been identified as the best predictor of Latino student persistence (Hurtado & Carter, 1997). This study explores the strategies that community college faculty employ to engage Latino students. Findings indicate that knowledge, appreciation, and sensitivity to Hispanic cultures and an understanding of the preferred le...
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Previous research has shown that a variety of skills and experiences contribute to the career advancement of community college leaders. With the increased representation of women in senior-level positions, this paper answers the call to move beyond male-versus-female comparisons. Through in-depth interviews and follow- up conversations, six female...
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A number of policymakers have shifted their attention from the participation rates of Hispanics in postsecondary education to the percentage of this population that completes a baccalaureate degree. Several reports stress that while participation rates have increased, there are continued disparities in outcomes between Hispanic and White college st...
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This chapter reviews the literature on the status of distance education in rural community colleges, and addresses issues rural community colleges face in implementing distance education.
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In the mid-1990s, distance education seemed to hold the future for rural community colleges. As distance education has moved to Internet-based technologies, concern has been raised about the digital divide and its impact on distance education. This article describes the status of technology-based distance education offered by rural community colleg...
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External culture acts as a powerful force on rural community colleges and the presidents that lead them. This article examines whether rural community colleges comprise an administrative labor market, based on the careers of 69 chief academic officers employed in rural community colleges. Findings indicate the characteristics of both an occupationa...
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Recent economic events and constantly-shifting priorities continue to challenge the traditional hallmarks of community colleges: responsiveness, adaptability, and flexibility. Institutional leaders are increasingly questioning whether the comprehensive community college model and, more importantly, open access, are still sustainable in today's aust...
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Previous research has shown that there are not distinct career lines leading to the chief academic officer (CAO) position in community colleges.Rather, it appears that a variety of skills and experiences contribute to advancement to this position. This paper examines the perceptions of women CAOs as to the importance of professional development act...
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The community college has been identified as the primary educational pipeline for Hispanic students' entry into higher education. The vast majority of research has focused on this pipeline in terms of transfer to baccalaureate institutions. Yet, the educational goal for many students is a sub-baccalaureate credential or the associate's degree. The...
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The research reported in this paper tested three core constructs in Tinto’s (1993) Model of Student Departure within the context of Christian higher education. In addition, the research added a spiritual integration variable to Tinto’s model that could potentially help to better explain retention and attrition at Christian institutions of higher ed...
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Community has been identified as a defining characteristic of Christian colleges and universities (M. Schwehn, 2000). This study focuses on how community is articulated in the catalogs of 10 Christian institutions with membership in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The examination considered how institutions define commun...
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This study focused on the chief academic officer (CAO) of higher education institutions that belong to the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Developing a profile of the individuals who hold the office was a primary purpose of the study. Data about CAOs at CCCU institutions were then compared to similar data regarding CAOs at no...
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A number of scholars have pointed to the lack of an educational agenda focusing on social responsibility as one reason that America has become a predominately individualistic society. The incorporation of behavioral expectations on college campuses has been proposed as a means to address these recent trends. This study examines how liberal arts col...
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The dropout/stopout patterns of community college students were examined in the research reported here. About two thirds of the 51,903 students in the study were enrolled in developmental education courses. Success in college was defined as a passing grade point average after five semesters of coursework. Student success was found to be associated...
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Chief Academic Officer (CAO) is the most common position title before assuming the presidency of a college or university. Results from a national survey are used to develop a profile of the CAO in each respective Carnegie institutional classification. The typical CAO in four-year institutions is Caucasian, male, 54 years old, and married. He holds...
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Chief Academic Officer (CAO) is the most common position title before assuming the presidency of a college or university. Results from a national survey are used to develop a profile of the CAO in each respective Carnegie institutional classification. The typical CAO in four-year institutions is Caucasian, male, 54 years old, and married. He holds...
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The traditional 2+2 path no longer reflects the general practice of student transfer between 2- and 4-year institutions. However, students continue to enroll in and complete a substantial number of credits at community colleges. Studies related to transfer most frequently have focused on gathering statistics to measure posttransfer academic perform...
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Administrative careers in higher education have typically been examined from an individual orientation, placing attention on the demographics and background characteristics of those holding a particular office. This study follows the structural perspective, examining the sequence of positions held by individuals who currently occupy the position of...
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Research on administrative careers typically involves people who hold positions at the time of each study. The majority of these investigations focus on career paths and identify common previous positions. Another way of viewing careers is to examine the movement of the previous position holder. Rather than asking about the position or positions an...
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This study examined the formal curricula of 82 liberal arts institutions as described in college catalogs. These institutions included both Liberal Arts I (LAI) and Liberal Arts II (LAII) schools in the 1994 Carnegie classifications. Two recent studies have contended that many institutions identifying themselves as liberal arts colleges are really...
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Integrated marketing deals with aspects often referred to as the "4 Ps": product, price, place, and promotion. These aspects have also been described as the "4 Cs": customer, cost, convenience, and communication. Integrated marketing has been defined as "a listening-first, database-dependent approach to marketing that includes both a willingness to...
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A survey of chief academic officers (CAOs) at public community colleges belonging to the American Association of Community Colleges was conducted in 1998-1999. The personal and professional characteristics of respondents are reported in this article. A profile shows the average CAO to be a married White man with a doctorate. He is 52 years old and...
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A number of studies have shown that 2-year colleges comprise a labor market for administrators. This study extended the work of two previous studies on organizational and membership boundaries to this labor market. Twombly (1986) identified employment in a postsecondary (2- or 4-year) institution in the immediately previous position as a membership...
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Degree audits on 1,188 graduates of a private liberal arts college revealed that 49% had earned credit hours toward completing the baccalaureate at a community college. After defining the different roles that community colleges play in baccalaureate attainment (traditional, occasional needs, returning, traditional/continuing needs, other), the auth...
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The study described in this report involved associate's degree recipients who were traditional age and enrolled full-time at a two-year college before pursuing their same majors at a four-year liberal arts college. Based on their majors, students were placed into four discipline categories: fine arts and humanities, mathematics and sciences, social...
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Describes a project in which faculty from five community colleges and one liberal arts college collaborated on developing a seamless, competency-based program of courses to aid transfer students. Indicates that as a group those transfer students participating in the project had higher post-transfer GPAs than non-participating students. Contains one...
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Critics contend that enrollment in a community college lessens the likelihood that a student will complete a bachelor's degree (S. Brint & J. Karabel, 1989). A number of studies have examined personal, demographic, and environmental characteristics that influence the academic performance of community college transfer students. This research has inc...
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There is a plethora of studies concerning the academic performance of students after they transfer from 2‐year to 4‐year colleges or universities. These studies, however, have predominately included transfers to public colleges and universities. Researchers have not included the private liberal arts college in such investigations. With the continue...
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Numerous studies have revealed that students experience declines in grade point averages (transfer shock) after transferring from 2‐year to 4‐year colleges or universities. The vast majority of these studies have analyzed data collected for a sample or population of 2‐year transfer students without regard to major or discipline. An American Council...
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Numerous studies have revealed that students experience declines in grade point averages ("transfer shock") after transferring from 2‐year to 4‐year colleges or universities. An academic model (Eaton, 1990), stressing a close relationship between 2‐ and 4‐year faculties, has been recommended by the American Council on Education (Palmer & Eaton, 199...

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