Coordinated Studies Programs: Their effect on student involvement at a community college

Vincent Tinto
Pat Russo


Describes a study that used quantitative and qualitative inquiry to determine how collaborative learning relates to the achievement and persistence of first-year community college students. Examines the experiences of students enrolled in Seattle Central Community College's Coordinated Studies Program, an interdisciplinary, team-taught set of thematically linked courses


Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Strategies, Peer Influence, School Holding Power, Student Participation, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges

APA Citation

Tinto, V. & Russo, P. (1994). Coordinated studies programs: Their effect on student involvement at a community college. Community College Review, 22, 16-25.

About the Study

Links to Article
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication Community College Review
Type of Research Mixed methods
Research Design Mixed methods
Intervention/Areas of Study Collaborative, group, or team-based learning
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined First-year students
Peer-Reviewed Yes
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest Instructional effectiveness
Student Sample Size
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