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COVER STORY: Opening The Books Open Educational Resources Movement Gathers Momentum
Survey: Community Colleges Remain Wary of MOOCs No higher education topic commands more attention today than MOOCs: the massive open online courses seen by some as the key to open access and improve achievement for college students around the world.
POV: Open Educational Resources: The New Green We’ve all heard the statistics — the cost of textbooks is one of the top reasons why community college students don’t persist. Community colleges across the country are leveraging the power of Open Educational Resources, or OER, to lower the cost of attending college and to support student access.
EVENTS CALENDAR: Higher-ed-related conferences,workshops, institutes, etc.
NEXT EDITION PREVIEW: Competency-based Model College for America – a competency-based, self-paced program that will offer an associate of arts degree based on measurable results rather than credit hours – recently passed an important milestone. The U.S. Department of Education ruled that CfA is eligible for Title IV funding, meaning its students will be eligible for federal financial aid.
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Calif. Students Fight Bill That Would Raise Fees Proposed legislation that would raise fees for high-demand courses during summer and winter sessions at California community colleges is meeting opposition from students and faculty.
California Families Want Chance at 9/11 Scholarships Many of the relatives of Californians killed in the Sept. 11 attacks never knew that millions of dollars were raised in their name for college scholarships, and now lawmakers want to give them another chance to apply for money that an Associated Press investigation and subsequent audit found was poorly administered.
CCSF Eatery Serves Fine Food with No Taste of Accreditation Turmoil On the menu was New England clam chowder, a seared scallop salad, a fruit tart for dessert and a heaping helping of studied hospitality.
Classes at N. Ariz. Jail Keep Inmates on Path White cinder brick walls. Cement floors. Metal tables and chairs bolted to the floor. Blue jumpsuits prevail behind locked doors that do not open for the residents.
Mo. President Resigns after Complaints about Attack Response The president of the Meramec campus of the St. Louis Community College has resigned following criticism about the college’s handling of an attack on a female student on campus.
NEWS BRIEFS: A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the natkon
NM Man Puts Prison in Past And Earns a College Degree Timothy Velasquez was nervous about sharing his story at San Juan College’s recent annual honors forum and reception.
NM Tribal College Draws Big Names for Commencement A small college on the eastern edge of the nation’s largest American Indian reservation is getting noticed. For two years now, Navajo Technical College has been able to land some big names for its commencement ceremonies. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan traveled to Crownpoint, N.M., to address last year’s graduating class. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will make the trip this year.
Ore. Bill Would Guard Students’ Facebook Passwords Universities and community colleges would be barred from requiring students or prospective students to provide login information for their Facebook and other social media accounts under a bill passed unanimously by the Senate.
POLITICS & POLICY: Obamacare Rules Mean Pay Cuts for Va. Adjuncts Many adjunct instructors at Virginia’s 23 community colleges will see their hours cut starting this summer thanks to Virginia’s response to the new federal health reform law, a change that could cripple or kill livelihoods teachers like Ann Hubbard worked hard to build.
Texas Campus Carry Bill Stalls in Senate Republican State Sen. Brian Birdwell said he is “disappointed and frustrated” that Senate Criminal Justice Committee Chairman John Whitmire has not scheduled a hearing for his billto allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry firearms in college campus buildings.
E-NOTES: Check out Paul Bradley's links and tweets on higher education news from around the 'Net
Community College Week Archives
College for America – a competency-based, self-paced program that will offer an associate of arts degree based on measurable results rather than credit hours – recently passed an important milestone. The U.S. Department of Education ruled that CfA is eligible for Title IV funding, meaning its students will be eligible for federal financial aid.
Upcoming Special ReportsON THE HORIZON: Community College Week Special Reports Lineup In addition to covering news and trend affecting the country’s community colleges, Community College Week has a full lineup of special reports coming this year:
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