2017 March 14 - 04:15 pm

Lake Area Technical Institute Named Nation’s Top College

After nearly capturing the nation’s top prize for community colleges three consecutive times, Lake Area Technical Institute finally claimed it, winning the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Community College Takes Unusual Approach To Solving Ubiquitous Problem

Remedial education has been the proverbial thorn in the side of higher education for decades. Students are placed in remedial math and English courses when they are deemed unprepared for college level work, and traditionally must pass them before enrolling in classes that count toward a degree.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Colorado School Partners with College on ‘Opportunities Unlimited’

Though she went to her core classes — math and reading — at Fort Collins High School, Valdez skipped those she didn’t think were relevant to her future — physical education, home economics and humanities. She was earning credits she thought mattered but missing her other classes meant missing credits required for her to graduate.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Students Burnish Computer Skills Through Team-Oriented Video Gaming

“I got hurt playing football and had nothing else to do,” said the Morningside College sophomore. “My friend said, ‘Hey, you should come play this game with me.’” About five years later, Amundson plays the game as an athlete for Morningside’s newest sport — eSports, a form of competition usually performed through electronic consoles and videogames.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation

State legislators stripped the board of its power after the discovery of serious administrative failure and widespread corruption on campus. The process of revoking its accreditation began in 2005 and a year later the school became a satellite campus of Torrance’s El Camino College.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Governor Vetoed Similar Legislation Last Year

Opponents of the bill, though, focused on other portions of Deal’s lengthy veto message which cited a U.S. Supreme Court opinion by deceased Justice Antonin Scalia. Deal said Scalia wrote that schools and government buildings should be considered “sensitive places” under the Second Amendment.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Okla. College Offers Fishing Education Course

“More and more it’s developing into workforce development type classes, but the schools have a responsibility to the community to offer enrichment-type courses,” White said.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

ESL, GED Classes Set Peruvian Immigrant on Path to Citizenship

In image after image, he stands tall in the Raleigh Convention Center, not long after U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III administered the oath during a naturalization ceremony last October. In some, Medina shares the moment quietly with his wife, Rosario.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

A Look at Campus Life at Various Community Colleges

Being able to host these superb performances is a major cultural bonus that connects the people of our nations in a very positive way.” Shanxi University is located in Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, about 300 miles southwest of Beijing. The university was founded in 1902, one of the earliest national universities to be established in China.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

to be a teacher,” said Peeks. “I’d had so many rotten teachers in high school.” Peeks enrolled late in what was then Kearney State College and studied math and chemistry instead. However, he didn’t find enough fulfillment in those areas to make them into a profession.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

State Cut Higher Education Spending by $30M Last Year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Restoring state funding for higher education is a structural way to keep college costs down for students, the head of Kansas’ governing board of education said after a community college announced plans to develop a degree costing just $15,000.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted

As dean, will be responsible for coordinating articulation agreements with other institutions and coordinating educational initiatives and events. Polnariev also served as an adjunct instructor at Wagner College, the College of Staten Island, and Hunter College.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

A Summary Listing of Honors and Awards at Colleges Around the Nation

Wright participated in four days of discussions and workshops centering around seven themes: Leadership & Vision, Data & Technology, Equity, Teaching & Learning, Engagement & Communication, Strategy & Planning, and Policies & Practices.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

Initiative Would Provide Free Tuition to Transitioning Students

“They do not want to be known as foster kids,” Faber said. “They really shy away from that identity, and I think it goes back to they just want to be normal. They want to be seen as any other kid, any other young adult, and they want to experience going to college and all of those other things you get to experience.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

A Summary Listing of Grants and Gifts at Colleges Around the Nation

Michael Reese began his career with Standard Oil and opened his own service station in 1956. He expanded his businesses to include German Auto Parts, Gateway Body Shop, various real estate acquisitions, and Western Wrecker Sales, which he continued to operate until he died in 2010.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

In Information Age, Collaboration and Inclusiveness Are Key

I have been working in community colleges for 57 years and have met many presidents and chancellors during that time. As president and CEO of the League for innovation in the Community College for 23 years, I have known, up close and personal, over 100 of the nation’s most outstanding chancellors and presidents.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

RI, NY Join Roster of States Pushing Tuition-Free College

In Rhode Island, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing to make Rhode Island the first state to guarantee free access for every student who wants to go to college. The idea of expanding free public education beyond high school catapulted into the national discourse during Vermont Sen.

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