2017 January 24 - 05:06 pm

A summary of higher education news from around the nation

Lawmakers and education officials were stunned in 2015 when the Higher Learning Commission unveiled new educational requirements for instructors who teach the dual credit classes. Those include requiring teachers to earn 18 credit hours in master’s-level courses in the subject they plan to teach.
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overseeing the campus and representing the college in western Adams, Broomfield, and north Jefferson counties. Before coming to FRCC, Pellish worked for 10 years in high-tech industries as a software engineer.
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significant contribution to CASE through her leadership, advocacy and commitment to enhance the engagement with and relevance of CASE to community colleges in our District,” said Mark Koenig, chair, CASE District VIII board. “Lisa has been very, very active with our community college activities.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Election Stunner Aside, Familiar Issues Bedeviled Colleges in 2016

Donald J. Trump barely mentioned higher education on the campaign trail, once talking about the student debt crisis before moving on to calling for opponent Hillary Clinton to be jailed. Clinton, for her part, forwarded detailed proposals and position papers on student debt and college costs.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Yellen Says College Degree Essential In Today’s Economy

Yellen said the increasing demand for people with college and graduate degrees reflected the need for higher technological skills and the impact of globalization, which allows goods and services to be produced anywhere. She said those trends were likely to continue.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

She Will Oversee State’s Two-Year College System

The new chancellor takes office following Haslam’s decision to spin six four-year public universities out of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The Republican governor has named boards to each school to control budgets, tuition and the selection of university presidents.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Climbing Enrollment Puts Squeeze on Del Mar College’s Architecture Program

“I’ve done missionary work and I’ve seen how we have a deficiency in clean, safe, affordable housing,” said Muhammad, 50, a second-year student in Del Mar College’s Architecture/Drafting Technology program. “I’ve always had an interest in how things are built.
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Macomb CC, Berkeley Students Share Election Perspectives

was hands across America for two groups of students who connected recently to share their perceptions of the often tumultuous 2016 presidential election. Eleven students from Macomb Community College and ten from the University of California, Berkley linked together via videoconference for a lively and eye-opening discussion.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Schoolcraft College Gets Creative After Taxpayers Reject Funding Request

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — When voters turned down a $600,000 request from Schoolcraft College in the fall of 2015 by a few hundred votes, things looked bleak for Schoolcraft officials’ plan to improve the school’s infrastructure and move forward on new buildings on campus.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Artist Overcomes Physical Disability To Aid Others

Dossett, 42, didn’t believe he could paint during those formative years because he was born with a rare genetic condition known as Lesch- Nyhan, with a life expectancy of 18 years. It is not unlike cerebral palsy in that the person suffering this condition cannot control their muscles.
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Boy Will Also Earn Two Associate Degrees Before Heading to WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Like many 13- year-olds, William Poteet plays video games and helps out at church, but his above-average intelligence has put him on track to graduate in May with his high school diploma — and two associate degrees. At age 6, William was identified as highly gifted.
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Looking Back At 2015: Around Campus Photo Retrospective

7 Students in Jessica DeGraff’s Wetlands Field Ecology class at Rowan College at Gloucester County (N.J.) pose by a turtlecrossing sign after recording data during the daily check of terrapin excluders..
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Looking Back At 2015: Faculty Lounge Photo Retrospective

Taylour Marshall examines a rock during a class taught by Carla Long at National Park Community College PCC last spring..
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Law Allows Concealed Firearms in Nearly Every College Building

A law enacted by the GOP controlled Legislature and signed by Brownback in 2013 expanded the rights of gun owners age 21 and older to carry concealed weapons into public buildings. It allowed state universities and community colleges to exempt themselves for four years.
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State Aims To Produce More Graduates, Keep Them In State

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In an effort to produce workers who can either navigate a computer keyboard or wield an acetylene torch, Gov. Asa Hutchinson suggested a way for high school graduates, home-school graduates and non-traditional students to learn skills without paying a dime.

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