2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

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

Snyder’s retirement came at a time when the community college system’s enrollment had dropped by 25 percent over three years. The university laid off employees and left positions unfilled in response to the loss of revenue..
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Job Market Increasingly Demands Workers Have Post-Secondary Credential

“My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became pregnant and spent the next two decades working lowpaying jobs, raising five children, living on government assistance and struggling with alcoholism.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

College Enlist Truckers To Fight Prostitution at Truck Stops

“The girl asked if I wanted company,” said Cervantes, lead instructor for the Del Mar College Transportation Training Services program. “I told her, ‘No, but if you’d like to warm up for a while, you’re more than welcome.’ She responded that if I didn’t want a date, she had to move on.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

St. Louis CC Professor’s Book Prompts Outrage from Lawmakers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of secret Cold War-era U.S. government testing in which countless unsuspecting people, including many children, pregnant women and minorities, were fed, sprayed or injected with radiation and other dangerous materials.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Laney College Site Was Top Choice for New Oakland A’s Ballpark

“We are shocked by Peralta’s decision to not move forward,” the A’s said in a statement. “All we wanted to do was enter into a conversation about how to make this work for all of Oakland, Laney, and the Peralta Community College District. We are disappointed that we will not have that opportunity.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Miss. College Teaches Survival and Job Skills

The year was 2015 and Bush was incarcerated in Jones County jail for possessing the ingredients to make meth. She also was facing charges in Stone County for possession of meth with intent to sell. As grateful as she was, it wasn’t quite her time to get clean.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

A Look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

The University of Arkansas Cossatot announced that its cutting-edge textbook program enabled students to save an estimated $500,000 since 2015. UA Cossatot was the first in the state to move away from the traditional campus bookstore and implement its own textbook rental program, combined with a faculty-driven move to Open Education Resources (OER).
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

some point in the classroom, every teacher is confronted by a student with the dreaded question, “why do I need to know this?” College students who are pursuing a major in science can struggle to understand why they need learn literature and vice-versa, said Stephanie Plain Potter,.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

State Allows Some Immigrants To Pay In-State Tuition

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Northwest Kansas Technical College won’t allow federal immigration officials on its campus in Goodland without a court order to protect students who might be affected by the Trump administration’s plans to rescind a program that protects from deportation immigrants brought to the country illegally when they were children.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Staffing Structures, Administrative Bloat Targeted in Report

College officials noted that because each college is independently accredited, it is required to have certain staffing structures. But two of the three more rural campuses now have only one vice president, and officials are examining whether to make changes elsewhere, said Chancellor Ross Gittell, of the state’s community college system.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Shrinking State Support Puts Squeeze on Sports, Pay Raises

Community College Board Executive Director Andrea Mayfield said in a statement that 81 people will be laid off, while 122 jobs will be eliminated after employees leave or retire. Colleges plan to cut 35 student jobs, a way many students earn money for school, and will eliminate three vacant positions.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted

pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. He has held leadership positions in sales & marketing, pricing & reimbursement, health economics & market access, and clinical research & development. He earned a masters of science in economics from the Karl Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona and a Ph.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

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

Gadsden State Community College-Cherokee.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Low-Income Families Must Devote 63% of Income to Tuition

Data from 2014 show low-income families in Illinois must set aside 63 percent of their total income for a student to attend a four-year institution, according to a report from The Partnership for College Completion. Middle class families must set aside 25 percent, the study found.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Most Defaults Come from For-Profit Colleges

Brian Weingart, senior director of financial aid for the Higher Education Policy Commission, said most of the defaulted loans came from the private, for-profit American Public University System based in Charles Town. The school had about 5,500 students who defaulted on their loans.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

New State Law Requires Overhaul of Remedial Classes

AUSTIN, Texas — As Texas tries to educate a growing number of college students who come from struggling schools or speak English as a second language, a grim stat highlights the challenge it faces: 60 percent of all students who enroll in community college are not considered college ready.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

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

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