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2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Pathways Project Eyes Fundamental College Restructuring

The project got a significant boost last year with the publication of “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success,” a book by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars and Davis Jenkins of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College Columbia University.
2016 April 26 - 06:25 am

Untethered from Washington, Free Tuition Initiatives On the Rise

HICAGO — When President Obama announced last year his proposal to provide free community college to almost all Americans, nearly every Washington pundit predicted that Congress would do nothing with the plan. A lawmaking body too polarized, too deadlocked to get even simple things done surely would be unable to deal with such a sweeping proposal.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education

The two-year schools educate more than half of the country’s new nurses. Dental hygienists and phlebotomists can get their training at a community college. In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the sector became an integral part of the country’s response.
2016 April 10 - 05:06 pm

Glasper Takes Reins as Head of League for Innovation

He was 64 years old, and had a highprofile job: chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, the sprawling system that enrolls about 265,000 students across ten campuses and two skills centers in Phoenix and its environs. He had just signed a new contract that would take him through 2018.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

Colleges Training New Generation of Substation Workers

he new engineering technology lab at Lake-Sumter State College is full of the kind of equipment that assures the lights go on when you flip that switch: protective relays, communication processors and equipment, battery systems, substation devices, metering and testing gear.
2016 March 15 - 11:16 am

Bouyed by Success, Phi Theta Kappa Looks To Expand Its Footprint

According a study that tracked 11,000 PTK members starting in the 2008-09 academic years, the overall six-year completion rate of members was 85 percent. Another seven percent were still enrolled and working toward a degree, making the overall completion rate 92 percent.
2016 February 29 - 10:39 am

Advocates Urge Expansion of Remediation Solutions

• At Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, most students need not take a highstakes placement test to assess their college readiness. Instead, they can submit results of an ACT or SAT college placement test, or even a high school transcript, provided their GPA is 2.
2016 February 16 - 01:47 pm

New Rules on Teachers’ Qualifications Put Dual Enrollment at Risk

Giving students working toward a high school diploma the chance to also earn college credit has been praised for its myriad benefits: reducing the cost of college, instilling students with a sense of confidence in their own abilities, speeding students on their path toward a college degree.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Students transferring to very selective four-year institutions were more successful at completing degree

This table shows transfer-in bachelor’s completion rates by the selectivity of the four-year institution to which students transferred, along with the percentage of transfer students in the sample who transferred to each type of institution.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Study Finds Most Transfers Never Earn Bachelor’s Degree

But for the vast majority of students, this dream remains only a dream. Just 14 percent of students who start their higher education careers at a community college transfer to a four-year university and earn a bachelor’s degree within six years.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Average rates for each community college outcome measures by state

Transfer-Out Transfer-With Transfer-Out State Institutions Award Rate Bachelor’s Completion Rate Rate Rate.
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

CCWeek Examines the Events and Trends That Marked 2015 and Lists the Year’s Top Stories

In 2015, many of the community college stories that dominated the headlines were the same ones that commanded attention in 2014, but with tangible signs of progress. That’s the way is usually happens in higher education. Stories unfold in a continuum rather than suddenly emerging.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Wake Tech Manages Long-Term Growth Even as Enrollment Slows

One in eight adults aged 18 to 65 in fast-growing Wake County, N.C., is enrolled at Wake Tech, he said, underscoring the strong ties the college has forged with the community it serves.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Recession After-Effects Cause Decline In Enrollment, Graduation Rates

And as enrollment declines, so too are graduation rates, potentially undermining the Obama administration’s top higher education goal: making the United States, by the year 2020, once again the country with the highest percentage of college graduates in the world.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Increasing Student Success and Completion Rates Common Thread

“I think what this is showing is that the completion agenda cannot happen overnight. First you have to enroll the students, then you have to keep them and complete them.”.
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

Federal Spending Fuels Growth in College Welding Programs

When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio opined during a GOP debate that America needed more welders and fewer philosophers, his remarks soon got torched.Fact checkers swiftly reported that Rubio was wrong to assert that welders earn more than do philosophy professors. Observers questioned his broader contention that the economic value of a vocational degree was greater than the payoff that comes with contemplating the great questions of life and love. Philosophy professors lamented that the humanities in general were under attack, not only their discipline, with some colleges shuttering their philosophy departments.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Reverse Transfer Policies Show Promising Results

But what can’t be denied is that states and higher education systems are rushing to develop and implement reverse transfer policies as they scramble to meet their workforce needs. Research by an initiative called Credit When It’s Due (CWID) has.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Recommends Lifting Restrictions On Cybersecurity Scholarships

2001, the National Science Foundation has administered a program designed to ease the shortage in the federal cybersecurity workforce by offering scholarships to students in return for commitments to work in the federal sector after graduation.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Preparing more professionals to meet the need to reduce vulnerabilities in the nation’s computer networks.

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated community colleges across the country as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance or Cyber Defense. The designation is based on updated academic criteria for cybersecurity education.
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

As Umpqua Community College Recovers, Other Colleges On Edge

Hundreds of people lined the road leading to the rural campus, where 11 days earlier it joined Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Columbine on the grim roster of deadly school shootings. Town residents waved signs reading “UCC Strong,” a welcome sign of support from a small logging town grown weary of the glare of the national media spotlight.

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