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2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

Real-Time Labor Data Presents Challenges and Opportunities

So several years ago Keen’s college enlisted the help of Economic Model Specialists International (EMSI), a data analytics firm whose technological tools provide real-time labor data that can inform educational institutions, workforce planners and regional development agencies.

2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

ACCT Legislative Summit Allows Leaders To Share Concerns

Duffy noted that he has two academic degrees, including a master’s in education. What he did not mention was his background: he is the most senior trustee at Elgin Community College (Ill.), having served on the board since 1975. He’s been elected to that body seven times.
2015 March 6 - 10:49 am

College Fab Labs Spurring Creativity Among Students and Entrepreneurs

They had more modest, traditional goals in mind: more and better space for their engineering students; a place where students and the public alike could access advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication tools; a new home for its growing entrepreneurial program, said college President Daniel W.
2015 February 16 - 02:25 pm

Reports Link Strong Advising and Student Success

Anecdotes abound about students from difficult, impoverished backgrounds who overcome long odds to attend college and earn a degree. Due to their convenient locations, low tuition and open admissions policies, community colleges now enroll about 45 percent of all American college undergraduates.
2015 February 4 - 05:33 am

College Leaders Welcome Spotlight but Seek More Details

They said that no matter how the proposal fared in the Republican-controlled Congress — and its prospects are dismal — it was important to at least start a conversation about higher education and the need to burnish American skills in an ever more competitive global economy.
2015 January 6 - 09:24 pm

A survey of 444 Accelerating Opportunity students, administrative data, site visits, site conference calls, and the first and second year college surveys.

A survey of 444 Accelerating Opportunity students was designed to provide information on students and their experiences in the program to supplement information collected through administrative data, site visits, site conference calls, and the first and second year college surveys.
2015 January 6 - 09:24 pm

Accelerating Opportunity Initiative Boosted by Change in Pell Rules

On page 926 of the omnibus spending bill Obama signed into law last year is a provision little-noticed by major media outlets but critically important to community colleges and their students.
2014 December 22 - 05:48 pm

2014: Year in Review

Massive open online courses -- MOOCs -- had dominated higher education headlines. The distance learning initiative was being hailed as something that would shake higher education to its very core, doing nothing less than democratizing American higher education.
2014 December 19 - 05:31 am

Enrollment on the Way Up After Recession-Fueled Decline

After years of declining enrollment due to budget cuts fueled by the Great Recession, enrollment at California community colleges is rebounding in a big way — thanks in no small part to Proposition 30, the voter-approved initiative that.
2014 November 10 - 09:43 am

Colleges Strive To Enlist, Support Women in STEM fields

On the one hand, the fact that some of the country’s industrial and technological giants are headed by women is an encouraging sign for a nation that is producing far too few female graduates in the STEM fields. Women looking for a STEM role model need only look at the list.
2014 October 28 - 05:15 am

Free Community College Advances in Tennessee as Applications Grow

His mission: to meet personally with presidents of two-year colleges as the state began a drive to recruit and enroll students in the Tennessee Promise program, which, starting next year, will offer students free tuition at the state’s 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology.
2014 October 13 - 08:31 pm

Questions Persist About Proposed College Rating System

With the first draft of President Obama’s proposed college ratings system soon due for release, community college leaders are asking sharp questions, questioning whether it will serve its intended purpose or merely give Washington bureaucrats a new layer of political cover.
2014 September 30 - 06:26 am

Aspen Prize Finalists Use Deep Data To Improve Outcomes

At about the same time that Chicago’s Kennedy-King College was basking in the glow of being named one of the country’s top community colleges, a 19-year old man was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting in the Englewood neighborhood that’s home to the college.
2014 September 16 - 05:07 am

San Antonio Collaborates To Link Latino Students to Financial Aid

The Texas city — with a population of 1.4 million people, it’s seventh-largest city in the country and the second-largest in Texas — is in the fourth-year of a groundbreaking community-wide drive with an ambitious goal: by 2020, 50 percent of the city’s adult population will have some kind of college credential.
2014 September 7 - 08:33 pm

Eleven community colleges in five states are working with Western Governors University to develop competency based education programs

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education programs. All of the pilots are in information technology and most start with certificates that lead to a degree. Here is a snapshot of the participating colleges. *Note that two of the colleges are branches of Ivy Tech Community College..
2014 September 7 - 08:33 pm

Competency-Based Education Takes Center Stage as ‘Next Big Thing’

But to faculty and administrators at Bellevue College, CBE is no experiment at all. As the 2013-14 academic year opens, CBE has secured a strong foothold at the college, eliciting an enthusiastic response from students and yielding promising academic results.
2014 August 20 - 02:28 pm

Amid Heightened Scrutiny, For-Profit Conferrals Sag

Colorado Technical University, an online college which enrolls more than 20,000 students, awarded 2,288 degrees in 2012-13, a 50 percent reduction from the year before. Conferrals at ECPI University dipped 34 percent between 2011-12 and 2012-13. 
2014 August 4 - 08:55 am

Rules Loom, Report Guides Colleges on Reducing Loan Defaults

Some observers contend rising default rates are inevitable. With increases in college costs far outpacing family incomes or grant aid, more students are using federal loans to cover college costs.
2014 July 22 - 09:55 am

Initiative Builds Bridges Between High Schools and Colleges

Among 2012 high school graduates who did not enroll in college the following year, just 45 percent were able to find work of any kind two years later, and only half of the positions were full-time jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics..

Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

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League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education

Community colleges long ago cemented their place as a central and critical contributor to the country’s health care wo... Full Story