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2015 August 24 - 08:51 pm

Democrats Prodding States To Halt Decline in College Funding

But even as two-year colleges have basked in their newfound glory, it also has been afflicted by a paradoxical trend: disinvestment, the steady decline in public funding even as demands for accountability and better results grow ever louder. Colleges have been doing more and more with less and less.
2015 August 11 - 02:52 pm

Universal College Proposal Triggers Broad Discussion on Access, Affordability

When President Obama first proposed making two years of community college free for nearly every American last January, most political pundits immediately dismissed the idea as impossible in a Congress so gridlocked by partisanship that it can’t complete simple tasks, let alone enact a sweeping initiative.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Researchers Say Placement Tests Undermine Remedial Math Reform

Colleges in Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Indiana Missouri and Colorado are among those redesigning math pathways, essentially rejecting the historical imperative that all college students demonstrate math proficiency by mastering, or at least passing, Algebra 2.
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

League’s Trends Report Allows CEOs To Take Stock, Reset

often makes it difficult to take the time to step back and take stock of what’s at hand and what’s to come. Indeed, the rhythms that used to define college life no longer really apply in our worlds, particularly as we move to monthly course starts and new and novel delivery and learning models.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Spokane CC Helps Afghanistan Build Two-Year System

Earlier this month, Steve Wilson, a biomedical engineering professor at Spokane Community College, began a journey that would take him from eastern Washington to Kabul, Afghanistan, a teeming city of more than 3 million people more than 6,500 miles away.
2015 June 9 - 05:07 am

Community Colleges Showcase Rich Diversity

college graduated a valedictorian who arrived in the country just six years ago. Another awarded three degrees to an 11-year-old boy. Then there was 64-year-old Bob Walters, a retired nurse who earned his 10th credential from Northampton Community College.
2015 May 30 - 09:19 am

Led by California, Educators Strive To Close Online Learning Gaps

Through good times and bad, during recessions and boom times, one thing has been constant in the world of community college distance education over the past decade: enrollment in online courses has grown faster than overall enrollment at colleges and universities.
2015 May 27 - 11:56 am

California, Educators Strive To Close Online Learning Gaps

Through good times and bad, during recessions and boom times, one thing has been constant in the world of community college distance education over the past decade: enrollment in online courses has grown faster than overall enrollment at colleges and universities.
2015 May 13 - 02:44 pm

Group Sees Revival Under Leach’s Leadership

Surely this would be the last time, the thinking then went, that NISOD would hold its annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, which for three decades had celebrated community college teaching with a gathering in Austin, Texas.
2015 April 30 - 10:43 pm

AACC Convention Focuses on Pathways Proposals

At least part of the reason that Sunshine State colleges have dominated the Aspen competition is that Florida was an early adopter of the so-called pathways approach to promoting student success. In Florida, two-year and four-year universities share.
2015 April 19 - 11:49 am

Wisconsin College Places Public Safety Training Under One Roof

Now, three years later, the college is fully realizing the result of the bond issue: a $35 million Public Safety Training Center, a sprawling, 75-acre complex on the grounds of an airport that takes a novel approach to the training for first responders.
2015 April 19 - 11:49 am

Colo. Facility To Focus on Fighting Wildfires by Air

By AP
Colo. (AP) — The Rifle- Garfield County Airport has won a statewide race to land a new research center to find the best ways to fight wildfires from the air, with researchers hoping to find new ways to fight a fire like the one in 1994 that left 14 firefighters dead on Storm King Mountain.
2015 March 30 - 10:18 pm

League Conference Spotlights Growing International Skills Gap

BOSTON — The west-coast-based attendees of Innovations conference in Boston had barely shaken off their jet lag — exacerbated by a switch to Daylight Savings Time the same day the conference began — when a cascade of data certain to snap them out of their lethargy began to unfurl.
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.

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