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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.
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

Gun Rights, Gun Control Advocates Square Off in Public Forums

The 50,000-student flagship campus of the University of Texas System recently hosted the first of two public forums to get input from advocates for gun rights and gun control as school officials study how to comply with a state law that takes effect next August.
2015 October 8 - 05:38 pm

Northern Marianas College Weathers Series Of Major Storms

It had survived the most serious sanction — a show cause order — from the same accrediting body that had been threatening to shut down the City College of San Francisco. Northern Marianas College, in fact, had been on one kind of accreditation sanction or another for eight straight years.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

A Look at Enrollment, Academic Preparation, Institutions. educational Attainment

Over two-thirds of all Latino students at 2-year institutions enrolled at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), In 2012-13, 2-year HSIs (193 institutions) represented 18% of all 2-year institutions. These HSIs enrolled 69% of all Latino undergraduates who attended 2-year institutions.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

Federal Leadership Vacuum Has Latino Colleges Relying on State, Institutional Initiatives

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Hispanics have educational attainment levels that are far lower than those of other groups. In 2013, 22 percent of Hispanic adults had earned an associate degree or higher, compared to 46 percent of Whites, 60 percent of Asians and 31 percent of African Americans.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

Undergraduate Enrollment of Latinos, By State

2015 September 27 - 12:19 am


California Community Colleges 65% California State University 16% For-Profit Colleges 9% University of California 6%.
2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

CCWeek Data Underscore Achievement Gaps

This year, the data also underscore a trend that has been apparent, and growing, for decades: the gap between men and women when it comes to earning college degrees.
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.

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