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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..
2014 July 15 - 10:03 am
The unceasing march of suburbia has given shoppers many more options. The expansion of technology and the rise on online retailers like Amazon have changed people’s shopping habits. Many malls that popped up like mushrooms in the 1970s are closed or struggling to survive, just like Highland Mall.
2014 June 23 - 03:29 am
Stephen Curtis, then president of the Community College of Philadelphia, and Rufus Glasper, then and now chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges, made the case this was no one-time anomaly. Colleges could no longer look to state goverments as their primary source of funding.
2014 June 7 - 09:10 pm
Another was marked by a graduate who made it from homelessness to high academic honors. One college after another reported record numbers of graduates as many of the students who flocked to campuses during the Great Recession finished up their studies.
2014 May 23 - 04:09 pm

Colleges Seek To Improve Transfer Policies and Practice

College and university leaders gather together and as the cameras roll, sign documents, shake hands and pledge that they’ve brought new clarity to a byzantine system that hardly anyone understands.
2014 May 13 - 01:15 pm
According to the Instructional Technology Council, which has been surveying community college distance educators every year since 2004, enrollment in online classes at community colleges increased by 5.2 percent between 2012 and 2013. By comparison, over the same time period, overall enrollment at community colleges dipped by 3.
2014 May 2 - 04:05 pm
The setting was an early-morning breakfast meeting at the annual convention of the American Association of Community Colleges in Washington, D.C., not far from the U.S. Capitol, where lawmakers and their aides have been busy rewriting the Higher Education Act since last summer.

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