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2015 February 16 - 02:25 pm

Measure Aimed at Overturning Attorney General’s Decision

Introduced by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County, the measure was rejected 20-19, largely along party lines, in the Republican-controlled chamber. One Republican, Sen. John Watkins of Powhatan County, voted with minority Democrats against the bill.
2015 February 16 - 02:25 pm

Schools Recruiting Foreign Students Called Fronts for Immigration Fraud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master’s degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
2015 January 19 - 07:28 pm

As Times have Changed, so has the Two-Year Community College in Los Angeles

The University of California, Davis, which boasts that its College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is a national leader, states that its programs address “critical issues related to agriculture, food systems, the environment, and human...
2015 January 19 - 07:28 pm

Guarantee Program at Michigan College Gathering Attention from Lawmakers

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000 or get some or all student loans reimbursed.
2014 December 22 - 05:48 pm

In-State Recruitment at Universities Could Depress Community College Enrollment

Under the new funding model, 60 percent of the money the schools receive from the Legislature annually would be allocated to in-state enrollment. The other 40 percent would be based on performance measures, such as the number of graduates and the diversity of student bodies.
2014 December 22 - 05:48 pm

Kalamazoo Community College Will Focus on Environment and Sustainability In Addition to Cooking

“What’s really different and distinct about the program is that students will take a much deeper dive into nutrition, food science, food safety and sustainability than they would in a traditional program,” McCurdy said. “We’ve added environmental, sustainability, and health elements to the program.
2014 December 19 - 05:31 am

Presidents Seek Support as Enrollment Plunges Amid Changing Higher Education Landscape

The college presidents gathered in Virginia as part of events marking 150th anniversary of Virginia Union, one of the more than 100 historically black colleges and universities, or HBCU’s, across the country.
2014 December 19 - 05:31 am

Newly Created Position To Focus on Building a Network of Graduates

Since early September, Beda has been starting the groundwork on the newly created alumni director position. For years, the CCC Foundation has been in charge of alumni relations and contact.
2014 December 19 - 05:31 am

Program Pairs Classroom Learning with Internships, Apprenticeships

Suggested topics (others welcomed): Reten on Persistence Comple on/Gradua on Distance Educa on Assessment Student Success Ethics & Legal Issues Technology in Advising Diverse Student Popula ons Advising Models Advising Administra on Advisor/Faculty...
2014 November 24 - 01:35 am

More Women Entering Male-Dominated Field as Demand for Welders Continues To Grow

Modesitt said welding requires having a plan going in and executing it with precision. Even natural talent can fall to the wayside without the know-how. “It takes academics to do this,” he said, adding that Nardone and Matykunas have excelled in class..
2014 November 10 - 09:43 am

Career and Technical Programs Seen as Key to Boosting Economy

“I am very excited by the dual-credit interest shown by the juniors and seniors all across the state,” Daugaard said after meeting with members of the Vermillion School District office and the high school. “The numbers are higher than we hoped it would be and that’s a very good thing.
2014 November 10 - 09:42 am

Expanded Program Expected to Add 6,000 Students; One-Third of Courses Are in Information Technology

Regardless of where they are, enrollees will be able to earn an associate degree in computer security and forensics from Broome Community College, a master’s in social work from the University at Buffalo or a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Empire State College, for example.
2014 November 10 - 09:42 am

ArcelMittal Steel Plant Partners with Midwestern Colleges on Job Training and Internships

He worked a part-time job to support himself while taking classes and studying motors, instrumentation, programmable logic controls and electrical systems. The internships he had at ArcelorMittal during the 2 ½-year program paid enough to cover his tuition.
2014 October 30 - 02:52 am

Community College Enrollment Dips by Nearly 5 Percent, Reflecting a National Trend

ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A sharp drop in students at two-year colleges led to a one percent decline in overall total enrollment at Arkansas colleges and universities for the fall semester of 2014, according to preliminary figures released by the Arkansas Department for Higher Education.
2014 October 13 - 08:31 pm

Companies and Colleges Using Apprenticeships To Provide Students with Hands-On Experience

“People in manufacturing won’t take you seriously without a journeyman’s card,” Hoambrecker said. “Having the fiveyear apprenticeship lets the company know that you’ve had all the training. You could learn only so much in school. A lot of it is hands on.
2014 October 13 - 08:31 pm

Reflecting National Trend, Steep Enrollment Jump Leads To Creation of Veteran Resource Centers

At UAA, the number of student veterans and their dependents jumped 38 percent between 2009 and 2014, compared to 4 percent in campus-wide enrollment. In the same period at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the total student population shrank by 8 percent while the number of veterans swelled 61 percent, according to university records.
2014 October 13 - 08:31 pm

Public Colleges Face Stiff Competition As Public College Enrollment Drops

The private universities have attracted more students with a variety of new programs, which are sometimes easier to offer than at public institutions, said George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at Indiana...
2014 October 13 - 08:31 pm

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degrees Don’t Pay Off For Community College Students

But it also found that the large proportion of community college students who major in the liberal arts, humanities, and general studies receive little or no financial advantage at all in exchange for their time and tuition. Nor do recipients of many newly trendy professional certificates.

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

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