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2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Cuyahoga Community College Ties Student Success to Faculty Training Activities

Professional development is important to furthering the mission of student success in community colleges, and this is the case at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). A large, comprehensive community college, Tri-C serves 52,000 students a year at four campuses and several other locations in and around Cleveland, Ohio.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Wallace Community College Sees Gains in Achievement

At Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala. faculty have addressed the issue of student success and closing the student achievement gap by addressing the instructional effectiveness gap at an institution with a fall enrollment of about 5,000, and where the majority of incoming students are low-income, firstgeneration college students.
2015 June 9 - 05:07 am

CBE Programs Promote Productive Business Partnerships

According to the National Skills Coalition, the most prevalent skills gaps in the U.S. are in jobs that require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree. Among U.S. higher education institutions, community colleges have a strong history in preparing students for regional job markets.
2015 May 27 - 11:56 am

Community Colleges and Global Education

America today is largely a country of immigrants. Approximately 25 percent of our people identify themselves as being something other than “white,” and nearly 12 percent are foreign born. Yet many of our citizens are insular, unaware of world geography, unable to communicate in languages other than English, and insensitive to cultural differences.
2015 May 13 - 02:44 pm

The Success Rates are Worse for Low-Income and Minority Students.

The academic achievement of lowincome and minority students in community colleges remains in the forefront of ongoing debates about student success and college completion rates. There are alarming disparities between the success of minority students and other learners at community colleges.
2015 April 19 - 11:49 am

Community Colleges Must Better Prepare Students to meet Employer Expectations

California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris hit the proverbial nail on the head when he told a recent gathering of business and education leaders at Illumina, Inc., headquarters in La Jolla that community colleges must better prepare students to meet employer expectations.
2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

The Most Significant Change in Education Must Happen From Within the Community College Structure.

At a conference almost a year ago, Jon Landis from Apple, Inc. shared a story that caught my attention. I paraphrase: “Imagine a man falls asleep for 100 years. He wakes up in 2115 in New York City’s Times Square. He sees things he has never seen before. People talking on these strange devices — not phones.
2015 February 16 - 02:25 pm

The negative impact of curmudgeons on colleagues and colleges

Curmudgeons are well represented in every kind of American institution—religious organizations, government, corporations, foundations, hospitals, unions, etc. They are particularly visible in the world of education, which may provide a fertile crucible for the production of curmudgeons.
2015 February 4 - 05:33 am

President Obama Once Again Brought Increased Attention to Community Colleges

On a very cold and blustery January evening in 2004, I met Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, at the corner of Jackson and Franklin in Chicago’s Loop. I escorted him into the district offices of the City Colleges of Chicago, where I was a professor, and up to a 14th floor conference room.
2015 February 4 - 05:33 am

President Obama's Proposal Would Allow Qualified Students to Attend Community Colleges Tuition Free for Two Years

During his State of the Union address, President Obama again mentioned “America’s College Promise,” his proposal that would allow qualified students to attend community colleges tuition free for two years and then transfer to four-year schools in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.
2015 January 19 - 07:28 pm

More Than Two Million Community College Students have Expressed Their Hopes for a Better Life Through Education

“The reason I’m coming back to school is that I’m tired of being poor. I want to make my parents proud. I’m getting older and I want my life to change. I’m determined, no matter what. I’d like a certificate or a piece of paper that I can show someone and get a decent job.

2014 December 19 - 05:31 am

Dig Deep Into Data To Build Effective Strategic Plans

Analytics is a trendy buzzword in higher education, evoking images of exotic data gathered from multiple sources as if by magic to describe scenarios that were previously unimagined.
2014 October 28 - 05:15 am

Resilience — the Intangible but Powerful Quality that Enables Some Individuals to Persevere in the Face of Obstacles

This year, when speaking to Montgomery County Community College’s faculty and staff during convocation, I chose to focus on resilience — the intangible but powerful quality that enables some individuals to persevere in the face of obstacles while others are defeated.
2014 October 13 - 08:31 pm

Tarrant County College District will celebrate its 50th anniversary

On July 31, 2015, Tarrant County College District will celebrate its 50th anniversary. On that day 50 years ago, residents went to the polls and voted to create the Tarrant County Junior College District (TCJCD) in Tarrant County, a seven member Board of Trustees and approve an $18.

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