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2014 September 30 - 06:34 am

The nation needs more highly trained workers if we are to remain globally competitive

It is understandable that we want higher education to be relevant and useful. The nation needs more highly trained workers if we are to remain globally competitive. The American economy needs more nurses, engineers and welders. Taxpayers want to know that their trillion-dollar investment in federally funded student loans is a sound one.
2014 July 15 - 11:24 am
Let me confess: I teach at a community college and love it. After 21 years in higher education working as director of admissions, registrar and dean of academics, I took advantage of retreat rights and slid into a full-time teaching position in 2001. I started teaching my first classes one week before 9/11.
2014 June 7 - 09:10 pm
The changes in the nature and number of students attending today’s colleges and universities and the simultaneously occurring focus on assessment and student completion is causing many faculty members to reexamine what they teach, how they teach, what they assign, and how they grade student performance.
2014 April 14 - 12:00 am
In The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T. S. Eliot’s main character asks, “Do I dare to disturb the universe?” His question has echoed throughout the world; however, it is rarely answered in the affirmative by people we wish had courage and gumption — politicians, bureaucrats, religious leaders and sadly, educators.
2014 March 3 - 12:00 am
It is the first time in our nation’s history that institutions other than land-grant colleges have been mentioned by name in a Farm Bill. Our meetings with high level federal officials and their staffs confirmed the diligent work done by the Rural Community College Alliance to raise awareness as to the importance of our nation’s 600 rural community, technical, and tribal colleges as tools for regional rural development and uplift.
2013 December 9 - 12:00 am
Ours is an astonishing time to be involved with education. The rampant permutations of informational technologies, the ebb and flow of economics, societies, and markets, the multiplicity of personal choices and chances — all have conspired to alter dramatically the terrain of education; more so, perhaps for community colleges that are on the front lines of these changes.

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