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2016 November 7 - 10:38 am

Conservation Work Prepares Students For Transfer

the aid of a Duke Energy Water Resources grant, Nash Community College students in rural eastern North Carolina are performing graduate level research. These students are preparing for, and successfully transferring to, major research centers at area universities and taking firsthand experience with them.
2016 November 7 - 10:38 am

Engaging Students with Technology Is a Growing Imperative

One way to improve student engagement is to combine teaching best practices with a learning management system (LMS) that has embedded retention tools. The institutional shift toward “blended learning,” or technology-mediated instruction, has already increased student interaction in a powerful way.
2016 November 7 - 10:38 am

NSF-Funded Initiative Aims To Diversify Stem Workforce

who is heading up the federally funded project. “We want more of the smart, driven students at Colorado’s community colleges to come to CU Boulder next. Imagine what they could do with the resources of a major research university. Imagine the promise and the diversity of background they’d bring with them.
2016 November 7 - 10:38 am

Corporate Leaders Say Robotics Offers Job Opportunities For Young People

business leaders have identified robotics as a major source of jobs for the nation’s youth with many openings currently unfilled. In a poll of 200 senior corporate executives on which industrial sectors would create the most jobs for our youth during the rest of the decade, 81 percent mentioned robotics as a “top five” area.
2016 November 7 - 10:38 am

Technical College System Offers Easier Way To Enroll, Interact With Colleges

ATLANTA – Georgia’s technical college students can now access their entire academic life via their smartphone, thanks to new technology implemented by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) for the 22 colleges statewide.
2016 November 7 - 10:38 am

Nation’s Report Card Underscores Challenges In Training STEM Workforce

“We still are not at a place as a country where we are preparing the future STEM workforce that we need,” Education Secretary John B. King Jr., said referring to science, technology, engineering, and math courses. “We think there's significant work still to do, but we are heartened by the progress that we see in these results.
2016 November 7 - 10:38 am

Technology Helps Instructors Exploit Potential Of Digital Classroom

Stephen Thurston has been teaching journalism and composition since 1998 at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, a large community college serving around 21,000 students. Having taught in higher education since 1990, he’s seen a lot of classroom technology claiming to be “the solution.
2016 November 7 - 10:38 am

Funds Will Support Hispanic, Low-Income Students in STEM Fields

Recognizing Bergen Community College’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, the federal government has awarded the institution a five-year, $5.3 million grant to prepare 2,500 students for graduation and careers.
2016 November 7 - 10:38 am

Colleges, Students Could Benefit By Using Tech Tools To Work Together

Step into the offices of Faraday Future, the new electric-car startup south of Los Angeles, and you’ll discover that there are no offices. Instead, 600 people work in one giant space, not behind closed doors. The CEO roams the floor, engaging one group after another, trading ideas and solving problems.
2016 October 6 - 04:31 pm

Financial Strains Growing for Students and Colleges

Despite talk of free community college tuition for all, tuition and other costs are on the rise in most places. State governments are continuing to retreat in their support of community colleges. Grants under the bedrock Pell Grant program fall well short of what it actually costs to attend college, contributing to a decline in enrollment.
2015 January 19 - 07:28 pm

Virginia Colleges Help Career Switchers Transition Into Teaching Careers

The economic downturn led to teacher layoffs all over the country. Tenure is under attack. Pay is notoriously poor. Growing demands for accountability, coupled with new and emerging academic standards, are robbing many teachers of autonomy in their own classrooms.

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

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