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News Briefs
2015 November 4 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

The schools that saw the largest improvement were Greenfield Community College, where the default rate declined from 22 percent to 15 percent, and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, where the default rate dropped from 18 percent to 11 percent.
2015 October 22 - 12:00 am
Four stories above the ground, Evan Johnson, Nathan Tkach and Josh Hunt watch the skies through 360 degrees of tinted windows. They are checking for a Cessna less than 10 miles out from the airport. Johnson is working local control today, guiding local pilots as they return to the airport.
News Briefs
2015 October 8 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

“I think our image, the new buildings that we’ve put in place, along with all these billions of dollars of expansion, that is what is drawing our enrollment,” Aspinwall said. “The students know the jobs are there, they’re good jobs and they’re not what we called the vocational school jobs anymore.
Cover Story
2015 September 27 - 12:00 am

Undergraduate Enrollment of Latinos, By State

SOURCE: EXCELENCIA IN EDUCATION ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS’ INSTITUTIONAL POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM (IPEDS).
Cover Story
2015 August 24 - 12:00 am

Democrats Prodding States To Halt Decline in College Funding

But even as two-year colleges have basked in their newfound glory, it also has been afflicted by a paradoxical trend: disinvestment, the steady decline in public funding even as demands for accountability and better results grow ever louder. Colleges have been doing more and more with less and less.
Grants and Gifts
2015 August 24 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

completion and transfer. These services are especially needed for low-income and first-generation students, who make up the majority of SLCC enrollees and often face significant financial and social barriers to college.
Conferences
2015 July 28 - 12:00 am

A listing of Conference, Workshops and Institutes, etc.

ASSOCIATION FOR ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION AAACE 2013 Conference.
Faculty News
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges from Around the Nation

In an extension of her 2011 study published in the Journal of Behavioral Optometry, Columbia State Community College Professor Louise Katz has completed a study that suggests a correlation between myopia and childhood stress, fear and abuse. It was recently published in the International Journal of Optometry and Visual Performance.
Educator Honors
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges receiving institution and individual honors and awards

From left: Warren Nichols, TBR vice chancellor for community colleges; John Morgan, TBR chancellor; Emily Reynolds, TBR vice chair; David Black; U.S. Rep. Diane Black; Jerry Faulkner, Vol State president; and Karen Mitchell, Vol State vice president for resource development.
Grants and Gifts
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

Officials from the ACF Kona-Kohala Chefs Association, Hawai’i Community College–Palamanui, and the University of Hawai’i Foundation stand with a ceremonial check. The check represents the funds the ACF Kona-Kohala Chefs Association donated to create an endowment for the Hawai’i Community College–Palamanui Culinary Arts Program.
News Briefs
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

The online school is a nonprofit and offers degrees in business, teaching and information technology. It’s based on “competency learning,” meaning students don’t have assigned class times and instead can work at their own pace and time..
Campus Life
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

A look at campus life at various community and junior colleges

Summer vacation is a happy time for teens — nice weather and no homework. But not all Madison-area teens are saying goodbye to the classroom. A number of them will be taking part in Madison Area Technical College’s (Wis.) Career Discovery Boot Camps..
Upcoming Events
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

Meetings, Conferences, Symposiums and Workshops, etc.

July 18 - 21 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BUSINESS OFFICERS NACUBO 2015.
News Briefs
2015 June 26 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

Students can enroll for the fall 2015 semester at any of New Hampshire’s seven community colleges and be jointly admitted to pathway programs at the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, UNH-Manchester, Keene State College, and Granite State College.
Faculty News
2015 June 9 - 12:00 am

A Summary of Faculty Activities at Various Colleges from Around the Nation

Nina Tandon, a pioneering scientist and co-founder of EpiBone, joined scholars and faculty fellows from the Dallas County Community College District’s STEM Institute at the annual DCCCD STEM Summit in Dallas. Tandon discussed her groundbreaking research and work on tissue engineering.
Cover Story
2015 May 30 - 12:00 am

Led by California, Educators Strive To Close Online Learning Gaps

Through good times and bad, during recessions and boom times, one thing has been constant in the world of community college distance education over the past decade: enrollment in online courses has grown faster than overall enrollment at colleges and universities.
Politics and Policy
2015 May 30 - 12:00 am

Immigrants Covered by U. S. Deferred Deportation Policy Qualify for Benefit

The decision from Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson comes in a lawsuit filed by former Attorney General Tom Horne against the Maricopa County Community College District. Horne contended that so-called “dreamers” offered deferred action status were not legally present in the U.
Appointments
2015 May 30 - 12:00 am

APPOINTMENTS: Higher-ed leaders who have been recently appointed or promoted

The Community College of Beaver County (Pa.) announced the appointment of Sally Mercer.
News Briefs
2015 May 30 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system said that an inquiry by the University of Texas at Austin found Duran’s behavior didn’t rise to scientific misconduct, and a full investigation is not required. Duran’s doctoral degree was affirmed..

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