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Tracking Trends
2014 October 13 - 12:00 am

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.
Around the Nation
2014 September 30 - 12:00 am

U.S. Department of Education Investigation Prompts Creation of Mandatory Awareness Programs

It is the first since the U.S. Department of Education released a list of colleges and universities under federal investigation for their handling of rape and sexual assault complaints, and many schools are making sexual assault awareness programs mandatory for incoming students.
Point of View
2014 September 30 - 12:00 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.
Point of View
2014 July 15 - 12:00 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.
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2014 June 30 - 12:00 am

Coming in the Monday, July 7, 2014 Community College Week issue

Numerous colleges reported record numbers of grads as many of the students who flocked to campus during the Great Recession finished up their studies.
News Briefs
2014 June 8 - 12:00 am
Rita Pearson is the director of transfer relations at the school. She said almost 40 percent of EIU’s students are transfers. She noted many of them have families and full-time jobs and will benefit from anything that can make it easier for them to be students.
Around Campus
2014 June 7 - 12:00 am
are many budding musicians who learn how to play music in the garage or in their room, not a band hall in a school. Alvin Community College (Texas) Music instructors reached to those youngsters and give them a chance to build on their skills during the second annual Rock Camp.
Point of View
2014 June 7 - 12:00 am
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.
Around Campus
2014 May 2 - 12:00 am
State Community College (Tenn.) recently implemented a year-round Aquaponics teaching lab in the Cleveland/Bradley Innovation Center for students in the Environmental Science and Wildlife Fisheries classes. Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture, or the combined culture of fish and plants in recirculating systems.

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League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education

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