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Grants and Gifts
2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

Established in 1969, the college’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Program prepares 32 students annually to enter the mechanical repair side of the aviation industry. It operates a modern, 30,000- square-foot, two-hangar complex with 16 aircraft used exclusively for instruction, including five helicopters.
News Briefs
2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

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

Morgan said funding is especially important as the TBR system prepares for its first class of Tennessee Promise freshmen. Roughly 57,000 Tennessee high school seniors have completed the initial applications for the last-dollar scholarship that provides free tuition for two years at a state community See Briefs,.
Around the Nation
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

36-Foot Long Work Boat Will Expose Students to Hands-On Research Activities

The new boat, the Phocoena, was funded with a $218,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Phocoena (which is the scientific name of the genus of harbor porpoises) has a bow door and powered winches, a walk-around deck, a covered cabin and even a toilet.
Around the Nation
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

At-Risk Students Perform Public Works Tasks in Return for Free Job Training

“I had to travel an hour each way, so I’d get home at 1 a.m. I was 18. I thought, ‘I have no Friday night social life because by the time I get home, Friday night is over.’” A neighbor who was a city sanitation worker told Pittman about Philly Future Track.
Around the Nation
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Plan Scuttled Amid Autonomy Concerns For Dodge City Community College

The merger had sparked controversy since it was first announced this spring. Supporters said it would help the Dodge City economy and provide more educational opportunities in western Kansas. Opponents were concerned it would dilute the community college’s educational mission and disrupt the current faculty and staff.
Featured Student
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Illinois Culinary Students Prepare Meal for Needy

“It is unusual that donations have been so low recently. We thought they would’ve picked up as fall came, but that hasn’t been the case,” she said. “Hopefully, (the level of donations) will explode for the holidays.”.
Money Tree
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Proposal Would Freeze Tuition and Lower Costs for Community College Transfer Students

the funding was cut, University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston said. A survey conducted by the university showed students were not applying because it was cheaper for them to go to school out of state and because some students,...
Tracking Trends
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Presidents Seek Support as Enrollment Plunges Amid Changing Higher Education Landscape

The college presidents gathered in Virginia as part of events marking 150th anniversary of Virginia Union, one of the more than 100 historically black colleges and universities, or HBCU’s, across the country.
Tracking Trends
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Newly Created Position To Focus on Building a Network of Graduates

Since early September, Beda has been starting the groundwork on the newly created alumni director position. For years, the CCC Foundation has been in charge of alumni relations and contact.
Tracking Trends
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Program Pairs Classroom Learning with Internships, Apprenticeships

Suggested topics (others welcomed): Reten on Persistence Comple on/Gradua on Distance Educa on Assessment Student Success Ethics & Legal Issues Technology in Advising Diverse Student Popula ons Advising Models Advising Administra on Advisor/Faculty...
Around the Nation
2014 November 24 - 12:00 am

Programs Aids Offenders in Expunging Their Records

check, I was told that due to my conviction they couldn’t use me. It was a burden that I didn’t want to carry any more,” Parchman said, after sharing his story with more than 150 area residents at an expungement informational clinic at Ivy Tech Community College.
Around the Nation
2014 November 24 - 12:00 am

Declining High School Population Is Colliding with Employer Demand

BOSTON (AP) — There is a shortage of skilled graduates in Massachusetts and more are needed to fill jobs in key industries that fuel economic growth, according to a report released by the Department of Higher Education Officials are basing their...
Around the Nation
2014 November 24 - 12:00 am

Bogus Institution Was Front for Immigration Scam, Prosecutors Say

Susan Xiao-Ping Su, founder and president of the phony Tri- Valley University, was accused of charging hundreds of foreigners, mostly Indian nationals, tuition and other payments for visa-related documents that allowed them to live and work in the U.S.
Around the Nation
2014 November 24 - 12:00 am

New Curriculum and Assessment Seek To Quantify Certification

The curriculum and skills assessment program of the Manufacturing Skills Institute, a workforce development affiliate of the association, was developed as a way to help train a pipeline of people with skills needed to enter manufacturing jobs, and to fill what is expected to be a gap as current workers retire.
Politics and Policy
2014 November 24 - 12:00 am

Little Oversight on More than $220 Million Distributed to Community and Technical College Students

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s college oversight agencies do not verify that students who receive more than $220 million in lottery-funded scholarships are eligible for them, according to a legislative audit. The Legislative Audit Council recommends that the agencies review the lottery money it distributes to colleges and technical.
Politics and Policy
2014 November 24 - 12:00 am

‘Gainful Employment’ Rules Targeted by Propriertary College Trade Group

Education Department spokeswoman Dorie Nolt said in a statement that the department is confident it is within its legal authority in issuing regulations “that will protect students and taxpayers’ investments by bringing more accountability and transparency to career training programs.
Money Tree
2014 November 24 - 12:00 am

Plan Would Lift Tuition Freeze for 10-Campus California System

The proposal, which follows three years in which tuition rates have remained frozen, would increase the average annual cost of a UC education for California residents pursuing undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees in academic as opposed to professional disciplines from $12,192 to up to $12,804 next fall and $15,564 in the fall of 2019.
Money Tree
2014 November 24 - 12:00 am

But Certificates Can Yield Higher Salaries If Applied to Degrees

But if those classes are later applied to an associate or bachelor’s degree, college then becomes a good investment, no matter what major a student chooses, according to a study in the journal Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The research was paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Tracking Trends
2014 November 24 - 12:00 am

More Women Entering Male-Dominated Field as Demand for Welders Continues To Grow

Modesitt said welding requires having a plan going in and executing it with precision. Even natural talent can fall to the wayside without the know-how. “It takes academics to do this,” he said, adding that Nardone and Matykunas have excelled in class..

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

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