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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..
Around the Nation
2014 October 13 - 12:00 am

Enthusiasts Exchange Discoveries and Recipes at Local Luzerne County Community College

But to nine people inside a classroom at the Advanced Technology Center at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke on a recent Friday night, it’s an Armillaria. But they just don’t know its name or its characteristics, they also know where to find it, how to prepare it in a meal and that it tastes pretty darn good.
Around the Nation
2014 October 13 - 12:00 am

Senator Believes Step Would Better Protect College Students

A task force reporting to the University of California Board of Regents recommended that each campus establish a confidential advocacy office. Boxer said she wants the California State University and California Community College systems to do the same.
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.
Next Issue
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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