CC Week - News http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-1-1-news.html Wed, 20 Sep 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Integrating Innovation http://ccweek.com/blog-5733-integrating-innovation.html Integrating Innovation
 It’s hot. It’s really hot. Indoors at home here in California, where I do much of my work for four different institutions—next week, it will be five—it is 87 degrees in the “coolest�...]]>
Miss. Considers New HS Graduation Requirements - Rules Aimed at Boosting College, Workforce Readiness http://ccweek.com/article-5715-miss-considers-new-hs-graduation-requirements.html Miss. Considers New HS Graduation Requirements - Rules Aimed at Boosting College, Workforce Readiness
The state Board of Education has proposed new graduation requirements for freshmen starting in the 2018-19 academic year that would let Mississippi’s high school students earn academic or career and technical endorsements along with their traditional diplomas....]]>
Professional Notes - Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted http://ccweek.com/article-5716-professional-notes.html Professional Notes - Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted
In this role, Grant is responsible for leading and administering all aspects of the division, including the design, delivery, staffing, administrative support, and supervision of all division academic programs. Grant earned a B.A. in international relations and business administration from the University of San Diego and an M....]]>
Index to news around the nation http://ccweek.com/article-5638-index-to-news-around-the-nation.html Index to news around the nation
Far more low-income students are qualified to attend the nation’s most selective colleges and universities than they enroll, despite the fact that most have budget surpluses they could use to subsidize the neediest applicants, a new study contends. Page 10....]]>
CC-MVP Is Key to Cultural Transformation and Student Success http://ccweek.com/article-5608-cc-mvp-is-key-to-cultural-transformation-and-student-success.html CC-MVP Is Key to Cultural Transformation and Student Success
The challenges community colleges face as the only postsecondary institutions that promise to educate everyone who appears at their door are also an opportunity for a cultural transformation which abhors socioeconomic student achievement gaps....]]>
College’s Theater Students Take Show on the Road - Shadow Puppet Show Aimed at Youngest Students http://ccweek.com/article-5444-college%25E2%2580%2599s-theater-students-take-show-on-the-road.html College’s Theater Students Take Show on the Road - Shadow Puppet Show Aimed at Youngest Students
Ivey wrote the script, adapting a traditional Mexican folktale. Student Isaac Newton wrote all the songs and musical interludes. Four of the students speak both Spanish and English and worked through the script to see which language would best serve which scenes....]]>
28th annual Southwest Seminar For Great Teaching: Educators Empowering Educators http://ccweek.com/article-5258-28th-annual-southwest-seminar-for-great-teaching-educators-empowering-educators.html 28th annual Southwest Seminar For Great Teaching: Educators Empowering Educators
The Southwest Seminar for Great Teaching is based on the premise that college faculty are a rich resource that needs to be tapped via a format which encourages learning from each other. The seminar takes a participant-centered focus that encourages attendees to reflect upon their experiences and contribute to the topic at hand....]]>
2017 Convention Overview http://ccweek.com/article-5259-2017-convention-overview.html 2017 Convention Overview
The AACC annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry and federal agencies....]]>
7th Annual Stemtech Conference http://ccweek.com/article-5260-7th-annual-stemtech-conference.html 7th Annual Stemtech Conference
The League’s STEMtech Conference brings you the best of STEM, analytics, big data, advanced technology, and learning management architecture. Join colleagues at this international convening to share and explore research, best practices, and new ideas.....]]>
19th Annual Innovations Conference http://ccweek.com/article-5267-19th-annual-innovations-conference.html 19th Annual Innovations Conference
Innovations 2017 is the premier event for professionals dedicated to improving organizational teaching and learning, and discovering new approaches for enhancing the community college experience....]]>
National Academic Advising Association 40th Annual Conference http://ccweek.com/article-5269-national-academic-advising-association-40th-annual-conference.html National Academic Advising Association 40th Annual Conference
Students’ academic, personal, and career success has never been as important in higher education as it is today. Student persistence to completion has become a component of strategic planning goals at institutions across the globe....]]>
Network 2016 Annual Distance Learning Conference http://ccweek.com/article-5270-network-2016-annual-distance-learning-conference.html Network 2016 Annual Distance Learning Conference
“Network 2016: Drive Innovation in Higher Education – Answer the Call”, the National University Technology Network’s (NUTN) annual distance learning conference, will bring innovative and emerging leaders together within one of the world's most......]]>
2016 Annual Conference http://ccweek.com/article-5271-2016-annual-conference.html 2016 Annual Conference
This annual event attracts more than 150 community college administrators, faculty and trustees from all over the U.S. and Canada. Those attending are the decision-makers and leaders of their respective institutions....]]>
Honors & Awards http://ccweek.com/article-5241-honors-awards.html Honors & Awards
career.” After earning her GED at CSCC, she later entered Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania, where she graduated with honors in a bachelor of arts degree in economic development and then went to Chicago for additional training at the Center for New Community....]]>
Overcoming Long Odds - College-Produced Film Documents Students’ Academic Journeys http://ccweek.com/article-5209-overcoming-long-odds.html Overcoming Long Odds - College-Produced Film Documents Students’ Academic Journeys
 So moved was one community college instructor after viewing the film “No Greater Odds” that she made a life decision on the spot.          &n...]]>
Homeless Student Booted from Fla. Campus - Army Veteran Banned for Ragged Appearance http://ccweek.com/article-5172-homeless-student-booted-from-fla-campus.html Homeless Student Booted from Fla. Campus - Army Veteran Banned for Ragged Appearance
In the report, Officer David Housel says that when Hernandez was asked whether he needed help, “he became agitated” and initially refused to show his student identification. Housel wrote that he also was concerned about Hernandez’s “partially concealed” knife....]]>
New College Lab Extends Reach of Joliet Junior College - High-Tech Lab Allows Fabrication for Engineering Architecture Students http://ccweek.com/article-5173-new-college-lab-extends-reach-of-joliet-junior-college.html New College Lab Extends Reach of Joliet Junior College - High-Tech Lab Allows Fabrication for Engineering Architecture Students
Mark said the laser cutter can be a cool device when people figure out how to use it and make designs with it. He showed a business card holder made out of plywood, and the laser cutter put surface cuts into the material to make it more flexible.....]]>
Mo. Lawmakers Mulling More Guns on Campus - Proposals Draw Opposition from College Administrators http://ccweek.com/article-5124-mo-lawmakers-mulling-more-guns-on-campus.html Mo. Lawmakers Mulling More Guns on Campus - Proposals Draw Opposition from College Administrators
The bills are among several introduced this year by state Republican lawmakers, who have argued that students should be allowed to carry firearms for selfdefense and that armed, lawabiding citizens with proper training can save lives during attempted mass shootings....]]>
Some Wyo. Community Colleges Bracing for Bust - Depressed Oil Prices Draining State Coffers and Tax Revenue http://ccweek.com/article-4914-some-wyo-community-colleges-bracing-for-bust.html Some Wyo. Community Colleges Bracing for Bust - Depressed Oil Prices Draining State Coffers and Tax Revenue
“I think they are all cautiously aware that their local revenue will almost certainly decline, and there is a very good chance that state revenue will as well,” Matt Petri, deputy director and chief financial officer for the Wyoming Community College Commission, said....]]>
La. Initiative Aims To Aid Struggling Students - Pilot Program Provides Flexibility in Use of Federal Aid http://ccweek.com/article-4916-la-initiative-aims-to-aid-struggling-students.html La. Initiative Aims To Aid Struggling Students - Pilot Program Provides Flexibility in Use of Federal Aid
ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new federal pilot program in Baton Rouge will enable officials to provide extra services, support and career coaching to a group of students at two alternative schools in an effort to boost academic performance and graduation rates....]]>
Millions, Master Plans and Mediocrity http://ccweek.com/blog-4870-millions-master-plans-and-mediocrity.html Millions, Master Plans and Mediocrity
 Five years ago, in Newark, New Jersey, the state where 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie has been governor since 2010, a supposed “bold new paradigm for educational exce...]]>
Western Pa. Aviation Program Flying High http://ccweek.com/article-4825-western-pa-aviation-program-flying-high.html Western Pa. Aviation Program Flying High
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....]]>
FAST FACTS 2: Hispanic Population and the Condition of Latinos in Education http://ccweek.com/article-4773-fast-facts-2-hispanic-population-and-the-condition-of-latinos-in-education.html FAST FACTS 2: Hispanic Population and the Condition of Latinos in Education
• Hispanic children are more likely to live in poverty, along with African Americans, than others. In 2012, 33% of Hispanic families with children under the age of 18 lived below the poverty level, compared to 39% of African American families, 14% of Asian families and 13% of White families.


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NC Colleges Seeing Enrollment Declines - Fewer Students Enrolling in Community Colleges as Economy Improves http://ccweek.com/article-4610-nc-colleges-seeing-enrollment-declines.html NC Colleges Seeing Enrollment Declines - Fewer Students Enrolling in Community Colleges as Economy Improves
A-B Tech officials stress the budget cuts they are making won’t affect the college’s “core mission.’’ Cuts include eliminating the jobs of six employees. Other positions have been eliminated through attrition. And A-B Tech imposed a 2 percent reduction on each department across the college....]]>
Honors & Awards - A summary listing of colleges receiving institution and individual honors and awards http://ccweek.com/article-4613-honors-awards.html Honors & Awards - A summary listing of colleges receiving institution and individual honors and awards
Franco is an admissions and records evaluator/degree auditor at Folsom Lake College and has been with the Los Rios Community College District for 17 years. Franco attended Folsom Lake College’s El Dorado Center, earning an associate degree in general education transfer, and then transferred to Chapman University to complete a bachelor’s degree in....]]>
Grants & Gifts - A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts http://ccweek.com/article-4614-grants-gifts.html Grants & Gifts - A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts
Amy Rouze, investors bank branch manager, left, and Linda Martin, senior market manager for Investors Bank, center, present Mercer County Community College President Patricia C. Donohue with a check that will help the college expand on its Trenton campus....]]>
Grants & Gifts - A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts http://ccweek.com/article-4593-grants-gifts.html Grants & Gifts - A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts
business career and later taught business math and communications at SFCC. Her daughter, Nancy Kennedy, currently a business instructor at SFCC, said her mother had a strong commitment to CCS and inspired others to give. “She often would leave people with a challenge....]]>
Honors & Awards - A summary listing of colleges receiving institution and individual honors and awards http://ccweek.com/article-4595-honors-awards.html Honors & Awards - A summary listing of colleges receiving institution and individual honors and awards
college campuses. The honorees wee recognized at the “29 Who Shine” awards ceremony at the Massachusetts State House. The students, who were chosen because of their academic achievements and record of student leadership and community service, stand poised to contribute greatly to the civic life and economic well-being of the state....]]>
Iowa College Newspaper Files Free Speech Suit - Complaint Names Top Administrators, Board of Trustees http://ccweek.com/article-4562-iowa-college-newspaper-files-free-speech-suit.html Iowa College Newspaper Files Free Speech Suit - Complaint Names Top Administrators, Board of Trustees
Jim Compton, a staff member and adviser for The Calumet, is being replaced by part-time adviser. According to the lawsuit, Compton’s replacement amounts to censorship because the part-time adviser won’t be able to put in the amount of time needed. Compton said the paper has had a full-time adviser since 1951....]]>
Mass. Man Goes From Dropout To Doctoral Candidate - Community College Credited with Sparking Love of Learning http://ccweek.com/article-4540-mass-man-goes-from-dropout-to-doctoral-candidate.html Mass. Man Goes From Dropout To Doctoral Candidate - Community College Credited with Sparking Love of Learning
The mounting loss of life among U.S. troops that occurred following American intervention in Afghanistan, and then Iraq, motivated O’Grady to consider joining the Marine Corps. His decision to drop out haunted him when recruiters told him to delay his enlistment until he could earn a GED diploma or finish high school....]]>