CC Week - Cover Story http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-16-1-cover-story.html Fri, 24 May 19 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 In the Door, and Then Out - Tennessee Shifts Focus from Access to Success http://ccweek.com/article-5936-in-the-door-and-then-out.html In the Door, and Then Out - Tennessee Shifts Focus from Access to Success
The state’s Tennessee Promise scholarship program, which covers tuition for two years at the state’s community and technical colleges for recent high school graduates, has persuaded thousands of residents to enroll in college. It touched off a free college movement that has spread across the country....]]>
Back to the Future - GOP Again has Education Department in Crosshairs http://ccweek.com/article-5931-back-to-the-future.html Back to the Future - GOP Again has Education Department in Crosshairs
When Ronald Reagan was campaigning against Carter in 1980, he made dismantling the department a centerpiece of his campaign, deriding it as a boondoggle and a brazen power grab of responsibilities best left to states and localities — their less-than-stellar record on education notwithstanding....]]>
Leaving Cash on the Table - Eligible for Financial Aid, Nearly a Million Students Never Get It http://ccweek.com/article-5903-leaving-cash-on-the-table.html Leaving Cash on the Table - Eligible for Financial Aid, Nearly a Million Students Never Get It
“In most states, the aid program comes from the general fund, and once it’s gone, it’s gone,” said Sarah Pingel, senior policy analyst at the Education Commission of the States. “[Legislators] are aware of the consequences, that thousands of students may not get the funding they need to afford college....]]>
Food for Thought - Advocates Step Up Fight Against Student Hunger http://ccweek.com/article-5868-food-for-thought.html Food for Thought - Advocates Step Up Fight Against Student Hunger
“This,” in Goldrick-Rab’s telling, is hunger, euphemistically called “food insecurity,” meaning that many community college students — who characteristically occupy the lowest rungs of the country’s economic ladder — are going to bed, or class, hungry....]]>
Commencement  2018 - Annual Graduation Exercises Rich with Diversity and Determination http://ccweek.com/article-5873-commencement%25C2%25A0-2018.html Commencement  2018 - Annual Graduation Exercises Rich with Diversity and Determination
Another is a mother who walked across the stage to claim her degree in the company of her two daughters, who graduated from the same college on the very same day. Mother and daughters took some courses together and pushed one another across the finish line....]]>
CCWeek and NISOD Announce Annual Essay Contest Winners - Winners Praise Instructors for Aiding Success http://ccweek.com/article-5894-ccweek-and-nisod-announce-annual-essay-contest-winners.html CCWeek and NISOD Announce Annual Essay Contest Winners - Winners Praise Instructors for Aiding Success
The three winning student authors and three employees featured in the winning essays each received a $1,000 check and were to be recognized during NISOD’s annual conference in Austin, Texas. The winning student essays will also be published on Community College Week’s....]]>
Reverse Transfers Boost Numbers - States Seek Out Near-Grads To Reach Education Targets http://ccweek.com/article-5848-reverse-transfers-boost-numbers.html Reverse Transfers Boost Numbers - States Seek Out Near-Grads To Reach Education Targets
Archer never intended to pick up an associate degree. Those summer courses at the community college were prerequisites for the bachelor’s degree she’s on her way to getting to become a dietician. But when the meter on the credits she’d collected clicked to 60 — enough for an associate....]]>
Brave New World - One Year Later, Colleges Adjust to Life Under Trump http://ccweek.com/article-5830-brave-new-world.html Brave New World - One Year Later, Colleges Adjust to Life Under Trump
They’ve been derided as the 13th grade. They have been called high school with ashtrays. They were the places students went when they couldn’t go anywhere else. The Harvards and Yales of the world looked down their noses at these underachieving interlopers....]]>
Brave New World - One Year Later, Colleges Adjust to Life Under Trump http://ccweek.com/article-5809-brave-new-world.html Brave New World - One Year Later, Colleges Adjust to Life Under Trump
They’ve been derided as the 13th grade. They have been called high school with ashtrays. They were the places students went when they couldn’t go anywhere else. The Harvards and Yales of the world looked down their noses at these underachieving interlopers....]]>
Weathering the Storm - Texas Colleges Recovering from Hurricane Harvey http://ccweek.com/article-5785-weathering-the-storm.html Weathering the Storm - Texas Colleges Recovering from Hurricane Harvey
Desperate times, the old idiom goes, call for desperate measures. So it was for the community colleges battered and damaged by Hurricane Harvey an unprecedented weather event which presented unprecedented challenges for colleges on the Texas Gulf Coast....]]>
Restoring Simple Pleasures - Students Use 3D Printers To Aid Disabled Vets http://ccweek.com/article-5804-restoring-simple-pleasures.html Restoring Simple Pleasures - Students Use 3D Printers To Aid Disabled Vets
Tyler Tomazic and Eric Szabo sought to answer some veterans’ yearning to thumb through the pages of a book again. Tomazic would design the Easy Easel to hold a book. Szabo would design the UFO Page Turner for books and touchscreens. (Its semicircle design resembles a flying saucer....]]>
Charting a New Path to Success - Work on Building Guided Pathways Accelerates http://ccweek.com/article-5765-charting-a-new-path-to-success.html Charting a New Path to Success - Work on Building Guided Pathways Accelerates
The Guided Pathways Project is being spearheaded by the American Association of Community Colleges and is supported by some of the most influential groups in the community college movement: Achieving the Dream, the Aspen Institute, the Center for......]]>
Aiming for Safe Spaces - Colleges Study Campus Carry Experiences at 4-Yr. Schools http://ccweek.com/article-5745-aiming-for-safe-spaces.html Aiming for Safe Spaces - Colleges Study Campus Carry Experiences at 4-Yr. Schools
Starting Aug. 1, a gun like the one that took her life can be legally carried — in a hidden holster, or tucked into a waistband, or in a backpack — into Performance Hall, along with most other buildings at the six dozen community colleges in Texas....]]>
Aiming High - American Honors Relies On Advisers To Help Students Succeed http://ccweek.com/article-5723-aiming-high.html Aiming High - American Honors Relies On Advisers To Help Students Succeed
hear the students enrolled in the American Honors program tell it, there is one overarching reason for its early success in helping promising community college students reach lofty academic goals, including transferring to elite four-year universities....]]>
Undoing Obama - Under DeVos, Education Department Rewriting Rules http://ccweek.com/article-5695-undoing-obama.html Undoing Obama - Under DeVos, Education Department Rewriting Rules
Danielle Ramos, 30, poses at MassBay Community College where she studied her education after being defrauded by a for-profit college. Thousands of students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges were told by the Obama administration that their student loans would be forgiven, but the Trump administration has yet to keep that promise....]]>
Safeguarding Children - Wisconsin College Leads Nation’s Child Protection Training http://ccweek.com/article-5677-safeguarding-children.html Safeguarding Children - Wisconsin College Leads Nation’s Child Protection Training
Operation Broken Heart IV, a massive effort to investigate and arrest child predators and promote cyber security and safety education, culminated with the arrest of more than 1,000 people on charges ranging from possession of child pornography to online solicitation of a minor....]]>
Commencement 2017 - Ceremonies Are Rich in Diversity and Inspiration http://ccweek.com/article-5652-commencement-2017.html Commencement 2017 - Ceremonies Are Rich in Diversity and Inspiration
These are just three of the stories of community college commencements in 2017. Plenty of words have been written about poor graduation rates at community colleges. The demand for better results continues unabated. But this year, like every year, thousands of community college students graduated....]]>
Coming of Age - Online Offerings Are Maturing Even as Community College Enrollment Dips http://ccweek.com/article-5640-coming-of-age.html Coming of Age - Online Offerings Are Maturing Even as Community College Enrollment Dips
Between 2012 and 2015, according to the report, full-time enrollment at two-year public institutions dipped by 9.5 percent, or nearly 690,000 students. As the economy has improved, community college enrollment has plunged, a trend has triggered budget cuts, reduced course offerings and resulted in layoffs at community colleges across the country....]]>
High Hopes - Erie Hopes Third Time Is Charm for Creating a Community College http://ccweek.com/article-5593-high-hopes.html High Hopes - Erie Hopes Third Time Is Charm for Creating a Community College
Then the director of the local chapter of the NAACP and a longtime community activist, Horton ran for the council seat held by Joe Giles, a fellow Democrat and a 32-year incumbent who had voted against the community college proposal. Horton made setting up a community college in the city the centerpiece of his campaign....]]>
Going All In on Tesla - Reno Remaking Economy with Help from Carmaker and College http://ccweek.com/article-5573-going-all-in-on-tesla.html Going All In on Tesla - Reno Remaking Economy with Help from Carmaker and College
The selection, in 2014, capped an intense, high-stakes public competition. California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, all dangled hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives. In addition to providing the land for free — it was donated by a local landowner — Nevada crafted a $1.3 billion incentive package.]]>
Headed for Home - Many MLB Stars Launched Careers at Community College http://ccweek.com/article-5557-headed-for-home.html Headed for Home - Many MLB Stars Launched Careers at Community College
On June 12, when the Minnesota Twins makes the first pick in Major League Baseball’s draft, whoever is selected first will likely be unknown even to ardent fans. He’ll likely be sent to the minor leagues where he could labor for years before making it to the big leagues....]]>
Cooling Off - Community College Culinary Programs Rise As Cooking School Enrollment Sags http://ccweek.com/article-5528-cooling-off.html Cooling Off - Community College Culinary Programs Rise As Cooking School Enrollment Sags
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With enrollment in culinary institutes in decline and programs across the country closing their doors, schools such as the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, which graduated celebrity chef Alton Brown, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston, South Carolina, are committed to staying relevant and in demand....]]>
Tiny SD College Captures Aspen Prize - Lake Area Technical Institute Named Nation’s Top College http://ccweek.com/article-5527-tiny-sd-college-captures-aspen-prize.html Tiny SD College Captures Aspen Prize - Lake Area Technical Institute Named Nation’s Top College
After nearly capturing the nation’s top prize for community colleges three consecutive times, Lake Area Technical Institute finally claimed it, winning the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College ...]]>
Ditching Remediation - Community College Takes Unusual Approach To Solving Ubiquitous Problem http://ccweek.com/article-5514-ditching-remediation.html Ditching Remediation - Community College Takes Unusual Approach To Solving Ubiquitous Problem
Remedial education has been the proverbial thorn in the side of higher education for decades. Students are placed in remedial math and English courses when they are deemed unprepared for college level work, and traditionally must pass them before enrolling in classes that count toward a degree....]]>
Gaining New Traction - RI, NY Join Roster of States Pushing Tuition-Free College http://ccweek.com/article-5482-gaining-new-traction.html Gaining New Traction - RI, NY Join Roster of States Pushing Tuition-Free College
In Rhode Island, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing to make Rhode Island the first state to guarantee free access for every student who wants to go to college. The idea of expanding free public education beyond high school catapulted into the national discourse during Vermont Sen....]]>
The Year That Was - Election Stunner Aside, Familiar Issues Bedeviled Colleges in 2016 http://ccweek.com/article-5459-the-year-that-was.html The Year That Was - Election Stunner Aside, Familiar Issues Bedeviled Colleges in 2016
Donald J. Trump barely mentioned higher education on the campaign trail, once talking about the student debt crisis before moving on to calling for opponent Hillary Clinton to be jailed. Clinton, for her part, forwarded detailed proposals and position papers on student debt and college costs....]]>
Feeding Student Success - Colleges Grapple with Rising Food and Housing Insecurity http://ccweek.com/article-5441-feeding-student-success.html Feeding Student Success - Colleges Grapple with Rising Food and Housing Insecurity
For many community college students, the barriers to academic success have little to do with mastering algebra or writing that paper for English class. Sometimes, the hurdles are much more basic: Do they have enough money to buy both books, pay tuition and put food on the table? Where will they sleep tonight?....]]>
A New Era for Higher Ed - Leaders Fret Over Trump’s Uncertain Education Agenda http://ccweek.com/article-5417-a-new-era-for-higher-ed.html A New Era for Higher Ed - Leaders Fret Over Trump’s Uncertain Education Agenda
President Obama placed the two-year sector at the center of the recovery from the Great Recession and students flooded community college campuses. Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife and a longtime community college professor, provided an unprecedented and ongoing shot of credibility....]]>
Trump Settles Trump University Lawsuits - $25 million Agreement Covers Fraud Victims’ Restitution http://ccweek.com/article-5418-trump-settles-trump-university-lawsuits.html Trump Settles Trump University Lawsuits - $25 million Agreement Covers Fraud Victims’ Restitution
The deal announced by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would settle a lawsuit he filed three years ago, plus two class-action lawsuits in California filed on behalf of former Trump University students....]]>
National Need, Local Solutions - Colleges Focusing On Producing More STEM Grads http://ccweek.com/article-5397-national-need-local-solutions.html National Need, Local Solutions - Colleges Focusing On Producing More STEM Grads
it comes to building local workforces with skills in the STEM fields, it pays to start early. So colleges such as San Jacinto College, located in suburban Houston, Texas, have forged partnerships with school districts to bring high school students to campus and send college students into local elementary schools....]]>