CC Week - Cover Story http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-16-1-cover-story.html Mon, 29 May 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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....]]>
Different Tracks - Clinton, Trump Diverge on Higher Education Policy http://ccweek.com/article-5373-different-tracks.html Different Tracks - Clinton, Trump Diverge on Higher Education Policy
Trump, the political newcomer, devoted just a single sentence to education, saying, “We will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice.” He said nothing about the issues dominating the higher education landscape: soaring student debt, rising tuition, free community college....]]>
Differences Define Candidates - Differences on Higher Education Policy Are Pronounced http://ccweek.com/article-5374-differences-define-candidates.html Differences Define Candidates - Differences on Higher Education Policy Are Pronounced
Students will have to work 10 hours a week to help defray the cost of college attendance. Has called for two years of community college to be tuition-free for students who keep their grades up. Wants to hold colleges accountable for reining in costs and doing more to help students, including disadvantaged students, graduate on time....]]>
Missouri Audit: Less State Help Hurts College Affordability - State Higher Ed Appropriations Down 19 Percent Since 2009 http://ccweek.com/article-5345-missouri-audit-less-state-help-hurts-college-affordability.html Missouri Audit: Less State Help Hurts College Affordability - State Higher Ed Appropriations Down 19 Percent Since 2009
Galloway released a report that found net tuition and fees at public four-year universities rose 25 percent per full-time student between fiscal years 2009 and 2015....]]>
New President Will Bring New Challenges for Colleges - Obama Focused on Community Colleges, but Will His Successor? http://ccweek.com/article-5281-new-president-will-bring-new-challenges-for-colleges.html New President Will Bring New Challenges for Colleges - Obama Focused on Community Colleges, but Will His Successor?
As the presidential campaign hurtles forward, a look at developments in federal higher education policy over recent years gives some concept of what the next president will confront in fashioning an agenda for community colleges. As explored below, Washington policy making impacting community colleges has been well-nigh relentless....]]>
Texas Stars - Top 100 Lists Show Gains in Texas Despite Overall Slowdown http://ccweek.com/article-5283-texas-stars.html Texas Stars - Top 100 Lists Show Gains in Texas Despite Overall Slowdown
The decade-and-a-half-old effort is bearing fruit. In 2015, state colleges and universities awarded 258,795 bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificates, exceeding the state’s 2000 goal by more than 143,000, according to the panel’s final report, which was issued earlier this summer....]]>
Downward Trend Slows - Short-Term Certificate Conferrals Accelerate http://ccweek.com/article-5285-downward-trend-slows.html Downward Trend Slows - Short-Term Certificate Conferrals Accelerate
two years of slight declines, the number of associate degrees conferred by U.S. postsecondary institutions increased slightly in 2014-15, although not quite reaching the historic high of 2012....]]>
Aspen Prize Names Ten Finalists - Colleges Will Compete for Prestigious Award and $1M Prize Fund http://ccweek.com/article-5277-aspen-prize-names-ten-finalists.html Aspen Prize Names Ten Finalists - Colleges Will Compete for Prestigious Award and $1M Prize Fund
 Ten finalists have been named to compete for the 2017 Community College Prize for College Excellence, the nation’s premiere recognition of achievement and improvement among America’s commu...]]>
Speeding It Up - Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation http://ccweek.com/article-5256-speeding-it-up.html Speeding It Up - Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation
helps students. College students who enroll in 15 credits in their first semester, and 30 credits a year, accumulate more credits over the course of their college careers and are much more likely to graduate than those students who initially enroll......]]>
Commencement 2016 http://ccweek.com/article-5213-commencement-2016.html Commencement 2016
Plenty of words have been uttered about poor graduation and completion rates at community colleges. The demand for better results continues unabated. But this year, like every year, thousands of community college students graduate. They completed their....]]>
Healing the Wounds http://ccweek.com/article-5210-healing-the-wounds.html Healing the Wounds
Valencia College won renown five years ago when it was named the top community college in the country, the first winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. It was praised for its ability to get students to graduation and into four-year institutions and was held up as a model for the rest of the country to emulate....]]>
Show Me Your Badge - Digital Badging Is Growing, but Employers Remain Wary http://ccweek.com/article-5192-show-me-your-badge.html Show Me Your Badge - Digital Badging Is Growing, but Employers Remain Wary
has become almost a mantra in higher education circles as technology continues to grow its footprint on a new generation of learners. Learning today, so it goes, needs no classroom, not even a teacher, and can take place anywhere, anytime and on any device....]]>
Digital Credentials - What are Human Resources professionals thinking about digital credentials? http://ccweek.com/article-5193-digital-credentials.html Digital Credentials - What are Human Resources professionals thinking about digital credentials?
Question: Thinking about how you evaluate, research or vet employee and prospective employees’ qualifications, do you currently use or take into consideration digital credentials that may be displayed on social media like LinkedIn, job sites such as Monster....]]>
Forging a Path - Pathways Project Eyes Fundamental College Restructuring http://ccweek.com/article-5174-forging-a-path.html Forging a Path - Pathways Project Eyes Fundamental College Restructuring
The project got a significant boost last year with the publication of “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success,” a book by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars and Davis Jenkins of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College Columbia University....]]>
Breaking Free - Untethered from Washington, Free Tuition Initiatives On the Rise http://ccweek.com/article-5150-breaking-free.html Breaking Free - Untethered from Washington, Free Tuition Initiatives On the Rise
HICAGO — When President Obama announced last year his proposal to provide free community college to almost all Americans, nearly every Washington pundit predicted that Congress would do nothing with the plan. A lawmaking body too polarized, too deadlocked to get even simple things done surely would be unable to deal with such a sweeping proposal....]]>
Navigating the Future - League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education http://ccweek.com/article-5129-navigating-the-future.html Navigating the Future - League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education
The two-year schools educate more than half of the country’s new nurses. Dental hygienists and phlebotomists can get their training at a community college. In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the sector became an integral part of the country’s response....]]>
Under New Management - Glasper Takes Reins as Head of League for Innovation http://ccweek.com/article-5114-under-new-management.html Under New Management - Glasper Takes Reins as Head of League for Innovation
He was 64 years old, and had a highprofile job: chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, the sprawling system that enrolls about 265,000 students across ten campuses and two skills centers in Phoenix and its environs. He had just signed a new contract that would take him through 2018....]]>
Powering Up - Colleges Training New Generation of Substation Workers http://ccweek.com/article-5099-powering-up.html Powering Up - Colleges Training New Generation of Substation Workers
he new engineering technology lab at Lake-Sumter State College is full of the kind of equipment that assures the lights go on when you flip that switch: protective relays, communication processors and equipment, battery systems, substation devices, metering and testing gear....]]>