CC Week - Around the Nation http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-29-1-around-the-nation.html Wed, 23 May 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Renowned Researcher Named President of Teachers College - Bailey LED Community College Research Center since 1996 http://ccweek.com/article-5843-renowned-researcher-named-president-of-teachers-college.html Renowned Researcher Named President of Teachers College - Bailey LED Community College Research Center since 1996
Thomas R. Bailey, director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC) since its founding in 1996, has been named the next president of Teachers College, Columbia University, where he ha...]]>
Miss. Focusing on Keeping College Grads - ‘Brain Drain’ Hampers Efforts To Boost Economic Development http://ccweek.com/article-5835-miss-focusing-on-keeping-college-grads.html Miss. Focusing on Keeping College Grads - ‘Brain Drain’ Hampers Efforts To Boost Economic Development
Speaking to the Capitol press corps and Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government, the overseer of Mississippi’s eight public universities said the state needs a more highly educated workforce, but also needs to find businesses that will keep those graduates from leaving....]]>
Kansas Technical Colleges Skeptical Of Dual Credit Proposal Costs - Growing Popularity Straining Colleges’ Ability To Pay http://ccweek.com/article-5836-kansas-technical-colleges-skeptical-of-dual-credit-proposal-costs.html Kansas Technical Colleges Skeptical Of Dual Credit Proposal Costs - Growing Popularity Straining Colleges’ Ability To Pay
The new proposal is estimated to cost about $24.5 million a year. It would encourage high schools to partner with local technical schools or community colleges for students to earn dual credit. The state would reimburse the colleges a rate of about $175 per three-hour course....]]>
New Simulator Brings Nurse Training To Life - Pediatric Simulator Capable of a Host of Bodily Functions http://ccweek.com/article-5837-new-simulator-brings-nurse-training-to-life.html New Simulator Brings Nurse Training To Life - Pediatric Simulator Capable of a Host of Bodily Functions
Marleine Luke, a student at North Platte Community College, listens to the heartbeat of a new pediatric simulator in NPCC’s nursing department. The simulator provides hands-on training for situations that students might not otherwise experience in a clinical setting....]]>
Cleveland Teenagers Train To Become Cops - Cuyahoga CC Collaborates with Local Police Force To Fill Recruit Pipeline http://ccweek.com/article-5838-cleveland-teenagers-train-to-become-cops.html Cleveland Teenagers Train To Become Cops - Cuyahoga CC Collaborates with Local Police Force To Fill Recruit Pipeline
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rasheeda Ivory wants Cleveland residents to see police officers the way she sees her father. The 17-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. High School student hopes one day she’ll show them by wearing a uniform and a badge herself....]]>
Lessons In Service - Repairing Appliances For Hurricane Victims Is A Win-Win for Del Mar College http://ccweek.com/article-5840-lessons-in-service.html Lessons In Service - Repairing Appliances For Hurricane Victims Is A Win-Win for Del Mar College
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A group of instructors and students at Del Mar College in Texas is stepping in to make life a little easier for victims of Hurricane Harvey by repairing their damaged household appliances free of charge....]]>
Cooking Up Careers for Cops, Cooks - Chefs-In-Training Serve Up Meals for Police Recruits http://ccweek.com/article-5833-cooking-up-careers-for-cops-cooks.html Cooking Up Careers for Cops, Cooks - Chefs-In-Training Serve Up Meals for Police Recruits
 DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — As police recruits from across the state train on the city’s south side, they’re providing a practical education in catering for culinary students at Richland Commun...]]>
Sharing Longtime Love of The Martial Arts - At Age 68, College Instructor Still Teaching Taekwondo http://ccweek.com/article-5834-sharing-longtime-love-of-the-martial-arts.html Sharing Longtime Love of The Martial Arts - At Age 68, College Instructor Still Teaching Taekwondo
 SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — In constant motion, John S. Potash punched the air while doing a series of intricate sidekicks. “Imagine you’re choreographing a fight against an opponent who ...]]>
In Memoriam - Suanne Roueche: Innovator and Leader in College Teaching and Learning http://ccweek.com/article-5808-in-memoriam.html In Memoriam - Suanne Roueche: Innovator and Leader in College Teaching and Learning
Roueche was the author of dozens of articles and 14 books, most notably the 1993 book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The At-Risk Student in the Open-Door College....]]>
Longtime College Physical Plant Chief Retiring After 48 Years - Ron Axtell Bids Farewell to NPCC http://ccweek.com/article-5814-longtime-college-physical-plant-chief-retiring-after-48-years.html Longtime College Physical Plant Chief Retiring After 48 Years - Ron Axtell Bids Farewell to NPCC
Ron Axtell, North Platte Community College’s director of physical resources, and members of his staff, Tom Delahunty and Ed Harrison, look over plans for NPCC’s Health and Science Center. Axtell recently retired after 48 years of service to the college....]]>
College’s Video Studio Boosts Student Learning and Faculty Training - Lone Star College-Tomball Invests $200,000 in IMAC Studio http://ccweek.com/article-5815-college%25E2%2580%2599s-video-studio-boosts-student-learning-and-faculty-training.html College’s Video Studio Boosts Student Learning and Faculty Training - Lone Star College-Tomball Invests $200,000 in IMAC Studio
TOMBALL, Texas — According to Forbes Magazine , we have shifted to a “video first” world, where video learning is no longer a novel idea. It’s the new normal....]]>
Arkansas College Earns US Designation - Cossatot Community College Becomes State’s First HSI http://ccweek.com/article-5817-arkansas-college-earns-us-designation.html Arkansas College Earns US Designation - Cossatot Community College Becomes State’s First HSI
A southwest Arkansas community college has earned the federal designation of being a “Hispanic-serving institution,” becoming what officials say is the first school in the state with such a title....]]>
Nebraska College Aims To Keep Students Local - Expanded Programs Intended To Address Industry Needs http://ccweek.com/article-5822-nebraska-college-aims-to-keep-students-local.html Nebraska College Aims To Keep Students Local - Expanded Programs Intended To Address Industry Needs
Looking to the future, Hitesman and Allen are both looking at the increased excitement for career pathway programs at local high schools and especially Hastings Public Schools where 244 students are currently participating in the manufacturing pathway....]]>
Breaking The Sign Language Barrier - Del Mar College’s Story Of American Sign Language Class for Spanish Speakers Goes Viral http://ccweek.com/article-5823-breaking-the-sign-language-barrier.html Breaking The Sign Language Barrier - Del Mar College’s Story Of American Sign Language Class for Spanish Speakers Goes Viral
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A short video about American Sign Language classes for Spanish speakers recently spread like a firestorm on Del Mar College’s Facebook page, shattering by a wide margin the college’s previous records for responses to a social media post....]]>
American Sign Language OK’d As Foreign Language in Va. - Hearing-Impaired Students Could Take ASL at Community Colleges http://ccweek.com/article-5824-american-sign-language-ok%25E2%2580%2599d-as-foreign-language-in-va.html American Sign Language OK’d As Foreign Language in Va. - Hearing-Impaired Students Could Take ASL at Community Colleges
Teenager Emma Chupp, who was selected to work as a Senate page — or legislator’s helper — this General Assembly session, suggested the idea for the bill. Chupp said she is enrolled in a high school Spanish class but finds the language challenging to learn because she is hard of hearing....]]>
Exhibit Gives Insight into World of Veterans Through Art - College, Nonprofit Team Up To Encourage Vets To Produce Art http://ccweek.com/article-5825-exhibit-gives-insight-into-world-of-veterans-through-art.html Exhibit Gives Insight into World of Veterans Through Art - College, Nonprofit Team Up To Encourage Vets To Produce Art
“The paintings help because I don’t really fit in the civilian world,” she said. “I kind of lost everything that I was when I was pushed out of the military, and so the paintings are an area that I can sort of find parts of me again, which is something that I’ve been struggling with for years....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5827-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation...]]>
‘Project Proven’ Educates Inmates in Wisconsin - College and Jail Form Partnership To Aid Inmates http://ccweek.com/article-5828-%25E2%2580%2598project-proven%25E2%2580%2599-educates-inmates-in-wisconsin.html ‘Project Proven’ Educates Inmates in Wisconsin - College and Jail Form Partnership To Aid Inmates
Now, the La Crosse chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice is trying to raise $12,000 to start an endowment fund that would lead to $2,000 in annual scholarship money that could be used by people of color who are in jail and join Project Proven.....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5781-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
Snyder’s retirement came at a time when the community college system’s enrollment had dropped by 25 percent over three years. The university laid off employees and left positions unfilled in response to the loss of revenue.....]]>
DC Pushes Adult Learning in Specialized Schools - Job Market Increasingly Demands Workers Have Post-Secondary Credential http://ccweek.com/article-5783-dc-pushes-adult-learning-in-specialized-schools.html DC Pushes Adult Learning in Specialized Schools - Job Market Increasingly Demands Workers Have Post-Secondary Credential
“My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became pregnant and spent the next two decades working lowpaying jobs, raising five children, living on government assistance and struggling with alcoholism....]]>
Shipwreck Searchers Scan Oregon Waters for Beeswax - College’s Underwater Robot Central to Search http://ccweek.com/article-5787-shipwreck-searchers-scan-oregon-waters-for-beeswax.html Shipwreck Searchers Scan Oregon Waters for Beeswax - College’s Underwater Robot Central to Search
Sonar scans, magnetometer spikes and brief glimpses during dives have led researchers repeatedly to the rocky shores off Oswald West....]]>
Del Mar College Combats Human Trafficking - College Enlist Truckers To Fight Prostitution at Truck Stops http://ccweek.com/article-5792-del-mar-college-combats-human-trafficking.html Del Mar College Combats Human Trafficking - College Enlist Truckers To Fight Prostitution at Truck Stops
“The girl asked if I wanted company,” said Cervantes, lead instructor for the Del Mar College Transportation Training Services program. “I told her, ‘No, but if you’d like to warm up for a while, you’re more than welcome.’ She responded that if I didn’t want a date, she had to move on....]]>
Cold War Radiation Testing in US Widespread, Author Claims - St. Louis CC Professor’s Book Prompts Outrage from Lawmakers http://ccweek.com/article-5794-cold-war-radiation-testing-in-us-widespread-author-claims.html Cold War Radiation Testing in US Widespread, Author Claims - St. Louis CC Professor’s Book Prompts Outrage from Lawmakers
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of secret Cold War-era U.S. government testing in which countless unsuspecting people, including many children, pregnant women and minorities, were fed, sprayed or injected with radiation and other dangerous materials....]]>
Calif. Community College Says ‘No’ To MLB - Laney College Site Was Top Choice for New Oakland A’s Ballpark http://ccweek.com/article-5800-calif-community-college-says-%25E2%2580%2598no%25E2%2580%2599-to-mlb.html Calif. Community College Says ‘No’ To MLB - Laney College Site Was Top Choice for New Oakland A’s Ballpark
“We are shocked by Peralta’s decision to not move forward,” the A’s said in a statement. “All we wanted to do was enter into a conversation about how to make this work for all of Oakland, Laney, and the Peralta Community College District. We are disappointed that we will not have that opportunity....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5761-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
For instance, more than 60 percent of students don’t complete two-year degrees or short-term certificates. Fouryear schools don’t always accept credits from students who take community college courses in high school. Some universities don’t allow community college students to transfer, despite agreements designed to ensure they can....]]>
Flint Scholarship Plan Gets $2M Donation - Pistons Owner, Utility Offer Aid in Wake of Water Crisis http://ccweek.com/article-5768-flint-scholarship-plan-gets-%25242m-donation.html Flint Scholarship Plan Gets $2M Donation - Pistons Owner, Utility Offer Aid in Wake of Water Crisis
2015 partnered with Magic Johnson on a similar scholarship campaign in Michigan’s capital city of Lansing. He said in a statement: “Every student who works hard deserves a chance to earn a college degree. We want to give those kids and their families a reason to dream and provide them the resources to make those dreams come true....]]>
Oregon Authorities Release ‘Manifesto’ from Mass Shooting - Eight Students Were Slain in 2015 Shooting at Umpqua Community College http://ccweek.com/article-5769-oregon-authorities-release-%25E2%2580%2598manifesto%25E2%2580%2599-from-mass-shooting.html Oregon Authorities Release ‘Manifesto’ from Mass Shooting - Eight Students Were Slain in 2015 Shooting at Umpqua Community College
In this Oct. 1, 2015 photo, Kristen Sterner, left, and Carrissa Welding, both students at Umpqua Community College, embrace each other during a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at the college in Roseburg, Ore. Oregon authorities have released a detailed report on the 2015 shooting that left nine people dead and nine injured....]]>
DC Program Aids Students’ Journey through Higher Ed - With Completion the Goal, Programs Gives Students Cash and Advice http://ccweek.com/article-5743-dc-program-aids-students%25E2%2580%2599-journey-through-higher-ed.html DC Program Aids Students’ Journey through Higher Ed - With Completion the Goal, Programs Gives Students Cash and Advice
“I’ve been around a lot of people that went to college and didn’t finish and that scares me the most,” said Townsend, who dreams of becoming an astronaut. “The littlest thing can happen and that could change your life forever. I really don’t want that to happen to me....]]>
Program Gives Path to Students Who Age Out of High School - Immigrant Students Benefit from New Training Initiative http://ccweek.com/article-5744-program-gives-path-to-students-who-age-out-of-high-school.html Program Gives Path to Students Who Age Out of High School - Immigrant Students Benefit from New Training Initiative
Now, staff with Career Solutions and the St. Cloud school district Adult Basic Education have found a way to get that student all three qualifications, said Tammy Biery, executive director of Career Solutions, formerly the Stearns- Benton Employment and Training Council....]]>
Devos Undeterred By Critics Even As Agenda Remains Stalled - Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Scraps Obama-Era Rules http://ccweek.com/article-5747-devos-undeterred-by-critics-even-as-agenda-remains-stalled.html Devos Undeterred By Critics Even As Agenda Remains Stalled - Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Scraps Obama-Era Rules
(AP) — Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It’s a stark reminder of the bruising process that spurred angry protests, some ridicule and required the vice president’s tiebreaking “yes” vote....]]>