CC Week - Around the Nation http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-29-1-around-the-nation.html Sat, 22 Sep 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Revved-Up Cars Get Students ‘On Track’ For STEM Careers - Auto Technology Students Get Hands-On Lessons in Science http://ccweek.com/article-5917-revved-up-cars-get-students-%25E2%2580%2598on-track%25E2%2580%2599-for-stem-careers.html Revved-Up Cars Get Students ‘On Track’ For STEM Careers - Auto Technology Students Get Hands-On Lessons in Science
No drag on learning here. As the culmination of the On Track curriculum developed by SKyTeach and taught in Bowling Green and Warren County middle schools, the sports cars rebuilt by Warren County Area Technology Center and Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College students were on display at BGJHS....]]>
Teachers Fight Recidivism In Miss. Prison Classroom - Initiative Aims To Enhance Job Skills Through Creative Writing http://ccweek.com/article-5918-teachers-fight-recidivism-in-miss-prison-classroom.html Teachers Fight Recidivism In Miss. Prison Classroom - Initiative Aims To Enhance Job Skills Through Creative Writing
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The lectern in the corner of the classroom at the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility nearly reaches Myra Byrnes’ shoulders. She must shrug to lift her elbows on either side of the script in front of her....]]>
College ‘Free Speech’ Measure Signed by La. Governor - Schools Required To Spell Out Rights in Student Handbooks http://ccweek.com/article-5924-college-%25E2%2580%2598free-speech%25E2%2580%2599-measure-signed-by-la-governor.html College ‘Free Speech’ Measure Signed by La. Governor - Schools Required To Spell Out Rights in Student Handbooks
“Under the bill by Sen. Rick Ward, colleges are limited in putting restrictions on when and where students can gather to express their right to free speech,” she said in an email. Harris’ bill, she wrote, “would have placed sanctions on students who interfered with other students express ing....]]>
Austin Community College Is New Home of KLRU Public TV - Former home of ‘Austin City Limits’ moving from UT to New Campus http://ccweek.com/article-5928-austin-community-college-is-new-home-of-klru-public-tv.html Austin Community College Is New Home of KLRU Public TV - Former home of ‘Austin City Limits’ moving from UT to New Campus
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — KLRU, the public television station that has operated from the University of Texas since it went on the air in 1962, will move to Austin Community College’s Highland campus in 2020, where it will have more space as well as an expanded role in community initiatives and workforce development....]]>
San Diego Colleges Expand Free Tuition Program - About 3,500 Students Expected To Qualify for Scholarships http://ccweek.com/article-5929-san-diego-colleges-expand-free-tuition-program.html San Diego Colleges Expand Free Tuition Program - About 3,500 Students Expected To Qualify for Scholarships
The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) has announced a major expansion of its tuition-free program known as the San Diego Promise, making all recent high school graduates who are firsttime, full-time students eligible to receive two free years of college....]]>
Young Texas Students Flying High at Drone Summer Camp - Young Campers Learn How To Pilot, Program Drones http://ccweek.com/article-5930-young-texas-students-flying-high-at-drone-summer-camp.html Young Texas Students Flying High at Drone Summer Camp - Young Campers Learn How To Pilot, Program Drones
The drone lifts straight into the air, coming to a stop at eye level in front of the campers. They take a deep breath and begin to walk their drone through a course, dipping, dodging and diving around various obstacles.....]]>
‘Food Scholarships’ Being Used To Combat Hunger - Texas Educators See Link Between Student Hunger and Poor Grades http://ccweek.com/article-5900-%25E2%2580%2598food-scholarships%25E2%2580%2599-being-used-to-combat-hunger.html ‘Food Scholarships’ Being Used To Combat Hunger - Texas Educators See Link Between Student Hunger and Poor Grades
HOUSTON — Joel Philistin, a financial coach at Houston Community College, has had students come to his office hungry. zing-ramennoodles hungry. So hungry they can’t concentrate in class....]]>
Michigan Inmates Earn Associate Degrees - Privately-Funded Initiative Educates Prisoners, Inspires Change http://ccweek.com/article-5905-michigan-inmates-earn-associate-degrees.html Michigan Inmates Earn Associate Degrees - Privately-Funded Initiative Educates Prisoners, Inspires Change
Grady Hudson adjusts his tassel before the Calvin Prison Initiative commencement at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Mich. Fifteen inmates received associate degrees which are the first degrees given by Calvin College since the program started three years ago....]]>
Septuagenarians Say Classes Keep Them Active, Healthy - Ivy Tech Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Older Students http://ccweek.com/article-5864-septuagenarians-say-classes-keep-them-active-healthy.html Septuagenarians Say Classes Keep Them Active, Healthy - Ivy Tech Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Older Students
Wilkerson is among a handful of septuagenarians taking classes at Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus. What they’re studying ranges from art to accounting. The paths they took through life are just as varied, but they all have similar reasons for going back to college....]]>
Woman Finds Her Calling In College Welding Class http://ccweek.com/article-5869-woman-finds-her-calling-in-college-welding-class.html Woman Finds Her Calling In College Welding Class
When she isn’t working at Tekfab, Bledsoe, 36, can be found in her home shop — which includes a small forge — crafting garden flowers out of metal and experimenting with art deco-like visual arts made from nuts, washers and other common materials....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5870-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
WASHINGTON (AP) — A partnership aims to educate sworn and civilian members of a police department on African-American history in Washington, D.C., along with the history of the district’s neighborhoods.....]]>
Ala. Woman Fights Stereotypes, Pursues Career as Machinist - Student Wins SkillsUSA Competition in Male-Dominated Field http://ccweek.com/article-5871-ala-woman-fights-stereotypes-pursues-career-as-machinist.html Ala. Woman Fights Stereotypes, Pursues Career as Machinist - Student Wins SkillsUSA Competition in Male-Dominated Field
That’s despite having thrived as a dual enrollment student at Wallace State, making the drive to Hanceville three nights a week for college courses in the Machine Tool Technology Department after her high school classes were over....]]>
Construction of House Aims To Close Shortage of Needed Skilled Workers - Iowa College, Homebuilders Partner on Summer Course http://ccweek.com/article-5879-construction-of-house-aims-to-close-shortage-of-needed-skilled-workers.html Construction of House Aims To Close Shortage of Needed Skilled Workers - Iowa College, Homebuilders Partner on Summer Course
The association is partnering with Kirkwood Community College to offer a summer course where students help construct a house. HBA members have also committed to funding the cost for students in ICCSD who want to take the class and get the college credit....]]>
News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation http://ccweek.com/article-5844-news-briefs.html News Briefs - A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation
A first group of Tesla technicians is set to graduate from a 12-week training program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. The company said a second group is nearing the end of classes at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, See....]]>
Neb. College Opens $4.2 Million Renovated Culinary School - Fine Dining Restaurant Is Part of New State-of-the-Art Facility http://ccweek.com/article-5852-neb-college-opens-%252442-million-renovated-culinary-school.html Neb. College Opens $4.2 Million Renovated Culinary School - Fine Dining Restaurant Is Part of New State-of-the-Art Facility
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The colors were striking — the bright orange of a roasted sweet potato and the hunter green of grilled kale set against the stark white of the round dinner plate. Flanking the potato and kale was a pan-roasted, medium-rare rack of lamb....]]>
Ex-Student Sues California College, Player in Rape Case - Lawsuit Claims College Admitted Known Sex Offender http://ccweek.com/article-5854-ex-student-sues-california-college-player-in-rape-case.html Ex-Student Sues California College, Player in Rape Case - Lawsuit Claims College Admitted Known Sex Offender
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former student is suing a Southern California community college and the football player convicted of raping her, accusing the school of allowing the young man to attend school despite a previous sexual assault conviction.....]]>
Alaska College Meeting Demand for Aviators - Nation’s Largest State Poses Vast Transportation Challenges http://ccweek.com/article-5856-alaska-college-meeting-demand-for-aviators.html Alaska College Meeting Demand for Aviators - Nation’s Largest State Poses Vast Transportation Challenges
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — While Lower 48ers rely on highways to travel short distances, transportation on Kodiak Island often requires a bit more ingenuity. A visitor might be surprised to learn, for example, that from Larsen Bay or Akhiok, a trip to the grocery store involves a prop-plane flight over mountain ranges....]]>
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....]]>