CC Week - Tracking Trends http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-44-1-tracking-trends.html Tue, 28 Mar 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Advocates Question Plan for College or Foster Care Youth - Initiative Would Provide Free Tuition to Transitioning Students http://ccweek.com/article-5521-advocates-question-plan-for-college-or-foster-care-youth.html Advocates Question Plan for College or Foster Care Youth - Initiative Would Provide Free Tuition to Transitioning Students
“They do not want to be known as foster kids,” Faber said. “They really shy away from that identity, and I think it goes back to they just want to be normal. They want to be seen as any other kid, any other young adult, and they want to experience going to college and all of those other things you get to experience....]]>
Wind Turbine a Source of Energy And Education - Nebraska College Plans Wind Energy Program http://ccweek.com/article-5495-wind-turbine-a-source-of-energy-and-education.html Wind Turbine a Source of Energy And Education - Nebraska College Plans Wind Energy Program
The sun sets behind a wind turbine built south of the Central Community College- Hastings campus in Hastings, Neb. The turbine is a partnership with Bluestem Energy Solutions, Hastings Utilities and Central Community College-Hastings. CCC hopes to add a wind energy program to the curriculum by the fall of 2017....]]>
2 Ga. Schools Can Admit Illegal Immigrants - State Still Bans Most DACA Students http://ccweek.com/article-5437-2-ga-schools-can-admit-illegal-immigrants.html 2 Ga. Schools Can Admit Illegal Immigrants - State Still Bans Most DACA Students
The Board of Regents, which governs the University System of Georgia, adopted a policy in 2010 that prohibited any of its schools that has rejected academically qualified applicants in the previous two years from accepting people in the country illegally....]]>
Electronic Records Create New Health Care Profession - Medical Scribes in Growing Demand as Technology Expands http://ccweek.com/article-5446-electronic-records-create-new-health-care-profession.html Electronic Records Create New Health Care Profession - Medical Scribes in Growing Demand as Technology Expands
“I feel like it benefits me, but it benefits the patients more,” said Dr. Meena Agarwala of St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. That’s because she spends less time facing a computer screen and more time face-to-face with the individuals in her exam room....]]>
Back to the Future: Vocational Education Making Comeback - Oregon Investing Millions in Career Technical Education Programs http://ccweek.com/article-5447-back-to-the-future-vocational-education-making-comeback.html Back to the Future: Vocational Education Making Comeback - Oregon Investing Millions in Career Technical Education Programs
After completing her first engines class, Krimbow, whose grade point average had been 2.8 out of a possible 4.0, enrolled in a series of advanced automotive classes. She learned how to take apart and reassemble head gaskets, replace brakes on trucks and change flat tires as well as basic car maintenance....]]>
First-Generation Students Get Success Tools - Pathways Program Aids in College, Scholarship Applications http://ccweek.com/article-5415-first-generation-students-get-success-tools.html First-Generation Students Get Success Tools - Pathways Program Aids in College, Scholarship Applications
together a resume,” Jones said. “Before we started this program, I worked with four students individually. With the help of teachers and the guidance counselor, I helped them do what they needed to do to get into college. This year we started offering this as a class....]]>
New Transfer Rule Enacted For Alabama Colleges - Reverse Transfer Seen as Boost to Graduation Rates http://ccweek.com/article-5423-new-transfer-rule-enacted-for-alabama-colleges.html New Transfer Rule Enacted For Alabama Colleges - Reverse Transfer Seen as Boost to Graduation Rates
Students wanting to use a reverse transfer to obtain an associate degree must have earned at least 25 percent of the credits they need for a degree from a community college and have earned at least three semester hours from a four-year school that goes toward the associate degree they are seeking....]]>
Mississippi Seeks Out Near-Completers - Officials Want Former College Students To Finish Degrees http://ccweek.com/article-5425-mississippi-seeks-out-near-completers.html Mississippi Seeks Out Near-Completers - Officials Want Former College Students To Finish Degrees
Officials plan to focus immediately awarding degrees without additional coursework. That includes more than 57,000 people who have 60 credit hours for an associate degree and more than 10,000 people who have 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree....]]>
Indiana Initiative Pushes Girls Toward Manufacturing Careers - Colleges Working with High Schools To Break Gender Barriers http://ccweek.com/article-5383-indiana-initiative-pushes-girls-toward-manufacturing-careers.html Indiana Initiative Pushes Girls Toward Manufacturing Careers - Colleges Working with High Schools To Break Gender Barriers
“It’s my fault,” he said, laughing. “I was in a leadership development program at Purdue University, and one of my goals in the program was to recruit non-traditional students to these types of manufacturing areas. And the non-traditional ones in this case are young girls....]]>
Paying a Price for Dual Enrollment - Ohio School Districts Calculate Costs of College Credit Programs http://ccweek.com/article-5372-paying-a-price-for-dual-enrollment.html Paying a Price for Dual Enrollment - Ohio School Districts Calculate Costs of College Credit Programs
The College Credit Plus program cost schools in the South- Western City School District in Columbus about $250,000 for the 2015-16 school year. The Hilliard district reached a final cost calculation of $185,000. Those districts are among many facing thousands of dollars in costs, The Columbus Dispatch....]]>
Texas Campus Carry: State AG Asked To Clarify Whether Community Colleges Can Ban Handguns - Dual Enrollment Programs Raise Concern about Campus Carry Law http://ccweek.com/article-5347-texas-campus-carry-state-ag-asked-to-clarify-whether-community-colleges-can-ban-handguns.html Texas Campus Carry: State AG Asked To Clarify Whether Community Colleges Can Ban Handguns - Dual Enrollment Programs Raise Concern about Campus Carry Law
AUSTIN, Texas — Almost a year before Texas campus carry law takes effect at public junior and community colleges, a state representative has asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to determine whether such institutions that offer programs for minors may prohibit concealed weapons....]]>
3-D Printing Lab Makes Technology Accessible http://ccweek.com/article-5257-3-d-printing-lab-makes-technology-accessible.html 3-D Printing Lab Makes Technology Accessible
“You bring your own flash drive and we have locker space in the hallway where they can keep their stuff,” Dingle said. “If you are not here at the end of your build, we can pop it off and store it for you safely. You can even run....]]>
San Diego Colleges Launch Free College Program - 201 Freshman Qualify in First Year of Pilot Program http://ccweek.com/article-5247-san-diego-colleges-launch-free-college-program.html San Diego Colleges Launch Free College Program - 201 Freshman Qualify in First Year of Pilot Program
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The free community college movement has officially arrived in San Diego with the selection of the first students to participate in the San Diego Promise....]]>
Girls Get Glimpse of Advanced Manufacturing Trades - Community College of Denver Conducts Summer Camps for High School Students http://ccweek.com/article-5237-girls-get-glimpse-of-advanced-manufacturing-trades.html Girls Get Glimpse of Advanced Manufacturing Trades - Community College of Denver Conducts Summer Camps for High School Students
With all the buzz surrounding provisions of the Fair Pay Act, there is still a need to address the lack of females hired in jobs traditionally held by men. In short, equal pay for equal work is critical, but getting women into jobs usually dominated by males is just as critical....]]>
Ind. RV Entry-Level Training Program Scrapped after a Year http://ccweek.com/article-5221-ind-rv-entry-level-training-program-scrapped-after-a-year.html Ind. RV Entry-Level Training Program Scrapped after a Year
The number of people completing the Ivy Tech training paled in comparison to how much hiring the companies do, said Matt Rose, director of RVs for the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council. He said it’s “realistic to say these bigger companies are hiring” as many as 50 people per day....]]>
As Yearbooks Die, Colleges Lose a Link to the Past - Venerable Yearbooks Being Replaced by Social Media http://ccweek.com/article-5195-as-yearbooks-die-colleges-lose-a-link-to-the-past.html As Yearbooks Die, Colleges Lose a Link to the Past - Venerable Yearbooks Being Replaced by Social Media
BALTIMORE (AP) — For 126 years, the annual yearbook of the Johns Hopkins University — called, at different times, the Debutante, the Hopkinsian and, most enduringly, the Hullabaloo — has documented a range of life on campus and beyond: the great......]]>
Job Market Looks Brighter for New College Graduates - Salaries Remain Stagnant Even as Employers Increase Hiring http://ccweek.com/article-5196-job-market-looks-brighter-for-new-college-graduates.html Job Market Looks Brighter for New College Graduates - Salaries Remain Stagnant Even as Employers Increase Hiring
The Class of 2016 is entering into the best job market since the recession, continuing a trend. As the unemployment rate has fallen to 5 percent nationwide and even lower in New Jersey, employers have crowded into on-campus job fairs and posted more openings on campus websites....]]>
Mass. Giving Tuition Rebate in Groundbreaking Offer - Students Could Save $5,000 on Cost of Bachelor’s Degree http://ccweek.com/article-5169-mass-giving-tuition-rebate-in-groundbreaking-offer.html Mass. Giving Tuition Rebate in Groundbreaking Offer - Students Could Save $5,000 on Cost of Bachelor’s Degree
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and state higher educational officials unveiled what they called a first-inthe-nation program at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, one of the state’s 15 community colleges. The initiative, dubbed Commonwealth Commitment, would be phased in over two academic years, starting in September....]]>
Food Pantry Opened To Help Needy Students at South Carolina College - Data Shows 70 Percent of Students at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Low-Income http://ccweek.com/article-5153-food-pantry-opened-to-help-needy-students-at-south-carolina-college.html Food Pantry Opened To Help Needy Students at South Carolina College - Data Shows 70 Percent of Students at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Low-Income
“We have an Office of Institutional Research that does studies about the college and the community,” Williams said. “This is one of the things that we found out by doing this research: Sometimes up to 70 percent of our students are considered low-income....]]>
Report: It’s Tough To Get Ahead in North Carolina - Percentage of Poor Students on the Increase http://ccweek.com/article-5158-report-it%25E2%2580%2599s-tough-to-get-ahead-in-north-carolina.html Report: It’s Tough To Get Ahead in North Carolina - Percentage of Poor Students on the Increase
“North Carolina has a significant mobility problem when it comes to the chances of moving from the bottom to the top,” said David Dodson, president of MDC. “Most children born to low-income families in North Carolina will not reach median income as adults unless current patterns change decisively....]]>
Enrollment at Utah Colleges Grows as Missionaries Return - Community Colleges See Enrollment Dip as Economy Improves http://ccweek.com/article-5164-enrollment-at-utah-colleges-grows-as-missionaries-return.html Enrollment at Utah Colleges Grows as Missionaries Return - Community Colleges See Enrollment Dip as Economy Improves
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The number of students at Utah colleges increased again this year as returning Mormon missionaries flooded back to school, helping campuses recover from enrollment drops following the church’s historic move to lower missionary ages, new data show....]]>
U of Hawaii Bans Professors From Dating Students Enrolled in Their Classes - Growing Number of Schools Prohibiting Romantic Relationships Between Faculty and Students http://ccweek.com/article-5147-u-of-hawaii-bans-professors-from-dating-students-enrolled-in-their-classes.html U of Hawaii Bans Professors From Dating Students Enrolled in Their Classes - Growing Number of Schools Prohibiting Romantic Relationships Between Faculty and Students
It comes amid a national trend to prohibit professors from dating their students at schools including Harvard, Yale and Arizona State University. Many universities created the policies as the federal government urged them to boost efforts to prevent sexual assault on campus....]]>
Rifles On Campus: College Police Forces Add Firepower - At Least 100 College Police Agencies Introduce Military-Style Rifles In Past Decade http://ccweek.com/article-5148-rifles-on-campus-college-police-forces-add-firepower.html Rifles On Campus: College Police Forces Add Firepower - At Least 100 College Police Agencies Introduce Military-Style Rifles In Past Decade
The weapons are rarely seen in public and often stashed away in cruisers or at department headquarters, and many schools won’t talk about them. But federal data and Associated Press interviews and requests for records reveal that over the past decade, at least 100 U....]]>
Miss. College Helps Women Land Leadership Positions - At Pearl River CC, 60 Percent of Administrators Are Female, Far More Than National Average http://ccweek.com/article-5135-miss-college-helps-women-land-leadership-positions.html Miss. College Helps Women Land Leadership Positions - At Pearl River CC, 60 Percent of Administrators Are Female, Far More Than National Average
That’s important because the number of women in academia generally has been growing far faster than the number in leadership roles. At PRCC, there are more female than male faculty members. Many of the nation’s colleges and universities, PRCC included, have more female than male students....]]>
Audit Blasts University of California For Undermining State Residents - Skyrocketing Admission of Out-of-State Students Leads to Sharp Criticism http://ccweek.com/article-5136-audit-blasts-university-of-california-for-undermining-state-residents.html Audit Blasts University of California For Undermining State Residents - Skyrocketing Admission of Out-of-State Students Leads to Sharp Criticism
“As a public institution, the university should serve primarily those who provide for its financial and civic support — California residents, Howle wrote. “However, over the past several years, the university has failed to put the needs of residents first....]]>
Move Away from Algebra Requirement Gaining Momentum - Math Mastery Remains Major Stumbling Block to Graduation http://ccweek.com/article-5143-move-away-from-algebra-requirement-gaining-momentum.html Move Away from Algebra Requirement Gaining Momentum - Math Mastery Remains Major Stumbling Block to Graduation
That question muttered by many a frustrated student over the years has become a vigorous debate among American educators, sparked by a provocative new book that argues required algebra has become an unnecessary stumbling block that forces millions to drop out of high school or college....]]>
NM College Seeks Immigrant Students in Country Illegally - School Reaches Across State Borders to Recruit Community College Students http://ccweek.com/article-5106-nm-college-seeks-immigrant-students-in-country-illegally.html NM College Seeks Immigrant Students in Country Illegally - School Reaches Across State Borders to Recruit Community College Students
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Grecia Rivas graduated from a Tucson high school a few years ago, she thought her days in a classroom were over. She was an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally and counselors didn’t know what to tell her about college prospects, though she had a 3....]]>
‘Detroit Promise’ To Cover Costs of Community College - Scholarships Will Pay for Two Years of College for City High School Grads http://ccweek.com/article-5107-%25E2%2580%2598detroit-promise%25E2%2580%2599-to-cover-costs-of-community-college.html ‘Detroit Promise’ To Cover Costs of Community College - Scholarships Will Pay for Two Years of College for City High School Grads
Other cities with similar promise zones include Battle Creek, Lansing, Muskegon and Pontiac. The promise zone legislation was modeled somewhat after the Kalamazoo Promise, which guarantees free college tuition to graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools.....]]>
Miss. School District Creating Career Academies - Colleges Creating Dual Enrollment Programs To Promote Career Pathways http://ccweek.com/article-5117-miss-school-district-creating-career-academies.html Miss. School District Creating Career Academies - Colleges Creating Dual Enrollment Programs To Promote Career Pathways
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — One of the biggest reasons students drop out of high school is due to relevancy, and the Vicksburg Warren School District is revolutionizing its approach to combat the issue....]]>
Rural Iowa EMS Teams Shrink, Struggle To Find New Staffers - Brain Drain from Rural Communities Placing Strain on Rescue Squads http://ccweek.com/article-5119-rural-iowa-ems-teams-shrink-struggle-to-find-new-staffers.html Rural Iowa EMS Teams Shrink, Struggle To Find New Staffers - Brain Drain from Rural Communities Placing Strain on Rescue Squads
Crilly said that she and others have tried various tactics to boost recruitment and interest over the years, including advertising in local newspapers, asking city council for help and holding public meetings. She said that nothing seems to help.....]]>