Industry News

Cengage Learning, a global education company, revealed new student data depicting how community colleges fit into today’s educational landscape. Most notably, 98 percent of more than 4,250 students surveyed agree that community colleges are an important part of the United States’ educational system.

4/22/2015

ExxonMobil and its employees are donating more than $1.4M to higher education institutions across California as part of the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2014 Educational Matching Gift Program.

4/22/2015

Academic Partnerships, a provider of online services for higher education, announced it will launch Academic Partnerships 3.0, a blended online instructional model that will revolutionize faculty and student interaction as part of the online learning experience.

4/22/2015

An electric company is teaming up with Odessa College to help their industrial technology students. Lincoln Electric has signed an agreement with the school to provide new and better equipment to the students in the program annually for the next three years.

4/21/2015

Gateway Community and Technical College will soon complete the $3.9M purchase of the former Robke Auto Dealer. The new location will house Gateway's collision repair technology, automotive technology and diesel technology programs.

4/21/2015

Sandia National Laboratories and Purdue University signed an extensive, five-year memorandum of understanding to establish a strategic alliance that seeks to solve science and technology problems of national importance.

4/21/2015

The University of Utah Community Solar Program, which launched a year ago on Earth Day, April 22, and closed on Oct. 24, 2014, generated nearly a million dollars in wages for 18 full-time, temporary and seasonal employees. The program also inspired two other Utah communities to offer similar programs, including Weber State University.

4/21/2015

Excelencia in Education unveiled new research showing that Latino degree attainment is increasing in high-demand health related fields while job placements are concentrated in lower paying healthcare occupations.

4/20/2015

Students at Florida International University now have access to the full suite of multiphysics solutions – enabling them to be better prepared for engineering careers by using the same software used by professionals around the world. University faculty will also be able to conduct research using the campus-wide license.

4/20/2015

When Haley Gire, recruitment manager at the University of Michigan School of Education, began researching CRMs, one of her many goals was to improve response times back to prospective graduate students. In a "secret shopper" program conducted three years ago, she discovered prospects sometimes waited up to two weeks to hear back from their program.

4/20/2015

TIAA-CREF announced that Yale University has selected the financial services provider as the recordkeeping provider of its new Yale University Retirement Program. All of Yale’s retirement plans, which hold approximately $4.4B in assets for more than 22,000 plan members, will be consolidated into one program with all current investments transitioned to TIAA-CREF and accessible through a single site.

4/17/2015

As the agency of record for Montgomery County Community College, Annodyne has designed and developed a new website, mc3.edu/culinary, for its Culinary Arts Institute.

4/17/2015

The Houston Baseball experience is receiving an upgrade from Daktronics, as the company will design, manufacture and install the largest LED video display in college baseball at Cougar Field on campus at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.

4/17/2015

SREB’s Community College Commission calls for states to reform college placement, reconsider math and literacy requirements, and carefully monitor students who need developmental (remedial) courses. The Commission report proposes firm guidance along structured pathways where students clearly see entry, exit and re-entry points to continue their education.

4/16/2015

Texidium, an end-to-end content delivery solution, makes life easier for university and college administration, faculty and students by simplifying and accelerating the transition to a comprehensive eTextbook program.

4/16/2015

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