Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 2:46pm
What tops the list of HR challenges at your college or university? Managing soaring health care costs? Maybe it’s faculty recruitment, succession planning, or shrinking budgets. Below, HR professionals from four different schools, including Maricopa County Community College, share their chief concerns, revealing why it’s getting more difficult to get a good night’s sleep.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 2:39pm
Cuyahoga Community College is among the increasing number of colleges and universities that are offering MOOCs, but few have crunched the numbers to determine whether these online courses can succeed as a business proposition. Where ROI conversations are happening, they generally aren’t leading to comprehensive analysis. Some institutions, however, are paving the way by analyzing MOOCs' potential as a business model.
Community colleges have a long tradition of articulation agreements with four-year institutions, ensuring that those who begin at a two-year school can seamlessly transfer. As the college trajectory becomes less standard—even for students with bachelor-sized goals who begin at the community college level—institutional leaders are creating or adding the reverse transfer option to articulation agreements.
Like most state universities in Michigan, the University of Michigan-Dearborn has entered into several reverse-transfer agreements with community colleges in recent years. In determining whether to activate the reverse-transfer process for a particular student, UM-Dearborn examines several criteria, says Ken Kettenbeil, vice chancellor for external relations. Here’s his checklist of items to consider:
As more higher ed institutions develop reverse-transfer agreements, these partnerships “offer great opportunities for the institutions to share data” for mutual benefits, says Dennis Day, vice president for student success and engagement at Johnson County Community College in Kansas.
Here are two ways such collaborative information sharing can benefit both two-year and four-year institutions, as well as students:
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 8:39am
The $12.5 million Collaborative Learning Center would be a 41,000-square-foot facility where students would have access to library materials, computers, integrated technology such as Smartboards, counseling, and tutoring.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 2:01pm
On NPR, Judith Scott-Clayton, professor of economics and education at Columbia University’s Teacher College and senior research associate at the Community College Research Center, discusses President Obama's proposal to rank colleges based on performance and affordability.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 1:53pm
In June, ACCT, in partnership with Single Stop USA, released a white paper to redefine how participating students approach student support services. Case studies from the City University of New York and Miami Dade College campuses are featured in the white paper. The white paper can be downloaded at no charge here.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 1:42pm
Bernard Luskin has been appointed interim president of Moorpark College in California, replacing Pam Eddinger, who resigned in the spring to become president of Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.