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Community colleges help prepare students for a greener job market

Chicago poet Lisa Donahue is training for a new career as a solar equipment installer. The 27-year-old is the new president of the Santa Fe Community College solar club and is working on her associate degree in environmental technology.

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New Community College gets $15 million gift and new name

The Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation is giving $15 million to New Community College, which will change its name to Stella and Charles Guttman Community College.

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Generation gaps: Changing the public opinion of liberal arts

The Council of Independent Colleges is leading a public information campaign for the liberal arts and liberal arts colleges. The organization hopes to persuade the public that the liberal arts are fundamental to the education of all Americans and that these subjects will help young people achieve their legitimate aspirations to stimulating careers, good salaries, personal fulfillment, and a sense of contributing to the common good.

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Multiple delivery methods can increase retention and lower costs

Many institutions with a single, traditional brick-and-mortar campus are diversifying their methods for delivering programs by going online, developing hybrid courses, and even establishing centers at locations off-campus. Alan Walker, former president of Upper Iowa University, discusses the challenges and cost benefits of strategic diversification.

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Eight simple rules for managing student workers

As a readily accessible labor pool, student workers have long been an integral part of most institutions’ human resource planning, as well as a basic component of financial aid work-study programs. At Oakton Community College (Ill.) orientation sessions, new student employees get a crash course in business etiquette. 

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Instructor-inspired mobile apps are promoting interactive learning

Sharing information on the go is second nature to today’s college student. That reality is pushing higher ed leaders to leverage that connectivity to build a more interactive learning environment. In fall 2012, Dodge City Community College (Kan.) began requiring every student to have an iPad. The idea grew from conversations about how to boost retention. And every suggested strategy seemed to boil down to engagement and how to keep students interested.

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L.A. Community College Trustees Approve Salary Plan

College presidents in the Los Angeles Community College District will get a lower car allowance, but a higher salary under a plan approved Wednesday by the Board of Trustees. The action by the governing board was approved on a vote of 6 to 1, with Trustee Scott Svonkin dissenting.

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Vice President of Finance and Operations

Vance-Granville Community College

Henderson, N.C.

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Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Northland Community & Technical College

East Grand Forks/Thief River Falls, Minn.

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UBTech Conference 2013

June 10-12, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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