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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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Learning Summit 2013

June 9-12, 2013

Chandler, Ariz.

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Tim Wynes Will Serve as Interim Dakota CTC President

Inver Hills Community College (Minn.) President Tim Wynes will serve as the interim president of Dakota County Technical College (Minn.) effective July 1. Wynes will serve as the president of both institutions while a permanent replacement is sought for current DCTC president Ron Thomas. According to a press release from MNSCU, the search for a permanent replacement will begin this fall.

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