Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 2:26pm
Hudson County Community College has been named a finalist for one of the American Association of Community College’s New Awards of Excellence. HCCC is the only New Jersey two-year college in the running for the organization’s Student Success Award. Twenty-five schools across the nation are competing.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 2:10pm
Jackson Community College isn’t required to do drills designed to protect its students and employees from campus threats, but that’s not stopping college officials from doing them. That includes instituting a critical incident team that incorporates everyone from safety personnel to college employees to JCC President Dan Phelan, Allen said. The team will cover policies and procedures for everything from active shooters on campus to bomb threats to chemical spills in labs and power outages, she said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 1:28pm
Students imagine a number of outcomes when they enroll in a course of study, but the one that probably doesn’t occur to them is the possibility they’ll show up to class and find their college closed. That is what happened to students in Connecticut and Rhode Island attending Butler Business School and Sawyer School.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 2:35pm
Virtually all nonexempt, nondefense discretionary programs are subject to an across-the-board cut of 5 percent in the current fiscal year (FY 2013) and nonexempt, nondefense mandatory programs are subject to a cut of 5.1 percent, the American Association of Community Colleges reports. These cuts, the AACC points out, will impact nearly every federal program that touches community colleges this year, except Pell grants.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:01am
Maricopa County Community College District (Ariz.) announced it will open a corporate college to focus on customized technical training for local employers.