Community Colleges

Marin board candidates say community college has room to improve

By most accounts, the College of Marin, part of the Marin Community College District in California, is on the upswing. New facilities are being built, a large debt appears to have been addressed, and enrollment at the historically under-utilized northern campus continues to increase. But the college still has room for improvement, say candidates running for the district's board.

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Faculty sues to keep California's biggest community college open

Teachers at City College of San Francisco have sued to block regulators from taking steps to shutter California's largest community college, which was stripped of its accreditation earlier this year.

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Central Community College approves budget for 2013-2014

The Board of Governors of Central Community College in Nebraska approved $64.8 million in three tax-supported funds as part of the 2013-2014 budget, a 3.4 percent increase over the previous year.

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Two community colleges make the military grade

Fayetteville Technical Community College in North Carolina and Community College of Vermont have earned stripes as being among the American Council of Education’s top “military friendly” colleges.

Seven ways enrollment managers can thrive today

While much has changed in enrollment management in recent years, one fact remains constant: the right kind of leadership is critical in achieving enrollment success. Several characteristics define leaders who are able to succeed within the realities of the profession today.

The evolution of online classes through the lens of one professor

Having taught my first online course to students at Borough of Manhattan Community College in September 2001, the events of 9/11 showed that online classes could have a profound and utterly unanticipated capacity for something transformative that went far beyond traditional teaching and learning. But my concern about MOOCs is that, with all they offer, they don’t address the learning needs of the students who need them most.

Tug of war: How Blue Mountain CC negotiated with unions

Think outside the box. The phrase is overused, but the actual practice is definitely underutilized. Yet, it still ranks among the most important tips for higher ed HR professionals who are involved in union negotiations.

Baton Rouge Community College unveils new campus in Plaquemine

Baton Rouge Community College unveiled to the public its new $3.5 million Westside Campus — a 15,547-square-foot facility that boasts four classrooms, two industrial shops, a health science skills lab and a training room.

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When including faculty of color, policies aren’t enough

Policies and practices to create diversity exist, but they don’t seem to be functioning sufficiently, study says

Subordinated and marginalized. That’s how faculty of color at community colleges are feeling.

U.S. Navy SEALs: New ops on campus

Some schools go above and beyond the call of duty to promote the educational success of military students

By the time our UB audience reads this, the movie “Captain Phillips,” based on a true story, will be hitting the Hollywood box office. After keeping the crew of his ship safe, Phillips was held hostage on a lifeboat by Somali pirates. In interviews since, the captain reported not knowing that the ship anchored on his horizon carried US Navy SEALs—a team that would ultimately rescue him.

Since their inception after WWII, the U.S. Navy SEALs have intelligently vanquished US enemies.

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