Community Colleges

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The top 10 U.S. community colleges

Community colleges serve nearly half of all U.S. undergraduate students and play a crucial role in both workforce development and as a springboard to a four-year education. But few are recognized for just how far they go to serve students.

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State colleges and community colleges awarded $7.5M in grants

The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education awarded $7.5 million in grants to state and community colleges to spur innovation on the campuses. The Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund, which is in its third year, aims to support campuses with a goal of becoming national leaders in areas such as workforce alignment, college completion, and closing achievement gaps.

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Calif. bill allowing higher fees for high-demand college classes advances

Backers say the two-tier fee system would help students transfer or graduate faster, but foes call it unfair to low-income students.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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