Community Colleges

Confessions of a Community College Dean

When Matthew Reed was dean of The County College of Morris, he started an anonymous blog -- "Confessions of a Community College Dean" -- where he blended wonkish observations on education policy with a playful take on his life in the North Jersey suburbs: "Foucault, plus lawn care," as he puts it.

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Schenectady County CC (N.Y.) to Offer Classes in Albany County

This fall, Schenectady County Community College will offer classes on the second floor of the Albany County building in downtown Albany, officials said. Details are still being worked out ... and the college has not yet decided on the courses that will be taught in the 10,000 square foot space.

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Morgan CC Ambassadors Help Boost Interest in College

Morgan Community College (Col.) continues to offer its Student Ambassadors' Program, now in its fourth year, to area high school students. Ambassadors are high school representatives who recruit for MCC on a monthly basis by doing a presentation to a high school club or class or attend a community event with MCC.

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A-B Tech Community College Increases Spring Enrollment

A-B Tech Community College goes against the national trend by posting an increased enrollment of nearly 8 percent for its spring semester.

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Seven Trends that Will Shape Digital and Web in Higher Ed in 2013

UB's Internet Technology writer Karine Joly looks back on the last seven years to make seven technology-driven predictions for higher ed in the coming year.

Cross-Training Allows Two Community Colleges to Do More with Less

With budgets still tight and a workforce still lean, some higher ed institutions, including Houston Community College and Onondaga Community College (N.Y.), are applying an old approach that allows them to do more with less: cross-training.

Fastlane U: Two Steps to Transfer Success

The National Student Clearinghouse Snapshot Reports tells us that students who earn their associate’s degree at a community college are more likely to finish a baccalaureate program as opposed to going straight to the four-year program.

Enrollment Slows Nationally

It had been predicted for years and now it looks like it is finally coming to pass. No, not the Mayan calendar apocalypse. After years of steep increases, higher education enrollments are slowing, almost across the board. In its “Projections of Education Statistics to 2021” report, the Department of Education predicts that overall higher education enrollment will rise only about 15 percent from 2010 to 2021, after witnessing a 46 percent increase from 1996 to 2010.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley forms College and Career Ready Task Force

Minutes after touring career technical education classes at Shelby County's School of Technology this morning, Gov. Robert Bentley signed an executive order creating a task force designed to better prepare students for life outside of high school.

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Gov. Brown Seeks to Reshape California Community Colleges

The governor wants to limit the number of credits students can accumulate. He also proposes changing the funding formula to pay schools for students who complete courses.

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