Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:26pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 4:40pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 4:34pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:00pm
A-B Tech Community College goes against the national trend by posting an increased enrollment of nearly 8 percent for its spring semester.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:40am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:19am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:08am
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.
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 8:32am
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.