Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 9:38am
Brice W. Harris, who took charge of the beleaguered California colleges Nov. 6, isn't rushing in with a plan, saying, 'There's a real risk in charting a specific vision too soon.' In assuming the reins of California's community colleges system, Brice W. Harris takes over at a pivotal time of long-range budget uncertainty, fluctuating goals and ever-intensifying pressure to educate a sizable portion of the state's workforce.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 3:58pm
From his unique vantage point as President and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees, J. Noah Brown writes in this book about the intersection between community colleges and America’s need to regain economic momentum and its position as first in the world with respect to college attainment. By connecting past economic and education policies and investments to possibilities for the future and continued national progress, Brown reminds us that restoring America’s prominence is within reach.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 3:49pm
Bernard (Bill) Zannini, MBA, discusses how Northern Essex Community College, which serves more than 7,000 students at its campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass, built its entrepreneurship program after its community lost its manufacturing base, jobs dwindled, and unemployment soared.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 3:20pm
This position, in Washington, D.C., will report to the vice president for education, research and board services to support all aspects of the Governance Institute for Student Success (GISS) grant.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 3:13pm
Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer, this position will be responsible for managing, monitoring and maintaining the Information Technology architecture supporting the production environment(s) of the college. This job, located in Kingman, Ariz., includes ensuring all tasks are completed either personally or through subordinate staff members.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 2:47pm
Manufacturing has an immediate critical need for qualified technology-trained professionals. Today's high-tech jobs require personnel trained in advanced design, manufacturing and PLM. Achieving this requires community colleges and industry to partner in developing strong technology programs that incorporate skills training and job-related theory. This approach to cultivating highly trained and recruited employees will help revitalize manufacturing. (Registration required)
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 2:24pm
Bellevue College student Robert Rowe, a 52-year-old taking courses to enter a bachelor’s degree program in education, is the college's and the state's first student trustee for a community or technical college. Rowe's position on the board of trustees is a result of a five-year effort on the part of Bellevue College students to get representation on the board that governs the college.