Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 1:56pm
There has been some discussion of late regarding a request from some area families, asking that Jackson Community College (Mich.) consider the creation of a new, innovative school for grades six to 12 that would incorporate best practices and is informed by the latest research on education. The request is reasonable, is within the laws of the state, and, possibly, could result in new opportunities for our children, as well as build upon current educational systems in our community.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 1:37pm
The Raritan Valley Community College (N.J.) Foundation has named several local residents to its Board of Directors. The new members are: Vincent Cirianni, Donna LoStocco, Jennifer Redmond, Teresa Richardson, Erika Senska and James Ventantonio.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 12:25pm
Bunker Hill Community College and Massachusetts Bay Community College will be the first community colleges to work with EdX, which includes the Harvard/MIT initiative, to bring a new teaching model to the classroom. The colleges plan to use the EdX platform to connect students with leading MOOC professors from around the world.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 12:07pm
Jared Loughner, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing six people and wounding 11 others, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson, Ariz. rampage last year, posted a YouTube video threat against Pima Community College. This event showed all colleges large and small the importance of recognizing and responding to threats of violence made via social media.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 10:35am
In August, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced that eleven colleges had been chosen to join a national program that would train 10,000 baby boomers over the next three years for new jobs in health care, education, and social service. Called the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, it is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust. 2013 is year one, with a kick-off meeting scheduled in San Francisco in April. Community College Report spoke with representatives from three participating colleges about the benefits of the program to both the older generation and to the schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 10:27am
Under the direction of the executive director of development, the researcher will identify and profile possible sources to provide private support for college fundraising efforts and support college fundraising strategies and objectives. Kingsborough CC is in Brooklyn, NY.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 3:15pm
The 15th annual conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College will be held in Dallas, Texas. Keynote speakers include Diane Oblinger, president and CEO of Educause, and Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.
While community colleges are supposed to be two-year institutions, many students take longer than that to graduate. Some four-year institutions, meanwhile, allow ambitious students to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years. Pima Community College (Ariz.) has come up with a new twist to the accelerated degree trend, giving East Campus students enrolling in the Sprint Schedule pilot program the chance to be done in just one.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 8:35am
Base salaries for CEOs of the nation's more than 1,100 community colleges increased a modest 4.1-6.2% over the last six years (2006-2012), according to a new study released today by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).