Community Colleges

MOOC data analysis for remedial education

A case study of Cuyahoga Community College

Officials at Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio have developed a MOOC consistent with its mission as a two-year school that provides developmental education, particularly in math, to get prospective students up to speed.

Oregon lawmaker floats proposal for free community college tuition

Some Oregon high school graduates could get free tuition at a community college for two years, under a new proposal. Those students could enter a two-year degree program or take college credits that they would transfer to a four-year university.

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Gwynedd-Mercy College becomes a university

University status allows the school to offer doctoral programs. Among its first offerings will be a doctor of nursing practice.

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Private funding sought for new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus

When Donna Miller began as director of Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Bullitt County branch in 2007, it had only four students. But today, with nearly 1,100 students on a 28,000-square-foot campus, the college is facing its tightest space crunch ever.

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Five finalists for Colorado Mountain College president

The Board of Trustees of Colorado Mountain College has selected five candidates as presidential finalists for the college. The Association of Community College Trustees is assisting with the search and a Presidential Screening Committee narrowed the pool of candidates for the Board of Trustees to consider.

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NWAACC hires director of external operations

The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has hired Scott Archer as its director of external operations, a new position. Archer, 30, will oversee all NWAACC tournaments and special events.

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Report analyzes validity of post-college workforce outcomes

The impact of college on workforce outcomes has become a central issue in the ongoing debate about the role of postsecondary education in the American economy and society, and community colleges are at the center. This paper outlines policy considerations interested parties need to consider when examining former student workforce data. 

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Report confirms greater role for community colleges

A recent report published by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows the growing role of community colleges in promoting degree achievement. According to the report, more than 60 percent of the students who transferred from two-year schools during the 2005-2006 academic year obtained degrees at four-year institutions.

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California community colleges to receive manufacturing jobs grant

As manufacturing makes a comeback, the California Community College Chancellor's Office wants to give students every opportunity to develop the skills needed to enter the manufacturing industry. The CCCCO's Division of Workforce and Economic Development recently received a grant to align advanced manufacturing education pathways at local community colleges with the needs of regional manufacturers.

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Alamance Community College's grade performance is down

Since 1993, North Carolina Community Colleges has rated the state's 58 community colleges on eight points, including basic skills improvement, how students do on license tests, and how well transfer students do in a university. Alamance Community College got its grades for the last school year, and they are not stellar.

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