Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 8:40am
Baton Rouge Community College unveiled to the public its new $3.5 million Westside Campus — a 15,547-square-foot facility that boasts four classrooms, two industrial shops, a health science skills lab and a training room.
By the time our UB audience reads this, the movie “Captain Phillips,” based on a true story, will be hitting the Hollywood box office. After keeping the crew of his ship safe, Phillips was held hostage on a lifeboat by Somali pirates. In interviews since, the captain reported not knowing that the ship anchored on his horizon carried US Navy SEALs—a team that would ultimately rescue him.
Since their inception after WWII, the U.S. Navy SEALs have intelligently vanquished US enemies.
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.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:05pm
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.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 8:52am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 12:39pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 12:15pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 12:04pm
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.