Community Colleges

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Seven ways enrollment managers can thrive today

While much has changed in enrollment management in recent years, one fact remains constant: the right kind of leadership is critical in achieving enrollment success. Several characteristics define leaders who are able to succeed within the realities of the profession today.

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The evolution of online classes through the lens of one professor

Having taught my first online course to students at Borough of Manhattan Community College in September 2001, the events of 9/11 showed that online classes could have a profound and utterly unanticipated capacity for something transformative that went far beyond traditional teaching and learning. But my concern about MOOCs is that, with all they offer, they don’t address the learning needs of the students who need them most.

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Tug of war: How Blue Mountain CC negotiated with unions

Think outside the box. The phrase is overused, but the actual practice is definitely underutilized. Yet, it still ranks among the most important tips for higher ed HR professionals who are involved in union negotiations.

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Baton Rouge Community College unveils new campus in Plaquemine

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.

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When including faculty of color, policies aren’t enough

Policies and practices to create diversity exist, but they don’t seem to be functioning sufficiently, study says

Subordinated and marginalized. That’s how faculty of color at community colleges are feeling.

U.S. Navy SEALs: New ops on campus

Some schools go above and beyond the call of duty to promote the educational success of military students

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.

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.

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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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