Community Colleges

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Grand Rapids Community College Green Jobs Training Program Is Expanding

Rob Wright, a 42-year-old father of one, was struggling to get by on a minimum wage job when he decided to enroll in Pathways to Prosperity, a federally funded program at Grand Rapids Community College that aims to prepare low-income residents for jobs in fields such as renewable energy.

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Baltimore City Community College Unified By Struggle To Get Off Probation

President, faculty leader say they're finally on the same page with accreditation threat looming

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California Community Colleges Prepare To Ration Their Offerings

Now in his third year at Yuba College, a year he once hoped to spend in Chico or Davis, Robert Bond said every student he knows has struggled to get the classes they need.

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Smartcollar Colleges

Educating 21st Century Middle Skills Technologists

When asked to reflect on the role of higher education in preparing future workers, Bill Gates replied: “Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself...At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top—I’m afraid that’s not quite right.” Gates reminds us of the importance of practical, real-world, learning by doing for tomorrow’s Smartcollar science and technology workers.

Online and Engaged

How to help ensure student success in online courses—despite research pointing to disengagement of distant learners at community colleges

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Attorney: Allowing Community Colleges To Offer Four-Year Degrees Might Violate State Constitution

Allowing community colleges to award four-year degrees might violate the Michigan constitution, an attorney told the state Senate Education Committee.

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Mass. Community Colleges Glad For New Interest

But some doubt governor’s plan

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Transfer Talk

Genesee Community College, located in upstate New York, and LIM College in Manhattan, have inked a new articulation agreement that allows GCC Fashion Business program students who have completed the outlined requirements to enter the program of their choice as juniors at LIM, which offers majors in Fashion Merchandising, Management, Marketing, and Visual Merchandising. ...

Shifting Gateways

Ross Gittell will utilize his background in university teaching, strategic planning, and management as the new chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, effective February 1. He succeeds J. Bonnie Newman, interim chancellor since August 2011. Gittell was previously a professor at the University of New Hampshire’s school of business and economics and is considered a foremost authority in the state for economic analysis and forecasting.

Tracking Community College Trends

By the Numbers

Because community colleges serve such a diverse population and face unique challenges separate from their four-year peers, it’s important to monitor and analyze trends specific to these institutions. A recent policy brief from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) does just that, giving a 20-year overview of trends in educational attainment.