Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:41pm
The president of Randolph Community College says he’s changing his tune when it comes to asking North Carolina legislators for money. Dr. Bob Shackleford believes it’s time for leaders to recognize community colleges as an investment the state needs to fund instead of just another group asking for money.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:34pm
Zero. Zip. Zilch. That’s what Don Cameron, president of Guilford Technical Community College, found after searching the internet back in 1996 for colleges with succession plans. Surprisingly, not much has changed, since such programs are still not common within higher ed institutions.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 1:14pm
The commission that decided to revoke City College of San Francisco's accreditation next year did not adhere to several federal regulations when it investigated the school system, the Department of Education said in a letter.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 3:58pm
Georgetown University report reveals Latino students are underrepresented at America’s 465 select four-year colleges, while they are overrepresented at open-access, two-year colleges. This is also true for low-income students in general.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 3:54pm
The Lone Star College System trustees accepted a 2013-14 budget that includes a 4 percent raise for all full-time employees, as well as an increase in the pay schedule for adjunct instructors, and the addition of 17 instructors at two area campuses.
A “willingness to take significant risks to advance student success” is a quality often overlooked by hiring boards in the search for community college leaders, says Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence program.
Many community college students take much longer than the intended two years to complete their studies, or don’t ever wind up graduating at all. Traditionally, administrators focused on accommodating those who may have credits but little direction.
Now, at some schools, greater attention is being placed on helping incoming freshmen not just enroll but also start off their college careers on a positive note. The idea is that they will stay and finish within two years.