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Budget cuts hit Randolph Community College

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.

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Higher ed succession planning: Who will follow the leader?

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.

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Colleges and universities begin to assess the benefits of MOOCs

Officials at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland had a pedagogical objective in mind when they created a MOOC on pre-algebra, the lowest level of developmental math at the college.

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Feds cite faults with City College of San Francisco accreditation panel

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.

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Latino and low-income students underrepresented at top colleges

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.

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Raises planned as part of Lone Star College budget

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.

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Pima Community College Northwest campus growing

Expansion will include more classrooms, labs, faculty offices along with hotel restaurant management area.

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Henry Ford Community College fights to survive

Michigan's sixth-biggest community college faces declining enrollment and program cuts as it works to close a $16.6 million deficit.

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Help wanted: Risk-taking community college presidents

In a new study, researchers defined the top five traits shared by community college presidents whose institutions have high student success numbers.

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.

Freshmen at some community colleges moving to front of line for class registration

Greater attention is being placed on helping incoming freshmen not just enroll but also start off their college careers on a positive note

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.

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