Community Colleges

Securing the Community College

Strategies for managing security issues at two-year institutions

THE DANGERS PEOPLE MIGHT encounter on a college campus are the same as those on a city street. Since there is no way to know when a security incident might occur (unless, say, someone calls in a bomb threat), campus leaders are relying on proper training to enable their security personnel to predict such incidents and respond appropriately.

While security personnel at community colleges deal with the same challenges faced by their counterparts at four-year institutions, there are some twists presented by the more fluid nature of the population at two-year institutions.

Speedy refunds are pleasing staff and students at a community college in Arizona

With Higher One?s OneDisburse? Refund Management? system, 96 percent of Mohave Community College students receive electronic refunds
 

Located in northwest Arizona, Mohave Community College has four campuses in a county that spans almost 14,000 square miles. To get from the centrally located business office on the Kingman campus to the North Mohave campus requires traveling around the Grand Canyon.

One-Stop Tutoring Shop

Colleges make it easier for students by co-locating tutoring services.
 

IT IS A WELL-KNOWN FACT: Tutoring helps students perform better. The trick is getting them to use it. In keeping with the cyclical nature of trends, community colleges are rediscovering the advantages of student success centers, which consolidate math, writing, and language help in one place.

Getting the SENSE of Students

New survey addresses crucial first weeks
 

Community college leaders already know to expect some students will drop out in the first few weeks of the semester. The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) can help them figure out why.

Remedial Nation

As two- and four-year colleges face an onslaught of unprepared students, they are turning to new strategies.
 

Targeting Transfers

Community colleges, universities, and states working together to improve the transfer process

LONG A STEPPING STONE TO higher education for low-income and first-generation students, community colleges will become more important to a wider variety of students if the combination of a weakening economy and increasing tuition continues.

School Superintendents and Community College Presidents a Great Marriage

Collaboration benefits students and the workforce
 

Beyond the Bond Campaign

Public relations efforts should continue after a bond passes. Once the votes are counted the real work begins.
 

IT'S BEEN MONTHS, EVEN years, of campaigning for your bond, but once election day is over you can rest, right? Wrong--that's when the real work begins.

Enrolling Transfers: A Matter of Service

What students arriving from community colleges expect and need
 

Driving the Data

Applying business intelligence is helping community college leaders reach their goals.
 

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