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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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President Clinton to speak at scholarship luncheon

Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio) annual Presidential Scholarship Luncheon in October. Clinton, the 42nd president and founder of the Clinton Foundation, joins a stellar roster of high-profile speakers who have appeared at the luncheon since it began in 1992.

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Is community college worth it?

One can scarcely open a newspaper, surf the web, or watch a news program these days without encountering this question: Is college worth it? Instead of merely entering the debate, we need to reframe the question: Is a community college education worth it?

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Community college opens doors for women

Four women and four men make up NASA's latest astronaut class. Unfortunately, this gender parity remains elusive in most STEM workplaces. Women make up nearly 50 percent of the wider workforce, yet hold fewer than 25 percent of all jobs in STEM fields.

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UBTech 2013 keynotes, sessions on demand

In June, nearly 1,000 attendees learned how technology is changing the landscape of higher ed. Now, through on-demand video, access the 134 keynote presentations, breakout and featured sessions, pre-conference events, and exhibit hall floor conversations. Topics cover all areas of tech-related higher ed administration, including marketing, teaching and learning, finance, facilities, and campus networks.

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Crisis management planning resources

We've all seen what can happen to a higher ed institution when a weather-related disaster strikes. The American Association of Community Colleges is helping all community colleges become more prepared for anything that comes their way with a web page of crisis planning and management resources.

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