Community Colleges

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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Oklahoma City CC Foundation receives scholarship funds

The Oklahoma City Community College Foundation was recently awarded a donation by The 11-10-02 Foundation to fund three scholarships earmarked for students studying to become first responders.

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Danville Area Community College receives $3M donation

At a gathering of dignitaries and community members late Tuesday morning, Danville Area Community College (Ill.) philanthropist Julius W. Hegeler II was recognized for making the single largest gift in the history of the college.

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Washtenaw CC may reduce tuition for some undocumented immigrants

The Washtenaw Community College (Mich.) Board of Trustees will consider amending the school's residency requirements to allow individuals who qualify for the federal government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to receive reduced tuition rates.

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Alvin Community College chef named educator of the year

Alvin Community College Culinary Arts instructor chef Leslie Bartosh was named the educator of the year by the Texas Chefs Association, which represents approximately 20 culinary arts programs.

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