Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:10am
Campus infighting, perceptions of cultural insensitivity, and inadequate counseling are just some of the reasons the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges gave Los Angeles Mission College's Sylmar campus a warning recently for "academic and administrative deficiencies."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:06am
East Bay community colleges are beginning to reap the benefits of the passage of last November's Proposition 30. The tax initiative is helping to make more classes available to students; something they haven’t seen in a long time.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 9:50am
In this month's Future Shock column (University Business, July 2013), James Martin and James E. Samels talk about the educations in criminal justice, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and forensic science that Boston's first responders received at schools such as Middlesex Community College and UMass Lowell. It was these studies that, in part, helped them bring the Boston bomber to justice.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:02am
Planning for technology-rich learning spaces takes enormous amounts of time, effort and funding. Here are eight tips from Central Oregon Community College and other higher ed institutions that have done it successfully.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:57am
Stable funding of federal Pell Grants, one of the nation’s main financial aid programs for low-income students, would increase affordability and accessibility, according to many groups with a stake in higher education. But the program faces perennial threats to its funding.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:53am
Nearly one in five community college students get so worried about finances, they think about dropping out, according to the “Inceptia National Financial Aptitude Analysis” report. Teaching them to better manage money may help them graduate.
Two-year students typically work more hours than four-year students and may have families to provide for