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ERIC Number: EJ868061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Facilities of the Future
Grayson, Jennifer
Campus Technology, v23 n4 p25-26 Dec 2009
The bricks-and-mortar infrastructure of community colleges has not nearly kept pace with increases in student enrollments. Not only are colleges bursting at the proverbial seams, but, according to the American Graduation Initiative, many two-year institutions "face large needs due to deferred maintenance or lack the modern facilities and equipment needed to train students in technical and other growing fields. Insufficient classroom space can force students to delay needed courses and reduce completion rates." As part of the initiative, President Obama is proposing a new $2.5 billion fund to catalyze $10 billion in community college facility investments that will "expand the colleges' ability to meet employer and student needs." One Illinois community college is already fixing its focus on the future, revamping its classrooms to provide top-notch training for 21st century jobs. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Minnesota; Pennsylvania