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Fain, Paul; Blumenstyk, Goldie; Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Tough times are encouraging colleges to share resources in a variety of areas, including campus security, research, and degree programs. Despite its veneer of cooperation, higher education is a competitive industry, where resource sharing is eyed warily. But the recession is chipping away at that reluctance, and institutions are pursuing…
Descriptors: Intercollegiate Cooperation, Shared Resources and Services, Partnerships in Education, Colleges
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Community-college students, like students anywhere, begin to form their impressions of an institution the instant they set foot on its campus. And often what they find during those first few weeks can determine whether they come back for more, or turn heel and leave. Findings from a new study may offer some clues as to why those who leave do so,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Management, Student Personnel Services, School Orientation
Blumenstyk, Goldie; Sander, Libby; Schmidt, Peter; Wasley, Paula – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The pressures on community colleges have mounted for years; they must balance: competition from the growing for-profit-education industry, demands from lawmakers for more accountability, and the shifting needs of an increasingly complex student body. Most recently, intense financial pressure has been added to the mix as states once again face…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Competition, Accountability, Budgeting
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Figuring out how to pay for college is a common challenge for many students across the country. But in Pennsylvania, where tuition at public two- and four-year institutions is among the highest in the country, state officials are revisiting a topic that has long frustrated students and officials alike. This article reports that with the meltdown…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Public Colleges, Hearings, Student Costs
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
After nearly three years of planning, Ohio's higher-education officials are finalizing an ambitious program to grant college credit for some technical courses offered at the state's adult-education centers. The program, called the Career-Technical Credit Transfer, is the latest in a string of state efforts to more closely link work-force training…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Engineering, Computer Networks, Faculty