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Bragg, Debra; Dresser, Laura; Smith, Whitney – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Shifting Gears was launched in 2007 by the Joyce Foundation, a Chicago-based organization focused on improving the quality of life of citizens residing in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The primary goal of Shifting Gears is to increase the number of low-skilled, low-income Midwestern adults who obtain college-level occupational…
Descriptors: Credentials, Labor Market, National Competency Tests, Labor Force Development
Beach, J. M. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2011
Can the U.S. keep its dominant economic position in the world economy with only 30% of its population holding bachelor's degrees? If the majority of U.S. citizens lack a higher education, can the U.S. live up to its democratic principles and preserve its political institutions? These questions raise the critical issue of access to higher…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Community Services, Higher Education, Community Colleges
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Drezner, Noah D. – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2011
This monograph examines the philanthropic contributions of individuals through the existing literature and proposes future philanthropic and fundraising research that can help fill the theoretical void in the literature, thereby improving future research and fundraising in higher education. It covers the major approaches, topics, and theories…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Fund Raising, Private Financial Support, Ethnic Diversity
Rodriguez, Sheila; Wan, Yinmei – Learning Point Associates, 2010
The trends are clear--a high school education is no longer adequate to prepare young people for the rapidly changing information economy of the 21st century. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (2009), approximately 65 percent of the fastest growing jobs today require at least some form of postsecondary education. If the United States is to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Attendance, Young Adults, Minority Groups
Nutt, Diane, Ed.; Calderon, Denis, Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2009
Students around the globe have unique first-year experiences but struggle with many of the same challenges. This monograph focuses on their journeys and provides insights for educators interested in learning about how institutions across the globe provide supports to students dealing with first-year transition issues. Based on the successful…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Studies, Program Attitudes, College Freshmen