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Hoover, Eric; Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Nobody wants to be here. In remedial English, earning no credit, stuck. Now--after months of commas, clauses, and four-paragraph essays--students have one last chance to write their way out. Twenty students sit at computers, poised to start the final in-class essay for English 002 at Montgomery College. Anybody can enroll here, and all kinds do.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Clubs, Remedial Instruction, Sentences
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Community colleges everywhere are searching for experienced nurses with advanced degrees who are willing to leave their jobs and return to the classroom, usually for significantly less pay. People who fit that description have long been difficult to find, but the need for them is growing. The dearth of instructors has contributed significantly to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Nursing Education, Supply and Demand, Intercollegiate Cooperation
Supiano, Beckie; Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
High-school seniors have only until May 1 to decide where they will go to college. While it is still too soon to tell if widespread predictions that seniors will flock to lower-cost institutions were accurate, two new surveys and conversations with guidance counselors suggest that the economic situation is indeed playing a large role in students'…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Low Income
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Todd Sollar, a laid-off autoworker from Ohio who is studying for an associate degree in engineering at Sinclair Community College, in Dayton, OH, went to Capitol Hill to help educate lawmakers about the importance of including support for community colleges in the economic-stimulus bill. Mr. Sollar came to Washington with Sinclair's president, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Hearings, Economic Development, Profiles
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
All the tutoring in the world cannot save students who run short of the money they need to pay for college. This year's Community College Survey of Student Engagement affirms as much. In the survey, known as Cessie, nearly half (45 percent) of respondents cited a lack of finances as a hardship that would likely cause them to withdraw from classes…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Surveys
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Ten months after the massacre at Virginia Tech, colleges of all kinds continue to weigh campus-safety concerns. How can they help troubled students? How should they respond in emergencies? Preventing some campus incidents may involve luck, but responding to them effectively requires planning. Like residential colleges and universities,…
Descriptors: Commuter Colleges, Emergency Programs, Community Colleges, Prevention