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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2019
A risk manager's job is to assess what could go wrong on campus, how likely this is to happen, and what the consequences would be--and then take action to protect the college, its people, and its assets. These steps might include introducing new policies and procedures, training stakeholders, instilling a culture of safety, and making sure the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Risk Management, School Safety, Risk Assessment
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2018
The announcement that Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn will bring 13,000 jobs to Wisconsin and partner with Gateway Technical College is great news for the state's community and technical colleges and their students, but it's not particularly surprising. The state's two-year colleges have been notching all sorts of workforce development…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Labor Force Development
Jenkins, Davis; Lahr, Hana; Fink, John; Ganga, Elizabeth – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Guided pathways reforms can take several years to implement at scale because they require a thoroughgoing redesign of a college's major functions, including: (1) organizing programs into career-focused meta-majors to enhance student recruitment and exploration and program improvement; (2) mapping clear paths to degrees, employment, and further…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Administration, Educational Change, Change Strategies
LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
Cullinan, Dan; Barnett, Elisabeth; Ratledge, Alyssa; Welbeck, Rashida; Belfield, Clive; Lopez, Andrea – MDRC, 2018
Most students seeking to enroll in community college are required to take a placement test for math and English courses. Administrators are well aware of the shortcomings of using traditional placement tests alone, and state and college systems across the country are organizing multiple measures assessment (MMA) placement systems that will…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Alternative Assessment
Kamps, A.; Loritz, T.; Schaff, E.; Richie, D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
"Making the Future: The Wisconsin Strategy," under the leadership of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), received a Round Two U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance for Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant. The consortium brought together all 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System…
Descriptors: Models, College Credits, Prior Learning, Community Colleges
Hoffman, D.; Spada, K.; Fox, H. L. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
All 16 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) colleges are committed to creating Intentional Networks Transforming Effective and Rigorous Facilitation of Assessment, Collaboration, and Education (INTERFACE). INTERFACE received a Round Three TAACCCT grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. INTERFACE is a strategic alignment between colleges,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2016
Community colleges nationwide are retrofitting their campuses to meet best environmental principles, creating comprehensive "living laboratories" where participants have a direct impact on reducing an institution's carbon footprint. Environmental stewardship is a growing priority among millennials, observers say. Sixty-six percent of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Conservation (Environment)
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
As some community college students know all too well, it's difficult to concentrate on your studies if you are hungry, don't have a roof over your head, lack adequate transportation, or just had your laptop stolen and don't have the money for a new one. In some cases, it makes staying in school, period, very challenging. Recognizing the roadblocks…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Emergency Programs, Food
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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2015
After years of working in the background to build the capacity of two-year college science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) faculty and the skills of technicians, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program is gaining recognition as a source of STEM workforce expertise. The ATE program's effective mentoring of STEM educators and its…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Education, STEM Education, Mentors
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Hemming, Patricia; Shields, Patrick – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2015
The concept of a community college implies some connection to the community beyond mere setting. A tribal community college suggests even more--a college which maintains its roots in traditional Native culture and serves the tribal community in a unique way. Located in northwest Wisconsin within the traditional homelands of the Ojibwe people, the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Tribally Controlled Education, American Indians, American Indian Culture
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Wang, Xueli – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Founded in 1964 and housed within the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is one of the nation's oldest and most highly regarded education research and development centers. While there is notable diversity in the focus areas and methodological approaches of WCER scholars whose…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Research, Academic Achievement, College Curriculum
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2013
Last year, amid the tumult of the Middle East's Arab Spring--a series of uprisings that have toppled governments and tested the United States' foreign policies throughout the region--administrators at Kirkwood Community College (KCC) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received an intriguing request. The school was among a group of institutions contacted by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Study Abroad
Lum, Lydia – CURRENTS, 2012
At the end of 2010, for the first time ever, smartphones outsold PCs. Mobile device adoption rates continue to rise rapidly around the world. A recent forecast by Cisco found that global mobile data traffic more than doubled last year, and by the end of 2012, the number of mobile devices in use will outnumber the world's population. In the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Institutional Advancement
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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
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