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Smith, Caroline Altman; Baldwin, Christopher; Schmidt, Gretchen – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Ten years ago, community college presidents' most valued datum was the number of students enrolled, which drove the colleges' funding. Providing access to higher education for the millions of students without the time, money, or academic preparation to attend a traditional four-year college was (as it always had been) their top priority. Today, a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Community Colleges, College Preparation
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Malkan, Rajiv; Pisani, Michael J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
September 11, 2001 heightened the need for America to train a new generation of leaders with the ability to navigate different cultures and to succeed in the international marketplace. This paper seeks to place the community college firmly in the mix of developing such leaders through the internationalization of the community college experience.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Case Studies, Global Education
Murdock, Ashleigh Barbee, Ed. – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2010
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Animation, Student Organizations, Educational Technology
Illinois Community College Board, 2009
The Illinois Community College Board provided more than $3.3 million to community colleges during fiscal year 2009 to support local workforce and economic development services through their Business and Industry Centers. The workforce development activities conducted under this grant include customized job training on campus or on-site at a…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Nontraditional Education, Community Colleges, Industry
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Van Noy, Michelle; Jacobs, James; Korey, Suzanne; Bailey, Thomas; Hughes, Katherine L. – Community College Journal, 2008
Postsecondary noncredit education has become an increasingly popular option for community college students in recent years. At many two-year institutions, noncredit education enrolls more students than do credit programs. This article presents an excerpt from a recent report published by the Community College Research Center, part of the Teachers…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Contract Training, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
Illinois Community College Board, 2008
The Illinois Community College Board provided more than $3.3 million to community colleges during fiscal year 2008 to provide workforce and economic development services through their Business and Industry Centers. The workforce development activities conducted under this grant include customized job training on campus or on-site at a business;…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Nontraditional Education, Community Colleges, Industry
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Pfeiffer, Jay; Windham, Patricia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
This chapter describes the evolution, content, and use of Florida's unit record system, which includes data on K-20 students and staff. It presents examples of how information derived from tracking is used both for state-level policy making and institution-level research and practice.
Descriptors: State Legislation, Data Collection, Politics of Education, Case Studies
Illinois Community College Board, 2007
The Illinois Community College Board provided more than $3.3 million to community colleges during fiscal year 2007 to provide workforce and economic development services through their Business and Industry Centers. The workforce development activities conducted under this grant include customized job training on campus or on-site at a business;…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Nontraditional Education, Community Colleges, Industry