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Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2014
"The Road to Recovery: Projecting U.S. Job Growth and Higher Education Demand through 2020" (this issue, p26-29) presented six key indicators that highlighted the latest in education and employment needs for the success of the future jobs market. While the U.S. economy is growing, questions still remain: What skills do employers value…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, College Outcomes Assessment
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Joch, Alan – Community College Journal, 2014
The need for increased accountability in higher education and, specifically, the nation's community colleges-is something most educators can agree on. The challenge has, and continues to be, finding a system of metrics that meets the unique needs of two-year institutions versus their four-year-counterparts. Last summer, President Obama unveiled…
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Postsecondary Education, Rating Scales
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McClenney, Kay; Dare, Donna – Community College Journal, 2013
This is the second article in a three-part series on reimagining the community college student experience, describing a new model for academic pathways, key design principles, examples from colleges leading the way, and implementation challenges. Community colleges are beginning to embrace the task of reimagining students' educational experiences.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Experience, Models
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Pulley, John – Community College Journal, 2014
John Pulley begins this article by sharing the story of Richard Quiroga, a shining example of what can happen when an at-risk student in an economically disadvantaged region gets the right training at the right time. As a young man, Quiroga was living on his own and at risk of getting sucked into the whirlpool of poverty and despair that often…
Descriptors: Networks, Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, At Risk Students
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
The concept that "time is money" applies to the life outlook of community college students as much as anyone. Their success in completing a degree or certificate is often an equation that weighs their financial resources against how long they will need to finish. Prior learning assessments (PLA), which award academic credit for students'…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Community Colleges, College Credits, Adult Students
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Many people are not aware of how significant a role two-year institutions play in training emergency first responders. Community colleges play a key role in training the nation's police officers and other public safety employees, such as firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The demand for these programs is high. There is a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Emergency Programs, College Role, Police
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2016
As recently as seven or eight years ago, three quarters of the high school graduates in Florida's Seminole County had to take a remedial math class when they got to college, says Seminole County Public Schools Superintendent Griffin. Thanks to a partnership between the school district and Seminole State College of Florida, however, that figure is…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Remedial Mathematics, College School Cooperation, School Districts
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2013
The awarding of prior learning credits for military students goes back to World War II, when the American Council on Education (ACE) first translated military training to college credit. Since then, the practice has expanded. More than 2,000 colleges and universities accept military training as a form of credit, explains Cathy Sandeen, ACE's vice…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Veterans Education, Community Colleges, Experiential Learning
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Hand, Alyse; Winningham, Kathleen – Community College Journal, 2009
Many students recognizes the value of participating in an internship program. The experience benefits not only students and potential future employers, but colleges, too--not the mention the workforce. Internships often equip students with a competitive advantage over other job seekers. On-the-job programs not only allow students to discover the…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Internship Programs, On the Job Training, College Students
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
Every year, Lone Star College in Texas hosts a "Men of Honor" program to provide assistance and programming to male students, but particularly those who are Hispanic and black, in hopes their academic performance will improve. Lone Star might have kept directing its limited resources toward these students--and totally missed the subset…
Descriptors: Prediction, Academic Support Services, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Bers, Trudy; Gelfman, Arnold; Knapp, Jolene – Community College Journal, 2008
This article describes several community colleges that are taking a more business-like approach, trimming costs, improving efficiencies, and pursuing next-generation innovation--all while keeping the focus squarely where it should be: on learning. At Florida Keys Community College (FKCC), John Keho says his college is taking some strong--though…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Bound Students, Textbooks, Higher Education
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Campagnuolo, Christian – Community College Journal, 2008
Not unlike many community colleges across the country, Valencia Community College, located in Orlando, Florida, has been working to better connect with its constituents. In an era in which the Internet is opening new lines of communication between schools and prospective students, more community colleges are tapping into the opportunities inherent…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Marketing, Internet, Enrollment
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Seline, Richard – Community College Journal, 2006
Five trends are emerging that will not only change the role of human capital in the United States but will also challenge the legacy system of workforce development, skills and competency-focused institutions, and assuredly, community colleges. Workforce investment boards, for example, are currently geographically constrained in environments that…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Labor Force Development, Competition, Science and Society
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Dassance, Charles R.; Spontak, Margaret – Community College Journal, 2003
Suggests ways for community colleges, workforce boards, economic development corporations, and school systems to work together to address the challenges of attracting, training, and retaining a quality workforce. Presents the examples of the Enterprise Center and the Information Technology Center, and other partnerships, in Marion County, Florida.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Educational Policy