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Hodge-Clark, Kristen; Johnston, Susan Whealler – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2015
Governing boards of universities and colleges are facing an unprecedented tidal wave of change that is creating new opportunities, risks, innovations, and disruptions within and beyond the confines of their campuses. A board's ability to be both reactive to these changes and proactive in response will require that they not only have the right…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Committees, Higher Education, College Administration
National Writing Project (NJ1), 2011
This report presents stories of six teachers who believe in the power and promise of immigrant students and English language learners. Their stories begin to help readers understand the assets these groups of students bring to classrooms, the challenges they--both students and teachers--face, and the role that teachers and schools play in their…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Differences
Baum, Sandy; Little, Kathleen; Ma, Jennifer; Sturtevant, Anne – College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
Like the federal Pell Grant program, need-based state grant programs are designed to increase access to higher education among low- and moderate-income students. A growing body of research indicates that adequate funding is a necessary but not sufficient condition for successfully achieving this goal. Aid programs that are easy to understand and…
Descriptors: Taxes, Income, Program Effectiveness, Federal Government
Beem, Kate – School Administrator, 2008
A 2004 College Board survey revealed that school districts around America wanted to offer Chinese, but finding qualified teachers was a problem, says Selena Cantor, director of Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives for the College Board. So last year, a new College Board program brought guest teachers from China to school districts in 31…
Descriptors: Chinese, Teacher Exchange Programs, Second Language Programs, School Districts
Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2008
This article describes the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, at Teachers College, Columbia University. Launched last year by a pair of economists, the center specializes in calculating and comparing the long- and short-term costs--and probable payoffs--of different educational strategies that promise to improve students' lives. Studies…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention, Graduation
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Stever, Kent O.; Pinten, Marlene – NASSP Bulletin, 1987
Reviews the College Board recommendations for counseling for (1) students needing precollege guidance and (2) students with limited access to postsecondary education. Includes discussion of the principal's role and outlines a Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota) secondary school counseling program. (MD)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counselors
Pearson, Denise; Heckert, Kelsey – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2020
The United States leads the world in the number of incarcerated persons per 100,000. In today's global economy, these numbers represent huge wastes in human capital, especially when you consider the inequitable nature of the American criminal justice system, as witnessed by the disproportionate racial and ethnic composition, types of crimes, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2021
Individual trustees are often looking for different qualities in a community college president, and it can be challenging for a diverse group of stakeholders to agree on what they want. Boards that function most effectively work together to establish a clear set of criteria at the outset of the hiring process, and they share this list with…
Descriptors: Trustees, Community Colleges, College Presidents, Leadership Qualities
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
Community colleges hold a central piece in law enforcement training. Their curricula often based on mandates from state law enforcement boards. They had been gradually increasing their focus of these training programs on issues related to diversity, equity and racial profiling. This spotlight has led to changes (or potential changes) in areas like…
Descriptors: Police Education, Police Community Relationship, Educational Change, Community Colleges
Citizens League, Minneapolis, MN. – 1967
A COMMITTEE OF THE CITIZENS LEAGUE RECOMMENDS THAT THE MINNESOTA STATE LEGISLATURE ESTABLISH COMPREHENSIVE "COMMUNITY" COLLEGES TO REPLACE THE PRESENT PARALLEL AND UNCOORDINATED DEVELOPMENT OF VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL POST-HIGH SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR COLLEGES, THE FORMER OFFERING NO ACADEMIC COURSES AND ONLY THE LATTER PROVIDING TRAINING IN THE…
Descriptors: Citizens Councils, Community Action, Community Colleges, Educational Planning
Litten, Larry H.; And Others – 1983
An analysis of higher education marketing examines a case study of a college's market research program, a series of market research projects, and a major study of students and parents in six metropolitan areas (the Six-Market Study). After introducing marketing concepts and strategies, the nature of higher education marketing is considered. The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Admission, College Applicants, Enrollment Influences
MacTaggart, Terry – Trusteeship, 2009
Achieving high performance in tough times is the most serious challenge facing presidents and trustees during this recession, when the temptation may be to substitute "getting by" for truly outstanding governance. Defining victory as making it through the fiscal year, with little thought to where the institution should be positioned in…
Descriptors: Colleges, Expectation, Reputation, Educational Quality
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Helland, Philip C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1975
The Chancellor of the Minnesota State Board for Community Colleges comments on Minnesota's experience in administering the landmark April, 1973 contract with the Minnesota Community College Faculty Association. Observations on changes that will result from the new contract now under negotiation are also made. (NHM)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Faculty Organizations, Statewide Planning
Mercer, John W.; Dillon, Brenda M. – 1997
This handbook and leadership guide for members of technical program advisory committees is a product of the Effective Advisory Committees Project conducted by the Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges and the State Board of Education. The purpose of the project is to increase the effectiveness of the vocational advisory committees in…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Community Colleges, Group Dynamics, Guidelines
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