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Fernandez, Kim – Community College Journal, 2011
By all accounts, 2010 was a watershed year for community colleges. President Obama touted the role these institutions play in putting Americans back to work, and widespread enrollment increases lent credibility to the notion that students at long last are realizing the benefits of two-year quality and value compared with the higher price of…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Community Colleges, Income, Budgets
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Fernandez, Kim – Community College Journal, 2010
Community colleges across the country have reported waves of student environmentalists committed to "greening" their schools through student-faculty partnerships, environmental clubs, honor-society projects, and other means. From trash dumps and recycling sorting to educational campaigns born from the construction of greener academic buildings,…
Descriptors: Clubs, College Faculty, Activism, Conservation (Environment)
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Fernandez, Kim – Community College Journal, 2010
The economic downturn hit working America particularly hard, as agricultural, automotive, manufacturing, and retail jobs in many corners of the country all but evaporated. Consumers continue to cut back, and jobless rates in many states have eclipsed levels not seen in decades. Out of work and under pressure, many Americans are turning to the…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Dislocated Workers, Community Colleges, Unemployment
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Fernandez, Kim – Community College Journal, 2008
Across the United States, there is a need for professionals who have expertise caring for aging men and women. Doctors and nurses are among the most sought after. But it is not just clinicians who are needed; a variety of professionals, from housing specialists to social workers and service administrators, also are in high demand. Many of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Gerontology, Demand Occupations, Educational Demand
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Fernandez, Kim – Community College Journal, 2008
"Accountability" has become something of a 2008 buzzword, tossed about in all kinds of contexts and all sorts of industries. Sparked partially by politics and partially by a business environment peppered with scandal, the accountability bug is everywhere, from local banks to technology firms to, most recently, the nation's institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Accountability, Educational Quality