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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2023
Change is a constant both in life and on the typical community college campus. Two-year institutions are constantly adjusting to demographic transitions, workforce needs and the ever-shifting requirements of underserved enrollees. Flexibility around service may also call for internal change. Some community colleges have rebranded their names--a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Community Colleges, Educational Environment, Institutional Characteristics
Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2023
Metallica's All Within My Hands is a workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. In 2019, AWMH--alongside initiative sponsor the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)--provided 10 schools with $100,000 each for tuition help, safety gear and…
Descriptors: Musicians, Nonprofit Organizations, Vocational Education, Community Colleges
Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2023
Inequity in workforce programming has been historically difficult to address for community colleges trying to meet labor market demands. Even a concentration on placing Black and Latino students into high-demand jobs is not much use when those opportunities sit at the lower end of the wage scale. Yet, access to life-changing careers remains an…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Community Colleges, Community College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2022
Digital technologies are an integral facet of human existence, changing how humans find information, the way humans communicate and even human behavior. This transition applies to education as well, with the continued growth of artificial intelligence (AI) reshaping the higher education landscape at two- and four-year institutions alike. AI is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science Education, Labor Force Development
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2022
Guided pathways, a program that aims to improve college completion and student success through remodeling of the student journey, supports learners in choosing a program of study, ideally resulting in transfer to a four-year school or the start of a lucrative career with a two-year degree. Colleges that employ a guided pathways model are seeing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Programs, Program Implementation, Educational Attainment
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2022
Immigrant community college presidents are working to ensure the unpleasant, even frightening experiences of their younger years are not replicated among the current student body. Immigrant leaders interviewed by "Community College Journal"--Dr. Steady Moono, president of SUNY Schenectady County Community College; Dr. Lin Zhou, president…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Immigrants
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2022
Retaining people no longer credited toward college completion--a group known in academic parlance as "stop outs"--is a core concern among administrators seeking to remove barriers to education. Preventing stop outs from becoming stay outs means re-enrolling students beset by debt, or targeting vulnerable demos close to graduation.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Stopouts, Prevention
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2022
While campus activism dates back decades, today's community colleges are generating additional dialogue via interdisciplinary arts programming. This article highlights various art programs throughout the United States, including a multidisciplinary video for suicide awareness, a mural that is represented of the school's diversity, and a poetry…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Activities, Suicide
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2022
Indian Hills Community College had the numbers behind them upon passing a bond measure in November 2021. More than 12,000 voters in 17 Iowa counties gave their approval for a $28 million referendum designated to fund a brand new campus and additional major improvements. The bond, which needed 60% support to pass, cleared that hurdle with more than…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Bond Issues, Advocacy
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
Apprenticing in a skilled trade is an opportunity that has not been fully accessed by women. Per 2019 figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up only about 12% of the nation's apprenticeships, despite comprising half the U.S. workforce. Additionally, female apprentices are concentrated mostly in social service occupations, as…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Females, Gender Bias, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
There is perhaps no perfect time for community colleges to build new facilities as the pandemic and other factors impact student enrollment. Fall 2020 admission at community colleges dropped 10% from a year earlier, according to National Student Clearinghouse data from December 2020, far outweighing the 1% decline in undergraduates at public and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Facilities Improvement, School Buildings, Construction (Process)
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
States are coordinating with two-year institutions on workforce programming for unemployed or underemployed residents. Reskilling residents is especially vital for states that endured historic unemployment rates as a result of COVID-19-related layoffs. Nationally, the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) is making…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Program Implementation, Grants
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
How community colleges educate students is an ever-changing proposition, one marked by an increasing number of unfilled leadership positions and an operational landscape even more reliant on labor market outcomes, learning, equity and completion. A growing number of senior leaders approaching retirement has created a wealth of career opportunities…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Doctoral Programs, Community Colleges, Educational Administration
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
Community colleges are utilizing unique support programs and disparate modes of learning to build community in the era of COVID-19. Student of different backgrounds are finding themselves facing similar challenges during the pandemic. This article profiles a student-athlete, an immigrant, a full-time worker, and a student of color from an…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Athletics, Athletes
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
Even before COVID-19, officials at Waubonsee Community College (Illinois) knew well the difficulties historically underserved students had in meeting their workforce education goals. As the virus crisis has only magnified existing equity gaps, leaders at two-year institutions are putting even more emphasis on bridging societal chasms. Onlookers…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, At Risk Students, COVID-19, Pandemics
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