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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2017
In the age of ubiquitous and constantly evolving technologies, decisions about what to buy, when and how to deploy digital innovations work best when community colleges use systematic, team approaches. In this article, digital education leaders of Walters State Community College (Morristown, Tennessee), Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Community Colleges, Decision Making
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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2016
The National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program gives two year college educators leadership roles in developing model technician education programs for advanced technology fields. Since the first ATE grants were awarded in 1993, community college educators across the nation have partnered with industry and other…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Community Colleges, Career Planning, Manufacturing
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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2015
Data breach prevention is a battle, rarely plain and never simple. For higher education institutions, the Sisyphean aspects of the task are more complex than for industry and business. Two-year colleges have payrolls and vendor contracts like those enterprises. They also have public record and student confidentiality requirements. Colleges must…
Descriptors: Disclosure, Computer Security, Confidential Records, Confidentiality
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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2015
After years of working in the background to build the capacity of two-year college science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) faculty and the skills of technicians, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program is gaining recognition as a source of STEM workforce expertise. The ATE program's effective mentoring of STEM educators and its…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Education, STEM Education, Mentors
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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2014
With the leadership of community college educators and their industry partners, the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program has achieved an impressive record of incubating innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. ATE's mission to increase the quality of technicians working…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, STEM Education, Labor Force Development, Technical Education