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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2023
Micro-credentials are short, highly focused programs designed to provide in-demand skills that help students quickly advance their career, often in just a single semester. They have emerged as a way for students-many of whom are adult learners looking to change jobs-to acquire and demonstrate a core set of skills that can jumpstart their entry…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Microcredentials, Career Development, Partnerships in Education
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2020
Amid the global pandemic, community colleges nationwide found themselves challenged like never before. More than 21 million Americans lost their jobs in March and April. How would this economic collapse affect college revenue streams, or fall semester enrollment? Would campuses even be open in the fall? Would students continue to register for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Budgeting, Educational Finance, Pandemics
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Whissemore, Tabitha – Community College Journal, 2020
This article highlights how faculty leaders Antonio Acevedo, assistant history professor at Hudson County Community College, Christine Arnold-Lourie, professor of history and a coordinator of humanities at College of Southern Maryland, and David Bradley, a ceramics instructor at Arizona's Paradise Valley Community College, adapted and innovated…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Rural areas depend upon community colleges to train people for the fields that match their regions' current and growing needs. To do so, these colleges must keep abreast of the employment trends in their area, be aware of where jobs have been lost and where they are being gained and determine how to recruit students who might be reluctant to be…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Employment, Education Work Relationship, Community Colleges
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2020
There tends to be a belief that community colleges are focused on the needs of their immediate communities. However, employers everywhere are looking for a more globally competent workforce. Even if that means to be an informed citizen who can help solve complex problems is changing, with challenges such as climate change or the coronavirus…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Global Approach, College Faculty, Partnerships in Education
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2019
By 2030, experts expect one in five American workers to have an immigrant background. And there are already 44 million immigrants in the United States. Most arrive with unmet workforce training needs. Even those with advanced degrees from their own countries can face language and cultural barriers that can leave them stuck in jobs that squander…
Descriptors: Job Training, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2018
This article explores how four community college faculty leaders draw upon their past experiences and current motivation to brighten students' futures.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Teacher Leadership
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2018
As the national debate about the prospect of free community college continues, state and local College Promise programs continue to expand with a mix of public and private funding aimed to provide debt-free education to students, usually gaining bipartisan support. Most states aim their programs at full-time students and/or recent high school…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Eligibility, Costs, Tuition
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
Community colleges traditionally have provided a combination of liberal arts education and/or career training, depending on a student's goals and outlook. But increasingly, two-year colleges are adding a third leg to their stools aimed at building more socially aware citizens through civic engagement programs that combine elements of community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Citizen Participation, Democracy
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2015
As chairman of Oregon's Senate Education Committee, Mark Hass kept hearing about the growing population of unemployed young adults age 24 and younger who had no education beyond high school. Until now, cost has prevented many high school graduates from even exploring a higher education. Hass is sponsoring a bill that would enable recent high…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Community Colleges, Access to Education
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2015
Community college presidents often get advice about how to land a job or, once hired, how to be more effective leaders, but they do not hear as much about their role in preparing their institutions for life after their service. Three successful community college presidents share how they left a legacy at their respective community colleges by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Administrator Role, School Culture
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Pulley, John – Community College Journal, 2014
There was a golden era, in the 1960s and 1970s, when beaming lawmakers smiled on community colleges. Public funds flowed like a river that nourished the nation's two-year institutions. Enrollments grew and everyone was happy, naturally. Over the past few decades, public funds have dried up, and formerly munificent politicians are now beleaguered…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Community Colleges, State Aid, Federal Aid
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Collett, Stacy – Community College Journal, 2014
A few years ago you could not attend a higher education conference without a session on green technology, and the sustainability movement. Emerging job training programs in wind and solar were equipping a new generation of energy workers with skills needed to secure high income jobs in clean energy markets. Campuses were doing their part to become…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Program Effectiveness
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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
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Ullman, Ellen – Community College Journal, 2013
Aware that rising costs could force some community colleges to compromise their long-standing open-door policies, administrators have put in place programs and incentives to offset the higher price of the average community college education. This article features ideas and programs to help struggling community colleges cope with rising costs such…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Incentives, Community Colleges, Student Costs
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