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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2022
Community college early childhood education programs prepare students for a career path that enjoys plenty of demand, although that's at least in part due to low wages that make hiring and retaining good workers a challenge. That challenge has become more acute during the COVID-19 pandemic, given the literally hands-on nature of the work. Demand…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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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
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2020
Community college leaders have very demanding jobs. They are pulled in many directions, both professionally and personally--and they're responsible for the welfare of hundreds or even thousands of students, faculty and staff. But, as the safety instructions on an airplane imply, those in positions of authority have to take care of themselves…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership Responsibility, College Administration, Administrator Role
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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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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Police training programs at community colleges are a vital cog in ensuring that local law enforcement agencies have a steady supply of recruits who have not only the weapons training, legal knowledge and other traditional skills but also professional skills like critical thinking, in an age when police behavior has come under focused public…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Police Education, Law Enforcement, Job Skills
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
This article describes how community colleges have evolved from early computers to virtual campuses and beyond in just a few decades.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational History
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges aren't quite as high on the list of hackers and scammers as institutions like banks, hospitals and four-year research universities, yet the institutional and personal data stored on their servers and in the online cloud can be valuable, so they need to lock down their data like any other entity. This requires a combination of…
Descriptors: Information Security, Computer Security, Campuses, 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
State community college systems and their two-year colleges have spent the 2010s reexamining and redesigning decades-old developmental education tracks to ensure students get what they need--and only what they need--with an eye toward moving them more quickly into college-level courses and, eventually, the degree or certificate they want.…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Remedial Programs
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2018
With state funding and student enrollment on the decline, community colleges are looking for creative ways to grow revenue. To meet this challenge, community colleges are becoming more entrepreneurial in nature. Successful colleges understand their strengths, recognize the needs of their community and develop programs that marry these for…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Educational Finance, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
In 2015 while higher educational institutions received $40 billion in gifts, community colleges only received about 1.5 percent of that amount--despite the fact that they account for about half of students at any one time, according to an estimate provided by the Council for Aid to Education, which maintains data on educational giving. The reason…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Donors, Financial Support, Educational Finance
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Many people are not aware of how significant a role two-year institutions play in training emergency first responders. Community colleges play a key role in training the nation's police officers and other public safety employees, such as firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The demand for these programs is high. There is a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Emergency Programs, College Role, Police
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
The concept that "time is money" applies to the life outlook of community college students as much as anyone. Their success in completing a degree or certificate is often an equation that weighs their financial resources against how long they will need to finish. Prior learning assessments (PLA), which award academic credit for students'…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Community Colleges, College Credits, Adult Students
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2016
As recently as seven or eight years ago, three quarters of the high school graduates in Florida's Seminole County had to take a remedial math class when they got to college, says Seminole County Public Schools Superintendent Griffin. Thanks to a partnership between the school district and Seminole State College of Florida, however, that figure is…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Remedial Mathematics, College School Cooperation, School Districts
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2016
Six years ago, Front Range Community College President Andy Dorsey sat down with his team and looked at the college's completion and graduation rates. Like a lot of colleges, they were in for a shock. It is not that they had expected to see 80 percent completion rates. But they certainly were not expecting to see only 43 percent of their students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Student Surveys, Learner Engagement
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