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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
Community college faculty have always been more than classroom teachers, but during the pandemic their roles as counselors, navigators and sources of needed referrals perhaps have never been more paramount--or appreciated. Beyond the dizzying logistics and scrambled pedagogy involved in switching from in-person to online learning, faculty have…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
Community colleges making the diversity, equity and inclusion journey need to recognize that one-size-fits-all support for students of color will not get the job done. To make everyone feel welcome on campus, leaders of two-year colleges need to ensure that they, as well as their faculty, staff and students, shed their assumptions, get out of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion
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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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Flory, Emily Shenk – Community College Journal, 2019
The Center for Collegiate Mental Health found that between 2009 and 2015, colleges saw an increase in counseling center use by up to 40 percent, despite only a 5 percent increase in enrollment. The most common concerns among college students are anxiety and depression. Experts point out that this increase could be attributed to students being more…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Anxiety, Mental Health Programs
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2018
A rise in racial tensions nationwide has heightened the need for community college leaders to have candid conversations about race on their campuses. "Dialogue is the only path to creating community," says Joseph Grenny, co-author of "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High." But talking about race,…
Descriptors: Race, Community Colleges, Social Justice, Equal Education
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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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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
State fiscal support for higher education has met sluggish growth recently, a trend that has community college leaders working to meet student needs despite a shrinking resource pool. According to an annual report released in January by Grapevine, state financial aid for higher education increased just 1.6 percent between the 2017 and 2018 fiscal…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Higher Education, Funding Formulas
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
Community college students are faced with a variety of complex procedures and decisions, from navigating financial aid applications and lengthy course lists, all the while determining how these immediate choices will serve their long-term educational goals. For many individuals either thinking about community college or already enrolled, these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Student Characteristics, College Administration
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
As the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) expands its Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC) among community colleges and employer partners, those involved are looking to countries like Germany and Switzerland for inspiration. In some cases, that has meant partnering with companies from those countries, which have had more comprehensive…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Business Relationship, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
Partnerships between community colleges and employers to create apprenticeships have been around for decades. These traditionally have covered fields like the building trades--electrical, construction and others--as well as heavy manufacturing like the automobile industry. Inspired partly by a new federal apprenticeship consortium--and $175…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Opportunities, Partnerships in Education, Two Year Colleges
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Knight, Brent – Community College Journal, 2016
Research suggests that the appearance of a college campus--both inside and out--is a significant criterion in college selection. As community colleges are finding it increasingly important to attract and retain students, placemaking is becoming an effective and efficient platform to support recruitment and retention. Placemaking is imagining and…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Enrollment Management, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2016
For those who do not come up through the typical faculty-dean-vice president route, making the leap to college president can be difficult--but more leaders are doing it. As colleges find themselves increasingly shifting to a student success model and grappling with performance funding, some leaders are finding that their unconventional experience…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Promotion (Occupational), Career Development, Trust (Psychology)
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2015
This article discusses Promise Scholarships in community colleges and sources of funding. The following community colleges and their scholarships are mentioned in this article: (1) Oregon Promise, Oregon; (2) Ventura College Promise, California; (3) Kalamazoo Promise, Michigan; (4) Pittsburgh Promise, Pennsylvania; (5) SEED Scholarship, Delaware;…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Scholarships, Scholarship Funds, Financial Support
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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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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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