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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2022
From free and low-cost dental clinics provided by dental hygienist students, to home building by students in construction programs, to more individualized service-learning across a wide array of courses, two-year schools are putting the "community" in community college by mixing academics and service in a panoply of creative ways. These…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community College Students, Allied Health Personnel, Dentistry
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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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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
Investments in professional development have been more important than ever for community colleges this past year against the backdrop of the pandemic and all that it has changed. While some colleges are facing declining enrollments and less in the way of state funding, they are stretching every professional development dollar they can get their…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Community Colleges, Distance Education, College Faculty
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
International students contribute much to community college campuses and their surrounding communities, both economically and culturally. In the 2018-19 academic year, community colleges enrolled more than 86,000 international students, according to data from the Institute of International Education's Open Doors report. However, at a time when…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Foreign Students, Student Recruitment
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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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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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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
Partnerships between the USDA and rural colleges are one approach that allows individual students and regional economies to fulfill their potential. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made a decision to be involved with rural community colleges, which has really made a difference on what is happening on campus. Through a dizzying array…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Rural Schools, Rural Education, Rural Areas
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
Since the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) launched the Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) in 2011, accountability measures have sprung up in just about every corner of higher education. There is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the National Governors Association's Complete to Compete program,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Leaders, Community Colleges
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2014
When the 10 members of the American Association of Community College's (AACC's) 21st-Century Implementation Team 7 (nine of whom are community college presidents) sat down in 2013 to talk about reforming institutional roles and functions at the nation's two-year career and technical colleges, everyone in the room knew the work before them would be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Institutional Role, Community Colleges
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Joch, Alan – Community College Journal, 2014
With an emphasis on planning and cutting costs to make better use of resources, facilities managers at community colleges across the nation have undertaken facilities audits usually with the help of outside engineers. Such assessments analyze the history and structural integrity of buildings and core components on campus, including heating…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Facilities Planning, Audits (Verification), School Buildings
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2013
Last year, amid the tumult of the Middle East's Arab Spring--a series of uprisings that have toppled governments and tested the United States' foreign policies throughout the region--administrators at Kirkwood Community College (KCC) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received an intriguing request. The school was among a group of institutions contacted by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Study Abroad
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Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2011
Rural community colleges are employing several fundraising strategies to offset the pain of increasingly anemic budgets in the face of higher student enrollments. Whether it's educating stakeholders about the potential impact of campus improvements or reaching out to donors for financial support, it's critical to tout the economic and educational…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Community Colleges, Financial Support, Rural Schools
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Ullman, Ellen – Community College Journal, 2010
This article features several community college alumni who share how community colleges contributed to their success later in their lives and how they are inspired to give back. These outstanding alumni stress the importance of community and public service. They include: (1) Dr. Richard Carmona, U.S. Surgeon General from 2002 to 2006; (2) Colonel…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Alumni, Public Service, Volunteers
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Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2010
As states slash funding for education and other services in the face of shrinking budgets, the question is not how to find students, but how to help them once enrolled. Linda Hagedorn, director of the Research Institute for Studies in Higher Education at Iowa State University, states that instead of being concerned about where community colleges…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Budgets
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Hewitt, Martin J.; Lee, Ken – Community College Journal, 2006
Throughout the developing world, there is a debilitating lack of connection between tertiary education and economic growth. As a result, many tertiary institutions fail to address the particular human capital needs of the productive sector, thereby constraining economic growth, productivity and innovation. Existing employment opportunities go…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Education Work Relationship, Human Capital, Community Colleges
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