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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2020
Distance ed and information technology (IT) have had to teamed up to boost Wi-Fi on campus and provide students with face-to-face tutoring due to COVID-19. While the relationship between IT and distance-learning staff is often necessity-driven, changes wrought by the coronavirus resulted in more of a "hand-and-glove" approach, where most…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Distance Education, Departments, Pandemics
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2019
An aging population coupled with changing technology means there are growing dentistry needs across the country--and community colleges are there to train the workforce. Dental accreditations and degrees are currently available at two-year colleges nationwide--including the farthest reaches of Alaska--pointing to an industry very much in demand.…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Dentistry, Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Colleges
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2018
Many community colleges have been in their communities for decades, and some take it for granted that campus stakeholders, prospective students and their families, and the public at large understands who they are and what they do. But like entities of all kinds, community colleges are becoming increasingly aware of the need to forge a consciously…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Institutional Advancement
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2016
Low-income students face a number of obstacles that go beyond the cost of tuition and fees. For instance, their schooling often requires expenses that aren't covered by financial aid, such as books and commuting costs. What's more, education is often competing for their time with other responsibilities, such as the need to work or take care of…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Community Colleges, Financial Support
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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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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2015
"Completion" has become the rallying cry at community colleges. As the 21st century unfolds, the earlier emphasis on guaranteeing greater access to a postsecondary education has evolved into a sharp focus on student success. Whether that means earning a workforcerelated certificate or an associate degree transferable to a four-year…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation, Certification, Educational Innovation
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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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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
This article describes how out-of-work miners are engaged in the Empowering Education Initiative, a unique alliance between Country Music Television (CMT) and community colleges in Appalachia. The initiative, which includes a website and a series of country music concerts, is changing the conversation in the Appalachian region, giving hope to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Music Activities, Job Training
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2015
Community colleges are using grants and workforce partnerships to train a new generation of technology workers. In September, the Obama administration awarded $450 million in grants to nearly 270 community colleges that have partnered with more than 400 employers nationally. It was the final installment of a four-year, $2 billion competitive grant…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Pulley, John – Community College Journal, 2014
John Pulley begins this article by sharing the story of Richard Quiroga, a shining example of what can happen when an at-risk student in an economically disadvantaged region gets the right training at the right time. As a young man, Quiroga was living on his own and at risk of getting sucked into the whirlpool of poverty and despair that often…
Descriptors: Networks, Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, At Risk Students
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Hanstein, Andrea – Community College Journal, 2013
For nearly as long as students, teachers, and community members have been adopting social media--more than a decade--community college leaders have sought ways to harness the power of online applications to improve fundraising and advocacy efforts. Dedicated Facebook pages and Twitter feeds were among the most logical starting points--if a college…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Colleges, Fund Raising, Social Networks
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Giltner, Terri – Community College Journal, 2012
As the number of two- and four-year college options available to community members grows, so too does the competition among institutions of higher education to land new students. Expectations are high. Today's students want more than a quality education. They also want a college with a service culture--one that works with them to create an…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Community Colleges, Competition, Educational Quality
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Violino, Bob – Community College Journal, 2011
Few industries are as critical to the U.S. economy as transportation. Skilled automotive, railroad, and airline technicians shuttle the goods and people that drive every aspect of domestic and international commerce. The transportation sector offers some of the most exciting opportunities for workers to address critical issues of this time:…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Air Transportation, Climate, Vocational Education
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Githens, Rod; Sauer, Timothy – Community College Journal, 2010
President Barack Obama has touted the development of a new green economy as a tool to rebuild the American economy while creating new jobs. This new economy requires entrepreneurs and innovators to create new businesses and invent new technologies. It also requires technicians with specialized skills to build wind farms, operate renewable fuels…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Economic Development
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Goodman, Patricia; King-Simms, Shauna – Community College Journal, 2005
Community colleges are undoubtedly aligned in the most strategic positions to affect social and economic change. Numerous factors are playing a part in the shifts felt throughout higher education today. From the recent economic recession that continues to provide America with more displaced workers, unemployed and underemployed adults to the…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Community Colleges, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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