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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2021
Many college leaders watched the disturbing video of George Floyd's murder at the hands of law enforcement officers in spring 2020 and the wave of protests that followed nationwide. That event prompted the question: What can colleges do to create more equitable systems of education for "all" students at our institutions? While the act of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion
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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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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
Life in the new workplace means effectively supervising employees hailing from a variety of diverse backgrounds. As people are living and working longer than ever before, administrators also are learning to manage a mix of generations housed together under one roof. The modern office is now home to baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Generational Differences, School Personnel, Employees
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2016
Hurricane Katrina reshaped college workforce development programs as thoroughly as it did the coastline--but in this case, the changes were for the good of students, employers and the community. This article discusses the effects and changes made by 4 community colleges who were effected by Hurricane Katrina: (1) Louisiana Community and Technical…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Weather, Training, Community Colleges
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Violino, Bob – Community College Journal, 2011
When the deepwater horizon offshore oil drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, 11 crewmen were killed; the accident led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Forty workers on the rig managed to escape the catastrophe, thanks largely to a safety-training program they had taken at community colleges in the Louisiana Community…
Descriptors: Accidents, Fuels, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges
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Murray, Corey; Ullman, Ellen – Community College Journal, 2011
Those following recent employment trends have heard about the nursing shortage. A combination of increased demand and impending retirements means 1 million nurses will be needed in hospitals, homes, and medical facilities by 2018. That's good news for job seekers. But it is not just shortages in nursing. Allied health careers, including…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Health Occupations, Hospitals, Nurses
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Blose, Chris – Community College Journal, 2010
While public demand for education and job training--two consequences of a down economy--are at an all-time high, community colleges, many of which face record enrollments, are forced to do more with less. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 39 states report shortfalls for FY 2010; 36 reported cuts to higher education across…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Training, Educational Demand, Financial Support
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Halligan, Tom – Community College Journal, 2009
Colleges across the country are rising to the task by implementing safety programs, response strategies, and technologies intended to create a secure environment for teachers and students. Whether it is preparing and responding to a natural disaster, health emergency, or act of violence, more schools are making campus safety a top priority. At…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Crisis Management, Community Colleges, School Safety
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Community College Journal, 2009
The best leaders use their talents to inspire the people around them. They lead by example, propping up their staff and students with infectious enthusiasm and a will to succeed. This article profiles the efforts of several community college leaders from institutions big and small, and the many causes through which they have achieved success.…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Instructional Leadership, Administrators
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Brobst, Jan; Council, Chip – Community College Journal, 2005
The discussion in this article is intended to provide an examination of why top management, IT management, and internal auditors should be interested in IT governance. Some aspects of IT management will be described including implementation, auditing, availability, security, and alignment. One governance framework, COBIT, will be utilized as a…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Information Technology, Administration, Governance