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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Community colleges were on the long list of beneficiaries when the federal government in March passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Given the length of the list, however, the money only stretched so far, and two-year colleges have been creative and judicious about how they spent their allocations. To begin with,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2019
The skill set asked of today's top educators is demanding, with higher education boards of trustees targeting versatile leaders able to raise funds, speak to the media and serve as an institution's academic authority, all while maneuvering among constituent groups seeking their time and attention. Community college presidents, in particular,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Governing Boards, Institutional Mission
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2018
As the national debate about the prospect of free community college continues, state and local College Promise programs continue to expand with a mix of public and private funding aimed to provide debt-free education to students, usually gaining bipartisan support. Most states aim their programs at full-time students and/or recent high school…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Eligibility, Costs, Tuition
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2017
To get to yes, college leaders must amplify the college-community connection. While they are prohibited from campaigning, officials can provide information. As they do so, they build relationships that can benefit the college, community, and economy for years to come. But that requires more than tireless hours on the road. It requires a plan and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bond Issues, School Community Relationship, Educational Finance
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2017
In 2012, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) released a report stating, in no uncertain terms, that "the American dream is imperiled." Data supporting this declaration highlighted a sagging economy and a record number of Americans who had fallen into poverty. A product of the 21st-Century Commission on the Future of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Time to Degree, Graduation
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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, 2016
Planning ahead, practicing your response for various scenarios, being open and honest, showing empathy and respect for other peoples' perspectives and assuring stakeholders that you have the situation covered are the foundations of communicating successfully during a crisis, experts say. This article provides strategies for Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Crisis Management
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2015
The skills gap--the disparity between job openings and job seekers in an employment category--is wider in some sectors and parts of the country than others. The disconnect between community colleges and employers perpetuates the skills gap. Despite the current push among educators, politicians, and employers to increase completion rates, that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
The graying of community college leadership is an issue across the country. More than half of all community college presidents expect to retire in five years, according to data from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Succession planning is yet another opportunity for colleges already navigating a variety of reforms to innovate.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Retirement, Labor Turnover
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2015
As chairman of Oregon's Senate Education Committee, Mark Hass kept hearing about the growing population of unemployed young adults age 24 and younger who had no education beyond high school. Until now, cost has prevented many high school graduates from even exploring a higher education. Hass is sponsoring a bill that would enable recent high…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Community Colleges, Access to Education
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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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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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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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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