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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2023
Spurred on in part by the labor shortages caused the pandemic, a growing number of employers are eliminating their degree requirements in favor of a skills-based approach to hiring. "Skills-based hiring" focuses on the actual skills and qualifications someone brings to the job instead of just the degree they've earned. For job seekers,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Personnel Selection, Community Colleges, Value Judgment
Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2023
Change is a constant both in life and on the typical community college campus. Two-year institutions are constantly adjusting to demographic transitions, workforce needs and the ever-shifting requirements of underserved enrollees. Flexibility around service may also call for internal change. Some community colleges have rebranded their names--a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Community Colleges, Educational Environment, Institutional Characteristics
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
States are coordinating with two-year institutions on workforce programming for unemployed or underemployed residents. Reskilling residents is especially vital for states that endured historic unemployment rates as a result of COVID-19-related layoffs. Nationally, the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) is making…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Program Implementation, Grants
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
Community colleges hold a central piece in law enforcement training. Their curricula often based on mandates from state law enforcement boards. They had been gradually increasing their focus of these training programs on issues related to diversity, equity and racial profiling. This spotlight has led to changes (or potential changes) in areas like…
Descriptors: Police Education, Police Community Relationship, Educational Change, Community Colleges
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges strive to fulfill the unique needs of military service members, veterans and their families, a mission harkening back to wartime and the decades in which the nation's fighters were off the battlefield. Educating the nation's servicemen and women has long been a core undertaking of many community colleges, particularly in regions…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Veterans Education, Military Personnel, Access to Education
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2018
State community college systems and their two-year colleges have spent the 2010s reexamining and redesigning decades-old developmental education tracks to ensure students get what they need--and only what they need--with an eye toward moving them more quickly into college-level courses and, eventually, the degree or certificate they want.…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Remedial Programs
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Ongoing professional development is critical even for the very top executives at community colleges. While many community college systems focus on the onboarding of new presidents, professional learning should be a never-ending process. The best institutions recognize this and devote time and resources to the continuing development of their…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Professional Development, College Administration, College Presidents
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
First-time community college presidents are typically chosen from the senior ranks of two-year colleges' administrations, so they know what the job entails to some extent--at least from a close secondhand perspective. Leaders of community colleges who have taken the reins in the mid-2010s say that a close secondhand view only goes so far in…
Descriptors: Leadership, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, College Presidents
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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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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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Collett, Stacy – Community College Journal, 2013
As they closed the books on the 2012-2013 school year, Long Beach City College continued the task of pouring over years of student enrollment data. They found that after years of offering remedial courses for students who entered unprepared for the rigors of higher education, the college reported and astonishing 500 percent increase in the number…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College School Cooperation, Institutional Cooperation, College Readiness
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Gibbons, Jim; Templin, Robert, Jr. – Community College Journal, 2011
Many have heard calls from national policy experts, the Obama administration, and influential foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation for Education to increase the number of Americans with postsecondary credentials earned at community colleges by 5 million within 10 years. If community colleges choose to…
Descriptors: Expertise, Credentials, Dislocated Workers, Community Colleges
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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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Violino, Bob – Community College Journal, 2010
The FBI, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service, recently released a report on violent attacks on college campuses that details ongoing security concerns at U.S. institutions of higher learning, including the nation's 1,173 community colleges. Researchers say the goal of the report, "Campus Attacks:…
Descriptors: Campuses, Community Colleges, School Security, School Safety
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Hengehold, Larry – Community College Journal, 2001
Reports that Virginia's community colleges have joined the partnership to establish a statewide Internet2 (I2) next-generation network. I2 will provide enough bandwidth capacity to allow robust distance education initiatives and a converged network--which implies that voice, data, and video traffic is carried over one physical structure--and to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication