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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2022
Immigrant community college presidents are working to ensure the unpleasant, even frightening experiences of their younger years are not replicated among the current student body. Immigrant leaders interviewed by "Community College Journal"--Dr. Steady Moono, president of SUNY Schenectady County Community College; Dr. Lin Zhou, president…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Immigrants
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
Community colleges always have played an integral role in training workers for infrastructure- and transportation-related fields like truck driving, construction, welding and electrical work. If the $1 trillion infrastructure package proposed by President Donald Trump comes to pass, these fields will grow significantly, at least for a while, which…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Training, Federal Programs, Skill Development
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Levy, Harold O. – Community College Journal, 2016
Defying the stereotype that they lack the academic preparation and ability to succeed at top colleges and universities, community college students have gone on to distinguish themselves at prestigious four-year institutions year after year. These students have proven to be extraordinarily bright, hardworking and capable of excelling, and have…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Student Needs, Success
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Collett, Stacy – Community College Journal, 2014
Building relationships is the essence of the community college. Higher education administrators learned long ago that building rapport with businesses, state and local government, and constituents is the best way to represent the interests of the community. But that does not make it easy. Board members come and go and the shifting dynamics of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders, Educational Change
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Community College Journal, 2013
It's been a rough year for the City College of San Francisco (CCSF). After working to emerge from strict sanctions leveled by its accrediting board in July 2012, the college was notified earlier this summer that its accreditation would be revoked, effective in 2014. Though community college leaders and state officials vowed to return the…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Community Colleges, Sanctions, Standards
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Perkins, Thomas – Community College Journal, 2012
These are perilous times for community colleges. State and federal departments of education are pressing the nation's two-year career and technical colleges to be accountable while the colleges experience reductions in state funding and try to streamline services. That pressure is intensified by a growing national expectation that community…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Community Colleges, Trustees, College Presidents
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Bertini, Robert – Community College Journal, 2011
A safe, efficient, and effective transportation system is critical to the growth and stability of the U.S. economy, America's ability as a nation to compete in increasingly competitive global markets, and as a commuter network that provides access to jobs and recreational facilities that are important to quality of life for all Americans. The…
Descriptors: Transportation, Economic Development, Job Skills, Labor Force Development
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O'Banion, Terry – Community College Journal, 2010
For more than 100 years, the Student Access Agenda has been the driving force of the community college movement. In the past two decades, the Student Success Agenda has emerged and become the single most important goal for community colleges. As it has evolved, it has morphed into the Completion Agenda, a more sharply focused goal of student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Federal Government, Access to Education, Educational Philosophy
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Stephens, Rusty – Community College Journal, 2010
Environmentalist Lester Brown famously likened the declining natural environment to a global Ponzi scheme, where the decimation of the planet's natural asset base has yielded high, yet unsustainable economic returns. Brown cited a range of examples, from population growth to food security to air pollution. His claims took on new urgency this year…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Community Colleges, Population Growth, Biodiversity
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Twomey, John – Community College Journal, 2010
America is daily bombarded with reminders about how rough current economic times are, particularly in workforce development. Headlines scream, "Highest unemployment rate in 26 years" and "Jobs not likely to recover to pre-recession levels until 2012." In such an environment, it is easy to lose sight of serious underlying conditions affecting the…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Labor Force Development, Adult Basic Education, Postsecondary Education
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Ryan, Jim – Community College Journal, 2010
Modern automobile maintenance, like most skilled-trades jobs, is more than simple nuts and bolts. Today, skilled-trades jobs might mean hydraulics, computerized monitoring equipment, electronic blueprints, even lasers. As chief executive officer of Grainger, a business-to-business maintenance, repair, and operating supplies company that…
Descriptors: Maintenance, Community Colleges, Industry, Technical Education
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Neibling, John – Community College Journal, 2010
While most college presidents have mastered many basic tools of the digital environment, such as e-mail, Internet browsing, text messaging, most of them have yet to figure out social media--a glaring omission that remains one of the clearest dividing lines between generations young and old. Though most of them have yet to fully embrace social…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Student Recruitment, College Presidents, Higher Education
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Gross, Michael – Community College Journal, 2010
As the market for online communications evolves, it's hard to blame college administrators for feeling a bit deluged. Gone are the days of traditional media, where communications professionals relied on newspapers and print and radio advertising to recruit students and tell their stories. With more students embracing technology today--particularly…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Communications, Higher Education, Social Networks
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Zeiss, Tony – Community College Journal, 2010
They say necessity is the mother of invention. In the author's 42 years with community colleges, it has never been more necessary to become proactive at raising revenue. The economic recession has adversely affected the colleges as never before. Across the U.S., enrollment growth is unprecedented, as are budget cuts. Such imbalance presents a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Climate, Enrollment, Income
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Dittbenner, Richard – Community College Journal, 2009
This article discusses the things college leaders should know and do in case of a pandemic influenza outbreak. The author talks about four principles that will guide college leaders in developing a pandemic influenza plan and presents the 10 elements of an effective college pandemic planning process.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Communicable Diseases, Immunization Programs, Disease Control
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