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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Rural areas depend upon community colleges to train people for the fields that match their regions' current and growing needs. To do so, these colleges must keep abreast of the employment trends in their area, be aware of where jobs have been lost and where they are being gained and determine how to recruit students who might be reluctant to be…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Employment, Education Work Relationship, Community Colleges
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Carnevale, Anthony; Smith, Nicole; Strohl, Jeff – Community College Journal, 2013
By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school. That's a pretty strong statement in defense of the value of higher education in this country. But it will mean little unless the nation's colleges and universities--and, specifically, community colleges--can produce more workers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Educational Indicators
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Moriarty, Daniel – Community College Journal, 2010
Retirement today is a complex and challenging process. People live longer after they retire and must adapt continuously to meet financial and personal needs. Retirees need a plan in preparation for retirement and in retirement so they can feel fulfilled, active, and productive, not to mention financially independent. This is particularly true of…
Descriptors: Retirement, Community Colleges, College Presidents, Surveys
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Bruyere, Susanne – Community College Journal, 2008
Colleges increasingly rely on the Web to attract, inform, and interact with students. This makes Web site accessibility and usability critical concerns, particularly for public community colleges, which educate sizable numbers of students with disabilities. As committed providers of postsecondary education to students with disabilities and thus a…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Community Colleges, Learning Disabilities, Educational Technology
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Grover, Stuart R. – Community College Journal, 2007
Twenty five years ago, few community or technical colleges considered launching capital campaigns. They lacked community standing, professional fundraising staff, and the related institutional foundation structure to manage charitable efforts. Gradually, as public funding eroded, bond issues became harder to pass, and colleges recognized the need…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Technical Institutes, Financial Support, Best Practices
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Beebe, Anthony E.; Walleri, R. Dan – Community College Journal, 2005
It is the 20th anniversary of the release of Dale Parnell's landmark book "The Neglected Majority". In this book, Parnell pointed out that for too long America's educational system has focused on the highest and lowest achievers. He made the case that most of those students in the middle two high school quartiles neither prepare for nor aspire to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Market, Labor Force Development, Student Needs
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Navarro, Diego James – Community College Journal, 2005
There is a growing population of young adults who are underserved by community colleges in the United States, students who are poorly prepared for college work and are at risk of poverty, social problems and failure to realize their full potential. Educational programs offered by community colleges represent this group's best hope of overcoming…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Community Colleges, Self Efficacy, Demonstration Programs
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Bernier, Sharon L.; Helfert, Karen; Teich, Carolyn R.; Viterito, Arthur – Community College Journal, 2005
Community college administrators and state regulatory bodies assess associate degree nursing programs on a continual basis. In their quest to evaluate the programs, they rely heavily on the "first time pass rate" reports on the standard licensing test: NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination). A closer look at the use of this…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nurses, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Nursing
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Benson, Angela D.; Johnson, Scott D.; Duncan, John R.; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Taylor, Gail D.; Treat, Tod. – Community College Journal, 2005
A study funded by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (Benson, Johnson, Taylor, Treat, Shinkareva, & Duncan, 2004) investigated the course structures and environments used for online career and technical education (CTE) courses and compared their effectiveness to equivalent campus-based courses in terms of the extent to…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Web Based Instruction
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Cohen, Arthur M.; Sanchez, Jorge R. – Community College Journal, 1997
Reports on the Transfer Assembly, created to calculate student transfer rate from community colleges to public, in-state, four-year colleges or universities within four years. A consistent transfer rate over the past eight years suggests that community colleges are effectively serving as the postsecondary entry point for 22% of their students.…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Enrollment Projections
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Demac, Donna – Community College Journal, 1998
In the context of copyright law, this article analyzes the conflict between faculty and institutions over ownership of digital curricular materials. Suggests that colleges consult with faculty to develop policies for allocating ownership and licensing rights in a way that allows all to benefit. (JDI)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Copyrights
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Bryant, Donald W. – Community College Journal, 1998
Discusses the status of community colleges in American higher education. Argues that society has become more accepting of the practical education offered by community colleges, even though it has traditionally never been placed on an equal footing with liberal arts education. (19 references.) (JDI)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Factors, Liberal Arts, Practical Arts
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Rucker, Teri – Community College Journal, 1998
Discusses the advantages and consequences of accrediting online distance education programs. Lists 12 key issues to consider for online accreditation. (JDI)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Distance Education
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Baker, George A. – Community College Journal, 1998
Analyzes the developmental learning needs of community college students by age group, using data gathered by North Carolina State University's Student Assessment of the College Environment (SACE). Asserts that colleges must accommodate students ranging in age from under 20 to over 70. (JDI)
Descriptors: Age Groups, Cognitive Development, Community Colleges, Courses
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Padron, Eduardo J. – Community College Journal, 1998
Describes the changes Miami-Dade Community College implemented in order to cope with decreases in funding. Explains how the college was able to preserve many of its programs through increased operating efficiency. (JDI)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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