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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2022
The federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program, which provided nearly $2 billion over four years to help community colleges meet employers' needs more effectively was a response to the 2008 recession. Distributed by the U.S. Department of Labor, the original TAACCCT funding brought colleges…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Grants, Federal Programs, Acceleration (Education)
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2020
Distance ed and information technology (IT) have had to teamed up to boost Wi-Fi on campus and provide students with face-to-face tutoring due to COVID-19. While the relationship between IT and distance-learning staff is often necessity-driven, changes wrought by the coronavirus resulted in more of a "hand-and-glove" approach, where most…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Distance Education, Departments, Pandemics
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2019
Trust and fairness are essential components in building strong, positive relationships with union representatives. Although negotiating contracts with faculty and employee unions can be challenging, it's easier and less contentious when the two sides approach the process not as adversaries, but as partners in improving education. Even with strong…
Descriptors: Unions, College Presidents, Contracts, Collective Bargaining
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges are increasingly recognizing that diverse leadership is needed to reflect and honor their student and faculty populations. "Students need to feel like they're welcomed," says Robert Vela, president of San Antonio College and head of the National Community College Hispanic Council, an AACC affiliate council. "If…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Diversity (Faculty), Administrator Characteristics, Trustees
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Rochford, Regina A. – Community College Journal, 2005
At Queensborough Community College, the City University of New York, 60% of incoming freshmen were placed into remedial-writing classes in 2001, and 43.9% of these incoming freshmen were from foreign, non-English speaking countries. Before these students could advance into credit courses, they were required to pass both their remedial-writing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Non English Speaking, College Freshmen, Special Needs Students
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Anderson, Spencer – Community College Journal, 2005
This article describes a study whose primary purposes were to determine the characteristics of an effective fund-raising program, the marketing practices that contribute to the success of a fund-raising program, and factors of the development system's influence on a fund-raising program. This study utilized a Delphi research instrument. Initially,…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Community Colleges, Marketing, Program Effectiveness
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Peoples, Read, III; Smith, Albert B. – Community College Journal, 2005
This study determined whether or not administrators in Texas community colleges, who had been successful versus those who had not been successful in recruiting and hiring minority faculty, had different: (1) views on the barriers; (2) attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions; (3) priorities (commitments); and (4) strategies related to the recruitment…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, College Faculty, Department Heads, Deans
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Community College Journal, 1997
Presents national data on the 40-and-older student population, focusing on their methods for gaining access to postsecondary education, experiences while participating in education and training, and outcomes. Reports that the proportion of these students increased 235% between 1970 and 1993 and that the majority attend part-time and live…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Baby Boomers, Educational Trends
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Community College Journal, 2002
Offers a comprehensive view of the information technology (IT) workforce in the U.S., based on a report by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA). The report quantifies the size and scope of the IT workforce, its geographical distribution, skills preferences, future demand, and predicted shortfalls. (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computers, Information Technology, Labor Force Development
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Hoyle, Michael J. – Community College Journal, 2002
Examines perspectives on the role of college presidents in shaping public policy. Reports on a national survey of presidents regarding civic engagement, which highlights diverse strategies of engagement (examples include writing editorials and political candidate endorsements), along with common barriers (such as time dedicated to fund raising).…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, College Presidents
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Smith, Edwin R.; Baxter, Beth – Community College Journal, 1995
Defines "quality" in terms of community college mission and discusses approaches to institutional assessment. Reports on a study of two-year college publications on quality, indicating that key variables in the colleges' definitions of quality included accessibility, faculty, curriculum, student support services, transferability of credit, and job…
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Evaluation
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Pascarella, Ernest; And Others – Community College Journal, 1996
Summarizes findings from the National Study of Student Learning of outcomes among first-year students at 18 4-year and 5 2-year colleges. Focuses on findings related to the relative cognitive effects of two- and four-year colleges on end-of-second-year writing skills and scientific reasoning, indicating that there was a virtual parity of impact.…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis
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Roueche, John E.; And Others – Community College Journal, 1995
Provides a picture of community college partnerships and collaborative activities by viewing the contemporary context of collaboration and alliance-building. Summarizes information from 14 presidents of community colleges recognized for their partnership activities with respect to the dimensions of collaboration, definitions of community,…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Role, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs
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Jing, Jung; Mayer, Laurence, Mayer – Community College Journal, 1995
Examines the factors which most affected students' final grades in introductory chemistry courses at a culturally diverse community college. Indicates that no single parent earned an "A" in any of the four sections, although class attendance and final examination performance proved to be the strongest indicators of final grade. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Community Colleges, Grade Prediction
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Anderson, Richard T.; Piotrowski, Craig L. – Community College Journal, 1994
Discusses colleges' use of popular financial reporting to make their annual financial reports more readable to citizens and legislators and to make their reports useful marketing and recruitment tools. Highlights research about financial reports and performance reporting conducted by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Describes the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Annual Reports, Community Colleges, Evaluation Utilization
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