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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2018
Tarrant and Dallas counties are side-by-side blocks comprising 1,772 square miles. They are home to the region's big economic centers, Fort Worth and Dallas, respectively. If you look only at the Texas Federal Reserve Banks' data on regional economic growth, the picture here is rosy. But if you look below the surface, the story is different. It…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Leaders, School Business Relationship
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
Student athletes face challenges that many of their traditional peers do not. Not only are athletes expected to perform in their sport, they're also required to achieve in the classroom, a dual hardship for a demographic already tackling the difficulties associated with non-traditional learning. But with athletics programs entrenched at many…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Athletes
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2017
This article describes how community colleges take on major changes as they undergo complete organizational redesign and streamlining of programming and services in the face of multiple challenges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Strategic Planning, School Restructuring
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
In a recent survey of 4,000 community college students, half reported experiencing a mental health condition. American College Counseling Association's (ACCA) fifth annual survey of personal and mental health counseling at community colleges provides some data from 159 professionals at two-year colleges in 41 states and Puerto Rico. Among the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Community Colleges, Student Surveys
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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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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
Every year, Lone Star College in Texas hosts a "Men of Honor" program to provide assistance and programming to male students, but particularly those who are Hispanic and black, in hopes their academic performance will improve. Lone Star might have kept directing its limited resources toward these students--and totally missed the subset…
Descriptors: Prediction, Academic Support Services, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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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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Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2013
When American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) President and CEO Walter G. Bumphus announced the release of AACC's "Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation's Future" report last spring, he made a promise to community college leaders: This report would not sit idle on the shelf. As community college…
Descriptors: Excellence in Education, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Futures (of Society)
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Risley, Rod – Community College Journal, 2013
The use of personal student success stories as an advocacy tool provides a sense of reality for those of influence. In the case of community colleges, sharing stories of students overcoming adverse circumstances provides context to those who have never experienced community colleges or students' lives, including the depth and breadth of life…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Fund Raising, Community Colleges, Advocacy
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Stout, Karen – Community College Journal, 2013
According to the author, for years she has relied heavily on numbers to tell their story. As she has worked with legislators, individually and collectively, through their college delegation, she has found that numbers--good, bad, and ugly--can be a powerful way to increase support for the college. In this article, she discusses the benefits of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Veterans
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Hermes, Jim – Community College Journal, 2012
As college completion becomes a priority, more state legislatures are challenging community colleges to demonstrate progress by tying funding measures to institutional performance. Tom Harnisch, a policy analyst with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, reports that 17 states are currently implementing or considering the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Colleges, Institutional Mission, Performance Factors
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Boggs, George R. – Community College Journal, 2012
American community colleges are much like the nation that invented them. They offer an open door to opportunity to all who would come, are innovative and agile in meeting economic and workplace needs, and provide value and service to individuals and communities. Little wonder that they are increasingly emulated around the world and have become the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Democracy, Educational Opportunities, College Role
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McClenney, Kay; Oriano, Angela – Community College Journal, 2012
Community colleges are dealing with, and often leading, a historical shift from a 100-year focus on access to a new emphasis on access "and" student success. The impetus for this work comes from many directions--the president of the United States and the secretary of education, at least 30 governors, other state policymakers, the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Financial Support, Graduation Rate
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Violino, Bob – Community College Journal, 2012
As the focus on student success and completion intensifies on campus, community college leaders know the only way to stay viable is to change the culture of their institutions. With state and federal coffers in perpetual free fall, that means leveraging existing resources to spur reforms. Some colleges have attempted to do this through the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Improvement, Incentives, Educational Change
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O'Banion, Terry – Community College Journal, 2012
Almost every institution of higher education engages in late registration. But evidence is mounting that the practice, originally intended to keep the doors of opportunity open for students as long as possible, wreaks havoc on the ability of colleges to achieve the goals of the emerging completion agenda. Despite best intentions, late registration…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Persistence, School Registration, School Holding Power
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