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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2022
As the world takes two steps forward toward normalcy, typically followed by a step backward into pandemic mode, the truism that faculty success leads to student success probably has never been more resonant. To achieve professional success, faculty need a culture--along with a budget--to try out new, innovative ideas. Both at the individual campus…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, COVID-19, Pandemics, College Faculty
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2022
Like employers of many stripes, community colleges are facing their own challenges with the so-called "Great Resignation," particularly in key faculty and staff roles like nursing instructors, financial aid counselors and custodians. This article describes challenges in hiring and retention in those three roles, as well as examples of…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Selection, Teacher Persistence
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2022
Community college students often face more stressors than those at four-year institutions. Many are working adults with families. Some are homeless, food insecure or have financial instability. The pandemic has exacerbated these challenges. Community college leaders are employing a number of strategies to solve the mental health crisis, such as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2022
The more polarized American politics become, the more challenging it becomes for institutional leaders of all stripes to maintain a balanced approach and not get crosswise with anyone. Community college leaders are no exception to this reality--and they say succeeding in this environment requires an artful combination of underscoring the natural…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Student Interests
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
Community college faculty have always been more than classroom teachers, but during the pandemic their roles as counselors, navigators and sources of needed referrals perhaps have never been more paramount--or appreciated. Beyond the dizzying logistics and scrambled pedagogy involved in switching from in-person to online learning, faculty have…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
In recent years and especially over the past 12 months, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest after the death of George Floyd, community colleges have been making efforts to view and rethink their missions through an equity lens. These efforts have included turning this prism toward institutional operations like student services, human…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Equal Education, Minority Group Students, Adult Students
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2021
Investments in professional development have been more important than ever for community colleges this past year against the backdrop of the pandemic and all that it has changed. While some colleges are facing declining enrollments and less in the way of state funding, they are stretching every professional development dollar they can get their…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Community Colleges, Distance Education, College Faculty
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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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Whissemore, Tabitha – Community College Journal, 2020
This article highlights how faculty leaders Antonio Acevedo, assistant history professor at Hudson County Community College, Christine Arnold-Lourie, professor of history and a coordinator of humanities at College of Southern Maryland, and David Bradley, a ceramics instructor at Arizona's Paradise Valley Community College, adapted and innovated…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2020
There tends to be a belief that community colleges are focused on the needs of their immediate communities. However, employers everywhere are looking for a more globally competent workforce. Even if that means to be an informed citizen who can help solve complex problems is changing, with challenges such as climate change or the coronavirus…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Global Approach, College Faculty, Partnerships in Education
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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
This article describes how community colleges have evolved from early computers to virtual campuses and beyond in just a few decades.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational History
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2018
This article explores how four community college faculty leaders draw upon their past experiences and current motivation to brighten students' futures.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Teacher Leadership
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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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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2017
A community college's success hinges in large part on the effectiveness of its teaching faculty, no more so than in times of major organizational change. However, any large-scale foundational shift requires institutional buy-in, with the onus on leadership to create an environment where everyone is working together toward the same endpoint.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Time to Degree, Educational Change
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