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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2020
As the coronavirus forced businesses and colleges to shut down this past spring, several funders responded with grants to help nonprofit organizations dole out aid to those who were affected. Now that the initial shockwave created by the pandemic is over, foundations are shifting their focus. Instead of providing emergency aid, many are now…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
State fiscal support for higher education has met sluggish growth recently, a trend that has community college leaders working to meet student needs despite a shrinking resource pool. According to an annual report released in January by Grapevine, state financial aid for higher education increased just 1.6 percent between the 2017 and 2018 fiscal…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Higher Education, Funding Formulas
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2016
Hurricane Katrina reshaped college workforce development programs as thoroughly as it did the coastline--but in this case, the changes were for the good of students, employers and the community. This article discusses the effects and changes made by 4 community colleges who were effected by Hurricane Katrina: (1) Louisiana Community and Technical…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Weather, Training, Community Colleges
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Pulliams, Preston – Community College Journal, 2016
As a presidential search consultant, Preston Pulliams has had the opportunity to observe and participate in many presidential search interviews and the meetings where hiring decisions are made. He has observed how some interview candidates simply knocked themselves out of contention by employing one or more of five poor interview strategies. In…
Descriptors: Presidents, College Presidents, College Administration, Employment Interviews
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Shingledecker, Diane – Community College Journal, 2016
Service learning is one of the most effective teaching methods for engaging and retaining community college students, but it comes with its challenges. For many students, the added requirements of a service learning experience can become one more responsibility in an already too-long list. In addition to being responsible for children, holding…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Community Colleges
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2016
Being a college president has been Kenya Ayers' goal since she started in higher education in the late 1990s. "I'm really clear," she says. "I want to do this." Ayers is well on her way. She's been a provost, an academic dean and an administrative one, and an associate vice president of academic affairs at colleges in…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Higher Education, Profiles, Mentors
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2016
Planning ahead, practicing your response for various scenarios, being open and honest, showing empathy and respect for other peoples' perspectives and assuring stakeholders that you have the situation covered are the foundations of communicating successfully during a crisis, experts say. This article provides strategies for Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Crisis Management
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
First-time community college presidents are typically chosen from the senior ranks of two-year colleges' administrations, so they know what the job entails to some extent--at least from a close secondhand perspective. Leaders of community colleges who have taken the reins in the mid-2010s say that a close secondhand view only goes so far in…
Descriptors: Leadership, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, College Presidents
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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2015
Data breach prevention is a battle, rarely plain and never simple. For higher education institutions, the Sisyphean aspects of the task are more complex than for industry and business. Two-year colleges have payrolls and vendor contracts like those enterprises. They also have public record and student confidentiality requirements. Colleges must…
Descriptors: Disclosure, Computer Security, Confidential Records, Confidentiality
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
Partnerships between the USDA and rural colleges are one approach that allows individual students and regional economies to fulfill their potential. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made a decision to be involved with rural community colleges, which has really made a difference on what is happening on campus. Through a dizzying array…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Rural Schools, Rural Education, Rural Areas
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
Since the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) launched the Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) in 2011, accountability measures have sprung up in just about every corner of higher education. There is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the National Governors Association's Complete to Compete program,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Leaders, Community Colleges
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Beebe, Anthony E. – Community College Journal, 2015
Community colleges were founded on the principles of social justice. This foundation still permeates the mission and core values of community colleges across the country. Certainly one of the most unique and compelling social-justice elements of community colleges has been the emphasis on open access to higher education. This open-door philosophy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Community Colleges, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
This article describes how out-of-work miners are engaged in the Empowering Education Initiative, a unique alliance between Country Music Television (CMT) and community colleges in Appalachia. The initiative, which includes a website and a series of country music concerts, is changing the conversation in the Appalachian region, giving hope to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Music Activities, Job Training
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2015
Community colleges are using grants and workforce partnerships to train a new generation of technology workers. In September, the Obama administration awarded $450 million in grants to nearly 270 community colleges that have partnered with more than 400 employers nationally. It was the final installment of a four-year, $2 billion competitive grant…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Ullman, Ellen – Community College Journal, 2014
Lynette Brown-Snow, vice president of marketing and government relations for the Community College of Philadelphia, is one of several community college leaders across the country who have taken up one of the challenges proffered by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in its 2012 report, "Reclaiming the American Dream:…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Leaders
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