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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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Joch, Alan – Community College Journal, 2014
The need for increased accountability in higher education and, specifically, the nation's community colleges-is something most educators can agree on. The challenge has, and continues to be, finding a system of metrics that meets the unique needs of two-year institutions versus their four-year-counterparts. Last summer, President Obama unveiled…
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Postsecondary Education, Rating Scales
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Pulley, John – Community College Journal, 2014
There was a golden era, in the 1960s and 1970s, when beaming lawmakers smiled on community colleges. Public funds flowed like a river that nourished the nation's two-year institutions. Enrollments grew and everyone was happy, naturally. Over the past few decades, public funds have dried up, and formerly munificent politicians are now beleaguered…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Community Colleges, State Aid, Federal Aid
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Heaton, Paul – Community College Journal, 2014
In the past 7 years of working at and in community colleges, the author has seen two distinct trends: (1) Community colleges appear to be ushering in a new era of advancement; and (2) Community colleges themselves are often the biggest impediment to successful advancement efforts. Despite millions of grateful learners and business and community…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Institutional Advancement, Community Colleges, Alumni
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2014
"Reclaiming the American Dream" is the cornerstone of American Association of Community Colleges's (AACC) 21st-Century Initiative, launched in 2011 with the goal of outfitting an additional 5 million students with degrees, certificates, or other credentials by 2020. In Phase 1 of the initiative, featured was a nationwide "listening…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty, Administrators
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Ullman, Ellen – Community College Journal, 2014
Teachers dedicate their lives to working with students, but also in learning from each other. In programs around the Spokane, Washington area of the U.S., teachers have been meeting with the intention of strengthen connections and smooth transitions between K-12 schools and institutions of higher education in alignment with expectations for the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College School Cooperation, College Readiness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2014
As community colleges strive to meet President Obama's call to graduate 50 percent more college students by 2020, there is no shortage of promising ideas. But, as educators are learning, not all programs scale. Bringing completion programs to scale requires a fundamental shift in the culture of the college, away from enrollment and toward success.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Graduation Requirements, Barriers
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Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2014
"The Road to Recovery: Projecting U.S. Job Growth and Higher Education Demand through 2020" (this issue, p26-29) presented six key indicators that highlighted the latest in education and employment needs for the success of the future jobs market. While the U.S. economy is growing, questions still remain: What skills do employers value…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, College Outcomes Assessment
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Violini, Bob – Community College Journal, 2014
As part of the student success agenda, the nation's community colleges have been asked to rethink their approach to education on every level. From the explosion of smartphones and mobile devices on campus to the demand for more robust data analytics and tracking to the increasingly technical nature of global work, technology has evolved from a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Ullman, Helen – Community College Journal, 2014
As pressure mounts to increase completion rates at the nation's community colleges, presidents and CEOs know the myriad reforms required to create substantive change won't happen overnight. In most cases, it will take months, even years, for these efforts to have their desired impact. That's why it's important for community colleges to train…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Talent Development, Empowerment, Leadership Training
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education estimates that 20 percent of community college students default on their student loan obligations (compared with 14.7 percent of all student loan borrowers), and that number is rising. What can community college financial officers do to keep their default numbers low? In this article, Heather Boerner describes the…
Descriptors: Loan Default, Community Colleges, College Students, Student Financial Aid Officers
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Collett, Stacy – Community College Journal, 2014
A few years ago you could not attend a higher education conference without a session on green technology, and the sustainability movement. Emerging job training programs in wind and solar were equipping a new generation of energy workers with skills needed to secure high income jobs in clean energy markets. Campuses were doing their part to become…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Program Effectiveness
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Butterman, Eric; Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2014
College is getting harder to afford every year. Debt mounts and jobs, especially in certain industries, don't necessarily provide the financial return they once did. It should come as no surprise to administrators that students and families are feeling the pinch. Rather than ignore the problem, higher education leaders, policymakers, and others…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Income Contingent Loans, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2014
The nation's community colleges have an impressive to-do list: (1) Increase college completion by 50 percent by 2020; (2) Dramatically improve college readiness; (3) Close the American skills gap; (4) Refocus the community college mission; (5) Invest in new support structures; (6) Target public and private investments; and (7) Promote rigor and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Change, Change Strategies
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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2014
With the leadership of community college educators and their industry partners, the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program has achieved an impressive record of incubating innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. ATE's mission to increase the quality of technicians working…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, STEM Education, Labor Force Development, Technical Education
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