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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Community colleges were on the long list of beneficiaries when the federal government in March passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Given the length of the list, however, the money only stretched so far, and two-year colleges have been creative and judicious about how they spent their allocations. To begin with,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
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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, 2020
Although endowments at two-year colleges cannot compare to similar funding at a typical powerhouse university, community college endowments have grown an average of 76 percent over the past 20 years, according to the Center for Community College Advancement at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Foundation creation among…
Descriptors: Endowment Funds, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Fund Raising
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2020
Amid the global pandemic, community colleges nationwide found themselves challenged like never before. More than 21 million Americans lost their jobs in March and April. How would this economic collapse affect college revenue streams, or fall semester enrollment? Would campuses even be open in the fall? Would students continue to register for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Budgeting, Educational Finance, Pandemics
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Capital investment on community college campuses had grown increasingly tricky to calculate correctly even before the coronavirus pandemic, as enrollment fluctuated, more students took online courses and employer needs continuously changed. To date, COVID-19 hasn't radically altered anyone's planning. But with that added factor thrown into the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Community Colleges, Leadership Responsibility
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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, 2020
Community college leaders have very demanding jobs. They are pulled in many directions, both professionally and personally--and they're responsible for the welfare of hundreds or even thousands of students, faculty and staff. But, as the safety instructions on an airplane imply, those in positions of authority have to take care of themselves…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership Responsibility, College Administration, Administrator Role
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has tasked recently hired presidents at two-year institutions with preserving their charges' safety and health, representing an unprecedented leadership test alongside acclimating to a new campus. Newly minted presidents interviewed by "Community College Journal" -- Daria Willis, president of Everett Community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Disease Control, Administrator Role
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Community college presidencies don't last forever. Sometimes they do last until retirement, but in other cases, leaders decide they want to make at least one move before then, which usually entails a move to another institution. This involves a diplomatic dance, with decisions to be made about whom to tell and when about the possible opportunity,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Decision Making, Administrator Attitudes
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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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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Rural areas depend upon community colleges to train people for the fields that match their regions' current and growing needs. To do so, these colleges must keep abreast of the employment trends in their area, be aware of where jobs have been lost and where they are being gained and determine how to recruit students who might be reluctant to be…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Employment, Education Work Relationship, Community Colleges
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2020
Despite declines in the number of liberal arts bachelor's degrees awarded by four-year colleges, the growth in liberal arts at community colleges has made up the difference, countering a national narrative that the field is in crisis. As designated by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, the liberal arts cover a range of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Liberal Arts, College Curriculum, Labor Force Development
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2020
"Green" jobs that contribute to preserving the environment are among the fastest-growing careers in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With the rising need for workers to fill these positions, and surging interest among students in environmental careers, community colleges are creating new courses, certifications and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Community Relationship, Sustainable Development, Demand Occupations
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
New and rising community college leaders follow their own path, with the help of mentoring, networking and leadership development opportunities. To become campus leaders in the first place, they have followed in the footsteps of others by learning from them, both informally through mentoring and networking, and more intentionally at gatherings…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Leadership Training, Mentors
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2020
Fueled by exponential advances in technology, the world will change more in the next few decades than in all of human history, futurist Thomas Frey says. Community college leaders will have to think beyond traditional structures such as semester-length courses and two-year degree programs, designing micro-learning experiences that better match…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Educational Needs, Educational Change
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