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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
Community college presidents and board members come and go. But a major driver of the continued success of two-year colleges is how fruitfully the relationships between CEOs and their boards evolve over time--from the onboarding process when a president first takes the helm to the "outboarding" process that starts with them giving…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governing Boards, College Administration, College Presidents
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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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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Ongoing professional development is critical even for the very top executives at community colleges. While many community college systems focus on the onboarding of new presidents, professional learning should be a never-ending process. The best institutions recognize this and devote time and resources to the continuing development of their…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Professional Development, College Administration, College Presidents
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Gatewood, Algie – Community College Journal, 2017
This brief article describes how Alamance Community College, a mid-sized community college sandwiched between two of North Carolina's largest metropolitan markets in Raleigh-Durham and Greensboro-Winston-Salem, has developed several new study programs and initiatives to better service business and industry. Among other things, Almanac has…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Business Relationship, College School Cooperation, Educational Change
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2017
The Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) is still a year away from the end of the U.S. Department of Labor grant that expanded the program, but already, AzAMI Executive Director Leah Palmer at Mesa Community College (MCC) in Mesa, Arizona, is fielding calls from companies that have hired her students through the institute. As state…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Finance, Community Colleges, Sustainability
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Many people are not aware of how significant a role two-year institutions play in training emergency first responders. Community colleges play a key role in training the nation's police officers and other public safety employees, such as firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The demand for these programs is high. There is a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Emergency Programs, College Role, Police
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2017
Credentialing programs in the U.S. are many and varied: Degrees, professional certifications, digital badges, and licenses to practice all serve as potential pathways to employment for would-be workers. However, those many approaches can also result in confusion for employers, colleges, and students when drilling down into how credentials…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Community Colleges, Standards, Knowledge Level
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
As the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) expands its Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC) among community colleges and employer partners, those involved are looking to countries like Germany and Switzerland for inspiration. In some cases, that has meant partnering with companies from those countries, which have had more comprehensive…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Business Relationship, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
The universe of objects containing microprocessors or embedded sensors capable of communicating and transmitting information across networks is called the Internet of Things, and it has enormous implications for community colleges. Already, many colleges are saving time and money by monitoring and controlling "smart building" features…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
Community colleges traditionally have provided a combination of liberal arts education and/or career training, depending on a student's goals and outlook. But increasingly, two-year colleges are adding a third leg to their stools aimed at building more socially aware citizens through civic engagement programs that combine elements of community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Citizen Participation, Democracy
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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2017
In the age of ubiquitous and constantly evolving technologies, decisions about what to buy, when and how to deploy digital innovations work best when community colleges use systematic, team approaches. In this article, digital education leaders of Walters State Community College (Morristown, Tennessee), Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Community Colleges, Decision Making
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
The concept that "time is money" applies to the life outlook of community college students as much as anyone. Their success in completing a degree or certificate is often an equation that weighs their financial resources against how long they will need to finish. Prior learning assessments (PLA), which award academic credit for students'…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Community Colleges, College Credits, Adult Students
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
Ohio's decision to let community colleges award four-year degrees is part of a growing national trend. When this article went to press, more than 90 community colleges across 19 states offered active four-year degree programs. Counting New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, which technically is a community college, but offers degrees as high…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Labor Force Development, Costs
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2017
In 2012, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) released a report stating, in no uncertain terms, that "the American dream is imperiled." Data supporting this declaration highlighted a sagging economy and a record number of Americans who had fallen into poverty. A product of the 21st-Century Commission on the Future of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Time to Degree, Graduation
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2016
As recently as seven or eight years ago, three quarters of the high school graduates in Florida's Seminole County had to take a remedial math class when they got to college, says Seminole County Public Schools Superintendent Griffin. Thanks to a partnership between the school district and Seminole State College of Florida, however, that figure is…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Remedial Mathematics, College School Cooperation, School Districts
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