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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
In a recent survey of 4,000 community college students, half reported experiencing a mental health condition. American College Counseling Association's (ACCA) fifth annual survey of personal and mental health counseling at community colleges provides some data from 159 professionals at two-year colleges in 41 states and Puerto Rico. Among the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Community Colleges, Student Surveys
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2016
Six years ago, Front Range Community College President Andy Dorsey sat down with his team and looked at the college's completion and graduation rates. Like a lot of colleges, they were in for a shock. It is not that they had expected to see 80 percent completion rates. But they certainly were not expecting to see only 43 percent of their students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Student Surveys, Learner Engagement
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2016
Low-income students face a number of obstacles that go beyond the cost of tuition and fees. For instance, their schooling often requires expenses that aren't covered by financial aid, such as books and commuting costs. What's more, education is often competing for their time with other responsibilities, such as the need to work or take care of…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Community Colleges, Financial Support
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2016
In this article, the author describes the college-school district collaboration called the "Academy of Health Sciences," an innovative approach to learning that located a high school on the college campus and gave students the opportunity to earn a college degree, too. The Academy of Health Sciences is just one of a slew of ideas that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Health Sciences, College Role, High Schools
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
Does America needs more welders and fewer philosophers? Community college humanities professors and administrators say it benefits all students, whether liberal arts or career track, to take courses in philosophy, history, political science, language arts, and other liberal arts subjects. And they're developing innovative humanities curricula to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Career Education, Humanities
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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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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2016
Over the past 30 years, the number of industry certificates awarded by colleges and universities has surged more than 800 percent, according to Lumina Foundation. At the same time, new forms of credentials--such as badges--also have emerged. And while there are more than 4,000 organizations granting certifications in the U.S., fewer than 10…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Knowledge Level, Skills, Stakeholders
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
Partnerships between community colleges and employers to create apprenticeships have been around for decades. These traditionally have covered fields like the building trades--electrical, construction and others--as well as heavy manufacturing like the automobile industry. Inspired partly by a new federal apprenticeship consortium--and $175…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Opportunities, Partnerships in Education, Two Year Colleges
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2016
As one of the 30 community college presidents taking part in the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Pathways Project, El Paso Community College (EPCC) President William Serrata is learning from coaches and national experts at each of six Pathways Institutes run by AACC. He also has a key state-level resource that allows him to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, College Programs, Guidance Programs
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Knight, Brent – Community College Journal, 2016
Research suggests that the appearance of a college campus--both inside and out--is a significant criterion in college selection. As community colleges are finding it increasingly important to attract and retain students, placemaking is becoming an effective and efficient platform to support recruitment and retention. Placemaking is imagining and…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Enrollment Management, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Levy, Harold O. – Community College Journal, 2016
Defying the stereotype that they lack the academic preparation and ability to succeed at top colleges and universities, community college students have gone on to distinguish themselves at prestigious four-year institutions year after year. These students have proven to be extraordinarily bright, hardworking and capable of excelling, and have…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Student Needs, Success
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2016
For those who do not come up through the typical faculty-dean-vice president route, making the leap to college president can be difficult--but more leaders are doing it. As colleges find themselves increasingly shifting to a student success model and grappling with performance funding, some leaders are finding that their unconventional experience…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Promotion (Occupational), Career Development, Trust (Psychology)
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Patton, Madeline – Community College Journal, 2016
The National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program gives two year college educators leadership roles in developing model technician education programs for advanced technology fields. Since the first ATE grants were awarded in 1993, community college educators across the nation have partnered with industry and other…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Community Colleges, Career Planning, Manufacturing
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2016
The road from teenage resourcefulness to a real-deal corporate operation was paved by the Bucks Business Association, a student led group at Bucks County Community College (BCCC) that hones student leadership, money management and organizational skills. Community colleges throughout the country are sharpening the startup-minded acumen of their…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Skill Development
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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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