The Chronicle of Higher Education | Community Colleges http://chronicle.com/section/Community-Colleges/33/ News :: Community Colleges Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:57:44 EDT <![CDATA[Community-College Association Issues Guide to Transform the Sector]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145795/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Association/145795/ Two year ago, the group provided a stark assessment of its members’ shortcomings and called for big changes. Now it has offered a road map to attain that goal.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:59:31 EDT
<![CDATA[California Community Colleges Release Statewide 'Student Success Scorecard']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/138441/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-Community-Colleges/138441/ The scorecard will allow students and families to compare colleges in the system, and will help the colleges measure and improve their performances.

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Tue, 09 Apr 2013 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Labor Union Asks Milwaukee Technical College to Stop Training Program]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/137973/ http://chronicle.com/article/Labor-Union-Asks-Milwaukee/137973/ The program, being offered under a contract with Caterpiller Inc., is turning the college into a "pawn" in the company's "union-busting games," the union says.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Graphic: 'Success' Programs at Community Colleges Miss Many Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130605/ http://chronicle.com/article/Graphic-Success-Programs-at/130605/ Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:01:00 EST <![CDATA[Job Training in Aerospace Takes Flight at Community College in Washington]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129852/ http://chronicle.com/article/Job-Training-in-Aerospace/129852/ Students who pass an intensive course at Edmonds Community College get an automatic interview with the Boeing Company, a deal that has proved beneficial.

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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 21:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Adjunct Professors Often Lack Training in How to Handle Disabilities in the Classroom, Experts Say]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129436/ http://chronicle.com/article/Adjunct-Professors-Often-Lack/129436/ A part-time instructor's response to a student who stuttered has raised concerns about how and when adjuncts should be taught to deal with students with disabilities.

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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[11 States to Receive Grants to Redesign Adult Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128527/ http://chronicle.com/article/11-States-to-Receive-Grants-to/128527/ By integrating the teaching of reading and math skills with occupational training, the states hope to increase the number of skilled workers with credentials.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community-College Students Perform Worse Online Than Face to Face]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128281/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Students/128281/ Among students who took courses online, those with the most Web-based credits were least likely to graduate or transfer to a four-year institution, a study found.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[California Community-College Leaders to Recommend One Million New Graduates by 2020]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125357/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-Community-College/125357/ The ambitious pledge seeks to contribute toward President Obama's goal of an additional five million community-college graduates in the next decade.

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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Accreditor of California Colleges Lacks Conflict Protections, Federal Review Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/124161/ http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditor-of-California/124161/ The two-year-college system had lodged complaints about the accrediting group, saying it was too quick to punish institutions.

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Thu, 26 Aug 2010 21:25:00 EDT
<![CDATA[California Community Colleges End Controversial Deal With Kaplan U.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/124121/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-Community-Colleges/124121/ The agreement would have allowed students to earn credit for discounted online courses at the for-profit university.

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Wed, 25 Aug 2010 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Motorcycle Safety]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65240/ http://chronicle.com/article/Reflecting-on-Motorcycle/65240/ Jerry Musick, Virginia Highlands Community College's audiovisual manager, submitted this photograph through The Chronicle's Flickr group.

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Sun, 25 Apr 2010 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Melinda Gates Pledges $110-Million to Help 2-Year Colleges Improve Remedial Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65174/ http://chronicle.com/article/Melinda-Gates-Pledges/65174/ Her foundation wants to see new, groundbreaking models for preparing students for higher education.

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Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lessons Learned: Using Data to Help Students Pass Remedial Courses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65055/ http://chronicle.com/article/Lessons-Learned-Using-Data-to/65055/ How three colleges used statistics to help them get more students through remedial classes.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nice Grant if You Can Get It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65057/ http://chronicle.com/article/Nice-Grant-if-You-Can-Get-It/65057/ The NEH offers up to $1-million for humanities programs, but few community colleges even know to apply.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community-College Trustees: Greater Expectations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65059/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Trustees-/65059/ Feeling the heat from shrinking budgets and soaring enrollments, the governing boards of community colleges engage in some job-training programs of their own.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Counselors Look for Ways to Lighten Their Load]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65063/ http://chronicle.com/article/Counselors-Look-for-Ways-to/65063/ With budgets tight and schedules full, counselors at two-year colleges must get creative.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[At Many 2-Year Colleges, the Humanities Hold Their Own]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65065/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Many-2-Year-Colleges-the/65065/ Despite the national focus on job training, community colleges are strengthening their liberal-arts programs.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[City U. of New York Plans 'a Grand Experiment']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65054/ http://chronicle.com/article/City-U-of-New-York-Plans-a/65054/ Leaders of the institution had a radical idea: Build a new community college, one that is focused on graduation rates.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How 'Achieving the Dream' Helped a Community College Make Big Gains]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65064/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Achieving-the-Dream/65064/ The national program relies on data to find innovative ways to raise graduation and transfer rates at two-year colleges.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Surging Enrollments Put Community Colleges in a Good Credit Position]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/63442/ http://chronicle.com/article/Surging-Enrollments-Put/63442/ Increasing student demand, a bigger role in national policy, and stable credit are positive factors for the sector, Moody's Investors Service says.

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Wed, 06 Jan 2010 20:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Community-College Chiefs Are Underpaid Relative to Their 4-Year Peers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/63382/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Chiefs-Are/63382/ A survey of 208 two-year institutions in 42 states found an average presidential salary of about $165,000.

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Sun, 03 Jan 2010 20:18:00 EST
<![CDATA[Departing UVa President Will Join Community-College Foundation's Board]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/62635/ http://chronicle.com/article/Departing-UVa-President-Will/62635/ John T. Casteen III will help raise money for Virginia's community colleges, to meet needs that public support cannot.

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Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Connecting With Part-Timers Is Key Challenge for Community Colleges, Survey Finds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/49139/ http://chronicle.com/article/Connecting-With-Part-Timers-Is/49139/ The 2009 Community College Survey of Student Engagement focused on the importance of connections online, in the classroom, on campus, and beyond.

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Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Audio: Community Colleges Create a Measuring Stick]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/49087/ http://chronicle.com/article/Audio-Community-Colleges/49087/ Joe D. May, president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College system, explains a new accountability system that community colleges are developing.

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Fri, 06 Nov 2009 17:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Community-College Leaders Hear Praise and Challenge From Schwarzenegger]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/48749/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Leaders-Hear/48749/ Speaking at the annual meeting of the Association of Community College Trustees, the governor of California talks of attending a college 40 years ago.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2009 01:00:00 EDT