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A failing grade
Date CapturedSaturday September 01 2007, 9:11 AM
Daily Freeman opines, "But by nearly any measure, a program that spends $559,000 of taxpayers' money to graduate two students - or 11 students -- is wasting money. Even using the college's numbers, you're talking more than $50,000 per graduate from a community college."
Date CapturedMonday August 20 2007, 7:15 AM
NY Post op-ed contributor Alfred Posamentier, dean of the School of Education at City College-CUNY opines, "To allow students to enter a course without proper preparation is to do them a major disservice, setting them up for failure. It's best avoided with a proper admission requirement. An increase in standards at CUNY blocks no one from a college education, since anyone with a high-school diploma can qualify for admission. Those who cannot meet the new mathematics standards can simply enroll at one of CUNY's community colleges, where they can prepare to meet the standards."
Working To Learn, Learning to Work: Unlocking the Potential of New York's Adult College Students
Date CapturedTuesday August 14 2007, 7:36 AM
Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) and the Center for an Urban Future (CUF) study, "Specific recommendations include: * Provide financial aid to part-time students in their first year. In 2006, the New York State Legislature took the first step towards assisting working adults by establishing a 'part-time TAP' program. However, New York should abolish the pointless requirement that students study full-time in the first year to qualify for part-time TAP. * Abolish discriminatory TAP benefits and income thresholds for unmarried childless adults, so that they can receive the same benefits at the same income thresholds as all other students. * Abolish all previous financial aid schedules and get rid of the 'don’t come back' rule, which ties students who leave college and return later to the income and benefit schedule in effect when they first entered college. Since schedules are improved every few years, older schedules are considerably less generous than current ones. * Create a remedial education financing program outside of TAP, so that students can enhance their opportunity for academic success while preserving TAP eligibility for creditworthy classes."
Adult student population shrinking
Date CapturedTuesday August 14 2007, 7:30 AM
Times Union reports, "The report takes an especially close look at the affordability of community colleges. Its findings: Costs at New York's community colleges are the sixth-highest in the nation and more than 50 percent above the national average. SUNY's community college tuition averaged $2,900 in 2004-05, with three campuses cracking $3,000. The national average is $2,272. Nearly half of New York's full-time adult community college students also work full time, compared with one-third in other states. The state covered only 31 percent of community college expenses in 2006."
SUNY Orange receives summer program grant
Date CapturedWednesday August 08 2007, 7:23 AM
Times Herald-Record reports, "The program was designed to get the children excited about the subjects and also open their minds to possible careers in the fields. This year’s summer program is being held at the college’s Newburgh extension."
Make college budget better
Date CapturedWednesday August 01 2007, 9:40 AM
Newsday opines, "The real question should be: Why does the county [Suffolk] continue to pay less than its fair share? The long-established division of effort is a third by the state, a third by the county, and a third by the students. Though the state has increased its share recently - it now stands at about 31 percent - the county is still several ticks under 30 percent, and the students are at more than 40 percent. The legislature must address that imbalance. It can start with the recommendations of its budget review office, which would do more for the college than Levy would."
TC3 tuition program helps
Date CapturedWednesday August 01 2007, 9:36 AM
Ithaca Journal opines, "Though there is an abundance of state and federal tuition assistance programs for returning veterans who want to seek an education, Tompkins County Community College has initiated a new financial aid program that addresses the difficulties veterans may face upon immediate return from duty. While the Department of Veterans Affairs offers veterans up to $1,000 per semester for full-time study and the federal Montgomery GI Bill provides educational benefits, TC3's program takes these ideas one step further. Beginning this fall, TC3's “Welcome Home” program allows the college to waive one semester of tuition for New York state residents returning from Iraq and Afghanistan combat zones. The program is especially beneficial because it allows veterans to immediately pursue an education upon return to the United States rather than waiting for the government to process their VA benefits or needing to compile income information for financial aid offices."
Give development center a chance
Date CapturedWednesday August 01 2007, 9:31 AM
Star-Gazette opines, "The Academic and Workforce Development Center is a good concept for this time and place, and we will celebrate with others when it finally opens, about six years after discussions began. And we will view its success as an indication that, at some point, the original idea -- a branch campus in Elmira for Corning Community College -- could be worth revisiting."
Education in the Twin Tiers: Career center on track
Date CapturedTuesday July 31 2007, 8:41 AM
Star-Gazette reports, "'It really is designed to support anybody who wants to look at getting back to work or seeking education,' she [Brenda English] said. The center will be able to address adult literacy issues, provide classes for high school equivalency diplomas and upgrade the skills of people who don't have a high school diploma. The center will also provide noncredit training so people can get a job immediately, as well as the opportunity to begin studies toward two-year degrees that would be completed at CCC's Spencer Hill campus."
CUNY Plans to Raise Its Admissions Standards
Date CapturedSaturday July 28 2007, 8:57 AM
NY Times reports, "In 2008, freshmen will have to show math SAT scores 20 to 30 points higher than they do now to enter the university’s top-tier colleges — Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter and Queens — and its six other senior colleges. Students now can also qualify for the bachelor’s degree programs with satisfactory scores on the math Regents examination or on placement tests; required cutoffs for those tests will also be raised. Open admissions policies at the community colleges will be unaffected."
Local governments stripped of some community college budget control
Date CapturedFriday June 29 2007, 8:45 AM
AP reports, "Local governments, which pay a third of the cost for their local community colleges, have lost some fiscal control over the two-year schools under a court ruling Thursday. The state Court of Appeals rejected an attempt by Westchester County and the New York State Association of Counties to annul regulations that the State University of New York Board of Trustees made in 2003. As a result, counties and other local sponsoring governments would no longer have the authority to change specific lines and areas of spending within a budget. The college board could also transfer spending within a budget without approval by the local government sponsor."
Massachusetts Governor Proposes Free Community Colleges
Date CapturedSunday June 03 2007, 11:01 AM
NY Times reports, " Community colleges in Massachusetts would be free to all students within 10 years under a proposal by Gov. Deval Patrick. The plan would make Massachusetts the only state with no-cost community college. California’s system was free until 1984."
Auburn schools fight poor attendance
Date CapturedSaturday June 02 2007, 10:35 AM
Post-Standard reports, "He [Auburn schools Superintendent John Plume] addressed the problem in this month's district newsletter and said the district will take these steps in 2007-08: *Attempt to list attendance records on student transcripts that are reviewed by colleges and businesses. *Make more calls to parents and dole out more consequences for unexcused tardiness and absences. *Give students with the best attendance first crack at taking driving classes in the summer. 'However, little will change unless students want to be in school and parents and community members help boost the importance of improved attendance,' he said in the newsletter."
Community colleges and teacher preparation: Roles, Issues and Opportunities
Date CapturedFriday May 11 2007, 9:03 AM
May 2007 ECS issue paper by Tricia Coulter PhD and Bruce Vandal PhD highlight recommendations includings: (1) Teacher preparation should be viewed as a four-year process that includes content and pedagogical training throughout the four-years; (2) Program and course development should be a collaborative process including representation from universities, community colleges and the K-12 sector; (3) Each state department of education should encourage ongoing collaboration and communication among legislators, community colleges, universities and the K-12 sector on how community college teacher preparation can be used to improve the quality of teacher preparation and ameliorate teacher shortages; and (4) Policymakers and institution leaders should consider providing resources to community colleges and K-12 school districts to support customized training for teachers through contracts and/or partnerships between community colleges and school districts.
An appeal for help at SUNY
Date CapturedWednesday May 02 2007, 8:25 AM
Times Union reports, "The recommended ratio of counselors to students on a college campus is one counselor for every 1,000 to 1,500 students, a range that takes into account the availability of off-campus support, according to data Ryan cited from the International Association of Counseling Services. At SUNY's state-operated campuses, which doesn't include community colleges, the ratio is one counselor for every 1,700 students. At the University at Albany, with 17,000 students, it is one for every 2,000 students."
Pact eases student transfers in Connecticut state colleges
Date CapturedFriday March 30 2007, 8:56 AM
Newsday reports, "Students at Connecticut's two-year community colleges can more easily transfer to four-year state universities under an agreement signed Thursday. Officials of the two-year and four-year public higher education systems signed a partnership that guarantees admission to state universities for community college students who meet specific guidelines."
Date CapturedSunday March 25 2007, 9:06 AM
NY Post reports, "Schools Chancellor Joel Klein said during a teaching symposium yesterday that the city should 'take a serious look at some of the recommendations' in a December report by the bipartisan New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce and consider making 'bold, systemic challenges to the status quo.' The report entitled 'Tough Choices or Tough Times' - the subject of yesterday's panel discussion - made several recommendations, including a 'state board qualifying exam' that would be taken by all children after 10th grade to determine the future of their education. Depending on their scores, students would be sent for two years in high-level secondary school or two to three years in regional vocational schools or community or technical colleges. The commission - which counts Klein as a member - also advocated the elimination of school districts and local school funding, a system of 'contract schools; run by independent entities, high-quality universal pre-K, free adult education and an option for teachers to take higher salaries in exchange for fewer pension benefits."
SUNY brings classroom into students' homes
Date CapturedSaturday March 24 2007, 8:07 AM
The Journal News reports, "More than 10 years after the State University of New York started offering distance-learning courses, enrollment has reached 85,000 (100,000 with partly online classes included). Several community colleges boast that they offer more than just a few distance-learning classes in different majors. Technological advancement, SUNY's reputation around the world and an ever-increasing number of courses that don't require trips to campus have expanded their reach."
PSA Designed to Prevent Underage Drinking among College Students Unveiled at Statewide College Conference
Date CapturedWednesday March 14 2007, 7:42 AM
The University at Albany was chosen out of submissions from 12 colleges throughout the state, each of whom were awarded up to $25,000 by OASAS to develop a PSA for both their college and surrounding community. These colleges included University at Albany, SUNY Delhi, Fulton/Montgomery Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Kingsborough Community College, SUNY - Office of University Life, SUNY College at Old Westbury, SUNY College at Oneonta, SUNY Potsdam, St. Bonaventure University, St. John's University and Suffolk County Community College.
SUNY chief hears business views on university role
Date CapturedFriday March 09 2007, 7:40 AM
Press-Republican reports, "In the North Country, particularly, goals include developing more small-business and entrepreneurial opportunities and increasing broadband access and online training, [SUNY Chancellor Ryan] he said. 'The importance of putting in broadband infrastructure is crucial.' 'The key thing we have been fighting for is the importance of high-speed broadband, which allows us to do long-distance learning,' said Allen Dunham, chair of the North Country Workforce Investment Board. That would decrease traveling for training opportunities, assist hospitals with imaging needs and provide incentive for students to stay in the area after graduation and land jobs locally, among other things, he said. Other topics that participants said were discussed Thursday included the role of SUNY in providing support for communities and economic developers, the role of colleges in workforce development, how the business community can take better advantage of innovation and invention being produced at SUNY schools and what support emerging technology companies need from SUNY and the state."
SUNY students lobby for more funding, faculty
Date CapturedFriday March 02 2007, 8:18 PM
Legislative Gazette reports, "In his Executive Budget, Gov. Eliot Spitzer proposed SUNY receive $143 million to sustain the growing university system, but according to [SUNY Chancellor]Ryan, the university is in need of much more money. Ryan requested an additional $120.6 million to fund more programs, hire more full-time faculty and to funnel funding into community colleges. New York’s higher education system was given the highest starting ground in two decades and, according to Ryan, this unique opportunity may help the university to receive desperately needed additional funding."
Retention key to student, college success
Date CapturedSaturday January 13 2007, 12:41 PM
Benton County Daily Record reports, "Northwest Arkansas Community College worked with several other colleges statewide to learn how to improve its retention rates during an all-day seminar held Thursday at the college’s Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. The keynote speaker, Vincent Tinto, is a nationally known distinguished professor in the School of Education at Syracuse University in New York. He is an expert on student retention issues. Tinto told the gathered crowd of people from about 10 colleges in the state that colleges need to focus more on what students are learning than on what is being taught. He shared the various conditions that promote student success and what steps community colleges are already taking to promote success. 'Focus on the classroom,' he said. 'The classroom becomes the centerpiece for the learning environment. '”
HVCC expands to Troy housing project
Date CapturedMonday January 08 2007, 5:34 AM
Troy Record reports, "There are 261 children under the age of 6 and 91 between the ages of 14 and 18 living in the 390-unit complex on Madison and Spring avenues. Parents and children who reside there could benefit from this kind of opportunity [child development courses], HVCC Teacher Preparation Department Chairperson Nancy Cupolo said."
The next cops
Date CapturedFriday December 29 2006, 6:26 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle opines, "The Police Department is working with the City School District to create a program that would bring police officers into city classrooms to teach students criminal justice. Upon graduation, the students would get credits that could be used toward a criminal justice degree at Monroe Community College."
Hudson Valley Community College plans course at apartments
Date CapturedWednesday December 27 2006, 5:08 AM
Times Union reports, "The course will explore human development from conception through the school years. All aspects of a child's growth and development are discussed in a practical fashion. The needs of infants and children at each age and stage are related to their day-to-day care and educational programs."
Bad Guess on U.S. Future
Date CapturedTuesday December 26 2006, 1:52 PM
Washington Post Jay Mathews writes, "If the report's authors' fears prove true, and American living standards begin to decline because of competition abroad and poor schooling, the U.S. education system will change very quickly. But we education reporters learned long ago that most national commissions are wrong. It is better to wait and let actual events, rather than well-staffed guesses, determine our next move."
Program would encourage students to become cops
Date CapturedTuesday December 26 2006, 5:54 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "The City School District and Rochester Police Department are planning a program that could offer high school kids an accelerated career path while increasing the number of black and Hispanic police officers in Rochester. 'We're calling it the College to Careers Transitions Initiative,' Police Chief David T. Moore said. 'It gives officers an opportunity to teach different classes so we can prepare our young people to go into college and graduate MCC (Monroe Community College) ... hopefully with an associate's (degree).'"
Web site offers stats on impact of colleges
Date CapturedFriday December 22 2006, 6:12 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "A new effort among the area's colleges and local government to rev up the area's sputtering economy has its first concrete result — The Web site houses a farrago of information regarding the area colleges and how they can serve the business community."
OASAS Announces Winner of Underage Drinking PSA Contest
Date CapturedTuesday December 19 2006, 10:36 AM
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) today announced that SUNY Albany has been selected by a panel of judges as the winner of the "Underage Drinking: Not a Minor Problem - College Edition" Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest. SUNY Albany was chosen based on submissions from 12 colleges throughout the state, each of whom were awarded up to $25,000 by OASAS to develop a PSA for both their college and surrounding community. SUNY Albany will now work with Sawchuck Brown, a professional advertising and marketing firm, to professionalize the campaign and revise it for distribution by OASAS throughout the State of New York. The professionalized PSA will be unveiled at the Statewide College Conference in Albany on March 11, 2007.
Expert Panel Proposes Far-Reaching Redesign of the American Education System
Date CapturedFriday December 15 2006, 3:30 AM
NY Times David M. HERSZENHORN reports, "The commission’s work was quickly hailed by some as a potentially groundbreaking document. 'This report has the potential to change the debate on education at the national level,' said Jack Jennings, the president of the Center on Education Policy, who is a Democrat and prominent expert on the federal education law. The national teachers’ unions were apprehensive. Antonia Cortese, executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, said the proposals included 'some seriously flawed ideas with faddish allure that won’t produce better academic results.' Reg Weaver, the president of the National Education Association, urged 'caution in calling for drastic changes.'”
Plans for SUNY Orange campus in Newburgh scaled down
Date CapturedWednesday December 13 2006, 6:10 PM
Times Herald-Record Brendan Scott reports, "Citing the realities of purse and politics, county decision makers have tempered the sprawling scale of the SUNY Orange campus planned for downtown Newburgh."
A high school student's best kept secret
Date CapturedSunday December 10 2006, 9:37 AM
Douglas Daily Dispatch contributor Mike Rohrbach, chairman of Cochise County Learning Advisory Council [CCLAC] writes, "Most parents, and therefore most students do not realize that while they are in High School, they can take these [Career Technical Education] CTE classes at a Cochise College campus. Yes, high school students are eligible to take college CTE classes while they are still in high school. Not only that. By taking these classes through what is known as the COMPACT program, they can earn high school credits while also building college or certificate credits. As if that were not exciting enough, the College subsidizes 50% of the tuition for these vocational courses."
Nassau Community College to pay for credit monitoring
Date CapturedThursday December 07 2006, 4:59 AM
Newsday reports, "The trustees' action comes after the personal information of all of the college's 21,000-plus students, contained in a bound computer printout, was reported missing from a worker's desk Nov. 28. Nassau County police are investigating. Third Squad detectives 'have begun interviewing' college employees, said Det. Lt. Raymond Cote."
College advising is key, officials say, but some students ignore it
Date CapturedWednesday December 06 2006, 6:49 AM
Times Herald-Record reports, "Experts agree on the value of academic advising. It lays out a road map and clear milestones for students to reach their goals, according to the study's authors at the University of Texas at Austin. 'Community college students report a particularly strong need for these milestones because their educational goals compete with work, caring for dependents and other responsibilities,' the researchers said. It is also important because only about 40 percent of entering students either graduate within three years or transfer from the local community colleges."
Teaching the future of nanotechnology
Date CapturedWednesday December 06 2006, 5:25 AM
Times Union reports, ""That new nanotechnology work force is already being trained, even though AMD's chip fab isn't expected to be completed by 2012 at the earliest. Hudson Valley Community College is preparing to graduate its first class of semiconductor manufacturing workers next spring. Five students are in the final year of a two-year semiconductor manufacturing technology program, a rigorous course of study with electronics, chemistry, physics and advanced mathematics required, in addition to semiconductor manufacturing classes."
Personal info disappears from Nassau Community College
Date CapturedTuesday December 05 2006, 2:18 PM
Newsday reports, "The list contained students' names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, and phone numbers, said Sgt. Anthony Repalone, a Nassau County Police spokesman. He said the college informed the police Nov. 28 about the missing computer list. The incident is being investigated by the Third Squad, Repalone said. Tuggle said the college also notified the Long Island offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security. Representatives of those agencies could not be immediately reached."
College offers a $pecial present
Date CapturedTuesday December 05 2006, 10:04 AM
Philadelphia Inquirer reports, "Want an idea for an unusual Christmas gift? Community College of Philadelphia has one. It's selling gift certificates that can be used to help pay tuition and fees at the school. The amount of the certificate is chosen by the purchaser."
Colleges scramble to meet housing demand
Date CapturedSaturday December 02 2006, 8:23 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "Numerous colleges locally are on a housing construction spree. State University College at Brockport is building 200 beds worth of townhouse-style housing on campus; it is scheduled to be open in the fall 2007, as is a complex of 366 beds being built at Monroe Community College. Nazareth College will start construction in May on a 150-bed residence hall, the same month SUNY Geneseo plans to start construction on an 80-bed connector between two residence halls. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, having recently finished $21 million worth of residence hall renovations over five years, is already talking about other housing options."
Grant bolsters Hawaiian education
Date CapturedTuesday November 28 2006, 8:48 AM
The Star Bulletin reports, "The University of Hawaii has won $3.8 million in federal grant money over the next five years for improving and enhancing native Hawaiian education."
Act On Fact: Using Data to Improve Student Success.
Date CapturedMonday November 27 2006, 3:28 PM
CCSSE has released its 2006 National Report, Act On Fact: Using Data to Improve Student Success. This report asks the questions, "Which students are having a more productive college experience? For whom is our current practice working? Who, if anyone, might be left behind? What are the differences in various students’ experiences? Are certain practices mandatory for some students but not for others? Should they be required for all students? What practices are built into the classroom experience now? Should we incorporate more expectations, activities, or services into coursework?"
Community college is less engaging for part-timers
Date CapturedMonday November 27 2006, 3:23 PM
USA TODAY reports, "There is a 'significant difference' in the experiences of part-time and full-time students at community colleges, a new report finds. And a key reason, it suggests, is that part-time students — who represent about two-thirds of those at all community colleges — are more likely to be taught by part-time faculty."
Pima Community College creates "traffic school" for plagiarists
Date CapturedSunday November 26 2006, 1:03 PM reports, "The five-step program requires students to read articles about plagiarism and write a paper explaining why they stole someone else's work. They must then meet with a writing tutor to learn about proper citation, and sit down with a faculty committee to talk about the process."
The vital role of community colleges
Date CapturedThursday November 23 2006, 4:51 AM
Boston Globe contributor William D. Green, chairman and CEO of Accenture writes, "In addition to teaching people new skills, junior and community colleges often help students learn how to learn -- to gain the kind of solid footing it takes to continue their education. Research shows that students who transfer from a two-year institution to a four-year college or university are often more successful than those who start at a four-year institution. As a society we need to applaud the accomplishments of two-year college graduates and encourage baccalaureate institutions to accept transfer students who have proved they can be successful students. In the long run, junior and community colleges not only help students gain confidence in their ability to learn, but they also provide them a foundation for achieving better jobs. The potential ripple effect on the economy is obvious."
SUNY Orange drops plans for Gilman Institute
Date CapturedTuesday November 21 2006, 5:28 AM
Times Herald-Record reports, "Instead, the community college plans to spend the $1.5 million in federal grants and private donations already acquired by Gilman to build more modest learning center largely within the walls of the Middletown campus' current library."
Program aims to reduce dropouts
Date CapturedThursday November 16 2006, 4:08 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "Starting next fall, close to four dozen Rochester School District dropouts will enter Monroe Community College as college students. The college and school district will spend nearly $4 million over the next three years replicating a program started in Portland, Ore., to get dropouts back into the educational system and earning their high school diplomas, as well as college credits."
California law makes community college more affordable
Date CapturedMonday November 13 2006, 8:12 AM
The Lompoc Record reports, "A recent law has reduced enrollment fees at California community college campuses from $26 a unit to $20, beginning Jan. 1. The nearly 25 percent drop in tuition fees will affect 11,000 students at Hancock College and more than 2 million students statewide, said Rebecca Alarcio, Hancock spokeswoman."
Big Givers Turn to Poorly Financed Community Colleges
Date CapturedMonday November 13 2006, 3:36 AM
NY Times reports on financial grants to community colleges, "That interest is reflected in the decision a few years ago by a group of foundations — including Ford, the James Irvine Foundation, Lumina and the Heinz Endowments — to start meeting to learn more about community colleges."
A TEST OF LEADERSHIP: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education, A Report of the Commission Appointed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings
Date CapturedSunday November 12 2006, 7:52 AM
Pre-Publication Copy September 2006. CONCLUSION: In short, the commission believes it  is imperative that the nation give urgent attention to improving its system of higher education.   The  future of  our country’s colleges and universities is threatened by global competitive pressures, powerful technological developments, restraints  on public finance and serious structural limitations that cry out for reform. Thid report has recommended strategic actions designed to  make higher education more accessible, more affordable, and more accountable, while maintaining world-class quality. Our colleges and universities must become more transparent, faster to respond to rapidly  changing circumstances and increasingly productive in order to deal effectively  with  the powerful forces of change they now face. But reaching these goals will also require difficult decisions and major changes from many others beyond the higher education community. The commission calls on policymakers to address the needs of higher education in order to maintain social mobility and a high standard of living. We call on the business community  to become directly and fully engaged with government and higher education leaders in developing innovative structures for delivering 21st-century  educational services—and in  providing  the necessary financial and human resources for that purpose. Finally, we call on the American public to join in our commitment to improving the postsecondary institutions on which so much of our future—as individuals and as a nation—relies.Working together, we can build on the past successes of U.S. higher education to create an improved and revitalized postsecondary system that is better tailored to the demands, as well as the opportunities, of a new century. U.S. Department of Education, A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education. Washington, D.C., 2006.
Alternative education: Northern Arizona University (NAU) program's flexibility lets many get degree
Date CapturedSaturday November 11 2006, 2:15 PM
The Republic reports, "This year, 7,100 students are enrolled in NAU's Distance Learning Program, a 12 percent increase from last year, Hurst said. More than 3,100 are taking classes in the Phoenix area. The program offers 63 degree and certificate programs including teacher certification, school and professional counseling programs and business programs."
Hudson Valley Community College will host conference on renewable energy work force education in Troy, N.Y., Nov. 8-9
Date CapturedFriday November 03 2006, 8:44 PM
The Business Review (Albany) reports, "The event is designed to give faculty at technical high schools, community colleges and training programs a chance to learn the best practices and effective approaches to teaching people working in the renewable energy industry."
U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Includes SUNY Cortland
Date CapturedThursday November 02 2006, 7:12 AM
SUNY Cortland News reports, "The honor roll responds to President George W. Bush’s call to service by building on and supporting the civic engagement mission of the nation’s colleges and universities. 'Institutions of higher education have a long tradition of service to their communities,' said David Eisner, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. 'When colleges organize effective community service programs, they do so not only to meet the needs of the communities that surround them, but to improve the academic and civic lives of their students, faculty and staff.'"
Hudson Valley Community College dental hygiene program gets funds
Date CapturedThursday November 02 2006, 5:06 AM
Times Union reports, "The only program of its kind within a 100-mile radius and one of only nine programs in the state, Hudson Valley's dental hygiene program is the college's most expensive offering: it costs $44,100 to educate one dental hygiene student during the course of the two-year program, while the college receives $15,900 in tuition and government revenue."
Michigan Proposal 5: School aid
Date CapturedMonday October 30 2006, 5:35 PM reports, "The school funding initiative would require the state to provide annual funding increases equal to the rate of inflation for K-12 schools, state universities and community colleges. If passed, the state would have to ante up an estimated initial cost ranging from $560 million to $708 million just in the first year. That money has to come from somewhere, opponents say, and it most likely will be taken from state services if voters approve the initiative."
Proposal 5: Investing in future, or bankrupting Michigan?
Date CapturedSunday October 29 2006, 7:31 AM
AP reports, "Supporters of a ballot measure that would establish mandatory school funding levels say it would force the state to adequately fund education, which would create a better-educated work force and provide a boost to Michigan's ailing economy. Opponents of Proposal 5 say it would mostly benefit retiring teachers by shoring up pensions while softening incentives to improve pupil performance and siphoning off funding for other state services."
Community Colleges Want You
Date CapturedTuesday October 24 2006, 3:30 AM
NY Times reports, "'I was looking forward to where I would be at 55,' he [student John J. Kennedy, a resident of Clinton, N.J., who will be 50] said, 'and I saw myself working in a V.A. hospital, and not retired.' For community colleges, accommodating students like Mr. Kennedy has become a high priority. In fact, during the summer the American Association of Community Colleges, an advocacy group in Washington, joined with AARP to review ways to meet the upcoming need. This need became clear to both groups after a recent AARP mail survey of 30,000 respondents ages 42 and older found that 26 percent who had begun a new career in the last year said they had taken courses toward a college degree or certification in the same period."
New Jersey high schools warned to be more demanding
Date CapturedMonday October 23 2006, 9:21 AM reports, "In New Jersey, a state Chamber of Commerce poll found 99 percent of businesses reported high school graduates were not prepared for company jobs. A national survey found 45 percent of businesses reported high school graduates were not trained to advance beyond entry-level jobs. Simpler high school classes can lead to trouble in college as well. Forty percent of students at four-year New Jersey colleges end up taking remedial courses, according to the committee. At community colleges, it's 78 percent."
Learning curve: Most Florida high school grads not ready for college classes
Date CapturedSunday October 15 2006, 9:21 AM
Sun-Sentinel reports, "Most students entering South Florida's community colleges lack the basic skills they need to take college-level classes, forcing schools to spend millions for remedial work, statistics show."
Businesses join to provide scholarships for Dutchess Community College (DCC) students
Date CapturedWednesday October 11 2006, 6:48 AM
The Poughkeepsie Journal reports, "He [King, executive vice president of the Council of Industry of Southeastern New York], spoke about the Hudson Valley Community College Consortium, founded in 2003, which links Dutchess, Ulster, Orange and Sullivan community colleges. The program brings workers from existing companies into college classes to help further their careers. Courses include leadership, problem-solving and basics of financial management, King said."
Rochester area colleges light the way to economic vitality for region
Date CapturedThursday September 28 2006, 6:34 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle guest essayists Joel Seligman, president of University of Rochester and Braveman, president of Nazareth College write, "Area colleges contribute to the quality of the community's social, educational and cultural life. Recent studies have shown that knowledge workers are drawn to a climate in which the arts are thriving. The myriad arts offerings from the Eastman School of Music, the Nazareth College Arts Center and other local colleges provide affordable access to some of the world's most renowned performers and artists, bring thousands of visitors to the area and create an atmosphere that can help attract and retain talent. As local leaders discuss economic development, it is important that they recognize the tremendous opportunities and potential offered by Rochester area colleges. By taking full advantage of university research, university-generated human capital, local business creativity and the full support of all local entities, we can create the kind of environment in which the Rochester economy can flourish and our talented young people will want to build their lives."
Cayuga Community College boss to head state's community colleges
Date CapturedWednesday September 27 2006, 5:35 AM
"'Dennis Golladay's successful leadership of Cayuga Community College, combined with more than 26 years as an educator and administrator in public higher education makes him the ideal choice for this important position,' said Thomas F. Egan, chairman of the SUNY board."
Wyoming 'Virtual school' policies sought
Date CapturedFriday September 22 2006, 11:03 AM
AP reports, "The University of Wyoming and the state's community colleges offer classes online. But Wyoming is one of the few states without any written policy for online and other distance learning at the K-12 level."
New York community college tuition up statewide
Date CapturedWednesday September 20 2006, 9:02 AM
The Poughkeepsie Journal reports, "Tuition at 27 of 30 community colleges in the state went up an average of 2.3 percent this year, despite a 7.5 percent increase in state operating aid and 6.9 percent hike in local funding, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the State University of New York. At the same time, the percentage of the total education cost students pay decreased from an average of 39.2 percent last year to 38.1 percent, the report said. The state raised its contribution $175 this year to $2,525 per student."
SUNY to offer 'disaster degree'
Date CapturedWednesday September 20 2006, 6:44 AM
Times Herald-Record reports, "The program — officially called the Hudson Valley Domestic Preparedness Community College Consortium — will offer students from the four colleges degrees in emergency management, fire protection services, paramedic and cybersecurity, as well as classes on basic police training."
Ivy Tech draws plans to aid dropouts
Date CapturedMonday September 18 2006, 11:50 AM
AP reports, "Ivy Tech Community College hopes to offer a new 'fast track' program to help some dropouts earn their high school diplomas while gaining college credit. Dropouts older than age 19 could use the program to earn either a high school diploma or a GED, while also gaining college credit at Ivy Tech if they pay tuition."
Sullivan pledges $7.5M for a greener Sullivan County Community College
Date CapturedFriday September 15 2006, 6:57 AM
Times Herald-Record reports, "The high-performance building would house new programs for students in environmental technology, energy services technology, wind power and environmental science."
Trailblazer Tour brings education goals to Mississippi
Date CapturedThursday September 14 2006, 9:08 AM
The Sun Herald reports, "Middle- and high-school curriculums must change so students will be better prepared whether they choose to go directly to work or attend community college or a university first, officials said."
How We Dummies Succeed
Date CapturedThursday September 07 2006, 6:46 PM
Newsweek contributing editor ROBERT J. SAMUELSON writes, "The American learning system accommodates people's ambitions and energies—when they emerge—and helps compensate for some of the defects of the school system."
Cost of college too high?
Date CapturedThursday September 07 2006, 5:13 AM
Times Union reports, "Tuition at community colleges is particularly high, noted Finney. Last year, community college tuition averaged $2,800 in New York, compared with $300 in California and just over $1,000 in Washington state."
More students come home to Onondaga Community College: With residence halls, college's enrollment rises by about 15 percent
Date CapturedSunday September 03 2006, 2:53 PM
Post-Standard reports, "With the new residence halls, fall enrollment at OCC is about 15 percent higher than last year. There are about 70 students on a waiting list for a dorm room."
At 2-Year Colleges, Students Eager but Unready
Date CapturedSaturday September 02 2006, 9:17 AM
NY Times reports, "Aside from New York City’s higher education system, at least 12 states explicitly bar state universities from providing remedial courses or take other steps like deferred admissions to steer students needing helping toward technical or community colleges. Some students who need to catch up attend two- and four-year institutions simultaneously. The efforts, educators say, have not cut back on the thousands of students who lack basic skills. Instead, the colleges have clustered those students in community colleges, where their chances of succeeding are low and where taxpayers pay a second time to bring them up to college level. The phenomenon has educators struggling with fundamental questions about access to education, standards and equal opportunity."
Paying Double: Inadequate High Schools and Community College Remediation
Date CapturedTuesday August 29 2006, 7:22 PM
Alliance for Excellent Education Issue Brief, August, 2006, "The nation would realize an additional $3.7 billion annually in combined reduced expenditures and increased earnings if: • more students who graduate from high school were prepared for college, and thus did not require remediation; and • the students who drop out of college because they were not prepared for college-level reading demands were to continue and earn a Bachelor’s degree at the same rate as nonremedial students."
SUNY Orange proposal to teach the business side of art
Date CapturedMonday August 28 2006, 8:30 AM
Times-Herald reports, "The program could begin as early as the spring semester, with plans to expand in the following semesters, said proposal author Richard Heppner, associate vice president for liberal arts. But Heppner stressed that nothing is definite and plans to retool it after speaking with Sugar Loaf artists as well as students."
Dutchess Community College secures federal funding for aviation curriculum
Date CapturedFriday August 25 2006, 8:05 AM
Mid-Hudson News reports, "Sweeney [Congressman] said that he understands the impact community colleges have on the region, the state, and the nation, and that their contribution to education cannot go unnoticed."
Pathways Academy -- new charter school begins school year
Date CapturedMonday August 21 2006, 9:45 PM
First Coast News reports, "Pathways Academy is operated by Florida Community College. Its program targets students who either dropped out of school or who did not earn the necessary credits to graduate."
College costs rise in region
Date CapturedMonday August 21 2006, 8:10 AM
The Daily Freeman reports on higher education in the Hudson Valley, "From fuel to food, prices are rising and the cost of a higher education in the Hudson Valley is no exception."
The little college that could: Oregon Coast Community College expects to have three new buildings by late 2008
Date CapturedSunday August 20 2006, 8:54 PM
The Oregonian reports, "With a $23.5 million bond approved by voters in 2004 and $4.5 million from the state, the college expects to take up residence by late 2008 in three new buildings from Lincoln City to Waldport. The three campuses are necessary, says O'Connor, because the county is so large -- 54 miles north to south -- and driving, particularly during the winter in fog, wind and rain, can be treacherous. The centerpiece is a 65,000-square-foot building in the South Beach neighborhood of Newport on 28 acres that may even offer a distant glimpse of the ocean."
California higher education migrant program gets first grad
Date CapturedSaturday August 19 2006, 7:50 PM
The Ukiah Daily Journal reports, "The College Assistant Migrant Program, or CAMP, is a college grant program funded by tax dollars that helps enable students who come from a migrant or seasonal farm-working background, to successfully complete their first year of college and then continue to enroll and complete each academic year after that. This program helps to provide students with financial assistance and support services, with the goal in mind of preparing them to continue their education at a four-year college or university."
Idaho must consider key issues for community college system
Date CapturedFriday August 18 2006, 10:15 AM
Idaho Stateman Op-Ed contributors Gary Michael and Kevin Learned, co-chairs of the Higher Education Committee of the Idaho Business Coalition for Educational Excellence, an organization of nearly 70 top business leaders from across Idaho opined, "The Idaho Legislature has appointed an Interim Committee on Community Colleges "to analyze postsecondary education in Idaho and to make recommendations to the next Legislature." The Idaho Business Coalition for Education Excellence (IBCEE), an organization of current and retired CEO's from throughout Idaho, applauds this effort and looks forward to the committee's recommendations. In our view, a community college network will greatly benefit many post high school students and, ultimately, Idaho employers who depend on a sustained, diverse and well-trained work force."
Orange County Community College asks for private donations
Date CapturedTuesday August 15 2006, 7:47 AM
Times-Herald reports, "The community college wants to raise between $8 million and $12 million from private donors during the next two years. By doing so, administrators hope to close the deal on its planned expansion in Newburgh and spur a sweeping overhaul to its facilities in Middletown."
SUNY expands library access to 60 campuses: SUNYConnect brings most new benefits to community colleges and smaller SUNY schools
Date CapturedWednesday August 09 2006, 7:44 AM
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "The 18 million volumes are housed in SUNY libraries, and thousands of electronic resources and images also are available. Users can get information ranging from articles in the latest medical, nursing and science journals to images of paintings and sculpture from the cave shrines in Dunhuang, China."
Profs, funds added to Westchester Community College budget to attract students
Date CapturedTuesday August 08 2006, 9:32 AM
THE JOURNAL NEWS reports, "To help attract and retain students and to increase the full-time faculty, the Westchester legislature's budget committee added $161,000 to next year's spending plan for Westchester Community College yesterday."
Binghamtom Community College puts focus on professionals: Revamped program to use downtown site
Date CapturedTuesday August 08 2006, 9:19 AM
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports, "With the new focus will come an emphasis on bringing professionals from outside the area to downtown for conferences and seminars hosted at the center, David [BCC spokesman] said. That kind of use, he said, will boost the region's economic base as professionals spend money here eating, shopping and lodging."
Govenor Pataki Signs Bill To Allow New York Community Colleges To Grant Honorary Degrees
Date CapturedTuesday August 08 2006, 8:01 AM
Fulton Daily News reports, "This new law provides a means for community colleges throughout the State to recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished individuals who make a difference in their communities and in the lives of the students who attend these institutions, said Senator DeFrancisco. Many four year colleges in our State already grant such degrees."
Niagara County Community College launches high-tech upgrade
Date CapturedSunday August 06 2006, 4:28 PM
Buffalo News reports, "College technicians will be able to upgrade software in any of the school's 1,000 desktop computers, and discover a software problem on any one of them and fix it without leaving their laboratory. They also will be able to plug security holes in the school's Windows computer operating system to prevent hackers from accessing it."
Clinton Community College appoints vice president for academic affairs
Date CapturedSunday August 06 2006, 9:32 AM
The Press Republican reports, "Paul Almonte, Ph.D., has been appointed vice president for academic affairs at Clinton Community College, following a nationwide search."
Illinois community college, state spar in court
Date CapturedSaturday August 05 2006, 1:20 PM reports, "In November, the executive inspector general began investigating the community college. By March, the office issued subpoenas to the college's auditing firm, Kerber, Eck and Braeckel LLP, as well as the institution's board of trustees to produce audio and/or video recordings of most executive sessions held since May 2004. A recording of a November 2004 closed session was destroyed."
Sullivan County Community College says cuts imminent without $1M from county
Date CapturedFriday August 04 2006, 9:10 AM
Times Herald-Record reports, "Some of the possible impacts: closing the Monticello Center, closing the Elderhostel program, cutting work-force education and training, slashing sports programs, leaving an admissions position vacant, not filling positions in nursing and culinary arts and not going ahead with planned health-care programs."
Clinton Community College library expands databases
Date CapturedThursday August 03 2006, 8:19 AM reports, "SUNYConnect is a joint initiative of the SUNY Provost's Office of Library & Information Services and the libraries of the 64 SUNY campuses to share collections and services across the system, according to the program Web site. The databases are searchable by keywords, subject terms, author name, journal title and other information. Searchers may limit their results by date, language, source material, document type and other criteria."
Michigan's Teachers union can't challenge community college's charter schools
Date CapturedThursday August 03 2006, 12:38 AM
Free Press reports, "A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals found the Michigan Education Association could not pursue its claim of potential damage from the operation of schools chartered by Bay Mills Community College because it could not provide evidence that public school teachers salaries would be adversely affected by the opening of charter schools."
Honoring Colleges that Care: President’s Honor Roll Will Spotlight Universities’ Community Service Efforts
Date CapturedWednesday August 02 2006, 11:29 PM
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced a new federal program designed to recognize colleges and universities for their commitment to student service and to increase public awareness of the impact that college students have on their local communities. Called the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the new program is co-sponsored by the Corporation, the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. It is presented in cooperation with Campus Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,000 college and university presidents.
Flag law will be costly for community colleges
Date CapturedWednesday August 02 2006, 11:30 AM
The Arizona Republic reports, "'While we appreciate the Arizona Legislature's obvious good intention in passing the bill, we think there is a better way to improve Arizona students' educational experience: making sure they study American history,' Mitchell said. In 2001, 57 percent of U.S. high school seniors did not have a basic command of American history, according to a study from the National Center for Education Stastistics."
North Country Community College budget headed for approval
Date CapturedTuesday August 01 2006, 8:35 AM
The Press-Republican reports, "'Since that college has been there, we've seen an increase in the number of people who've been downtown,' Supervisor Robert C. Dedrick (R-Ticonderoga) said. 'It's an absolutely gorgeous building. I'm sure they're able to fill their courses.' The college will help revitalize Ticonderoga's downtown, he said."
Date CapturedTuesday August 01 2006, 8:02 AM
NY Post op-ed contributors Greg Lukianoff and Robert L. Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) write, "As the Supreme Court wrote in the landmark opinion of Sweezy v. New Hampshire (1957), 'The essentiality of freedom in the community of American universities is almost self-evident. No one should underestimate the vital role in a democracy that is played by those who guide and train our youth. To impose any straitjacket upon the intellectual leaders in our colleges and universities would imperil the future of our nation.'"
On-campus community college housing to grow; Monroe Community College, other area community colleges to build more residence halls
Date CapturedTuesday August 01 2006, 7:17 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "About a third of the members of the American Association of Community Colleges offer some kind of housing, said Norma Kent, spokeswoman for the organization in Washington, D.C. The amount of community-college housing has increased notably in the past five years, pushed in large part by growing international student enrollment at the schools, Kent said. "
Community Colleges Challenge Department of Education Move to Limit Availability of New Academic Competitiveness Grants
Date CapturedMonday July 31 2006, 7:25 PM
US Newswire reports, "The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has called upon the Department of Education (ED) to modify its regulations for the new Academic Competitiveness Grants (ACG) program and extend eligibility to students enrolled in certificate programs such as biotechnology, aerospace manufacturing technology, electronics engineering and renewable energies. AACC maintains that the law creating the ACGs clearly includes these and other certificate programs."
Niagara County Community College gets a $6 million summer makeover
Date CapturedMonday July 31 2006, 11:48 AM
Buffalo News reports, "He [Rob Waters] said the State University of New York and the Niagara County Legislature, each contributing half, granted the college $10 million to pay for the improvements."
Tennessee Gov. Bredesen says he would consider 5-year high schools
Date CapturedMonday July 31 2006, 11:09 AM
AP reports, "Gov. Phil Bredesen says creating five-year high school programs that bundle together a diploma with a community college degree could help stem the state's dropout rate."
Broome Community College's Educational Opportunity director plays role of mentor to students
Date CapturedSunday July 30 2006, 3:35 PM
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports, "As director of Broome Community College's Educational Opportunity Program, Claudia Clarke helps high-risk students navigate the challenges in their lives to achieve a college education."
Women's world? Try colleges; Area schools mirror U.S. trend of males as the student minority.
Date CapturedThursday July 27 2006, 9:17 AM
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "At MCC, women made up 55 percent of the student body in 2004, the most recent year for which federal statistics are available. At the State University College at Geneseo, women accounted for 61 percent. And at Nazareth College and Keuka College, more than 70 percent of the students were women."
Fulton-Montgomery Community College moves to address concerns of accreditation group
Date CapturedWednesday July 26 2006, 5:42 PM
The Business Review (Albany) reports, "One is in 'outcomes assessment,' which is the college's process of determining how well students meet the standards F-MCC has set for those earning degrees in various programs. The other is in how well the college is doing at meeting its overriding goals in areas such as student success and economic development."
Ramapo Community College, other colleges join forces to offer emergency preparedness programs
Date CapturedTuesday July 25 2006, 8:56 AM
The Journal News reports, "RCC is joining with Orange, Sullivan and Ulster community colleges in the Emergency Medical Services/First Responder Education Program, an initiative that would allow students at the participating colleges access to different emergency preparedness programs based at the individual schools."
Community colleges suit adult learners
Date CapturedSunday July 23 2006, 10:18 AM
Milford Daily News reports, "Community colleges offer several advantages over traditional four-year colleges and universities. Aside from presenting an affordable education and convenient locales for its students, the adult programs are becoming more flexible with class schedules, and increasingly adapting to job market trends."
Date CapturedSunday July 23 2006, 8:56 AM
NY Post reports, "The number of 'A' students considering CUNY colleges is a whopping 59.7 percent higher than in 2000, when the university tightened its admission policy by phasing out open enrollment and eliminating remedial courses at its four-year institutions."
Clinton Community College asks Clinton County for nearly $500,000 more in funding
Date CapturedFriday July 21 2006, 9:40 AM
The Press Republican reports, "College officials stressed they trimmed the budget as much as possible and any more would negatively impact the programs and services they currently offer."
Legislators agree to fund North Country Community College
Date CapturedFriday July 21 2006, 8:53 AM
The Press Republican reports, "The allocation is about $40,900 more than the county appropriated this year and includes a $200 tuition increase for students at the school's three campuses, bringing the total annual NCCC tuition to $3,250."
U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approves Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill for fiscal year 2007.
Date CapturedThursday July 20 2006, 11:31 PM
U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee July 20, 2006 press release.
Broome Community College has new scholarship program
Date CapturedWednesday July 19 2006, 9:01 AM
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports, "A new scholarship program at Broome Community College could attract as many as 25 additional Broome County students each year and keep them in the area after graduation, college officials say."
Ulster County Community College will offer fast-track associate's degree
Date CapturedMonday July 17 2006, 10:14 AM
Poughkeepsie Journal reports, "In this program, students will attend classes Thursday evening each week, supplemented by online and independent work."
Upgraded status lets Cayuga Community College Fulton offer more
Date CapturedMonday July 17 2006, 9:34 AM
The Post-Standard reports, "Branch-campus status permits the Fulton campus to offer entire degree programs, rather than requiring students to complete some of their course work at the college's Auburn campus."
Columbia Teachers College Shares in $10 million Award for National Federal Research Center on Postsecondary Education
Date CapturedFriday July 14 2006, 6:30 PM
Columbia University reports, "The center will focus its work on the efforts of two- and four-year institutions to improve access to higher education and the rates at which students earn a degree. Studies will investigate the effectiveness of dual enrollment programs and learning communities in preparing low-skill students for success in college."
Houston Community College considers adding honors school
Date CapturedFriday July 14 2006, 8:57 AM
The Daily Texan reports, "Texas' largest community college is considering adding a free honors college as soon as fall 2007 for high-achieving high school students with plans of transferring to a four-year college."
Special report: Are professors too liberal?
Date CapturedTuesday July 11 2006, 9:36 PM (Arizona) special report, "In recent years, professors in places like Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania and South Dakota have been accused of spouting leftist agendas in their classrooms and more and more, state legislatures are taking note."
Westchester Community College hopes to raise tuition by $200
Date CapturedTuesday July 11 2006, 8:20 AM
Journal News reports, "The tuition would increase for a full-time student, from $3,150 to $3,350, under a $73.1 million budget proposal submitted yesterday by Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano to the county Board of Legislators."
Community college special education initiative kicks off in Maryland
Date CapturedMonday July 10 2006, 8:41 PM
The Gazette reports, "The Governor’s Community College Initiative for Students with Learning Disabilities will award $500,000 to approximately 200 students. Students chosen for the project are eligible for up to $2,500 per year for three years to earn their degree or career certification at a state community college."
Museum to offer high-tech programs, partners with schools, colleges, businesses to fill education gap
Date CapturedMonday July 10 2006, 6:36 AM
Star Gazette reports, "The project will focus on getting students interested in high-tech fields starting in middle school, and will build on the Flying Start summer youth camp launched last year by Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. The effort is designed to fill what organizers see as a gap in local education programs."
Maryland community college to start honors program
Date CapturedSunday July 09 2006, 11:20 AM
Baltimore Sun reports, "The Hill Scholars Program will provide an opportunity for groups of 20 to 24 full-time students to progress through their first two years of college together in classes offered specifically for them."
Rockland Community College Around the World
Date CapturedSunday July 09 2006, 10:39 AM
The Journal News reports, "Rockland Community College is establishing a scholarship fund for study-abroad students."
Scottsdale Community College offers special English classes
Date CapturedThursday July 06 2006, 2:30 PM
The Business Journal reports, "A local community college is helping non-English-speaking resort workers learn the language."
Northern Country Community College budget includes new account
Date CapturedThursday July 06 2006, 9:00 AM
The reports, "For the first time, the college's budget will include a separate capital-improvement fund for future projects and infrastructure upgrades."
Unusual leader for California community college
Date CapturedSunday July 02 2006, 8:11 AM
Transfer Access to Elite Colleges and Universities in the United States: Threading the Needle of the American Dream
Date CapturedFriday June 30 2006, 10:38 AM
Executive Summary of "The Study of Economic, Informational, and Cultural Barriers to Community College Student Transfer Enrollment at Selective Institutions", a study that was designed to deepen understanding of ways to promote transfer access. The study employed multiple methods of data collection and analysis to examine community college transfer student achievement; administrative and professorial attitudes towards community college transfers; and institutional policies, programs, and practices that promote transfer access. The problem of low transfer access was conceptualized as having three inter-related dimensions: (1) institutional economics; (2) informational barriers (particularly information about financial aid); and (3) cultural barriers.
Community College Transfers Shut Out of Elite Colleges
Date CapturedFriday June 30 2006, 10:20 AM
Read executive summary of referenced report on Education New York Online EDUCATION POLICY page, COMMUNITY COLLEGES folder.
Committee warms to OCCC Newburgh branch campus
Date CapturedThursday June 29 2006, 10:17 AM
SUNY trustees approve new president of college in Johnstown
Date CapturedTuesday June 27 2006, 11:17 PM
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
Date CapturedSaturday June 24 2006, 7:26 PM
Heat is on North Carolina community colleges
Date CapturedSaturday June 24 2006, 9:21 AM
Cool Community Colleges: Creative Approaches to Economic Development
Date CapturedWednesday June 21 2006, 8:46 PM
06/27/2006. Time : 11:00AM to 12:15PM (ET). This webinar will discuss the ways in which art, design, and culture are inegral to developing and strengthening an information- and technology-based economy. Learn how community colleges are fueling economic development and revitalization—locally, nationally, and internationally—while promoting creative industries such as crafts, high-end design, artisan foods, digital arts, media, and entertainment.
Profile of Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Education Institutions: 2003-04, With a Special Analysis of Community College Students
Date CapturedWednesday June 21 2006, 10:24 AM
This report includes an analysis of community college students, examining the relationship between a measure of students’ degree commitment and their likelihood of maintaining their enrollment over the 1-year period under study. Overall, some 49 percent of community college students were classified as “more committed,” 39 percent as “less committed” and 12 percent as “not committed.” The results indicate that students who demonstrate a relatively strong commitment to completing a program of study (i.e., they explicitly report that either transfer or degree completion are reasons for attending and they attend classes at least half time) are very likely to maintain their enrollment for one year. Some 83 percent of the “more committed” students did so, compared with 70 percent of “less committed” and 58 percent of those designated as “not committed.”
College funding, control need fresh ideas
Date CapturedTuesday June 20 2006, 8:54 AM
Creating community colleges
Date CapturedSunday June 18 2006, 9:32 AM
College without a High School Diploma
Date CapturedFriday June 16 2006, 12:35 PM
How sweet it could be
Date CapturedThursday June 15 2006, 7:57 AM
The Toolbox Revisited; Paths to Degree Completion from High School Through College
Date CapturedSaturday June 10 2006, 8:03 PM
U.S. Department of Education. The Toolbox Revisited is a data essay that follows a nationally representative cohort of students from high school into postsecondary education, and asks what aspects of their formal schooling contribute to completing a bachelor's degree by their mid-20s. The universe of students is confined to those who attended a four-year college at any time, thus including students who started out in other types of institutions, particularly community colleges
Few graduating college in four years
Date CapturedSaturday June 10 2006, 8:00 PM
read "The Toolbox Revisited; Paths to Degree Completion from High School Through College" on education new york online EDUCATION POLICY link, HIGHER EDUCATION/COMMUNITY COLLEGES folders.
Far from fountain, UAlbany makes splash
Date CapturedSaturday June 10 2006, 9:51 AM
Education without representation
Date CapturedSaturday June 10 2006, 9:11 AM
Monroe Community College students learn by helping city
Date CapturedSaturday June 10 2006, 8:25 AM
The Future is in Their Hands
Date CapturedSunday June 04 2006, 8:50 AM
Alliance unites Arizona university and community colleges
Date CapturedWednesday May 31 2006, 10:14 PM
Graduating college gets fast-tracked
Date CapturedSaturday May 27 2006, 8:48 AM
As college costs climb, HVCC won't budge
Date CapturedFriday May 26 2006, 9:33 PM
Newburgh deserves and needs a branch campus
Date CapturedTuesday May 23 2006, 6:21 AM
Five ways to get SUNY on Broadway
Date CapturedFriday May 19 2006, 5:06 PM
NCCC eyeing sport management courses
Date CapturedFriday May 19 2006, 7:58 AM
College faculty and staff earn SUNY award
Date CapturedWednesday May 17 2006, 8:52 AM
SUNY Orange won't survive the bureaucracy
Date CapturedMonday May 15 2006, 7:21 AM
Study says Florida students not ready for community college
Date CapturedSunday May 14 2006, 1:06 PM
Tribe missed education opportunity
Date CapturedSaturday May 13 2006, 8:21 AM
Politics block higher education equity
Date CapturedThursday May 11 2006, 7:55 AM
Older students among community college grads
Date CapturedSunday May 07 2006, 12:16 AM
Lack of community colleges barrier to 4-year degrees
Date CapturedSunday April 30 2006, 8:23 AM
Connecticut State Honors Top Community College Students
Date CapturedSaturday April 29 2006, 7:34 AM
Arizona Regents add degree programs in education at two UA sites
Date CapturedSaturday April 29 2006, 7:25 AM
Higher education heads downtown in Massachusetts
Date CapturedThursday April 27 2006, 7:52 AM
An emphasis on abilities
Date CapturedSunday April 23 2006, 8:38 PM
The community college boost
Date CapturedSunday April 23 2006, 9:43 AM
Teacher Education at the Community College: Partnership and Collaboration
Date CapturedSunday December 18 2005, 3:36 PM
Allen, Robin. ERIC Identifier: ED467986. Publication Date: 2002-05-00. Community colleges are examining their role in helping to meet the need for teachers in their own communities.
Gateways to Democracy: Six Urban Community College Systems
Date CapturedSunday December 18 2005, 3:05 PM
Hirose-Wong, Shannon M. ERIC Identifier: ED438873. Urban community colleges play a key role in higher education by serving economically, educationally, and ethnically disadvantaged, and nationally diverse student populations.

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