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Report roundup

Here are three reports you should know about this month. The American Council on Education’s survey of U.S. college and university presidents shows that presidents from associate-degree granting institutions are, overall, more diverse and younger than presidents from other types of institutions. Thirty-six percent of associate college presidents are women and 20 percent are minorities. […]

Doing the math

Butler Community College is revolutionizing math in Kansas. In order to help students be more successful and complete college algebra, Butler will introduce math in a modular format.  The new approach to teaching and learning math will launch this fall. This curriculum is designed to remove math as a barrier to completing a degree. These […]

A new kind of Signing Day

Twelve high school seniors took part recently in Northeast Community College’s inaugural Career and Technical Education (CTE) Letter of Intent Signing Day in front of family, friends, prospective employers and college employees. It had all the earmarks of an athletic signing, but the students signed their intentions to complete a CTE program at Northeast. All […]

Report roundup

Here are three reports you should know about this month. The greatest challenges facing e-learning administrators are addressing accessibility and universal design, and the support staff needed for training and technical assistance. This is according to the survey results published in the Instructional Technology Council’s (ITC) Annual National eLearning Report. The survey results also show […]

Early challenges, successes, on guided pathways

Leaders of several community colleges involved in pathways — including institutions new to the effort, as well as those that have already laid the ground with similar efforts over the past decade — shared their experiences during a session on pathways at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) annual convention. “The work of pathways reform is […]

20 colleges join California Guided Pathways Project

Twenty community colleges will participate in the California Guided Pathways Project, an effort to increase college completion that is modeled after the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Pathways Project. The colleges, selected through a competitive application process, will design and implement structured academic and career pathways for all incoming students by 2019. Guided Pathways […]

Report roundup

Here are three reports you should know about this month. 1.    About two in three community college students are food insecure, according to a Wisconsin HOPE Lab study. That’s up significantly from findings in the organization’s 2015 study. More than 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states were surveyed for this latest study, […]

Report roundup

Here are three reports you should know about this month. The number of students earning their first undergraduate degree — both associate and bachelor’s degrees — in 2015-16 declined by 1.4 percent from the previous year, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The number of first-time graduates ages 25 […]

Getting students back in the door

Attracting students who have the capability to complete a degree or certificate has never been an issue at Pueblo Community College (PCC); however, retaining students who face a plethora of social cognitive hurdles – 60 percent of whom are first-generation college students – is a challenge. In addition, PCC has come to realize that when […]

Report roundup

Here are three reports you should know about this month. The role of technology in designing a student-centered approach to higher education is explored in the National Higher Education Technology Plan, released by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology. The report includes recommendations on how institutions can engage and empower learning through […]