Category Archives: Two-Year Colleges

It’s a Tie: Walla Walla, Santa Barbara Share Aspen Prize

By Paul Bradley Editor, CCWeek WASHINGTON — Two West Coast community colleges with different missions but common goals share the second Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of achievement and performance among the country’s  community colleges. … Continue reading

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League Steps Into NISOD Void

By Paul Bradley The League for Innovation in the Community College is aggressively stepping into the void created by the uncertainty now surrounding the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). The League, which since 1968 has promoted institutional … Continue reading

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AACC Commission Challenges Community Colleges

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week   ORLANDO, Fla – The American Association of Community Colleges has issued a list of ambitious goals to help its 1,200 member colleges prosper in an era of heightened expectations and diminished financial … Continue reading

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I Am a Community College Student

BY Terry O’Banion President Emeritus League for Innovation Senior Advisor Higher Education Programs Walden University Editor’s note: Terry O’Banion has been working in the community college field for 50 years. He has been recognized with four national awards in his … Continue reading

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Earning an Associate Degree: The Achievement that Lasts a Lifetime

By Larry Miller Chief Academic Officer, Snead State Community College On May 12, a record number of awards were handed to proud graduates of Snead State Community College. The number of these hard-earned achievement milestones (both associate degrees and certificates) has actually … Continue reading

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New Bachelor’s Degree Program Prompts Fresh Look at Associate Offerings

By Nancy Dick Dean of Applied Design Programs Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland, Wash. Washington State had a problem. Industry leaders such as Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, and Amazon.com require an educated workforce, and not surprisingly the state ranks high in … Continue reading

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Advocates for For-Profits Try To Illuminate Institutions’ Attributes In Three New Reports

Compiled by Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week Call it the pushback of the for-profits. Even as the Obama administration nears final approval of new rules designed to rein in the nation’s burgeoning proprietary education sector — enrollment in the … Continue reading

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Leaders at AACC Convention Urged To Hold Fast To Open Access Mission

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week NEW ORLEANS — From its opening moments, when students via a video link pledged in unison to join the completion agenda, to the closing party, which featured a joyous version of “When the Saints … Continue reading

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Blurring the Lines Between Online and Traditional Classroom Pedagogy

By Deborah Cardenas Professor of Biology Collin College Conventional teaching promotes the separation of online and traditional classes. Initially, I believed in the efficacy of that strategy. However, after teaching online and traditional classes within the same semester, I decided … Continue reading

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Aspen Institute Opens College Competition

Let the numbers crunching begin – at least for 120 lucky community colleges. Those institutions are being invited to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, an effort by the Aspen Institute for College Excellence to … Continue reading

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