Category Archives: Diversity in Higher Education

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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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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Colleges at Center of Push for Higher Standards in Early Childhood Ed

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week They have been called our most precious resources — young children, infants and toddlers, pre-schoolers and kindergartners, ever precocious and curious. Yet for the last four decades, as women have flooded into the workforce, … Continue reading

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Transforming Teacher Education

Preparing Education Majors for 21st Century Teaching By Tawn Hauptli Faculty Education Studies Department Mesa Community College Mesa, Ariz. On Nov. 9, 2010, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the national educational technology plan. “The plan,” the document says, “recognizes that … Continue reading

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Virginia Leads Way on Community College Reform

Community college leaders needed to look no further than Virginia to see an example of college reform in action. Continue reading

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Summit Leaves Leaders Wanting More

By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week For the nation’s community colleges, the White House Summit on Community Colleges was their long-awaited day in the spotlight. Often neglected, frequently overlooked and sometimes even ridiculed, two-year colleges were explicitly recognized at … Continue reading

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Meeting of The Minds

Cooke Foundation Initiative Connects Transfers To Top Colleges (This article appeared in the Oct. 4 issue of Community College Week)  Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week  They are the oddest of higher education bedfellows, the rich kid and his poor … Continue reading

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POV: Community Colleges’ Role in Economic Development

Forging Strategic Partnerships with Businesses Can Advance Entrepreneurial Learning (This article appeared in the Oct. 4 issue of Community College Week) Heather Van Sickle Executive Director National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship and Andre Taylor CEO Taylor Insight Entrepreneurship and … Continue reading

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Reaching Out To the College Capable

Colleges Plot Pathways for Growing Ranks Of Hispanic Students (This article first appeared in the Sept. 20, 2010 issue of Community College Week) By Paul Bradley Editor Community College Week It’s not just the prospect of a 360-student caseload that … Continue reading

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POV: Education is the Gateway to Opportunity

America Must Recommit Itself To Education for All (This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) and was reprinted with permission in the Sept. 20, 2010 issue of Community College Week.) By U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar D-28th District, Texas … Continue reading

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