Category Archives: Pathways to the Baccalaureate

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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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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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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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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