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A New Era for Community Colleges

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 12.20.2016 | College
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

During the presidential election Americans were subject to endless plans and promises. Both candidates touted their credentials for building a new eco...

Education And Economics: A Report From The Border

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 12.09.2016 | Education
Lee D. Lambert

Throughout 2016, a wall of rhetoric has obscured fundamental truths about U.S. relations with Mexico.

What's Working: 21st Century Advising for Today's College Students

Allan Golston | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

When Whatcom Community College started reaching out to students who were in danger of failing a course, the faculty and administrators were happily su...

The Classroom

S. F. Siddiqui | Posted 08.30.2016 | Education
S. F. Siddiqui

Today, on the cusp of a new school year, I can't wait to be back in the classroom, engrossed by evocative details, fluid sentences, and literary analysis. The darker the outside world seems, the more I want to shut myself in and obsess over thesis statements and comma splices.

What's Behind Failures in College Governance? Lack of Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.15.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In September 2012, I chose to begin to contribute to the national conversation about higher education by tackling the concept of leadership in one of ...

Florida's Immigrant Students Deserve Better Than Leaders Who Support Bigots

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 08.12.2016 | Miami
Center for Community Change Action

Donald Trump during a rally in Iowa in January. Photo credit: Evan Guest via Flickr By Thomas Kennedy I remember the frustration I felt in the summe...

An American Innovation And A Caution

Jack Jennings | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

A homegrown, rapidly expanding American invention is a cost-effective tool for increasing post-secondary educational attainment and gainful employment...

Revitalizing Higher Education beyond the University

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

As the world advances towards increasingly complex global networks, new services and technologies must rise to meet new demands. The need for qualifie...

What Values Should a College Education Support?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.13.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Tim Goral published an extremely interesting interview with former president of the Appalachian College Association, Alice Brown, in University Busine...

Lessons Learned As A Community College President

Tom Snyder | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Tom Snyder

I retired in June as President of Ivy Tech in Indiana, the nation's largest singly accredited community college system. Although I had an advanced de...

Go (College) Fish: Easing Path for Community College Transfers

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.20.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the most persistent problems facing American higher education is how best to create a seamless pathway among the various higher education secto...

Education Innovation: Tailored Approaches Driving Outcomes

Josef Blumenfeld | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Josef Blumenfeld

Last week, I went to two educational institutions in Greater Boston that are widely recognized as being on the forefront of innovation. Both schools are pioneering new ways to serve their students and prepare them for the 21st Century.

Once Imprisoned By a Wrongful Conviction, Attorney Jarrett Adams Now Offers Universal Lessons

Michael Golden | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Michael Golden

The phrase "changing people's lives" is spoken daily in the world of education and advocacy. I, myself, have been saying it for years. And though I'...

5 Initiatives Keeping Public Schools Vital

Posted 05.24.2016 | Business

Like in most U.S. states, the landscape of education continues to evolve in California. As the ecosystem gets crowded with more and more options, from...

The Candidates and Higher Education

Tom Snyder | Posted 04.20.2016 | College
Tom Snyder

As the presidential campaign heats up, it is time to look at where the candidates stand on higher education.

How to Make a Wrong College Right

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
Adele Scheele

The ugly reality of not being accepted by the college of your choice or being denied financial aid could feel like the end of the world. But don't despair. You have options. You can have an amazing, productive and worthwhile higher education experience no matter what the scenario.

Building Seamless Pathways For Students: Good for Students and States

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Every year the challenge of managing the cost of a college education continues to grow. The average cost of public universities is nearly five figures...

Want to Add Even More Value to a Community College Education?

Joe Kapp | Posted 03.30.2016 | Education
Joe Kapp

From urban settings to rural areas, community colleges have long served as important institutions for education, workforce development and retraining. The time has come for these schools to add entrepreneurial education to the array of certifications and trainings they offer.

Free Tuition Is Not a Cure-All

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2017 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Free K-12 education has never solved all of our children's woes in America, and it won't solve the woes of college students. Life is complex. Humans are complex. Solving the complexities of what might hinder a student from being able to learn and thrive in a college setting is complex.

5 Things You Can do to Avoid the $1.2 Trillion Student Debt Dilemma

Jeff Ray | Posted 02.03.2017 | Education
Jeff Ray

While there are some things out of the student's control -- rising tuition, interest rates, etc. -- students and their families can take steps to pursue the education they need and want without going into crippling debt, namely by taking on a business mindset.

The Trump Phenomenon

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 02.03.2017 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

It is clearly not my place to endorse or speak against any political candidate in my official capacity as the president of a public community college. Therefore, I will attempt to explore this topic without tipping my hand regarding Mr. Trump (but I doubt I will be able to accomplish that task).

5 Ways to Leverage Community Colleges for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

Joe Kapp | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Joe Kapp

Withering economies are perhaps one of the most daunting issues facing many communities, particularly in small-town, rural America. The days of Ma-and-Pa shops opening on every corner have gone the way of record players and the elevator operators.

The Balance

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 01.20.2017 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

We, in higher education, need to teach students to understand other cultures. We need to encourage them to use facts in discussions, not sound bites and hyperbole.

Invest in Ag Tech Education and Return Farmers to Entrepreneurship

Joe Kapp | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Joe Kapp

Entrepreneurship, like so much of American history, began on our nation's farms. From the moment the first ancestors planted a seed, watered it and wa...

The Transfer Problem: The Case for Private Colleges

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.18.2017 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In November, the Edvance Foundation released a report titled, "Strengthening the Transfer Pathway," that identified opportunities for private colleges and universities to accept a much more robust stream of transfer students.