Community Colleges

Raritan Valley CC Foundation Elects Board Members

The Raritan Valley Community College (N.J.) Foundation has named several local residents to its Board of Directors. The new members are: Vincent Cirianni, Donna LoStocco, Jennifer Redmond, Teresa Richardson, Erika Senska and James Ventantonio.

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Mass. Community Colleges, Universities Team on MOOCs Project

Bunker Hill Community College and Massachusetts Bay Community College will be the first community colleges to work with EdX, which includes the Harvard/MIT initiative, to bring a new teaching model to the classroom. The colleges plan to use the EdX platform to connect students with leading MOOC professors from around the world.

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Posting a Threat

Jared Loughner, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing six people and wounding 11 others, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson, Ariz. rampage last year, posted a YouTube video threat against Pima Community College. This event showed all colleges large and small the importance of recognizing and responding to threats of violence made via social media.

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Community Colleges Put Baby Boomers Back in School

In August, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced that eleven colleges had been chosen to join a national program that would train 10,000 baby boomers over the next three years for new jobs in health care, education, and social service. Called the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, it is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust. 2013 is year one, with a kick-off meeting scheduled in San Francisco in April. Community College Report spoke with representatives from three participating colleges about the benefits of the program to both the older generation and to the schools.

Development Research Specialist, Kingsborough Community College

Under the direction of the executive director of development, the researcher will identify and profile possible sources to provide private support for college fundraising efforts and support college fundraising strategies and objectives. Kingsborough CC is in Brooklyn, NY.

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Innovations 2013: March 10-13, 2013

The 15th annual conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College will be held in Dallas, Texas. Keynote speakers include Diane Oblinger, president and CEO of Educause, and Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.

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One and Done

While community colleges are supposed to be two-year institutions, many students take longer than that to graduate. Some four-year institutions, meanwhile, allow ambitious students to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years. Pima Community College (Ariz.) has come up with a new twist to the accelerated degree trend, giving East Campus students enrolling in the Sprint Schedule pilot program the chance to be done in just one. 

Study Finds Modest Gains in CEO Compensation at CCs

Base salaries for CEOs of the nation's more than 1,100 community colleges increased a modest 4.1-6.2% over the last six years (2006-2012), according to a new study released today by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

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Ruling Favors Community College In Higher Education Center Dispute

First District Court Judge Raymond Z. Ortiz found in favor of Santa Fe Community College on Tuesday, saying it does not need legislative approval to build a new Higher Learning Center.

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City College: Good News On 2 Measures

City College of San Francisco got some rare, good financial news Tuesday as local voters approved a parcel tax to benefit the huge school of 86,000 students and state voters approved a tax increase measure for schools that will help steer the college away from bankruptcy.

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