Community Colleges

Kathleen Lee New Ivy Tech Chancellor For Central Region

Ivy Tech Community College has given its interim chancellor of the college's Central Indiana region a more permanent status.

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How Grand Rapids Community College Is Trying To Boost Student Performance

Developmental education courses have long been a barrier to success for students at Grand Rapids Community College, but administrators are hoping several new initiatives will help change that.

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Harford CC Will Have Little Liability, Likely Energy Savings With Solar Panel Deal, College Officials Say

Harford Community College's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a power purchase agreement Monday, which is expected to save the college more than $1 million in energy costs over 20 years.

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Mixed Reviews For Wisc. Tech Schools' Request To Boost Student Aid

While lawmakers in Madison acknowledge the need to invest in Wisconsin's technical colleges, it remains to be seen if they are willing to nearly double the amount of money available for state-financed student financial aid grants in the next state budget.

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The New Community College Try

There are too many worms. In a mid-Manhattan classroom, 20 applicants write their thoughts about going to community college on paper cutouts and stick them to a poster of a tree — multicolored, tapered leaves for hopes, square bits of trunk for strengths, squiggly worms for fears. The worms dominate.

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Floor Plans

Using scheduling technology—and practical policy—to accommodate higher enrollments

A hallmark of community colleges is being nimble enough in their class offerings to respond quickly to the changing needs of their students. Additional faculty can be hired to teach the new courses, but classroom space is often a fixed resource that isn’t so easily added. “We would not turn down a new classroom building,” says Tony Honeycutt, provost of Somerset Community College (Ky.) with a laugh, “but we can meet our needs for classroom space through better scheduling.”

On the Move

Mel Shiavelli has been named executive vice president at Northern Virginia Community College. The former president and CEO of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (Pa.) since 2002 and a charter member of the Manufacturing Institute’s Education Council, Shiavelli started in his new role July 1.

Transfer Talk

Recognizing that IT students at two-year Lake Land College (Ill.) had no nearby transfer option, officials partnered with Eastern Illinois University to allow for transfer of credits toward a four-year degree in Management Information Systems.