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Kimberly Nolan September 2012
Volume: 15 Issue: 9
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As more colleges add online courses and fully online programs, the need to offer support to online students becomes more apparent. Schools across the country are offering a full spectrum of online services from call-in hours to formal online advising and complete financial aid services. Given the connection academic advising has to student satisfaction and success in the literature, colleges should carefully examine their advising practices for online students.
Brian Fox August 2012
Volume: 15 Issue: 8
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Our nation's higher education system, of which community colleges are an integral part, has experienced a sharp rise in the enrollment of online students. This increased enrollment brings with it not simply the demands of additional students, but an entirely new type of student requiring new strategies and technologies. Faculty and administrators, eagerly or reluctantly, are trying to meet these challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
Timothy L.-Y. Wilson, Rebecca Andrews, Christine Foley July 2012
Volume: 15 Issue: 7
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At a time when economic realities have helped many people recognize the benefit of postsecondary education and training, more and more students who traditionally would not have pursued a college education are enrolling on campuses across the country. This phenomenon enables students to realize their dreams, but it can also mean an increase in the number of students who are not fully prepared for the college experience.
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Jim Brinson, Patrick Boggs, Kasie Brinson June 2012
Volume: 15 Issue: 6
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Both faculty and students can find it difficult to establish a student/instructor and interactive "human" relationship through an online environment, leading some skeptics to discount the possibility that online learning can be as effective as traditional learning. In science courses with a manipulative lab component, one way to help remedy this--and to teach abstract scientific concepts online--is to write, develop, produce, and effectively implement visual media and instructional laboratory videos.
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Holly Wheeler May 2012
Volume: 15 Issue: 5
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The most comprehensive GI Bill since World War II, today's Post 9/11 GI Bill is one of the most significant factors leading military service members to community colleges. With numbers of service members who have served in support of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan topping 1.7 million (Randall, 2012), it is likely that the veteran population at community colleges will continue to climb. The transition experience of these veterans cannot be understated and must be addressed by institutions of higher education to help this population be successful.
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Mark Filowitz, Sean Walker, Martin V. Bonsangue, Hye Sun Moon, Edward Sullivan April 2012
Volume: 15 Issue: 4
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There is a critical shortage of U.S. students being trained in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, fields that are vital to effectively meet national and global strategic challenges. Fully one third of all Ph.D. graduates of known citizen status were non-U.S. citizen temporary visa holders. Many talented undergraduate students, under-represented minorities in particular, are deterred from continuing with degree programs in STEM due to the difficulties encountered in gateway courses of the hierarchical curriculum.
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From the League March 2012
Volume: 15 Issue: 3
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Jason Clinkscale, Cuyahoga Community College, Highland Hills, OH Jason is a Programming and Development student at Cuyahoga Community College where he is currently enrolled in IT Concepts for Programmers and Programming Logic. Jason is a former member of the United States Air Force where he trained and served in active duty status in the nuclear missile maintenance program learning the details of several Computer Science and Engineering concepts.
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LaTanya K. Eggleston, A. Lawrie Gardner, Lisa M. Starkey, Trish Casey-Whiteman February 2012
Volume: 15 Issue: 2
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Through Anne Arundel Community College's (AACC) shared governance of faculty and administrative and professional staff, a faculty group supported by the manager of Institutional Professional Development comprises the Part-Time Faculty Affairs  Committee (PTFA) . This committee monitors factors impacting the welfare of our adjunct faculty. With its membership of both full-time and adjunct faculty, it also gives our adjunct colleagues a voice.
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Joseph Worth January 2012
Volume: 15 Issue: 1
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Education does not mean teaching people to know what they do not know; it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.John Ruskin (1819-1900)
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William Wade December 2011
Volume: 14 Issue: 12
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In today's world of virtual course delivery, we are finding that what works for students is both easy to use and free, or if not free, then easily affordable. We live in a time of $0.99 apps and $20.00 software, and we no longer tolerate products that are difficult to use, expensive, and quickly outdated. West Kentucky Community and Technical College has been in the online learning business since 1991, when the college introduced an English composition course with an enrollment of twelve students.
Ken Scott, Charlene B. Anderson, Rosa M. Miles November 2011
Volume: 14 Issue: 11
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SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps all students excel in their training programs and future technical, skilled, and service careers, including health occupations. Nationally, SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 high school and college/postsecondary students and their chapter advisors who are professional members. (SkillsUSA, 2011)
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Michael Daher October 2011
Volume: 14 Issue: 10
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Dearborn, Michigan, the home of Henry Ford Community College, hosts the largest contingent population of Arab immigrants in the United States. The Arab-American aura of Dearborn animates everyday life.
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Erin Landers, Denise Derrick September 2011
Volume: 14 Issue: 9
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Greenville College, a four-year institution in southwestern Illinois, and three Illinois community colleges, Kaskaskia College (KC), Lewis and Clark Community College (LCCC), and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), share a mission and vision to provide access to high-quality education to a largely rural population.
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Rebecca Herzog August 2011
Volume: 14 Issue: 8
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The Enough is Enough campaign is a critical collaboration designed to create a new paradigm for peace and safety on the nation's campuses by addressing the societal hostility that has contributed to unprecedented violence in some of the very places our students should feel most safe (http://www.naspa.org/enough/default2.cfm).
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Carie Page July 2011
Volume: 14 Issue: 7
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This summer, you're invited to join your colleagues and Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) for a "Summer Learning Series"--a schedule of webinars dedicated to the transformative role that technology can play in fostering student success and improving college completion. NGLC is a collaborative, multiyear initiative that was created to address the barriers to educational innovation and tap the potential of technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States.
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