October 4, 2019 | Issue # 147 I was in Dallas this week for Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s announcement that Google will expand its IT certificate program from 25 to 100 community colleges. More and more companies are committing to train and retrain students and workers for in-demand, good-paying jobs—and community colleges continue to play […]
Community college students with Pell grants are less likely to take on student debt than similar students in other sectors of higher education. Read the full PDF.
September 20, 2019 | Issue # 146 This week, I had the opportunity to participate in a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board’s aim is to present recommendations to the National Council for the American Worker on ways to encourage the private sector and educational institutions to address the skills crisis. […]
Community college students were more likely to receive federal aid immediately following the Great Recession. Read the full PDF.
“Front Range Community College (FRCC)’s diverse service area stretches from Denver to the Colorado/Wyoming border and includes high-tech and aerospace corridors around Boulder and Fort Collins (both cities with R1 universities), old and new Denver suburbs and both high- and low-income communities. The college strives to create economic opportunity for the whole region, while working […]
We invite you to take a seat in our virtual classroom to learn how technology and accreditation can go hand-in-hand. It’s no secret that meeting higher education requirements for accreditation and audit meetings are strenuous and time-consuming. With multiple documents, reports, board meeting agendas and the like, preparing for the accreditation process is extensive. Now, […]
September 6, 2019 | Issue # 145 This week, I welcomed several community college leaders to AACC’s offices for a discussion on addressing equity issues on campus. It was our third meeting as part of AACC’s Unfinished Business initiative. These conversations are often uncomfortable, but we must examine equity gaps in order to improve student […]
Community colleges along the east coast may be impacted by Hurricane Dorian. AACC continues to monitor the situation and the current status of the storm. Please check online for local information on the storm’s impact and campus closures in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Minority students don’t even comprise half of those who are earning STEM certificates and associate degrees. Read the full PDF.