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2012-10-31 03:24:34

Community colleges in the United States have made huge strides since 2008 in cultivating a global workforce, according to a first-of-its-kind study co-led by a Michigan State University researcher. In 2008, about 51 percent of community colleges offered a basic course in international business. Four years later that number has jumped to 85 percent, said Tomas Hult, director of MSU´s International Business Center, who led the study with Lansing Community College professor William Motz....

2010-10-30 00:00:46

Many people begin their career and realize that in order to advance in the work force, additional education is needed. With the need for income, busy work schedules, and family needs, students may not be free to continue their education in a formal university setting. MyCollegesandCareers.com has recently re-launched their search portal to help students looking for online doctoral programs. Provo, UT (Vocus) October 28, 2010 Many people begin their career and realize that in order to...

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2010-07-16 09:00:00

High schools need to work with community colleges to align their curricula better and to reduce the number of students who need to enroll in remedial courses, according to a University of Illinois expert who studies community college education policy. Debra Bragg, a professor of educational organization and leadership and the director of the Forum on the Future of Public Education at Illinois, says a major reason why college completion is not keeping pace with enrollment is that many students...

2009-07-14 13:09:43

Popular culture may have an uncharitable attitude toward community colleges, but a University of Illinois expert in education says they are an underfunded community asset and an invaluable resource for first-generation college students, low-skilled adult workers and immigrants aspiring to enter college, and downsized workers and mid-career changers transitioning to a recession-proof career.According to Debra Bragg, a professor of higher education and the director of the Forum on the Future of...

2008-08-14 03:00:40

By Collins, Michael Aspirations for college are at an all-time high, but too many young people and older reuirning students do not have the academic skills for success in college. About six of 10 recent high school graduates across the nation take at least one remedial education course. But many students who need remedial courses find ways to avoid them or of those who do enroll, few complete their remedial courses and go to college-level courses that count toward a degree. This has...

2008-07-02 06:00:52

By Twombly, Susan Townsend, Barbara K This review of existing literature about community college faculty members speculates about why they have received so little scholarly attention, summarizes the nature of existing research, including its methodology and topics, and suggests what else needs to be known about them. Keywords: student outcomes assessment; curriculum and instruction; quantitative methods; research methods "Community college faculty receive scant attention from postsecondary...

2008-06-19 15:00:30

In a current economy marked by rising unemployment and steep job competition in which recent college graduates must contend with workforce veterans for the same limited positions, college students are placing more importance on degrees with immediately marketable work skills. According to a recent survey by the Career College Association, almost 50 percent of respondents named career and technical colleges as the best alternative to four-year universities for preparing students for a...


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