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Leveraging Local Libraries— Partnering with Community Colleges

Leveraging Local Libraries— Partnering with Community Colleges | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"CSCC’s and CML’s IT departments have worked together to ensure that the virtual desktop infrastructure works properly. Testing has taken place at other branches over the past couple months. The real test will come when the fall semester begins. ...


Thousands of CSCC students live in the CML service area, so it was natural to combine services, said Ben Zenitsky, marketing and communications specialist for the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

'We’re looking to create the libraries of the 21st century,' Zenitsky said. 


Commentary: Librarians are invaluable in the digital age


A big part of that is to support education and be a resource for students from pre-Kindergarten through college. The dedicated CSCC room at the library also is strategically placed next to the teen area, so teens can see the CSCC students working and 'be inspired to achieve,” added Zenitsky.'"

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The author lists additional examples of this category of collaboration: "A partnership between Columbus State Community College (CSCC) and theColumbus Metro Library (CML) System in Ohio will make access to distance learning easier for many CSCC students. The library’s newest branch, which opened in July, features a dedicated room for CSCC students, and all CML branches offer computer access to the CSCC system."

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One man's mission to save City College of San Francisco

One man's mission to save City College of San Francisco | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The fate of City College of San Francisco, one of the nation's largest community colleges, rests largely on a state-appointed trustee named Robert Agrella.
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This is a Wall Street Journal article centered on the state-appointed trustee, Robert Agrella, a former community cllege president.

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'The contributions community colleges make to individual students, local and regional economies, states, and the nation as a whole.'

'The contributions community colleges make to individual students, local and regional economies, states, and the nation as a whole.' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Because of the importance of the content, which should be widely disseminated, SCUP members are sharing these four timely articles from the society's journal, Planning for Higher Education. Anyone can download the pdf file on this page, through Sunday, October 20.


Download your copy now in SCUP's Community Colleges Roundtable.


Contents

  • The Maryland Model of Community College Student Degree Progress by Craig A. Clagett 
  • Expanding College Completion The Challenge of Capacity by Janice N. Friedel, Mark M. D’Amico, Stephen G. Katsinas, and Phillip D. Grant 
  • Local and Regional Economic Contributions of Community Colleges by Trudy Bers 
  • A National Economic Case Statement for Community Colleges by Christopher M. Mullin and Kent Phillippe
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Don't miss this related upcoming SCUP event, November 4 at Lincoln University (PA)— "Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment." There is a great line-up of local speakers and panelists, many from community colleges. Register now!


This one-day workshop focuses on how institutions can ensure that they are achieving their mission through a culture of evidence, and the role of academic quality, continuous improvement and accountability in the accreditation process.


It comprises two consecutive workshops that address tools for integrated planning and assessment and evaluating assessment programs.

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Action Guide: Exploring Ways to Strengthen Student Support at Your College

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Another great resource via The RP Group.


Interested in using Student Support (Re)defined findings to strengthen student success on your campus? This Action Guide helps college practitioners undertake an inquiry and planning process based on the study’s results. This guide can be utilized to enhance existing campus efforts or facilitate new initiatives.

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Community Colleges Get Strategic About Enrollment

Community Colleges Get Strategic About Enrollment | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

For decades, the community-college sector expanded almost automatically as it helped broaden access to higher education, says Peter S. Bryant, a senior vice president at the consulting firm Noel-Levitz. But waiting for students to show up is no longer enough, says Mr. Bryant, who has seen more business lately from community colleges. "There's a growing realization," he says, "that there has got to be a much more strategic approach."

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Very important message for community college planners about enrollment.

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SCUP 2013 North Atlantic One-Day

SCUP 2013 North Atlantic One-Day | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

October 4, 2013 | Gateway Community College | New Haven, CT

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LEEDing the Way to Change

In 2012, Gateway Community College (GCC) celebrated the official opening of its new downtown New Haven campus with an August 29 ribbon-cutting attended by hundreds of stakeholders, including politicians, donors, officials from higher education, faculty, staff, members of the community, and most importantly—GCC students. That day represented over a decade of persistence and leadership spearheaded by the college’s president, Dorsey L. Kendrick, to provide a high-quality educational experience for all students in the New Haven region. This state-of-the-art urban campus was realized through a culmination of effort, advocacy, planning, and rigorous negotiations. The result is a college campus that is not only conducive to learning, but exists as an integral thread of the downtown New Haven landscape. 

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