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Washington Report
4/8/2014 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speaking before a crowded room at the recent American Association of Community Colleges annual conference, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced the creation of the Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium to help colleges facilitate apprenticeships that allow individuals to earn college credits for participating in such work.

Institutions that choose to join the consortium must agree to award college credits to individuals who successfully complete apprenticeships approved under the program.

Generating Opportunities
3/31/2014 12:00 AM

The graduation rate at Florida State College at Jacksonville has been rising steadily since 2001. And it’s still going up, according to Jim Simpson, the executive dean of career and technical education.

Simpson and Linda Austin, dean of career education for the Kent campus, explained what change helped more students complete degrees. If you’d like to double or triple your graduation rate among your adult learners to boost your unit’s bottom line, try these seven proven approaches.

Distance Learning
3/17/2014 12:00 AM

Most colleges and universities have jumped on the distance learning bandwagon now that they can reach in-state and out-of-state students through the Internet. Although the technology for teaching a lesson and receiving student assignments may differ from traditional face-to-face, time-bound instruction, many of the legal issues are the same.

That’s according to William A. Kaplin and Barbara A. Lee, authors of the landmark book The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition, published in 2013 by Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand.

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    In 2010, Cynthia Gomez became the editor of Recruiting & Retaining Adult Students, formerly known as Nontraditional Students Report.
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