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Higher Ed's Moneyball?
Fast analysis of disparate data streams, including daily Web surfing, helps instructors identify struggling students early. They then help more students stick with college, improve academically and graduate with intervention. Eric Westervelt
October 15, 2015
Keywords: Graduation rate;student succcess;completion

It's Time to End the Bias Against Blue-Collar Jobs
"Technical jobs can give our young people a path to earned success." That is why the Career Coaches Initiative is so important. Technical jobs earn more than degrees in many liberal arts categories. Clay Scofield
September 6, 2015
Keywords: technical;blue-collar;

Addressing Soft Skills in Higher Ed
Soft skills employers need are effective communication,ability to work in groups or teams, problem solving and/or critical thinking. These skills need to be incorporated into classes. Rhonda Tracy
August 31, 2015
Keywords: life skills;life-skills; soft skillsWe heard that some of our recent graduates did not show up for work on time, were not effective communicators, could not effectively function in groups or teams, and had difficulty problem solving and/or thinking critically. We heard that some of our recent graduates did not show up for work on time, were not effective communicators, could not effectively function in groups or teams, and had difficulty problem solving and/or thinking critically. We heard that some of our recent graduates did not show up for work on time, were not effective communicators, could not effectively function in groups or teams, and had difficulty problem solving and/or thinking critically.

A Faculty-Driven Approach To Closing Gaps
Mr. Holland discusses the methods used at Wallace Community College to close the student achievement gap.Purpose and methods of measure are addressed. Professional development is emphasized. Tony Holland
June 26, 2015
Keywords: student success;graduation

Rural college sees big gains
The article linked below contains some interesting methods taken by a community college to increase completion rates. Note the statistics on the students that went through late registration. “Only 42 percent of students who registered late in fall 2013 were still in school during the spring semester. After clipping late registration this year, there was a 62 percent retention rate from the fall to the spring semester.” Daily Staff
June 26, 2015
Keywords: completion;certificate;associatiate;

Toughening up the workforce: 'Soft' skills Gap Strains Hiring, Retention Rates
Workforce needs the following softskills. Work ethic Dependability Basic comprehension skills Ability to take instruction and follow rules Critical thinking Leadership skills They need to be incorporated in our courses. Kelli Dugan
April 24, 2015
Keywords: soft skills;soft-skills; job preparation;

College Success Depends on Three Words
Responsibility. Authority. Accountability. College success and success in life ultimately comes down to three words. Article discusses and gives examples. Jeff Beals
August 15, 2014
Keywords: Time management;mentor;involvement

Time to Get Serious About Redesigning Our Colleges
Thoughtful redesign includes addressing four major challenges: 1. implementing pathways 2.college readiness and developmental education 3. seamless education to career 4. stackable credentials and national credentialing. Emphasis placed on better measuring college readiness and quicker entry to major. Kay McClenney
May 5, 2014
Keywords: Graduation rate;student succcess;redesign;career