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February 27, 2013
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  Education Watch 
  • National community college program serves older workers
    Twenty-eight institutions nationwide are participating in the American Association of Community Colleges' new Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which seeks to curb unemployment among older workers. With data showing that out-of-work older adults remain unemployed longer than younger job seekers, the program's goal is to train about 10,000 baby boomers over the next three years for jobs in high-demand fields. For Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania, that includes nursing, dental hygiene and other medical fields. The Times Herald (Norristown, Pa.) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Leadership Spotlight 
  • How is the growing employment of adjuncts affecting education?
    Two recent reports from the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success address concerns over the growing use of adjunct professors in higher education, and provide examples of colleges and universities that are successfully integrating adjuncts into the faculty. In one report, researchers warn that salary and benefit differences can adversely affect student retention and performance. "The key, I think, is how many issues campuses overlook in terms of the emerging problems of employing so many non-tenure-track faculty," said professor Adrianna Kezar. InsideHigherEd.com (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Financial Focus 
  • How to pay for college without breaking the bank
    The financial-aid process can be overwhelming for prospective college students and their families, but with a little planning, securing funds to pay for college can be made easier, financial-literacy expert Mary Johnson writes in this blog post. Johnson suggests filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. She also advises parents to be realistic about the aid their children should expect to receive and to focus on what they can reasonably afford to pay. The Huffington Post/The Blog (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Eye on Policy 
  • Colo. considers expanding role of community colleges
    Colorado legislators are considering a bill that would allow the state's community colleges to offer some four-year degrees, mostly in technical subjects. The push for expansion is largely based on geographic reasons, as community colleges can serve regions in the state that aren't conveniently served by four-year universities. The Denver Post (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Strayer News 
  • Strayer University professor provides expert tax season advice
    Chester Galloway, a finance and business law professor at Strayer University's Columbus, Ga., campus, will be featured on radio stations across the U.S. offering tax-related advice in March. Galloway will discuss the pros and cons of using a professional tax service versus do-it-yourself tax software in addition to sharing major tax code changes and other information. Galloway earned his juris doctorate degree from Rutgers School of Law, MBA from Auburn University, and bachelor's degree in political science from Rutgers University. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    At Strayer, we understand the thought of pursuing a higher education can be overwhelming. That's why we've created the Personal Education Plan -- a step-by-step planner that helps to provide the estimates and answers to everything you want to know, instantly. Strayer's Personal Education Plan will even answer your questions about tuition, scheduling, graduation dates, and the most important question of all -- "When do I start?"
    • Earning your degree is challenging. Planning for it doesn't have to be. Build your Personal Education Plan today. Visit www.strayer.edu/my-plan.
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  • On-campus housing becoming more common at community colleges
    It's becoming more common for community colleges -- typically associated with a commuter lifestyle -- to open residence halls, allowing students to live on campus. The switch, officials say, is due in part to the changing field of higher education, in which institutions are increasingly competing for a dwindling number of students. Community colleges also are using housing to become a more attractive alternative to more expensive four-year institutions. Community College Week (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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