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News & announcements from August 2010

CC college completion rates

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

There has been much push for increasing community college completion rates.  In a recent article, entitled “To What End?”  Terry O’Banion, former president of the League for Innovation in Community Colleges,  suggests, we will need to be careful to continue to balance both liberal arts and vocational/terminal degrees.  This is an increasingly more difficult challenge, given…


Digital Age Plagiarism & Fair Use of Videos

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

A NY Times article entitled Plagiarism Lines Blur in Digital Age, explores college students’ confusion and disciplinary actions for plagiarism.  The article suggests that many students in this digital age don’t fully understand the concepts of authorship,  intellectual property and  copyright.  The article also suggests that digital age students who are used to downloading videos, music…


For-Profit Colleges & Student Debt

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about for profit colleges is by Kevin Carey, Education Sector.  Currently GCC has only non credit offerings similar to many community colleges in MA and around the country via for profit enterprises, Ed to Go and Gatlin.   Senator Tom Harkin continues to hold hearings about profit margins, student debt and…


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