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News & announcements from September 2010

White House Conference on CC’s

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The White House  summit on the importance of community colleges will be held on Oct. 5th, hosted by Jill Biden, community college professor and wife of VP Joe Biden. A short video posted by the White House  features Biden, students and alumni talking about the value of community colleges and their importance in American society. The…

Best Practices in colleges

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

The New England College Council Best Practices Colloquium will be held on Friday, October 8 at Holyoke Community College. This event brings together faculty, student affairs staff and administrators from across the New England region to discuss and share their accomplishments. The Keynote presenter is Dr. Kay McClenney, Director the Center for Community College Student…


Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Assessment continues to be hotly debated:  who is in charge?  can we ever ‘really’ know what students learn?  should legislators and other governmental organizations demand certain course/graduation rates? do such rates tell us students are learning? what is the role of writing and critical thinking in college classes?  can grading rubrics help?  The Collegiate Learning…

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