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Workforce Development

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Professional Development Opportunity:  March 22, 2013  New England Workforce Network Conference  ‘We are all in this together”  Middlesex Community College, Bedford MA Flyer: NE Workforce Conference  Please contact Alyce directly StilesA@gcc.mass.edu,  (413)-775-1607 for funding for this conference.  

CC Online courses: widens achievement gap

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

More recent reports suggest that online courses may widen the achievement gap.   Online students are less likely to achieve a degree.  Black students, male students, younger students, and students with lower grade-point averages are most susceptible to attrition in online courses.  Skill sets of students enrolling in online courses.  Columbia University’s Community College Research Center researchers examined 500,000 courses…

Value of the liberal arts

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Recently as the emphasis to workforce development and ‘job’ skills training has escalated, more research and emphasis on the value of liberal arts is emerging as an important ‘work’ skill.  Habits of mind explores why students need to have these underlying traits:  “curiosity, open-mindedness, and intellectual courage, thoroughness, and humility.”   Another previous article explored that the Liberal Arts…

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