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Top 100 E-Learning Tools Not Related to Education

As reported in the Wired Campus Blog of the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required), in a survey conducted by the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, in Somerset, England, director Jane Hart asked 64 e-learning experts to list their top 10 tools. The most frequently cited item in her survey was the Firefox Web […]

Study Indicates Differences Among Faculty

Although a new study from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) focused on four-year colleges and universities, many interesting findings may apply to faculty at community colleges. The report evaluates generational differences regarding a host of job-satisfaction indicators among teachers. In general, new faculty are more interested and concerned about work load, […]

Perry Veto Gets National Attention

In addition to extensive newspaper coverage here in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry’s veto of $154 million dedicated for health benefits for community college employees has attracted the attention of national publications. First was an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required), describing the controversy. More recently, the Washington-based Inside Higher Ed. posted an […]

States Considering Measures to Prevent Campus Killings

In the wake of the Virginia Tech killings in April, state leaders around the country are discussing a variety of means to prevent a similar incident on college campuses, according to the July 27 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required). South Carolina and Nevada are among the states currently considering allowing concealed […]

Is the Reading and Math Emphasis in NCLB Neglecting Other Subjects?

As all college educators know, preparation in K-12 is crucial in all subjects for success at higher levels. A new report from the Center on Education Policy finds that subjects other than reading and math may be getting short changed because of the No Child Left Behind law passed in 2001. This report examines the […]

TCCTA Adds Staff Position

Carole Hawkins has been added to the state office staff as assistant to the Executive Director. Ms. Hawkins was formerly director of student activities at Vernon College, where she also served as president of the Texas Junior College Student Government Association Advisors Association. She has an associate of arts degree from North Central Texas College, […]

Closing the Gaps is “Within Reach,” Commissioner Says

At the quarterly meeting of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, on July 19, officials expressed guarded optimism that the ambitious goals of the Closing the Gaps initiative can be reached by 2015. The board’s objective is to add 200,000 new college students by that year. After receiving an update by board staffers, Commissioner Raymund […]