Innovatus Magazine-Spring 2024

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Education and Generative AI Roundup #6
During the sixth of this monthly webinar series on Generative AI, we'll discuss the latest developments in AI and the impact it's having on the education community.
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ChatGPT Workshop #3: How to Create Generative AI Lessons for Your Discipline
Join us for an innovative workshop exploring the exciting intersection of education and artificial intelligence. This webinar is designed for educators across all levels and disciplines, equipping them with the tools to teach their students about generative AI,…
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Gen P: Navigating Rising Expectations in Student Advising and Support
Learn about EAB's latest research for supporting Gen P, the students whose college-going behaviors have been impacted by their experiences during the pandemic. In this webinar, we unpack recent survey data collected from 20,000 high school students…
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Demystifying the “Hidden College”: New Research on Noncredit Quality
This webinar will share recent work out of the Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center that explores the structure and context of noncredit workforce programs, potential markers of quality, and the experiences of students in these programs.
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INNOVATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
The Learner Care Model: Taking Student Support and Success to the Next Level
Those at Dallas College, from leadership to faculty to staff, understand that community college students are inundated with challenges in life that can often force them to decide between pursuing an education and providing for their families.
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Building a Quality Culture
Humber’s strategic plan builds upon our approach to polytechnic education in which we leverage our strong connections to industry to create opportunities for student experiential learning, including work-integrated learning and applied research.
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The Sky’s the Limit at Kirkwood Community College
Kirkwood Community College kicked off a new Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate of Applied Sciences program this fall. Since its announcement, this innovative offering has garnered a lot of excitement from students as well as community and business leaders.
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The Make It Center: Career Exploration Today for Tomorrow
The innovative new hub—Make It Center—at Austin Community College will revolutionize the way we perceive career pathways by introducing visitors to a multitude of options they may have never considered before.
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Maricopa’s STEAM and Sustainability Initiative: Using the 6P Framework
As part of its guided pathways model, Maricopa Community Colleges established the STEAM and Sustainability Initiative to assess existing and consider future learner-centered STEAM- and sustainability-related programs that prepare students to meet the demands of the 21st century workplace.
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How Community Colleges Organize Knowledge To Be Learned
Human beings have a strong proclivity to create categories to organize their understanding and communicate it to others. This organizing tendency holds true in education as one way of answering what should be taught and what students should learn.
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Spring 2024 ISSUE

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Letter From the Chair

The past few years have required community colleges to grapple with the effects of a worldwide pandemic, economic uncertainty, and social upheaval. Responsibility has fallen on the shoulders of leadership, faculty, and staff to enhance institutional…

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Addressing Social Conditions to Support Student Success: A Community College Imperative

How could a 25-minute drive in metro Phoenix impact life expectancy by 17 years? In Philadelphia, individuals in zip codes only five miles apart have a 20-year difference in life expectancy. How is this even possible in the most affluent country in…

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Continuing Education Scholarships Boost Upskilling, Reskilling, and Cross-Skilling Opportunities

Financial obstacles continue to burden individuals who are seeking to advance their careers. Acquiring student loans and working multiple jobs while taking courses to acquire new skills can overwhelm even the most ambitious person driven to find a better future for themselves.

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Employers on Campus: Cultivating Sustainable Talent Pipelines With Data

Education Design Lab hosted Fellows from Harvard’s Project on Workforce during the summer of 2023. The Fellows conducted interviews with community college leaders, employers, and community organizations to evaluate collaborative opportunities to better serve today’s learner-earner population.

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Gateway to Innovation: Transforming the Workforce Ecosystem

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) aspires to reach new levels of excellence to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and wraparound supports that promote student success, equitable workforce solutions, and the business community most effectively.

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Supporting Student Parents: An After-School Program on Campus

Many colleges provide programs and services that help student parents succeed, such as on-campus child development centers, welfare-to-work programs, and lactation rooms. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the particular struggles of students responsible for school-aged children were made visible, as parents and children had to navigate access to computers, Wi-Fi, and quiet study space, among many other challenges.

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What Goes Into Your Health?

What goes into your health?

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Catalyzing Positive Societal Change: The Synergy of Community Colleges and Nonprofits Within Workforce Ecosystems

What happens when you make a unified effort to successfully connect workforce ecosystems not only to pave the way for meaningful employment, but also to focus on addressing foundational needs like stable housing and food security? You reduce poverty.

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Innovatus Magazine-Spring 2023

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An Interactive Classroom Success Story: Examining a Multi-Year Study of How to Successfully Deploy Engagement Tools
Learn about the impact of implementing a multiple-solution student engagement platform. Faculty from Phoenix College will review a multi-year study and share best practices for using interactive engagement...
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What Comes Next? How to Reengage and Reconnect With Today’s Community College Learners
In this virtual roundtable for senior leaders, gain a better understanding of how the pandemic has changed student attitudes and behavior, see how out-of-industry examples can inform your new engagement strategy,…
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Do Robots Belong in the Classroom? Building an Intentional Learning Community With Support From Artificial Intelligence
At community colleges across the country, instructors are tapping the potential of inquiry-based discussion, powered by artificial intelligence, with the aim of boosting engagement in online classes.
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Understanding and Rebounding From the Great Resignation in Community Colleges
EAB and the League for Innovation share the latest data on community college staffing trends, impacts on students, and strategies for stabilizing campus teams. Uncover staffing trends, employee motivations and needs, and best practices…
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INNOVATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Community Colleges in the Now Normal
Tri-C continues its work with partner high schools, employers, and four-year colleges and universities to provide open access to credit and workforce opportunities as well as transfer pathways to a four-year degree,…
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An Innovation That Could Transform the Community College World
By accelerating changes already underway in the workforce and adding new options for how we learn, work, and live, the COVID-19 pandemic has renewed attention on a classic dilemma in education…
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A Change of Focus
Not every innovation requires a seismic shift in thinking. In some cases, innovation arises from a simple change in mindset and the courage to try a small adjustment in the way we address a problem.
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The Library of Tomorrow
The Library of Tomorrow is the heart of the campus, with a well-designed, welcoming space that meets student needs and fosters a sense of community and belonging. The library should also provide interactive…
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The Frankenstein Monster of College Catalogs
It was not designed to be a horror story, but it turned out to be one. The package arrived on a dark and stormy night, sent by a friend who knew of my obsession with community college catalogs.
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Empowering Students to Become Career-Ready Citizens Using a Skills and Mindsets Framework
The rapid advancement of technology and the future of work have increased pressure on the knowledge and skillsets needed for success in the workplace. Social, political, and economic challenges…
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