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Top National Community College Leadership Program Names New Director

Barbara Mink, a clinical professor in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, has been named director of the nationally top-rated Community College Leadership Program (CCLP). The CCLP is a concentration in the Department of Educational Administration’s Higher Education Leadership graduate program. It has prepared and graduated more community college leaders than any other similar program in the nation.

National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development Gains New Leadership

Lawrence G. Miller, a long-time educator with extensive experience in community college administration, has been named director of The University of Texas at Austin’s National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). NISOD is an outreach arm of the College of Education’s Higher Education Administration Program and Community College Leadership Program (CCLP).

International Community College Conference Will Draw Leaders and Faculty Members from More Than 400 Colleges

EVENT: 34th Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, hosted by the College of Education’s National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference WHEN: May 27-30 WHERE: Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development is the outreach arm of the College of Education’s Community…   » Continue Reading

Educational Administration Chair in White House Summit

Dr. Walter Bumphus, chair of the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, has been invited by the White House to participate in the White House Summit on Community Colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

New Community College Report Says Using Key Comparisons Can Inspire Improved Practices

The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), a national assessment for community and technical colleges initiated in 2007 by The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE), has released a new report titled "Benchmarking and Benchmarks: Effective Practice with Entering Students." The report introduces six SENSE benchmarks of effective practice…   » Continue Reading

Online Courses, Services and Social Networking Tools Foster Opportunities for Community College Students, Study Shows

Community colleges are using online courses, online support services and Web 2.0 social networking tools to increase learning opportunities for non-traditional students, a recently released national report on community college student engagement shows.

High Expectations and Strong Support Systems Boost Community College Student Success, Survey Says

Higher expectations and generous student support are essential for student success, according to findings from the 2008 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) conducted by the Community College Leadership Program in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin.

Survey Looks at Ways to Retain New Community College Students

Preliminary results of the pilot Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) suggest that if more community college students team up with classmates to tackle course requirements and avail themselves of financial aid and advising services, retention rates may improve.