Colorado’s higher education system ideally would ensure students get jobs, as well as pave the way for them to earn back what they spent on their education and increase their lifetime earnings. That's according to a new strategic plan released last week.
The plan prods Colorado to focus on the value higher education can bring to individuals and the state—rather than only on whether Coloradans are earning a degree.
As Modesto Junior College’s new interim president, Chad Redwing inherits a myriad of entrenched challenges that could use some divine intervention. Among them: Low graduation rates and the highest presidential turnover of any community college in the state.
Redwing knows these issues well. With nearly two decades of experience at MJC, he has worked as a professor, a faculty representative, and a co-chair on the college’s accreditation committee. In this interview, he highlights his future plans for the school and its students.
Anyfern González, an undergraduate student at Bentley University near Boston, switched her major four times before settling on a relatively new degree program. Her chosen course of study is one offered at few other institutions: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, or DEI.
But participants and advocates say these degrees make perfect sense in a society rife with identity-related conflict and ripe with opportunities for professionals trained in bridging divides.
Busy dorms and student apartment complexes are hubs of campus life at four-year colleges throughout the state. Soon, residential campus life will be a reality at a growing number of California community college campuses, too.
The state plans to spend $2.2 billion on student housing over three years, and a dozen community colleges have already been awarded construction grants totaling more than $500 million to build new dorms or expand existing ones.