FW: 4/16/2001 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges
FW: 4/16/2001 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 11:17 AM
Subject: 4/16/2001 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges
The Chronicle of Higher Education's
Weekly Report on COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Here is news of interest to community colleges from our April 20
issue. The Web addresses refer to the online versions of the
BRACING FOR THE DOWNTURN: A special report about how colleges and
students are responding to the changing economy:
* THE STRUGGLE IN THE STATES: For public colleges, a decade of
generous budgets is over, and cutbacks and tuition increases
are becoming the norm.
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* IN OREGON, students and faculty members hope that the state
can avoid the kinds of cuts that were made to higher
education in the early 1990's.
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* IN ALABAMA, colleges find themselves in the uncomfortable
position of having the size of their budget cuts determined
in part by the size of cuts to the public schools.
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* IN VIRGINIA, an effort to cut the car tax means that
building projects at public colleges are being halted,
even as enrollment grows.
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* WHERE WILL STUDENTS GO? Many colleges are seeing shifts in
enrollment patterns and an increase in last-minute requests
for financial aid.
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* STARING AT AUSTERITY: It's prudent, not pessimistic, for both
public and private colleges to prepare flexible strategies for
gloomy economic weather, argue Michael S. McPherson and Morton
Owen Schapiro, two university presidents who are also
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THE FEDERAL BUDGET: President Bush announced his plans for the
2002 fiscal year:
* BUDGET LOSERS: The president's proposal contained many
disappointments for community colleges.
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* MINIMAL INCREASES FOR STUDENT AID: The maximum Pell Grant
would rise by $100, but many other student-aid programs would
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* STAYING ALIVE: AmeriCorps, a favorite program of President
Bill Clinton's, won budget support from President Bush.
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* MODEST GROWTH: Spending on information-technology research
would increase slightly.
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* FACT FILE: Statistics on the 2002 budget plan for higher
education and scientific research.
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ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:
* WHAT THEY EARNED: Faculty members' average pay increase in
2000-1 beat inflation for the fourth year in a row, according
to the American Association of University Professors. Plus:
Charts, graphs, and tables provide statistics on faculty
salaries at more than 1,400 institutions.
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* STAYING THE COURSE: The Bush administration has decided to
fight a lawsuit by lenders against the Education Department.
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* ASK, TELL: The Education Department will no longer approve
federal financing for students who do not answer a question
about drug use on their financial-aid application forms.
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* PROFESSORS FIGHT BACK: A Web site that allows students to
anonymously abuse faculty members at City College of San
Francisco may have met its match.
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* WEB LOG: An instructional technologist at Wytheville Community
College maintains a wide-ranging online assessment, updated
daily, of distance-education Web sites and e-mail lists.
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* SOARING COSTS: Campus spending on information technology rose
13 percent this year, a survey has found.
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* ONLINE ACCESS: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said
it would make instructional materials for all of its courses
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* LOGGING IN WITH: A.W. Bates, distance-education director in
the Continuing Studies Division of the University of British
Columbia, who says colleges will have to reallocate money to
pay for essential academic-technology projects.
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Our Career Network has 57 positions available at two-year
colleges, from the pages of The Chronicle.
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ANOTHER WAY TO RECRUIT
You can recruit administrators and faculty members 24 hours a
day, seven days a week with a Profile on The Chronicle's Career
Network. To find out more about this invaluable recruitment tool
please get in touch with Rick Plotkin at
rick.plotkin@... or (202) 466-1775.
Come to the Consortium for Community College Development
Summer Institute 2001 on Organizational Change and Development
Annapolis, Maryland June 24-26, 2001
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