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      FW: 4/16/2001 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges

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      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
      articles.
      _________________________________________________________________

      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.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a01002.htm

         *  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.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a01201.htm

         *  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.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a01301.htm

         *  IN VIRGINIA, an effort to cut the car tax means that
            building projects at public colleges are being halted,
            even as enrollment grows.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a01101.htm

      *  WHERE WILL STUDENTS GO? Many colleges are seeing shifts in
         enrollment patterns and an increase in last-minute requests
         for financial aid.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a01401.htm

      *  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
         economists.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32b02401.htm
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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.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a03401.htm

      *  MINIMAL INCREASES FOR STUDENT AID: The maximum Pell Grant
         would rise by $100, but many other student-aid programs would
         remain unchanged.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a03301.htm

      *  STAYING ALIVE: AmeriCorps, a favorite program of President
         Bill Clinton's, won budget support from President Bush.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a04202.htm

      *  MODEST GROWTH: Spending on information-technology research
         would increase slightly.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a04001.htm

      *  FACT FILE: Statistics on the 2002 budget plan for higher
         education and scientific research.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/4732budget.htm
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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.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a01802.htm

      *  STAYING THE COURSE: The Bush administration has decided to
         fight a lawsuit by lenders against the Education Department.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a04201.htm

      *  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.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a04301.htm

      *  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.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a00902.htm

      *  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.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a05102.htm

      *  SOARING COSTS: Campus spending on information technology rose
         13 percent this year, a survey has found.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a05301.htm

      *  ONLINE ACCESS: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said
         it would make instructional materials for all of its courses
         available free.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a05403.htm

      *  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.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i32/32a05401.htm
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      JOBS:

      Our Career Network has 57 positions available at two-year
      colleges, from the pages of The Chronicle.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/cc
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      ANOTHER WAY TO RECRUIT

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      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.
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      ========================= ADVERTISEMENT========================
          Come to the Consortium for Community College Development
       Summer Institute 2001 on Organizational Change and Development
                   Annapolis, Maryland June 24-26, 2001
              http://www.umich.edu/~cccd/activities/sum.html
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