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The Community College Advantage

The Community College Advantage Author Diane Melville
ISBN-10 1402279825
Release 2013
Pages 237
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Discusses how students can maximize their community college education whether they are planning to transfer to a four-year school or are looking for an edge in the job market.



Community College Companion

Community College Companion Author Mark C. Rowh
ISBN-10 1593577419
Release 2010-07-08
Pages 228
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Enrollment at community colleges is booming. but as students of all ages pursue this path many don't know how to pick the right program, juggle classes with other responsibilities, or succeed academically. This book guides students through these areas and shows them how to make the most of the community college experience. Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships. Community College Companion also takes students beyond the early stages of their experience to set themselves up for success in college and their future careers. Readers learn how to make the most of online courses; take advantage of campus resources; avoid commuting inefficiencies; play it smart during the transfer process; and develop a career plan.



Confessions of a Community College Administrator

Confessions of a Community College Administrator Author Matthew Reed
ISBN-10 9781118235539
Release 2012-12-14
Pages 176
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Written by Matthew Reed, the formerly anonymous author of Inside Higher Ed's most popular blog, Confessions of a Community College Dean, this book offers keen insights, a frank discussion, and suggested solutions for the many issues that are unique to community college administration. In Confessions of a Community College Administrator Reed describes the current landscape of community college leadership and addresses some of the fundamental questions that face community colleges. Who does a community college actually serve? How do administrators really make budget decisions? Where do the roots of the "permanent crisis" in higher education lie? How are full-time and adjunct faculty best balanced? Throughout the book, Reed offers guidance and encouragement for the next generation of community college leaders. He examines a set of proposed solutions from outside academia, then turns to other solutions emerging from inside the community college world that also show potential for success. Confessions of a Community College Administrator is filled with realistic, and ultimately hopeful, advice on how to step back from the day-to-day administrative struggles and gain some perspective on the larger picture. Reed offers administrators useful and productive directions for constructive change.



Will College Pay Off

Will College Pay Off Author Peter Cappelli
ISBN-10 9781610395274
Release 2015-06-09
Pages 224
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The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved. Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers new degrees designed to lead to specific jobs, but we see no information on whether graduates ever get those jobs. Mix in a frenzied applications process, and pressure from politicians for “relevant” programs, and there is an urgent need to separate myth from reality. Peter Cappelli, an acclaimed expert in employment trends, the workforce, and education, provides hard evidence that counters conventional wisdom and helps us make cost-effective choices. Among the issues Cappelli analyzes are: •What is the real link between a college degree and a job that enables you to pay off the cost of college, especially in a market that is in constant change? •Why it may be a mistake to pursue degrees that will land you the hottest jobs because what is hot today is unlikely to be so by the time you graduate. •Why the most expensive colleges may actually be the cheapest because of their ability to graduate students on time. •How parents and students can find out what different colleges actually deliver to students and whether it is something that employers really want. College is the biggest expense for many families, larger even than the cost of the family home, and one that can bankrupt students and their parents if it works out poorly. Peter Cappelli offers vital insight for parents and students to make decisions that both make sense financially and provide the foundation that will help students make their way in the world.



Community College Finance

Community College Finance Author Christopher M. Mullin
ISBN-10 9781118954935
Release 2015-03-06
Pages 336
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Smart financial management means more students served Community College Finance provides an introduction to best practices for community college leaders and their boards, with guidance on the complex regulations, processes, and considerations surrounding the financial management of these unique institutions. As community colleges continue to increase in importance, this book provides non-technical yet extensive information to guide current and future leaders toward the establishment of effective processes to secure and maintain the funding that is so crucial to the education and future of millions of students nationwide. Readers will gain insight into the background and foundation of community college finance and learn the essentials of practice in today's economic and political climate. The discussion covers student financial aid, tuition, budgeting, and more, and explores the future of federal policy and what it means for the institutions that play such a critical role in the nation's educational system. Over eight million students attend more than a thousand community colleges in the United States today, and those colleges are now facing the retirement of their founding generation of leadership. Meanwhile, the balance between traditional funding sources is shifting as new models and approaches are being implemented, and comprehensive, guiding resources are lacking. This book fills that need with expert insight reflecting current realities and a true understanding of the challenges community colleges face. Readers will: Delve into factors affecting funding and the cost of attendance Develop a budgeting style and process that serves the institution Learn to manage fiscal crises effectively without reducing standards Consider the future of federal policy and how it will affect budgeting At a time when a difficult economy raises questions about the value of higher education, the value that community colleges offer becomes ever more clear. Community College Finance provides the guidance leaders need to help their institutions flourish.



College Quicker

College  Quicker Author Kate Stephens
ISBN-10 9781492613398
Release 2015-07-14
Pages 288
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You can save time and money on your college education. And you can have an unforgettable adventure along the way. Step-by-step, College, Quicker shows you how! On her first day of college, Kate Stephens had no government aid, no private scholarships, no significant savings—and no idea how she was going to pay for her education. But she graduated with zero debt in just two years. Her secret? Finding faster, less expensive ways to earn credits toward her degree. In College, Quicker, Stephens guides you to an affordable education, sharing practical tips on how to: •Design your graduation plan. Are you still in high school? Already in college? Get the lowdown on how colleges' transfer credit policies work and sample schedules to organize your plan. •Choose the credit-earning options that work best for you. Are you a good test taker? Do you feel cooped up in classrooms? Basics, benefits, and bottom-line financial savings help you weigh the pros and cons of each option. •Get started now! Hit the ground running with step-by-step instructions plus insider tips, common mistakes to avoid, and bonus opportunities. 24 Money-Saving Options for ANY Kind of Student: •AP and IB exams •Dual enrollment •CLEP, DSST, TECEP •Internships •Military transcripts •Prior learning portfolios •Alternative spring breaks •And more!



Campus Confidential

Campus Confidential Author Robert H. Miller
ISBN-10 0787978558
Release 2006-07-11
Pages 528
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Campus Confidential is the ultimate insider’s guide to surviving and thriving in college. Written in a friendly, conversational style, Campus Confidential offers a comprehensive, chronological treatment of the college experience by the author, a Yale graduate, and a blue-ribbon panel of fourteen diverse “mentors” from colleges and universities around the country. But this is not just another fluff-filled freshman handbook. Campus Confidential is the complete guide to the college experience—providing solid, road-tested advice for every stage of the process, from high school students getting ready to apply, to college seniors looking for jobs or applying to graduate school, and everything in between.



Community College Transfer Guide 2nd Edition

Community College Transfer Guide  2nd Edition Author Don Silver
ISBN-10 0944708978
Release 2014-11-14
Pages 144
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This is the only book of its kind for students. Although designed primarily for student use, counselors can use the book, too, for one-on-one counseling and as a textbook for counseling workshops and classes. It is a lot more complex transferring from a community college to a four-year college or university than it is going directly from high school. The Community College Transfer Guide spells out step by step, from start to finish, what every student needs to know and do to transfer to a four-year college or university. This inexpensive book shows students how to plan and navigate their way through the maze of course and transfer requirements as well as the application and financial aid procedures.



The Community College Experience

The Community College Experience Author Amy Baldwin
ISBN-10 0321980158
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 288
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&> NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. Combines student success skills with the world's leading method for growing greater GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Instinct and Tenacity) Part of the Experience Series for college students in a two-year program, The Community College Experience, 4/e incorporates the GRIT framework, supplying learners with powerful success strategies and tools for college completion and career success-get in, get through, get out, and get paid. The authors recognize that understanding what it takes to succeed in college is one thing, but having the personal GRIT to make it happen is what makes the difference. Framed in a practical, situational manner, the book helps students navigate what to do, when do it, and where to go for support. It provides scientifically grounded yet practical tips and tools students need to grow greater GRIT, which research shows as the most powerful predictor of success in school and beyond. Students 'Get in, Get through' using a firm foundation of distinctive features to stay in, and get through, college with academic, social, and transitional skills. In order to 'Get out, Get paid' it equips students with ablend of professional and GRIT-based mindset required to successfully graduate and enter a career that fulfills their educational and personal goals. Also Available with MyStudentSuccessLab(tm) This title is also available with MyStudentSuccessLab-an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyStudentSuccessLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyStudentSuccessLab, search for: 0134039475 / 9780134039473 The Community College Experience Plus MyStudentSuccessLab - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133939243 / 9780133939248 MyStudentSuccessLab without Pearson eText - Access Card 0321980158 / 9780321980151 The Community College Experience MyStudentSuccessLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor.



The Community College Career Track

The Community College Career Track Author Thomas Snyder
ISBN-10 9781118283608
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 240
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Get a good education without massive debt, and enter a field that's actually hiring In coming years, millions of great jobs will be opening up in growth areas like advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, information technology, and sustainable energy. These jobs can pay as well as, or much better than, the average income for four-year college graduates. They generally offer high levels of day-to-day satisfaction. And the path to all of them begins in the community colleges. In The Community College Career Track, Tom Snyder gives young people and their parents, as well as mid-life career changers, a practical, inspiring guide to taking that path and completing it successfully. The old model of a bachelor's degree leading to a good job and career has broken down for large numbers of young people, many of whom graduate college only to work in a career that doesn't require a degree. Meanwhile, millions of productive American white collar and blue-collar workers have been laid off and need retraining for second careers. This book helps you find a new way forward. Offers insights on how to save money over a lifetime through an affordable college education that provides high-paying jobs Author Tom Snyder is the president of Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana's statewide community college system and the largest singly accredited community college system in the country Author Tom Snyder has confronted the education-jobs mismatch from both sides, first as a highly successful business executive and now as an award-winning educator. Follow his efficient, affordable, and rewarding path to a great career and a satisfying life.



Success Without College

Success Without College Author Linda Lee
ISBN-10 9780767909327
Release 2001-11-28
Pages 336
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If your child seems indecisive about college, don't read the riot act, read this landmark book instead. College is not the only alternative. A New York Times editor and concerned parent tells you why and helps you to find happy alternatives to starting college before your child is ready. As an educated, committed parent, Linda Lee harbored the usual expectation of a prestigious college degree as the illustrious preface to a top-flight career for her child. Some fifty thousand dollars and several disastrous report cards later, Lee recognized that her seemingly rational expectations were proving far-fetched and that her son was simply not ready for college. Moreover, she was shocked to discover that his experience was not the exception but the rule; only 26 percent of students receive a bachelor's degree within five years. Why, then, are parents led to believe that their children must go to college immediately and that it is the right choice for everyone? If not attending college worked for Bill Gates, Harry S. Truman, Thomas Edison, and William Faulkner, why can't it work for your child and what are your alternatives? Success Without College is a groundbreaking book that reveals the surprising facts of why many bright kids are not suited for college (or at least not right after high school). Lee's accessible, knowledgeable style informs parents why this should be more a source of pride than shame by providing profiles of students and parents from around the country and their creative, positive solutions to the college dilemma. With a college education now costing an average of a hundred thousand dollars, maybe it's time for American parents to reconsider: Do you really need college to succeed? From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer

The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer Author Lucia D. Tyler
ISBN-10 9781475826890
Release 2017-05-19
Pages 150
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The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer is a comprehensive guide, designed to make college transfer between four-year schools as successful as possible. Chapters outline the steps to take from the moment a student finds him/herself considering college transfer to the first semester at his/her next college. The book contains vignettes (based on real student stories) and excerpts from interviews with transfer students, parents, and higher education professionals. The information and advice they share will be helpful, informative, and reassuring to families going through a college transfer and enlightening to high school and college personnel. College transfer, when done for the right reasons and in the right way, can be an extremely positive experience for students. This is especially true when the student goes from merely surviving in their old environment to thriving in their new one.



Colleges that Change Lives

Colleges that Change Lives Author Loren Pope
ISBN-10 9780143122302
Release 2012
Pages 340
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Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.



Making the Most of College

Making the Most of College Author Richard J. Light
ISBN-10 9780674013599
Release 2004-05-30
Pages 242
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Draws on years of research and interviews with undergraduates to explore the choices students make to obtain an enriching college experience.



College Without Student Loans

College Without Student Loans Author Dave Smith
ISBN-10 9781614486343
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 116
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The process of S.A.F.E. ways is a logical, easy to follow road map that any college bound family can implement with effective results. If we were riding a bicycle, the front wheel would be “Selection” and “Acceptance”, giving a strong and meaningful direction/reason for attending college for the student. The back wheel is “Funding” and “Execution” the important components for the parents in this process. Both students and parents have an active role in S.A.F.E. which provides the family with predictable and affordable results for each student.



Your Guide to College Success Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

Your Guide to College Success  Strategies for Achieving Your Goals Author John Santrock
ISBN-10 9781428231122
Release 2008-12-30
Pages 432
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YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS: STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, 6th Edition, enables student self-awareness and facilitates active learning strategies in pursuit of college success goals. This practical, experiential textbook presents a six-step model that focuses students on achievable goals: Know Yourself, Clarify Your Values, Develop Your Competence, Manage Your Life, Expand Your Resources, and Build a Bright Future. These themes are consistently applied to such practical topics as goal setting, learning styles, time management, thinking and study skills, communication, relationships, money management, physical and mental health, and career planning. Self-assessments and exercises give students the chance to record their reflections, apply the strategies, and track their success throughout the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



In the Basement of the Ivory Tower

In the Basement of the Ivory Tower Author Professor X
ISBN-10 9781101476208
Release 2011-03-31
Pages 288
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A caustic expose of the deeply state of our colleges-America's most expensive Ponzi scheme. What drives a former English major with a creative writing degree, several unpublished novels, three kids, and a straining marriage to take a job as a night teacher at a second-rate college? An unaffordable mortgage. As his house starts falling apart in every imaginable way, Professor X grabs first one, then two jobs teaching English 101 and 102-composition and literature-at a small private college and a local community college. He finds himself on the front lines of America's academic crisis. It's quite an education. This is the story of what he learns about his struggling pupils, about the college system-a business more bent on its own financial targets than the wellbeing of its students-about the classics he rediscovers, and about himself. Funny, wry, self-deprecating, and a provocative indictment of our failing schools, In the Basement of the Ivory Tower is both a brilliant academic satire and a poignant account of one teacher's seismic frustration-and unlikely salvation-as his real estate woes catapult him into a subprime crisis of an altogether more human nature.