DENTON (UNT), Texas ¾ The Council for the Study of Community Colleges — a national professional association affiliated with the American Association of Community Colleges — will be housed in the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education at the University of North Texas effective July 1, furthering UNT’s commitment to advancing educational excellence and raising its national profile in the field of community college education.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to help the Council for the Study of Community Colleges move forward with its research goals,” said Dr. Beverly Bower, director of the Bill J. Priest Center who will also become the new executive director of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. “UNT has long been committed to preparing and supporting educators, as the institution began as a teacher’s training college in 1890. Today, UNT is one of the leading universities in the enrollment of transfer students. We have maintained close ties with community colleges, and we are excited about housing this council whose purpose is to further community college research.”
Members of the council — which is coming to UNT from the University of California-Los Angeles — include university-based researchers and community college educators from across the country. The council aims to further develop the education of community college professionals, conduct and distribute research about community colleges, provide research and service to the American Association of Community Colleges and its other affiliated councils, and recognize outstanding service and research related to community college education, among other goals.
“As the largest sector of U.S. higher education, community colleges have taken on significantly greater importance, especially related to the national goal of increasing the number of students completing certificates and degrees,” said Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). “Research about community college issues and performance has grown in importance. As the Council for the Study of Community Colleges moves to UNT’s Bill J. Priest Center, our association is pleased to continue its collaboration with council members to further broader understanding of these vital institutions.”
The Priest Center was selected to house the council because of its mission of engaging in research activities that expand the knowledge of community colleges and because of Bower’s reputation among community college leaders and scholars, said Dr. Brent Cejda, president of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges.
“The CSCC board was unanimous in agreement that this relationship with the University of North Texas provides the greatest opportunity for our organization to grow and thrive in the 21st century, and we look forward to the synergy these two organizations can bring together to advance the community college research agenda,” Cejda said.
About the Bill J. Priest Center
The Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education is named in honor of Dr. Bill J. Priest, the founding chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, and is housed in UNT’s College of Education. The Priest Center was created to prepare leaders and teachers for careers in community colleges through support of community college scholarship and instruction provided in the Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate.
About UNT’s College of Education
UNT’s College of Education prepares students to contribute to the advancement of education, health and human development. Founded in 1890 as a teachers’ training college, UNT now enrolls more than 4,000 students in the College of Education, which consists of four departments — counseling and higher education; educational psychology; kinesiology, health promotion and recreation; and teacher education and administration. The College of Education certifies about 1,000 teachers a year — making it the largest producer of new teachers in the north Texas region. Students are also prepared for careers as researchers, counselors, leaders, physical activity and health promotion specialists, child development and family studies specialists and more.
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As the nation's 25th largest public university and the most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while powering the North Texas region, state and nation through innovative education and research. A student-focused public research university with an emphasis on sustainability, UNT has 12 colleges and schools offering 97 bachelor's, 82 master's and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized.
The 2013 CSCC Dissertation of the Year Committee has graciously decided to extend the deadline for the Dissertation of the Year Nomination. You can find all pertaining documents on the 2013 Conference link.
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2013 CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS
Electronic Submission Only * Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2013
Dear CSCC members,
At the CSCC board meeting on November 17, the ad hoc committee on the CSCC office recommended to the Board that CSCC be housed at the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education at the University of North Texas (UNT), effective July 1, 2013 with Beverly Bower assuming the role of Executive Director. The Board unanimously approved this recommendation and UNT and CSCC have finalized an agreement. I would like to thank Pam Eddy, Cliff Harbour, Carrie Kisker, and Eboni Zamani-Gallaher for their service on the ad hoc committee. I am sure I speak for the entire membership in extending our appreciation to UCLA, the Center for the Study of Community Colleges and Art Cohen and Rick Wagoner for their years of shepherding our organization. We will be transitioning the office during the spring semester and will continue to provide updates to the membership.
Below is a note from Bev Bower.
The Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education and the University of North Texas, College of Education are very pleased to have been selected as the new host organization for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. From its start in 1890 as a teacher training school, UNT has been a major provider of educational professionals and supporter of educational efforts in North Texas. UNT maintains close ties with North Texas community colleges as evidenced by its being one of the largest transfer-student-receiving universities in the nation, as well as serving as the home of the North Texas Community College Consortium and the Bill J. Priest Center both of which provide professional development and education for the approximately 9,200 practitioners working in approximately 25 two-year colleges on over 50 campuses and centers with the approximately 200,000 community college students in the North Texas Region. The mission and purpose of the Priest Center fall directly in line with the stated aims and purposes of CSCC and we look forward to bringing the power of these two organizations together to advance the community college research agenda. We also look forward to building on the supportive foundation established by the UCLA Center for the Study of Community Colleges as we help CSCC grow and thrive in its new home. Thanks to you all for this opportunity.
55th Annual CSCC Conference
April 18-20, 2013
San Francisco, CA
2013 Conference Theme:
Meeting National Needs and Leading Innovation:
Community Colleges in the 21st Century
Click here for Call for Proposals
Manuscripts submitted to JCTP for this call should contribute to the knowledge base within the field of social justice as it pertains to policy and practice. All manuscripts should contribute to new or redefined conceptual understandings of policy impacting inequities in education, sustainability, the environment, health, and international, federal, and state politics.
The 2013 CSCC conference will be held April 18-20 in San Francisco, CA. Please mark your calendars and watch for an upcoming call for proposals!
Llanet Martin, MA
CSCC Graduate Student Liaison
April 25, 2012
The Council for the Study of Community Colleges is proud to announce the 2012 Awardees, honored at the 54th Annual CSCC Conference held in Orlando, FL: April 19-21, 2012
Iowa State University
Dissertation of the Year Award
Seton Hall University
Research Grant Award
California State University, Long Beach
Senior Scholar Award
American Association of Community Colleges
Barbara K. Townsend Emerging Scholar Award
JOHN E. ROUECHE
University of Texas at Austin
Distinguished Service Award
The Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and a project of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges (www.centerforcommunitycolleges.org). Council members include university-based researchers and community college practitioners who further scholarship on the community college enterprise. Visit us at cscconline.org
For additional information contact:
Llanet Martin, MA
UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies• 2128 Moore Hall • Box 951521•Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521• email@example.com
Pdf of Call for Manuscripts
The EIC of The Community College Journal of Research and Practice (CCJRP) has agreed to publish a special issue of select papers of presentations at the 2012 Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) conference in Orlando, Florida. Papers submitted for publication will be peer reviewed in 2012 and, if accepted, published in 2013.
All submissions must comply with the requirements set by the publisher, Taylor & Francis Group, the Editorial Board, and the CCJRP Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Deborah L. Floyd. Please refer to the following link for details regarding guidelines for manuscripts:
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher. The copyright release form is available on the web site listed above and must be signed prior to publication.
Scholarly and research full-length manuscripts should be concise yet sufficiently detailed to permit critical review. Please limit manuscripts to 13 double-spaced pages of text (an additional 5 pages may be authorized for references, tables, and figures if necessary).
Shorter manuscripts (not to exceed five pages total double spaced) are encouraged for a new section called Exchange featuring thoughtful scholarly papers and research. A recommended format for Exchange papers is available on the CCJRP web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/pdf/UCJCexchange.pdf
Please submit manuscripts in word format and direct questions to CSCC@fau.edu.
The Special Issue Guest Editor, Dr. Pat Maslin-Ostrowski, may be contacted at PMaslin@Fau.Edu.
Deadline: August 15, 2012
Early submissions are encouraged.
We are excited to announce two new features on our website.The first is a calendar function that allows for CSCC members and non-members to post upcoming events related to community colleges. We strongly encourage you to visit the calendar page, fill-out the form, and have your events advertised.
The second tool is a searchable research database. We invite you to visit the database, search the current content, and help add to the content by uploading papers, articles, or reports.
On December 8, InsideHigerEd chronicled the work of one of CSCC's members, Stephen Katsinas. Their new report outlines the tension between state funding cuts of the Obama Administration Completion Agenda.
This collaborative project is a partnership of the Education Policy Center, the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges, and the American Association of Community Colleges. The surveys were initiated by EPC Director Katsinas while at the University of North Texas in 2003, and transferred to UA’s Education Policy Center. An advisory panel of NCSDCC members and national experts reviews the survey instrument each year. Beginning in 2007, a special section has been included each year: Facilities (2007), State Student Aid and Tuition (2008), and Federal Issues including workers displaced by the recession, the new Pell Grant, the Dream Act, and ARRA funding (2009). In July 2009, two days after the announcement by President Obama of his American Graduation Initiative, the Domestic Policy Staff of the White House asked EPC for a copy of the 2007 report.
This dynamic partnership has resulted in very high response rates of 49, 50, and 49 state responses in each of the last three years. The survey is regularly featured in the national higher education media, including The Chronicle of Higher Education and InsideHigherEd. In 2009, a media plan was initiated resulting in mainstream press coverage as well in newspapers like the Chicago Tribune and Salt Lake Tribune. This led to an invited presentation on a panel at the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media sponsored by Teachers’ College, Columbia University and the New York Times Foundation with American Council on Education President Molly Broad in Chicago in November 2009. In 2010, all 51 possible responses were obtained, and articles about the report appeared in Inside Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Education Week.
Key Personnel: Stephen Katsinas, Director, EPC; Melissa Tarrant, EPC Fellow (Ed.D. student in Higher Education, UA Gadsden Center); Jane N. Friedel, California's State University.
Getting Ready for College: An Implementation and Early Impacts Study of Eight Texas Developmental Summer Bridge Programs
October 13, 2011
In 2007, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) funded 22 colleges to establish developmental summer bridge programs. Aimed at providing an alternative to traditional developmental education, these programs involve intensive remedial instruction in math, reading, and/or writing and college preparation content for students entering college with low basic skills. In 2009, NCPR launched an evaluation of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas (seven at community colleges and one at an open-admissions four-year university), the early findings of which are described in this report.
Students who participated in the study were randomly assigned to the program group or the control group. Program group students participated in the developmental summer bridge programs, while control group students received colleges’ regular services. All developmental summer bridge programs had four common features: accelerated instruction in math, reading, and/or writing; academic support; a “college knowledge” component; and the opportunity for participants to receive a $400 stipend.
The main findings of this preliminary report are:
- All eight programs in the study were implemented with reasonable fidelity to the model framed by the THECB, but they varied on some key dimensions.
- Program costs averaged about $1,300 per student but varied widely.
- Program group students did not enroll in either the fall or spring semester at significantly different rates than control group students; enrollment rates were high for both groups.
- There is evidence that the program students were more likely to pass college-level courses in math and writing in the fall semester following the summer programs. The findings also suggest that program students were more likely to attempt higher level reading, writing, and math courses compared with control group students.
Today the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) released the latest quarterly policy brief titled “Promoting Educational Opportunity: The Pell Grant at Community Colleges.” The brief outlines, terms of student and community benefits, why community colleges are a sound investment.examines historical and programmatic nature of the Pell Grant program and investigate how it has come to form trends up through the 2010-2011 program year. Underlying the examination is the use and importance of the program to college students, with a focus on those attending community colleges.
The policy brief is available on the AACC website: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Publications/Briefs/Pages/pb07212011.aspx
A few facts of note:
The $5,550 Pell Grant in 2010–2011 accounted for just 28.9% of a student’s estimated total budget for nine months of education.
In 2010-2011, 9.5 million students recieved a Pell Grant with 3.5 million attending community colleges at a cost of $34.762 billion and $11.3 billion respectivley.
Whereas only 40% of all community college students enroll full time, nearly double that percentage of community college students receiving a Pell Grant were enrolled full time in 2009–2010.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice
Deadline: August 15, 2011
The Community College Journal of Research and Practice (CCJRP) has agreed to publish a special issue of select papers presented at the 2011 Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA on April 7-9, 2011. This special issue will focus on the research presented at the Conference. Papers accepted for publication will be peer reviewed and published in 2012.
All submissions must comply with the requirements set by the publishing company, Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the following link for details regarding guidelines:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/ucjcauth.asp (Copy link onto browser)
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork and photographs become the property of the publisher. The copyright release form is available on the web site listed above and must be signed prior to publication.
Scholarly and research full length manuscripts should be concise yet sufficiently detailed to permit critical review. Please limit manuscripts to 13 double-spaced pages of text, Times New Roman, 12 point font, APA 6 (an additional 5 pages may be authorized for references, tables, and figures if necessary).
Shorter manuscripts (not to exceed 5 double-spaced pages total, including references, tables, and figures) are encouraged for a new and special section featuring practical and thought-provoking scholarship. These papers will also be peer reviewed.
DEADLINE FOR MANUSCRIPTS : August 15, 2011
(Early submissions are encouraged)
Please submit manuscripts in Microsoft Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct questions to email@example.com, or contact me directly at DFloyd@Fau.Edu.
Deborah L. Floyd
Professor, Higher Education Leadership
Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology
Florida Atlantic University
Editor in Chief Elect (2012)– Community College Journal of Research and Practice
The D. Barry Lumsden Endowment
Dr. D. Barry Lumsden (November 24, 1939 - June 14, 2011)
Professor Barry Lumsden had an impressive 36-year teaching career in higher education. Dr. Lumsden graduated from Emmaus Bible College in 1961, and then earned an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts in 1964 from Louisburg College. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University in the fall of 1964 and a Master of Science degree in Adult and Community College Education/Sociology in 1968. He began his decades-long career in higher education after receiving his doctorate in Education from North Carolina State University in 1970. Since then he taught at Lenoir Community College, N.C. State University, the University of Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of North Texas (27 years). He was a visiting professor at Baylor University in Texas, Harding University in Arkansas, and the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He was also Senior Research Fellow at the University of Alabama. Most recently he held a position as a Senior Research Fellow at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Lumsden received numerous professional and teaching awards during his career. A scholarship fund has been started in his honor by two of his former students (currently faculty members) at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Professor Lumsden was Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed Community College Journal of Research and Practice which he founded 35 years ago. He was also Editor-in-Chief of the international peer reviewed journal Educational Gerontology which he founded 31 years ago. In 2000, he founded Christian Higher Education for which also served as Editor-in-Chief until his death.
A scholarship fund was set up in January 2011 by two of his former students (currently faculty members) in Barry’s honor at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Barry was very humbled and grateful for this honor. Upon learning that a scholarship was set up in his name he responded, “Rick, you have left me speechless. I don't know what to say. My gratitude defies adequate expression. Thank you! Thank you! thank you!”
If you would like to make a contribution to this fund please send your donation to:
D. Barry Lumsden Endowment
C/O Advancement Office
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011
Memo: D. Barry Lumsden Endowment
If you have any questions, you may contact:
Coordinator of Gift Processing
Outstanding Alumni Awards
Every year since 1982 AACC has awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award to those individuals nominated by their community college who have excelled in their field and given back to their community.
2012 Outstanding Alumni Awards Nomination Now Open
AACC members are invited to nominate their college’s outstanding former students for AACC’s prestigious community college alumni award. Show your colleagues and the world the impressive men and women who have come through your doors and then gone on to do great things. Below is a link to the 2012 award nomination forms. Questions can be directed to Sarah Lawler, at 202-728-0200 x208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It is with profound regret that I pass along the sad news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Marybelle Keim. In addition to serving two separate terms as President of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)--one of only a handful of individuals to do so--Marybelle served as Historian of the CSCC for nearly two decades.
For many years, Marybelle directed Southern Illinois University's program that prepared faculty for teaching careers at community colleges across the 'Land Between the Rivers,' the beautiful Southern Illinois region. Her scholarship spanned both the student affairs and community college arenas, and included a significant and sustained interest in the study of the field of higher and community college education itself. She cared about how we come to know what we know, and this fired her interest to serve for nearly two decades as Historian of our Council. She was also part of many innovative efforts to try to help students succeed, such as the dissertation "boot camp" she ran with our colleague Janice Sandiford for a number of years.
Marybelle served our organization with dedication and distinction. Her unfailing good cheer was part and parcel of the authentic welcome she graciously gave to CSCC members, new and old, at our annual receptions at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and our own meetings as well. Marybelle was deeply committed to the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, and considered our group her academic home. She very much appreciated the resolution of thanks our Board approved at our April, 2010 meeting, for her many years of service to our organization as Historian, President, and as a Board Member.
In recognition of her many contributions to our organization, the Keim Family graciously agreed to establish the Keim Memorial Scholarship Fund, to support graduate student travel to attend CSCC meetings. This is a most fitting way to honor Marybelle's selflessness spirit of service. Those interested in making a donation are encouraged to write a check to the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, indicated in the memo "Keim Student Scholarship Fund", and mailing to the UCLA, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, P.O. Box 951521, Los Angeles, CA 90095- 1521.
Below is a link to the full obituary that ran in this morning's Southern Illinoisan. The link below to the full obituary is provided to those CSCC members who would like to also sign the electronic guest book and provide remembrances that the Keim Family might see.
Additionally, we plan to have a remembrance of Marybelle at our upcoming 2011 meeting, during the 53rd Annual CSCC Conference in New Orleans.
Council for the Study of Community Colleges
January 26, 2011
CARBONDALE -- Marybelle Chase Rockey Keim, 77, passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born July 28, 1933, in Odebolt, Iowa, to Ardythe and Kermit Chase, Marybelle graduated from college at University of Northern Iowa in 1955 and obtained a master's degree in educational psychology and guidance at University of Northern Colorado, and then a Doctorate of Philosophy in higher education at Michigan State University. She served on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), University of Missouri-Kansas City and at Southern Illinois University.
She joined Southern Illinois University in 1985 and was rapidly promoted to professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education. Throughout her long and vibrant career, she focused on programs in community college education, organization and administration of higher education and higher education graduate programs.
Dr. Keim was a scholar at heart, having served as editor of seven volumes of Directory of Graduate Preparation Programs in College Student Personnel. She published widely and was an author of more than 100 books, peer-reviewed manuscripts, monographs and reports. She lectured broadly, and was widely recognized as an expert in higher education.
An educator in both mind and spirit, she was devoted and committed to teaching. As with all teachers, she was generous with her time and was intimately involved in student development and mentorship, having served as an advisor for some 450 master's and doctoral candidates completing theses, research papers and doctoral dissertations; her students bestowed on her innumerable accolades in recognition of her many contributions to their professional development. As evidence of these contributions, she won numerous awards for excellence in teaching, including Outstanding Faculty Award, Students in Student Affairs at Southern Illinois University in 1996. She also held hundreds of local, national and international workshops devoted to teaching teachers.
Dr. Keim was also widely recognized for her academic excellence and spirit, having served on more than 50 university and college committees. Her stature in the field was fittingly recognized by her active participation and contributions to a number of national professional societies. She was a founding member of Association for the Study of Higher Education. She served as a member of the executive council for American College Personnel Association and was twice president of Council for the Study of Community Colleges, which recognized her many contributions in 2010. Additionally, she served as the council's historian for 20 years.
Marybelle loved music and played the piano, flute, and clarinet. She also loved traveling, history, reading, writing and companionship. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Dr. William Keim. Five sons, Don, Dale, Doug, Dave and Daryl; and three stepchildren, John, Carolyn and Curt as well as 15 grandchildren survive her.
In recognition of Dr. Keim's commitment to students and her career contributions to higher education, Council for the Study of Community Colleges has developed a memorial scholarship fund that will specifically support student attendance at the council's annual meeting. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Dr. Keim may be made to Council for the Study of Community Colleges Keim Student Scholarship Fund, UCLA<http://www.legacy.com/legacies/ucla/?personid=148094890&affiliateID=1738> Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, P.O. Box 951521, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521.
Services will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in Meredith Funeral Home of Carbondale with the Rev. John Annable officiating. A reception will follow the services at Houlihan's restaurant in Carbondale.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on January 26, 2011
Dear Educational Colleagues:
Registration is now open for the 2011 Programs of Study Summit. The program is sponsored by the Cook & Lake County EFE Regions in collaboration with Illinois Community College Partners and funded by the ICCB’s Regional Collaboration Grant. There is NO CHARGE to attend.
This year’s conference theme is COUNSELORS AND PROGRAMS OF STUDY: TOOLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS! Given the importance of programs of study at both the national and state level, the resources gained from this program will be invaluable. ALL secondary and post secondary counselors, academic and CTE instructors, school administrators, and business and industry representatives are encouraged to attend.
Registration is being accepted online via the live link on the MACS website, www.macspartnership.com. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 25, 2011.
We truly hope you and your fellow educators will take advantage of this opportunity and attend the Summit on March 11th!
Friday, March 11, 2011, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Discover the important role that counselors play in implementing the Programs of Study model, which helps provide successful student transitions between secondary and postsecondary education and into the workforce.
Moraine Business and Conference Center
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL
REGISTER NOW! View Summit information and register at www.macspartnership.com. RSVP by Feb. 25.
Free! Breakfast and lunch provided.
For more information, contact the Moraine Area Career System at (708) 422-6230.
Sponsored by Cook & Lake County EFE Regions in collaboration with Community College Partners.
Dear CSCC members:
Attached is the report, "Uncertain Recovery: Access and Funding Issues in Public Higher Education," the 2010 survey of the National Council of State Directors. Responses were obtained from all 50 states for this report. The report was authored by Stephen G. Katsinas, Professor and Director, Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama, and Janice N. Friedel, Professor, California State University-Northridge.
Here's the link to the report:
Stephen G. Katsinas
Professor of Higher Education and Director
Education Policy Center (212 Carmichael Hall)
President, Council for the Study of Community Colleges
Consulting Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Coordinator, Higher Education Program
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0231
For the updated Dissertation of the Year Award Nomination details, click here.
For the updated Dissertation of the Year Nomination Form, click here.
Please click here for details.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS—53rd Annual Conference CSCC
Attached please find a call for proposals for the upcoming CSCC annual conference planned for New Orleans, April 7-9, 2011. You will also find in this email an attachment regarding volunteer opportunities with CSCC—including volunteering to help for the upcoming conference! There are a number of ways in which you can become involved in CSCC – please take the time to fill out the form and send back to email@example.com!
The conference theme for this year’s meeting is Putting Promise into Action: Applying Current Research to Practice. This theme builds on the push of our association to make a difference in operations on community college campuses—through the use of our research to inform practice, through the input of practitioners on what is most effective, and through advocacy of the community college national agenda. You will find a number of formats for presenting—graduate students in particular will find the poster session and roundtables to be good venues to present emerging research and lines of inquiry and to obtain feedback from other professionals.
Please note that this year we are utilizing two deadline dates for proposals. Those proposals received by the first deadline (January 12, 2011) will receive first consideration for acceptance. Proposals received by the second deadline (January 31, 2011) will also be reviewed and selected for program inclusion as space and format allows. Proposals should be submitted electronically as an attachment and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. This new policy includes a built in deadline extension, thus the latter deadline is firm and will not be extended. Plan your writing accordingly. We look forward to welcoming you at the conference next April in New Orleans!
If you have any problems opening the documents please email email@example.com
Pamela Eddy, conference program chair
For further details, click here.
CCR is currently seeking manuscripts for a special issue on ethical foundations for community college administrators. Please click on the following link for all information on submitting manuscripts.
Prospective authors may contact guest editors for brief suggestions about the subject matter at:
Dr. Arthur D. Stumpf
Dr. Lynn Holt
Dr. Ed Davis