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Friday 5: Things To Ponder This Week In Higher Ed 4/23/2021
Innovative Educators is proud of its commitment to community colleges and excited to celebrate Community College Month. Each week we are highlighting articles focused on the concerns of community colleges and celebrating the efforts of our community college colleagues. Happy Community College Month and happy reading!
The average age of a community college student is 29.
"When a state (or) a college can make a commitment to forgive debt or make college affordable, it really ensures adults have the opportunity to earn a credential. It really provides opportunities that haven't been there before." - Christine Carpenter Senior Vice President of Engagement, CAEL
Community College Highlight: Cayuga Community College Tackles How to Orient a Diverse Student Body - and at a Distance
The Hechinger Report this week examines the low rates of acceptance of Black and Latino students to their state’s flagship universities. The University of Maryland has created a program to enroll local high school students in a free calculus class and another program to support first-generation student applications in an effort to increase Black and Latino high school applicants. Critics maintain that flagship universities are highly selective in their admissions process and chose not to accept qualified Black and Latino applicants.
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April 23, 2021