Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.
After English department disappointed officials, administration said it would call off searches, send adjuncts "letters of non-reappointment," and tell students to take composition elsewhere. Now president says that was just a "worst-case scenario."
North Carolina's community colleges go big on curriculum tweaks for green jobs training, showing what a strong system office can do.
The manufacturing industry's alternative credentialing system goes forward, but leans on new higher education partners. The stackable credentials are a promising blend of competency and academics.
Courses on how to learn and manage college life can boost graduation rates. The classes are catching on -- slowly -- at community colleges, but face resistance.
A fire chief without a college education sparks disagreement about growing value of degrees for firefighters.
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