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Friday, January 22, 2016

What does it take to maximize community college success? by Laura Devaney, Director of News, K-12 and Higher Education.

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"In this week's news, Duke University receives a $500K grant to help establish female STEM professors; a study examines how states fare when it comes to helping students transfer from 2-year institutions to 4-year institutions; and more research examines what it takes to maximize community college success." reports  

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week.

Each Friday, will be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week. 

I can’t fit all of our news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

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In this week’s news: 

Does the current transfer system hinder student progress?
Just 14 percent of students who begin their higher education in community colleges transfer to four-year institutions and earn a bachelor’s degree within six years, according to a new report released on Jan. 19 by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University; the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program; and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Wisconsin’s plans for more affordable college
Borrowers paying back their student loans would get a bigger break on their taxes and more students at Wisconsin’s technical colleges could receive need-based aid under bills Gov. Scott Walker unveiled that are aimed at making higher education in the state more affordable.

$500K grant funds female STEM professorships
A five-year, $500,000 grant will fund two professorships for new female faculty in the computer science and electrical and computer engineering departments at Duke University.
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Full time may beat part time for college success
In one of the first comprehensive looks at community-college-graduation rates for students from South King County (Wash.), one fact stood out: Full-time students graduated at a much higher rate than part-time ones.

Source: eCampus News