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Community College Week Nisod Student Essay Contest

Student Essay Contest Contest

Application Deadline is February 2, 2018

The annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest hosted by Community College Week and NISOD honors Scott Wright, past editor of Community College Week (1995–2000), recipient of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism, and the reporter who brought national attention to developmental education and the unique mission community colleges possess in providing an accessible education.

Student authors are asked to describe a faculty member, staff member, or administrator who encouraged him or her to complete a course, finish a semester, or graduate from college, and describe how that encouragement helped him or her reach their goal.

Only students currently enrolled at NISOD-member colleges are eligible. Please contact your president’s office if your college is not included in the “College” list.

Please email Nicole Novelli at Nicole@nisod.org or call (512) 471-7545 if you have any questions.

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Home / Articles / By Paul Bradley, Editor, Community College Week
2018 January 10 - 12:00 am

Suanne Roueche Dies at 75

       Suanne Roueche, a teacher, scholar, author and philanthropist who led the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) for two decades, di
Cover Story
2016 February 5 - 12:00 am

Study Finds Most Transfers Never Earn Bachelor’s Degree

But for the vast majority of students, this dream remains only a dream. Just 14 percent of students who start their higher education careers at a community college transfer to a four-year university and earn a bachelor’s degree within six years.
Cover Story
2016 January 22 - 12:00 am

CCWeek Examines the Events and Trends That Marked 2015 and Lists the Year’s Top Stories

In 2015, many of the community college stories that dominated the headlines were the same ones that commanded attention in 2014, but with tangible signs of progress. That’s the way is usually happens in higher education. Stories unfold in a continuum rather than suddenly emerging.
Cover Story
2015 December 2 - 12:00 am

Federal Spending Fuels Growth in College Welding Programs

When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio opined during a GOP debate that America needed more welders and fewer philosophers, his remarks soon got torched.Fact checkers swiftly reported that Rubio was wrong to assert that welders earn more than do philosophy professors. Observers questioned his broader contention that the economic value of a vocational degree was greater than the payoff that comes with contemplating the great questions of life and love. Philosophy professors lamented that the humanities in general were under attack, not only their discipline, with some colleges shuttering their philosophy departments.
Cover Story
2015 November 17 - 12:00 am

Reverse Transfer Policies Show Promising Results

But what can’t be denied is that states and higher education systems are rushing to develop and implement reverse transfer policies as they scramble to meet their workforce needs. Research by an initiative called Credit When It’s Due (CWID) has.
Cover Story
2015 September 27 - 12:00 am

Federal Leadership Vacuum Has Latino Colleges Relying on State, Institutional Initiatives

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Hispanics have educational attainment levels that are far lower than those of other groups. In 2013, 22 percent of Hispanic adults had earned an associate degree or higher, compared to 46 percent of Whites, 60 percent of Asians and 31 percent of African Americans.
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Researchers Say Placement Tests Undermine Remedial Math Reform

Colleges in Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Indiana Missouri and Colorado are among those redesigning math pathways, essentially rejecting the historical imperative that all college students demonstrate math proficiency by mastering, or at least passing, Algebra 2.
Cover Story

League’s Trends Report Allows CEOs To Take Stock, Reset

often makes it difficult to take the time to step back and take stock of what’s at hand and what’s to come. Indeed, the rhythms that used to define college life no longer really apply in our worlds, particularly as we move to monthly course starts and new and novel delivery and learning models.
Cover Story

Spokane CC Helps Afghanistan Build Two-Year System

Earlier this month, Steve Wilson, a biomedical engineering professor at Spokane Community College, began a journey that would take him from eastern Washington to Kabul, Afghanistan, a teeming city of more than 3 million people more than 6,500 miles away.
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Community Colleges Showcase Rich Diversity

college graduated a valedictorian who arrived in the country just six years ago. Another awarded three degrees to an 11-year-old boy. Then there was 64-year-old Bob Walters, a retired nurse who earned his 10th credential from Northampton Community College.
Cover Story

California, Educators Strive To Close Online Learning Gaps

Through good times and bad, during recessions and boom times, one thing has been constant in the world of community college distance education over the past decade: enrollment in online courses has grown faster than overall enrollment at colleges and universities.
Cover Story

Group Sees Revival Under Leach’s Leadership

Surely this would be the last time, the thinking then went, that NISOD would hold its annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, which for three decades had celebrated community college teaching with a gathering in Austin, Texas.
Cover Story

AACC Convention Focuses on Pathways Proposals

At least part of the reason that Sunshine State colleges have dominated the Aspen competition is that Florida was an early adopter of the so-called pathways approach to promoting student success. In Florida, two-year and four-year universities share.
Student Spotlight

Winners To Be Recognized at NISOD Conference in May

Community College Week and NISOD have named the three winners of the annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest.Held each year, the competition honors the memory of Scott Wright, past editor of Community College Week and winner of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism. His reporting focused national attention on developmental education and the unique open access mission of community colleges. Wright died in 2003.

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