It’s no secret that the economy has changed. The mantra “go to college to get a good job” has been hammered in all of us. There’s truth in that advice. The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University has become one of my go-to places for details. The center reports in a recent
Teri Sanchez approached a barracks-like building and wondered where the college was. Mark Boyko recalls a student protest when parking went from a quarter to 30 cents. Tom Gonzalez remembers what John Swenson said upon seeing what would become a site for Front Range Community College – there were cattle grazing. Phyllis Abt says she
When I was an editorial page editor, I looked to better writers than I for material to run on national holidays. For Independence Day, I turned to Jim Bishop, an author and syndicated columnist with whom I shared a connection. I was a journalism student and then a graduate and alumnus of St. Bonaventure University.
The escape room comes to the classroom. That is a teaching concept developed by colleagues and adapted by Marcus Fowler that earned him the eLearning Educator of the Year Award from the eLearning Consortium of Colorado. Emphasis on Information and Technology Literacy Marcus teaches humanities at the Boulder County Campus of Front Range Community College.
The new solar array visitors see outside Harmony Library has a dual purpose. One is to reduce greenhouse gases, of course. The other, now that the array is installed and operational, is less noticeable. The installation gave students in the Manufacturing and Energy Technology Program at Front Range Community College a service-learning and active-learning project
Jack Roper is a textbook example of the benefits of concurrent enrollment. Concurrent enrollment is the increasingly popular way high school students can enroll in college classes. To recap, concurrent enrollment meets four criteria: a specific structure for providing college courses to high school students; Colorado Opportunity Fund eligibility; tuition paid for, in most cases, up
This year’s party primaries in Colorado, scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, will be historic. Why? To understand, here’s a quick primary primer. The purpose of a party primary is to pick, from a passel of potential politicos (er, candidates—sorry, I got carried away with the alliteration), the one candidate to run as the party’s candidate
When Front Range Community College first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1968, it was as the first campus of the new Community College of Denver—eventually called the “North Campus” of CCD. More than 1,800 students crowded into two metal buildings with a very small faculty, and just a handful of program
College finals are stressful. I asked my Facebook friends to send notes to our students as they prepare to take their finals. I received thoughtful responses from all over the world. Where I come from, it truly takes a village. It’s not just a saying. Here is some good energy for students everywhere. Do what