Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Monday, April 29. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Cyber community college By Oct. 1, California is supposed to open its first free, fully online community college. But there is no management team yet in place, and the rush to meet the state-imposed deadline has already led to controversy. Cybercampus President Heather Hiles pushed the governing board of California’s community college system to approve a no-bid contract for a friend and politically connected recruiter, whose job is to bring in key executives over two months. Several board members criticized the move, and executive recruiters who spoke to The Chronicle said the time frame that Hiles has to build her executive team is extremely tight and could place the program’s quality at risk. Lunch line “I think from here on out, we should have whoever provides the meals cater the board meal,” says Rachel Norton, San Francisco school board member. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: California’s new online college faces time crunch
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Richard Obert Arizona Republic Published 6:03 PM EST Jan 15, 2019 It's getting late in the football recruiting process for current high school seniors who want to play in college but need that bridge to get to a four-year school. With the Maricopa Community College District canceling football for financial reasons, and the programs in Tucson, Safford and Yuma dying, most Arizona's high school coaches have been telling their players to seek opportunities in California, Texas, Kansas or elsewhere. "There are definitely many less opportunities now and that hurts a lot of kids, especially kids like ours, who are not highly recruited," said Sahuarita Walden Grove coach Corey Noble. Enter Community Christian College and the Hohokam Junior College Athletic Conference. Mickey Nunez, the Arizona director of the online Community Christian College, said news will be released later this week on the formation of four teams in the Valley to play in the HJCAC next season. That news has … [Read more...] about Could Community Christian College save junior college football in Arizona?
BestColleges.com has named Bryan College as the best online college in their Best Colleges in Tennessee 2018 rankings. Bryan finished ahead of the 15 accredited online schools ranked and countless other online schools in the state that did not make the list. Bryan College was also named fourth Best College in Tennessee behind Vanderbilt, Rhodes College, and Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences. BestColleges.com’s rankings are based on academic quality, affordability, and online competency. Their rankings reflect the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. “We are very thankful for this recognition,” said Dr. Stephen Livesay, president of Bryan College. “To be able to provide students with a variety of faith-based services and programs, as well as student groups and sports, in order to create a sense of community on … [Read more...] about Bryan College Ranked First Best Online College, Fourth Best College In Tennessee By Bestcolleges.com
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (July 10, 2018) – Campbellsville University’s online RN and BSN programs have been ranked in the top 50 national institutions by Best College Reviews in a recent survey. Campbellsville University received this ranking because of its tuition, U.S. News and World Report Recognition as a Top School for Online Bachelor’s Programs, customization options and its “wow” factor, according to Best College Reviews. “This is a great honor for our program,” Dr. Michele Dickens, associate dean of the Campbellsville University School of Nursing who is also associate professor of nursing and RN to BSN program director, said. Best College Reviews also used the National Center for Statistics’ Navigator database to determine these rankings. Best College Reviews is an independent online college review journal. “The site is committed to provide students with the best, most trustworthy guidance for making what may be the biggest … [Read more...] about Campbellsville University’s online RN and BSN programs ranked among the nation’s best