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Community colleges offer short degree programs, typically two years or less and often focused on a vocational or technical skill.

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My professor changed a take-home test to an in-class test with no notice. Can I fight the grade?

I’m a college student. For a recent test, the professor originally said that the test was extremely difficult and long and therefore they were going to send us a picture of the exam an hour and a half ...
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What would a good written policy for scaling exam grades look like?

I'm not in the habit of scaling exams, although I'm aware that the practice is widespread and highly recommended in some circles (such as grading on a curve). To my recollection, none of my college ...
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Transcript rewrite [closed]

I took a class that I thought I was auditing and got outside help. Is there any way to fix this? I did this at a community college. Grades have gone out and I realized there was a mistake made.
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Data on costs of two-year colleges in the US, by state?

I teach at a community college in California. Our students' tuition is approximately 85% subsidized for the half of our students who can't show enough financial need, and 100% subsidized for the other ...
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How to intervene with a student struggling in the major?

As a lecturer, at the start of each semester in all of my courses, I have students complete a first-day diagnostic quiz on topics from the prerequisite course. There are usually a few significant ...
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Best practices for sample size in disaggregation of data on educational outcomes

The California community college where I teach has a prescribed system for collecting and analyzing data on students' success and then disaggregating the data by race. As a department, we are required ...
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Is there anything I can do about a teacher who is rumored to be unreasonably severe and whose class I am about to take?

Background Due to a change in schedule, I recently had to swap one course section (with a supposedly outstanding instructor) for another (with a different instructor). Problem Based on a number of ...
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How to establish a presence at a community college that might lead to adjuncting

I'm an engineer with a M.S. and 20+ years of industry experience. I always wanted to teach but I left grad school for industry to help pay the bills. I have no regrets, but I do have a very strong ...
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I graduated but school is withholding my degree [closed]

I graduated in 2016 for my Associates Degree. My college told me to enroll in history 11 over at a different college (they dropped me from the class by mistake and I couldn’t get back into it because ...
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Teachers asking for money as punishment for being absent [closed]

I was absent because of some domestic problems so now my teachers are asking me to pay rs.200 as punishment.Is this allowed?
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How do you get back into teaching after 15 years of being overseas?

This isn't about myself, so kindly bare with me. I'll try to make this question as generic as possible. I already read U.S. humanities professors: Can you get back into academia if you leave? and ...
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Is it worth applying for a job to community colleges in the US as a foreigner (no visa)? [closed]

Would a small college (e.g., community college) in the US be interested in employing some PhD graduate (as an instructor) that does not already have a visa? Would they bother do the bureaucratic work ...
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What's the chance of a lecturer in foreign country to obtain a teaching job in US community college? [closed]

I'm asking this question for my mom, who has been a college lecturer for 20+ years in communication study related field in non-English speaking country. She got her master degree in US back in 1990. ...
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Do two lesser degrees ever equal a higher degree?

I have an AA in Liberal Arts and am one semester away from an AS in Computer Programming and Analysis. I will have to double check the numbers but I will have around 140 credit hours which is similar ...
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Should I do Master or PhD to teach in community college?

I currently have Bachelors in Economics and Math, and I'm doing full-time research in Economics right now. My initial plan was to do PhD in Economics and work in academia, but after doing research, ...
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Teaching mathematics at the college level, [closed]

Can I teach a college level math course at a community college with secondary mathematics certification.
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Does changing major if you’re not passionate about a good idea or should I accept what I have and live with it? [closed]

I’m a 26 yo with a BA in English. While studying and even the 3 years after I never felt EL fits me the best but still finished it with the hope of studying again the major I like (and trust me it was ...
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What are the chances for an H4 international masters student to get a teaching job at a US community college?

I have a B.E Civil Engineering and M.tech Environmental Engineering degree from India. Also I have 2 years of teaching experience in an Engineering college in India. Currently I am residing in US. Is ...
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Am I being a “mean” instructor, denying an extension on a take home exam

I am currently teaching part time at a community college (in the US) and I have one student who is about 16, I think he is a senior in high school (at least he is about to graduate HS in the spring). ...
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How to deal with inactive students in a testing session?

In testing sessions that I proctor now, there are frequently one or more students who are not actually working on the test for extended periods of time. Perhaps they are just staring into space, or ...
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How do you punish defiant students? [closed]

I had a student in my C++ class a few years back who did well on tests and assignments, but rarely showed up. This was the first student I dropped due to attendance. I have the same student again ...
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How should a new professor sign their name in emails to students?

I just finished my PhD and am starting an adjunct position at a local community college. I was responding to my first email from a student when I came across a problem I've never had before: I don't ...
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Community College Math Prof. Prospect

Where can I find reliable statistics/info on the outlook of tenure math teaching jobs at the community college level? Teaching is my biggest reward, I love math, and I refuse to enter industry (but I ...
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Is it ethical to have a former student serve on my hiring committee at a community college?

Recently in an interview for a full-time faculty position at the college I work as an adjunct; one of the members was a former student of mine. This student barely passed my class the first time and ...
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Earning post-graduate math hours after your master's [closed]

This is in the US, in case it's unclear. I'm interested in teaching math at the 2-year college level. I have an interdisciplinary MS with a strong engineering focus. I see openings that require "a ...
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Can I teach English at a community college with only a Bachelor's degree? [duplicate]

Can I teach at a community college with only a Bachelor's degree? I am interested in the liberal arts. Specifically: English. I read someone else's post with a similar question, and the responses ...
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Interdisciplinary Problem Session hosted by Mathematics Department: Advice

I work in a Department of Mathematics in the Irish Institute of Technology sector. Funding for mathematics research has been reduced by the Higher Education Authority and between this, a heavy ...
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Could teaching at community college for a few years harm my career?

If one aspired to a traditional, research-based academic career in a major university, would teaching for a few years at a community college (say, after the Master's) be damaging to one's CV? I'm ...
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What should go in a CV for first teaching position at a community college?

I am looking to apply for a teaching position near my town at a local community college. It's a part time position teaching mathematics (and from my research its up to highschool/first year calculus). ...
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Can an F1-visa student pursuing masters in US teach in community college?

Is it possible for an international student who is pursuing masters in USA, to teach in a community college after MS as a full time employee? I am interested in teaching and I work as a teaching ...
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Are there really disadvantages of community college and state Uni for undergrad compared to 4 years state Uni?

I am finishing up my undergrad in marketing. I started off my college career at a Community College and then I am finishing my last 2 years at a local state university. This has saved me over $50k ...
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Can someone with only a bachelor's degree teach at a community college?

Can someone with a bachelor's degree teach at a community college, or are they required to have something more?