Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Massachusetts CCs: More Workforce Focus Needed

The head of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank asks state community colleges to expand contract training for local high-tech manufacturers to boost local economy. See article here.

End of Earmark-backed Postsecondary Research Programs

Universities have benefited for years from the non-competitive system of congressional earmarks, but now that Congress has banned them, these universities will be entering the "clubby" world of competitive grant funding:href="http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/08/16/without_earmarks_wvu_msu_try_to_win_competitive_grants" >News: Earmarks Mean Colleges Turn to Competitive Grants