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Fourteen Strategies for Recruiting, Retaining, and Completing Students

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently hosted a quarterly meeting with faculty and administrator members of the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. At that meeting, CCN members shared strategies and programs that have showed success recruiting, retaining, and completing IT students. Highlights from those presentations – as well as similar presentation series delivered in…

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Strategies and Activities to Increase Diversity and Improve Enrollment

Regular blog readers know that the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is currently steering a pilot program called the “Diversity Summit.”  The program kicked off in February with a workshop for select schools from the Convergence College Network (CCN) community of practice. Each participating school sent three attendees – an instructor, an advisor, and an…

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PHOTOS: Diversity Summit 2017

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently hosted ten schools from across the country for an intensive two-day workshop environment called the “Diversity Summit.” The educator teams were first presented with the latest best practices by experts in recruiting/retaining under-served student populations, then worked with those experts to develop concrete, focused diversity action plans. The…

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Student spotlight: Collin College’s Laurel Phillips

Like so many others, new graduate Laurel Phillips came to Collin College to update her technical skills. She’d spent four years in software sales and longed to go back to computer engineering. The 2007-08 recession unexpectedly gave her that opportunity, so she applied an engineer’s methodical persistence to choose her next step. All roads lead…

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