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Free Expression at TCC

Free Expression at TCC

As an institution of higher education, free and open debate in a public forum is part of our DNA. The forum that higher education provides to raise difficult and contentious questions of public concern in civil debate is a tradition going back centuries. At TCC, we have the privilege of welcoming students from all walks of life to our campus each year where they enter a learning environment that purposefully exposes them to new ideas, challenges their preconceived notions and…

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Education Funding Should Include Support Services

Education Funding Should Include Support Services

Here at Tallahassee Community College we are proud of the students we serve. Because of our open door policy, we welcome a diverse group to our campus each year. They hail from 38 different states in the U.S. and nearly 80 different countries worldwide. Some come directly from high school, while others have not attended a school in years. Some arrive College-ready, and some need a remedial class or two. Many have struggled their whole life to make ends meet,…

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New Year – Fresh Start

New Year – Fresh Start

In this blog, unlike most of my other blogs, I want to address our students specifically. There is a reason the windshield is bigger than the rear view mirror. As we near the end of 2017, instead of reflecting on all the many, many different things that have happened over the past year, I’d like to focus on the future and my hopes for 2018. At Tallahassee Community College, we are committed to the role we play in enabling you…

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Thanksgiving Wishes

Thanksgiving Wishes

This week we will be taking a break to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is the perfect time of the year that we all should use to pause and reflect on what we’re thankful for. I am thankful for our students who chose Tallahassee Community College. That choice indicates their trust in our institution to provide them with the opportunity to earn a College degree. What an honor it is for us to be helping them with this leg of…

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It makes no sense to put your best foot forward if you are going to drag the other behind

It makes no sense to put your best foot forward if you are going to drag the other behind

Budgets are more than numbers. They reflect priorities and values. Florida lawmakers ended the 2017 legislative session by approving an $82.4 billion budget for the coming year. If approved by the governor, this budget will cut $30 million from the Florida College System while simultaneously increasing funding to state universities by $232 million. What has been lost in the media coverage of this year’s legislative session is that the 28 colleges had requested 100 million new dollars this year to…

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Future of Higher Ed

Future of Higher Ed

I write this week from Orlando where I’m taking part in the Future of Florida forum and will be a part of a panel discussing the state of higher education and how it can assess and meet the needs of Florida workforce moving forward. Later this week I will be attending another forum back in town on the Future of Higher Education in Florida in which participants will be discussing attainment, accountability and challenging status quo ideas of post-secondary learning….

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