Posts Tagged: Massachusetts Bay Community College

Coming to Terms with MOOCs: A Community College Angle

When MIT approached Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to participate in edX, the new Harvard/MIT massive open online course (MOOC) initiative, we reacted with both interest and skepticism. What did MIT have in mind for Bunker Hill Community College? How would edX “transform the way that community college students learn” as edX President Anant Agarwal claimed, when he discussed the l...

Reflections from Haiti

In conjunction with International Education Week, the authors will present a talk entitled "Reflections on Haiti" on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Wheelock College Campus Center. For more information, please call 617-879-2447.   On Oct. 25 and 26, we took part in an unprecedented convening of higher education leaders in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Led by the University of Massachusetts...

MassBay CC Gets its Largest-Ever Grant; New Program Aims to Boost Haiti Partnership

MassBay Community College was awarded a five-year, $2 million grant under the U.S. Department of Education's Strengthening Institutions Program, which aims to help campuses serve lower-income students by enhancing academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability. The Wellesley, Mass. college also won approval of a three-year Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPS...