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The Knowledge Industry

City Times Media drops podcast about California higher education

New law opens the door for more bachelor’s degrees to community colleges
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata June 21, 2022
The Knowledge Industry is a podcast about the changing nature of education in California. Season one focuses on the potentially dramatic effect AB-927, a law that opens the doors to more bachelor’s degrees at the state’s community colleges could have on higher education.
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Nhi Tat works on graphic design project

City College’s graphic design program sets sights on bachelor’s degree (with video)

Professor Sean Bacon considers the program a way to provide a usually costly education at an accessible price
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata March 17, 2022
For Professor Sean Bacon, part of preparing students to succeed in the field of graphic design is creating lines of communication between local employers to ensure students are getting an education that’s up to date, valuable and will allow them to easily transition from City into the workplace.
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Lock on circuit board

City College submits proposal for bachelor’s in Cyber Defense and Analysis

While AB-927 allows for fifteen proposed bachelor’s degrees to be approved per submission period, only ten proposals were submitted statewide
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata March 1, 2022
Even with out-of-state tuition being considerably higher, students cross state lines in search of an affordable cyber education.
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Angie Barrera, City student

City College set for a full return to campus Jan. 1

Chancellor Cortez outlines new goals for City College at a NOV. 8 public forum
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist November 10, 2021
After a semester of experimentation with protocols to ensure a safe and manageable return to campus, district officials expressed their confidence in bringing back in-person student services at the public forum with San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez on Nov. 8.
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Two students relax under a tree in City Colleges Curran Plaza

SDCCD officials: Further changes to CA higher education needed

Educators consider the 1960s California Master Plan for Higher Education outdated and a limitation to equitable and accessible education
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata November 5, 2021
Though San Diego Community College District and City College officials applauded the passage of AB-927, which expanded the ability of California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees, they argued further changes to the structure of the state’s public higher education system are necessary.
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Prospective students speak to a City College outreach representative.

SDCCD officials praise new law, discuss potential candidates for bachelor’s degree expansion

Mesa president hopes her college’s experience can be a roadmap for other SDCCD schools
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata October 21, 2021
Current and former SDCCD officials praised the passage of AB-927, which expands and makes permanent the current pilot program that allows community colleges to develop baccalaureate programs. 
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Mesa College bachelors graduates

Community college bachelor’s degrees now a reality

Governor Newsom signed new bill championed by former SDCCD chancellor
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata October 7, 2021
AB 927 expands the state pilot program that allowed community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in fields not offered by the University of California, or California State University.
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