Issue Date: April 22, 2014

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Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts

By Audrey Williams June, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 22, 2014

When community colleges fail to support the part-time faculty members who teach more than half of the classes offered at such institutions, they are fostering a culture that creates a barrier to student success, according to a new report.

Part-time faculty members, themselves marginalized on campuses, are more likely to teach struggling students, says the report, which was produced by the Center for Community College Student Engagement, at the University of Texas at Austin. And that dynamic is most pronounced in developmental (or remedial) courses, where more than three-quarters of faculty members are adjuncts.

Tech Tips

Compressing PowerPoint 2010 Slideshows

Compressing Media Files
  1. Launch PowerPoint 2010 and open the slideshow presentation you would like to compress.
    Note: The “Compress” options will only show if the presentation has media.

  2. Click File > Info and then click Compress Media button. Select from the following options:

    • Presentation Quality - Saves space but maintain overall audio, video quality.
    • Internet Quality - comparable to media streamed on internet.
    • Low Quality - Use when space limited, i.e., sending via email or uploading to Canvas Learning Management System.
……. Compressing Pictures
  1. Double-click the picture you want to compress, which launches the “Picture Tools” menu.

  2. Click Compress Pictures on the Picture Tools menu. Select from the following options:

    • Apply only to this picture
    • Delete cropped areas of pictures
    • Print – excellent quality on most printers and screens
    • Screen – good for web pages and projectors
    • E-mail – minimize size for sharing

Note: Test the presentation, and if necessary, you can always “undo” the compressed file.


Did you know…  Internet Explorer 9 Canvas support is ending May 24, 2014.  Internet Explorer versions prior to version 9 will not be able to log into Canvas.  See document for additional details.