Creating Healthy Places

The places where we live, work and play can have a direct effect on our health. With that in mind, researchers from the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Architecture and Planning set out to study the ways that architects, city planners, community organizations, and health officials can work together to plan and design places […]

College and University Strategic Plans

Strategic plans provide a roadmap for an institution’s future, outlining its values, mission, goals, and steps to achieve those goals. Each of Colorado’s public colleges and universities has prepared strategic plans. Here is where you can find all of the current plans as well as some of the previous, archived plans: [accordion tag=h3 clicktoclose=true autoclose=false] [accordion-item […]

Open Educational Resources and the ZTC Challenge

This week the Governor’s Office announced the Zero Textbook Cost Challenge. This new promotional program is designed for faculty and staff at Colorado’s higher education institutions. Participants can take training courses on how to create and use open educational resources (OERs) in the classroom, as well as engage with the Governor’s Office and the Department […]

Time Machine Tuesday: Students Debate the Boulder Dam

In the fall of 1927, the University of Colorado announced the topic for that year’s High School Debating League, which the university was sponsoring. That school year, high school students from all over Colorado would research and debate the merits of the proposed Boulder Dam (known since 1947 as the Hoover Dam). Construction of a […]

The Architecture of the CU Boulder Campus

New to our library’s collection is Body & Soul: A Partnership of Architecture and Academics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Written by Campus Architect Emeritus Bill Deno, this book updates an original edition Deno and the University published in 1994 (which can also be found in our library collection). Deno calls the new edition […]

Plan Your Career with My Colorado Journey

Are you looking for a tool to help you navigate the complex web of education and career opportunities in Colorado? Then take a look at My Colorado Journey, a new, free resource from the State of Colorado that just debuted this summer. What is My Colorado Journey? My Colorado Journey is designed for anyone ages […]

Colorado Colleges and Universities: Colorado Northwestern Community College

Continuing our series on Colorado’s state institutions of higher education, today we turn the spotlight on Colorado Northwestern Community College. CNCC serves northwestern Colorado with two campuses, one in Craig and another in Rangely. The college network also includes two service centers, in Meeker and Oak Creek, along with an online program. Founded in 1962, […]

Summer College for Kids

Many of Colorado’s community colleges offer summer programs for children, where they can visit campus and take kid-friendly classes on a variety of fun topics, learn new skills, and exercise their creativity. For example, Northeastern Junior College (Sterling) offers Kids College, where elementary school kids can participate in activities like tennis lessons, cooking classes, and […]

Colorado Colleges and Universities: Colorado Mountain College

In 1965 voters approved the formation of a new junior college district, and two years later Colorado Mountain College held its first classes in its Leadville and Glenwood Springs campuses. During the next fifty years the college expanded to three residential campuses and eight community campuses. The school has an annual enrollment of about 18,000, […]

February is Career and Technical Education Month

Career and technical education (CTE) is a way for middle- and high-school students to get a jump-start on preparing for a successful career. Students in CTE programs — often in partnership with Colorado’s community colleges — can learn skills like automotive repair (an increasingly skilled profession as vehicles include more and more computer components); agriculture; […]

Colorado Colleges and Universities: Colorado Mesa University

Founded in 1925, today’s Colorado Mesa University has grown and evolved significantly since its beginnings. Located in Grand Junction, the school started out as a junior college, then began offering baccalaureate degrees in 1974 and master’s degrees in 1996. In 1988 the school’s name changed from Mesa College to Mesa State College. Then, in 2011, […]

Open Education Week: March 4-8, 2019

Founded in 2013 by the Open Education Consortium, the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become one of the foremost global events recognizing high achievement and excellence in open education. The week-long event spotlights amazing work from […]

Colorado Colleges and Universities: Arapahoe Community College

We continue our profiles of Colorado’s public higher education institutions with Arapahoe Community College. A member of the Colorado Community College System, ACC was founded in 1965. ACC’s main campus is in downtown Littleton, but it offers branch campuses in Parker and Castle Rock. ACC is known for its art and graphic design, business, health, […]

College Application Month

September 17 through October 31 is College Application Month in Colorado, “a six-week boot camp to get students to identify career goals, research matching education programs and apply successfully regardless of their postsecondary path,” according to College in Colorado. As part of College Application Month, Colorado is sponsoring Colorado Free Application Day this October 30. […]

Colorado Colleges and Universities: Aims Community College

Aims Community College, in Weld County, is what the Colorado Department of Higher Education calls a “local district community college,” meaning that while it is a state-funded community college, it is not part of the Colorado Community College System but is locally managed. The idea for a college in Weld County was first studied in […]

Colorado Colleges and Universities: Adams State University

From community colleges to research universities, Colorado offers a variety of public-funded higher education options. Today we profile Adams State University. Adams State, located in the San Luis Valley, was founded as a teacher’s college in 1921. Originally Adams State Normal School, it eventually became known as Adams State Teachers College and then Adams State […]

Planning for College

It’s that time of year…back to school time, and time for college-bound high school students to choose classes that will help them toward their college goals.  The Colorado Department of Higher Education’s College in Colorado website has planning tools for high school students that can help them plan their high school experience with their future […]

Colorado Community Colleges

The Colorado Community College System has just launched a new website, which includes many helpful resources for potential students as well as for researchers. Those interested in attending one of Colorado’s public community colleges can use the site to learn about the different schools and explore the programs offered, while researchers can find out about […]

Dual and Concurrent Enrollment

The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) recently released its annual report on concurrent enrollment for the 2016-17 academic year.  The report shows that nearly a third of 11th and 12th graders participate in dual/concurrent enrollment programs, which allow them to earn college credit while still in high school, with the courses also counting towards […]

Open Educational Resources

Good news for students and professors! On Monday Gov. Hickenlooper signed HB18-1331, a bi-partisan bill that encourages “expanding the use of open educational resources at public institutions of higher education.”  Open educational resources, or OERs, are “high-quality teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual […]