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Inside Iowa State
Oct. 24, 1997

Forum looks at education at DMACC, Central

by Anne Dolan

The Faculty Forum and Dinner series continues next month with a dialogue on educational expectations and outcomes at Iowa schools.

Two off-campus guests will introduce the topic. Jolyne Ghanatabadi is dean for curriculum and scheduling at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Ankeny; and Virginia Coombs is dean at Central College, a liberal arts college in Pella.

The women will summarize entrance requirements at their respective schools and statistics on student demographics. For example, Ghanatabadi said a national trend very visible at DMACC is the growing number of people with four-year degrees (or higher) who enroll at a community college to learn technical skills.

They also will talk about what graduates of their schools move on to and employ-ment rates. Ghanatabadi also will present transfer data on DMACC students who move on to academic programs elsewhere and highlight some joint ISU- DMACC programs.

The forum will be Monday, Nov. 10, in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., preceded by a social time at 5:30 p.m. The discussion begins at about 6:45 p.m. Those unable to come for dinner are welcome to attend the discussion.

Dinner costs $10 per person. Reservations are requested by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, to Jane Henning, 4-2906, e-mail:

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