Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Apr 16, 2019
Colleges' personalized correspondence with students prompted higher enrollment in summer courses, according to a new MDRC study.
Feb 27, 2019
The conference on community college transformation features discussions of bringing about systemic change, the promise of open education and the right and wrong ways to get faculty buy-in.

Surveys

April 11, 2019 -- Inside Higher Ed's Survey of Community College Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A free copy of the survey report can downloaded free here.

Inside Higher Ed's editors will discuss the report's findings and themes in a free webcast on Tuesday, May 7. Register for the webcast here.

The survey was made possible in part by the financial support of Cengage Learning and Jenzabar.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 19, 2019 - 3:06am

Gerrymandering and community colleges.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 17, 2019 - 3:05am

The real student loan crisis.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 16, 2019 - 3:02am

BOGO., financial challenges and more.

Archive

November 29, 2017

Will merging institutions strengthen the system or hasten its decline, asks Tara DaPra, who has taught at one of its four-year universities as well as in its community colleges.

November 27, 2017

States and institutions are still working out incentives and programs to get dual-credit instructors qualified to meet a change in accreditation standards.

November 21, 2017

Neither new programs nor trying to emulate or recreate a traditional four-year university campus experience will adequately address the enrollment challenges, argues Christiane Warren.

November 20, 2017

With nearly 50 different local tuition-free initiatives, California colleges contemplate how they may merge existing programs with a new statewide plan.

November 14, 2017

Getting 37 institutions to agree on new student transfer pathways isn’t easy, but the Minnesota State system seems to have accomplished it.

November 13, 2017

California community colleges look to create a new statewide​, online-only college that will focus on helping adult students earn credentials.

November 8, 2017

A nonpartisan watchdog group is questioning whether City Colleges of Chicago is misleading the public with proclamations of dramatic graduation rate increases.

November 7, 2017

Amid declining budgets and enrollments, Connecticut is the latest state to attempt a merger involving two-year colleges, with a proposal to consolidate its 12 community colleges.

November 1, 2017

More young people are being exposed to the free community college movement than ever before, but some experts worry that tuition-free programs may not be sustainable or may create unintended consequences.

October 24, 2017

Alabama will issue manufacturing industry certifications across its two-year college system in an effort to create a better educational pipeline to jobs in manufacturing and transportation.

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