Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jul 25, 2014
A leaked email shows a community college president's attempt to pressure a governor for $20 million in state funds -- even though the college had already finished the project for which the money was appropriated.  

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Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 30, 2014 - 9:33pm

Evaluating three points of view on governance.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 29, 2014 - 8:58pm

When geography is mission.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 28, 2014 - 9:03pm

Working at a school or a university?

 

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July 13, 2006

Houston Community College considers creating honors college and giving full scholarships to feed students into 4-year institutions.

July 11, 2006

Education Department to create national R&D center on postsecondary education, with a focus on community colleges.

July 5, 2006

Change in Florida law wipes out community college tuition and fees for qualified students.

June 29, 2006

The message was simple: The campus culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill limits access to community college students.

The messenger might have taken some by surprise: It was Steve Farmer, UNC’s own assistant provost and director of undergraduate admissions. Farmer addressed a group gathered Wednesday for the opener of a two-day meeting entitled “A Fresh Look at Equity at Selective Colleges and Universities: Expanding Access for Low-Income Community College Transfers.”

June 26, 2006

Paula M. Krebs and Mary Krebs Flaherty -- sisters who work at very different institutions -- reflect on lessons learned during the semester.

June 23, 2006

In Chicago, Roosevelt U. will help prepare faculty for community colleges, which will in turn provide students for the university.

June 22, 2006

Daytona Beach Community College is tying faculty and staff salaries to enrollment.

June 22, 2006

Community college graduation rates are low -- in some cases abysmally so. And as the push grows to hold colleges accountable for their students’ academic success, some leaders of two-year institutions have expressed concern that the low completion rates could make the colleges appear ineffective.

But a study released Wednesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics offers some evidence to back up the argument of some community college officials that the institutions do pretty well with those who actually want to earn a degree.

June 20, 2006

Heading into the summer term at Los Angeles Mission College, officials prepared for a potential influx of students by adding 13 for-credit sections to the schedule.

About a week into classes, the college is instead in subtraction mode, having already cancelled many of the sections with the realization that students are staying away from campus in droves.

June 19, 2006

Study documents the increasing difficulty of transferring to elite private institutions from community colleges.

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