Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 19, 2019
Financial firm rolls out $350 million for career education programs in high-demand fields, following a previous $250 million in similar grants.
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 27, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 Survey of Community College Presidents was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Download a free copy of the survey report here.

On May 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a webcast to discuss the survey’s results. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Jenzabar and McGraw-Hill Education.

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
March 20, 2019 - 3:05am

It’s hard to focus on, say, microbiology when you don’t know where your next meal is coming from.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 19, 2019 - 3:02am

Florida's idea of surveying faculty members on their politics.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 17, 2019 - 10:21pm

Conflicting priorities in an era of tight budgets.

 

Archive

March 8, 2006
Popular professor at Harrisburg Area Community College suspended after report he used the f-word in class.
March 6, 2006
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and 8 colleges unveil plan to assist low-income students at 2-year institutions.
February 27, 2006
Foundation unveils different approach to grouping colleges -- but don't look for who is No. 1.
February 13, 2006
A Minn. community college adjunct is told to keep images off bulletin board; Illinois and Chapel Hill student papers set off debates.
February 7, 2006
Bush budget would keep most student aid and other college programs at 2006 levels – except for those it would kill.
February 1, 2006
Cooking shows spur enrollment in culinary programs.
January 16, 2006
New study shows just how far away state and local governments have moved from supporting 2-year institutions.
January 3, 2006

The issue of academic freedom was everywhere at this year's Modern Language Association meeting, in Washington. There were panels on "Academic Work and the New McCarthyism" and discussions on teaching issues related to war criticism.

At a Friday session, titled "Criticism and Crisis: Twenty-First Century Intellectuals and the Politics of Academic Freedom," the focus was how to build broader support among the general public for academic freedom.

December 16, 2005
California community colleges estimate that tuition increases translated into an enrollment loss of 300,000.
December 12, 2005

It's far from clear, at this relatively early stage, whether the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education will go the legislative route to pursue whatever changes its members desire. But if the panel chooses to do so, it will almost certainly need the help of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the former U.S. education secretary and University of Tennessee president who heads the Senate's education subcommittee. 

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