Florida community college to consider salary bids from potential faculty members

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One, two, three -- sold to the lowest bidder? State College of Florida at Manatee-Sarasota is considering making faculty hiring decisions based in part on how low an instructor is willing to go on salary.

CUNY launches plan to bring community college graduation rates to 50%

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CUNY plans to expand program that has led to unprecedented increases in graduation at Bronx Community College. Goal is for 50 percent completion rate at institution that serves largely minority, low-income population.

Four surprising findings on debt and default among community college students

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Community college students who take out small federal loans are more likely to default, new report finds, and most defaulters earned fewer than 15 credits and never made a payment on their debt.

Study finds for-profit colleges drove spike in student loan defaults

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Analysis says default problems in higher ed are largely due to surge in borrowing in that sector, with community colleges also playing a role.

Obama unveils new push for national free community college

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The president formally unveils new advisory board to further push the efforts of America's College Promise plan that would make two years of community college free nationally.

Outsourced employee-style counseling can work for first-generation college students

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Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.

First batch of Tennessee Promise students kick off academic year

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Tennessee is enrolling far more community college students than had been expected in program that is model for Obama proposal.

Lawmakers consider merging Wisconsin's two-year college systems

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Wisconsin legislators ponder merging state's two-year college systems. Some faculty are concerned a merger would threaten the systems' different missions and damage general education.

Adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern see cuts as full-time professors get increases

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Florida SouthWestern's salary decisions raise questions about equity between part-time and full-time faculty.

California's reinvestment in student aid could hint toward move for free two-year college

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California is investing money in expanding aid programs that benefit its community college students, which could be a sign that free two-year college is a possibility.


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