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Connecticut community colleges faculty and administration at odds over proposed consolidation

The head of Connecticut's community college and university system will present more detailed plans for consolidating the management of the two-year colleges to the system's accreditor.

Connecticut State U professors see administration proposal as an attack on tenure

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Connecticut State U professors say proposals for their new union contract, including the transfer of tenured faculty members to another university and expanding the grounds for dismissing tenured professors, read like an attack on their rights.

Federal scrutiny of campus sexual assaults spills into the states

Federal attention to colleges’ handling of sexual assaults is spilling over to a handful of statehouses, where lawmakers are proposing new legislation to curb incidents and looking to convene best practices. 

Controversy and important questions around UConn's proposal to limit outside credits

UConn's stalled proposal to limit outside credits earned by non-transfer students generates controversy and may be a sign of future tussles to come over "unbundled" degrees.

Remediation may serve useful purposes, study finds

Remediation isn't working, but it's not all that discouraging to students and might serve other purposes, a study finds -- such as helping colleges cope with overenrolled regular courses.

Complete College America declares war on remediation

Complete College America wants to abolish remedial courses, but some say its policy push is not always backed by research and its rhetoric can be unfair to community colleges.

Connecticut legislature mulls elimination of remedial courses

Connecticut lawmakers want to eliminate all non-credit remedial courses. While a compromise is likely to emerge, the state's approach is seen as visionary by some, foolish by others.

Connecticut community college merger remains on track, despite pandemic and continued opposition

At its latest meeting with its accrediting commission, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system presented its interim leadership and new name for the planned merger of its 12 community colleges.

Connecticut college system to use reserve funds for tuition-free community college program

Officials were determined to keep their promise to start a program, even when funding plans fell through the cracks. They're dipping into the college system's reserves -- during a recession -- to do so.

Faculty groups at Conn.'s two-year colleges call for end to consolidation plans and more state funding

After the accreditor for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system pushed back on plans to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges, some faculty groups are calling for new leadership and more funding.

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