Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Oct 18, 2016
Some educators see other factors besides a recovering economy as a reasons why their enrollments are low.

Surveys

April 8, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's second Survey of Community College Presidents finds them divided over whether free two-year programs will be adopted in their states and worried about the direction of debt-free-college conversations.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. Download a copy of the report.

On Wednesday, May 4, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a free webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons, Jenzabar and rSmart.

Booklets

The Quest for Student Success at Community Colleges is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.

As with other such print-on-demand booklets, the compilation groups together pieces that explore different strategies used by faculty members and institutions -- and efforts to track their success.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Wednesday, March 25, at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of ETS.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
December 6, 2016 - 10:13pm

Models for college leaders.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
December 5, 2016 - 3:52am

Search committee behaviors.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
December 5, 2016 - 9:16pm

A key competency.

 

Archive

November 29, 2016

Community colleges across Texas are finding tens of thousands of high school students who are eager to take free dual-credit courses, an approach favored by the state's mostly Republican lawmakers.

November 15, 2016

A Texas community college system is hoping the appeal of free summer courses will drive students to move from part-time to full-time status, giving completion rates a boost.

November 8, 2016

New company hopes to increase number of community college transfers by offering a marketplace for students and four-year institutions to better understand degree paths.

November 7, 2016

Instructor says he was fired -- shortly after he complained to accreditor -- for refusing to water down his curriculum and requirements. Another instructor quit rather than comply.

November 4, 2016

If the presidential candidate were a student in our community college class, he’d have to do a lot more research, write Jed Shahar and Benjamin Lawrance Miller.

November 4, 2016

Northeast Texas Community College is connecting small farmers with the area’s residents in hopes of helping the agriculture industry and promoting health in the region.

October 25, 2016

For all President Obama, Jill Biden and Martha Kanter have done for the institutions, Wick Sloane offers his thanks. Now it's up to the colleges themselves, he writes.

October 18, 2016

Some educators see other factors besides a recovering economy as a reasons why their enrollments are low.

October 13, 2016

California community colleges unveil online program that allows students to take courses across multiple campuses, a project that replaced a failed attempt to tap for-profit online course providers to meet student demand.

October 12, 2016

Stackable credential pathways have plenty of promise, but a new study fuels worries about poorly designed programs shunting underrepresented student groups into short-term programs of questionable value.

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