Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 08, 2020
Using Wi-Fi ready college parking lots is now a way of life for students with limited or no internet access.
Oct 29, 2019
The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.

Surveys

Jan. 21, 2020 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2019 Survey of Chief Academic Officers, conducted in association with Gallup, can be downloaded here, free.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed present a free webcast discussing the results of the survey. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was made possible in part with support from Oracle, Watermark, Phi Kappa Phi and Gallup.

Booklets

"Guiding Students to Success at Community Colleges" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

A copy of the booklet is available for download here, free.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

This compilation was made possible in part by the support of Ellucian.

 

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 1, 2020 - 3:01am

A glaring gap at a Senate hearing.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 29, 2020 - 2:00am

When internal and external logics conflict.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 28, 2020 - 2:00am

When damage is expansive, but our definitions are crimped.

Archive

May 28, 2020

Jim Jacobs and Maria Cormier describe three important factors that could impact community college efforts to make workforce training relevant as the economy recovers from COVID-19.

May 8, 2020

Using Wi-Fi ready college parking lots is now a way of life for students with limited or no internet access.

May 1, 2020

Community colleges in all parts of the country are offering discounts and deals for the summer. Some experts doubt it's what students need, but others see it as a win-win for institutions and students if done right.

April 23, 2020

Colleges that do the best job serving transfer students will be the ones to thrive over the next several years, argues John Mullane.

April 22, 2020

Presidents of community colleges are facing particular challenges these days, writes DeRionne P. Pollard, who shares some leadership strategies she's found helpful.

March 19, 2020

A public health crisis and a global recession have hit higher education at the same time. What could the future look like for open-access colleges, which serve the most vulnerable?

February 11, 2020

Community college students are not just focused on vocational skills training but are also as committed to learning for its own sake as the students in selective liberal arts institutions, argues Michael Thurston.

January 22, 2020

Opening up Pell Grants to short-term training is a promising idea, but changes are needed to prevent unintended consequences for equity, writes Jim Jacobs.

January 17, 2020

California's new online-only community college grabbed headlines again with its CEO's departure. While some see the college as a doomed venture, others say it's too soon to pass judgment.

January 13, 2020

They're often the most affordable option for higher education -- if not the only option -- yet public funding for them compared to other colleges is clearly imbalanced, write Austan Goolsbee, Glenn Hubbard and Penny Pritzker.

Pages

Archive

October 29, 2019

The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.

October 16, 2019

The newest entity to try to close the skills gap for "working learners" will focus on curating community colleges' online offerings.

June 26, 2019

Ohio's Eastern Gateway Community College draws scrutiny from lawmakers for working with an OPM to rapidly grow online enrollment of out-of-state students.

February 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.

May 9, 2018

The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

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