Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Apr 16, 2015
When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.

Surveys

Survey of community college leaders reveals skepticism on implementing a national free tuition plan. Presidents support relatively new initiatives such as structured pathways and stackable credentials.

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
April 16, 2015 - 3:48am

Explaining structural racism.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 15, 2015 - 4:05am

Leaderships styles matter.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 14, 2015 - 3:45am

The "honest broker" intervention.

 

Archive

March 19, 2015

Kennedy-King College in Chicago increased completion rates by 50 percent in five years, earning a new Aspen Institute award for the community college, which enrolls mostly low-income and minority students.

March 17, 2015

Early participation numbers for Tennessee's free community college program show demand remains high, with students completing federal aid applications at record rates.

March 13, 2015

Presidents overwhelmingly say they should have more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions. But just how much say should they have? 

March 12, 2015

Georgia wants to force its technical colleges to use "career" in their names. Some educators say that would hurt their quality and confuse them with for-profits.

March 12, 2015

State officials' decision to completely cut funding for some community colleges is unprecedented.

March 9, 2015

Annual survey of community college students finds key gains for a key demographic.

March 6, 2015

Budget deal between Arizona's Republican governor and legislative leaders would completely eliminate state support for 3 large community college districts -- and make deep cuts to universities as well.

March 5, 2015

Tulsa Community College started offering free tuition eight years ago, helping to inspire Tennessee's program and, by extension, President Obama, while also boosting its degree production rates. 

February 26, 2015

CUNY's accelerated degree program for community college students doubles graduation rates and is cost-effective, a study finds. And the model may be exported to three Ohio colleges.

February 19, 2015

Nicholas Strohl places the idea of free community college education in the context of earlier debates about higher education policy.

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