Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 29, 2015
After seeing its majors drop, Stanford's political science department overhauls the undergraduate major, focusing less on specialization and more on issues students care about. Could other departments be next?

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
May 28, 2015 - 9:46pm
Whether to be a team player.
 
Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 27, 2015 - 8:55pm

Making baseball memories.

 

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 26, 2015 - 11:16pm

Language choices and budget choices.

Archive

May 1, 2015

Coalition is forming to rally businesses, foundations and other groups behind a national free community college plan. And supporters say they realize the idea may not come to fruition this year.

April 28, 2015

As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.

April 21, 2015

Distance learning programs at community colleges continue to grow even as two-year institutions' enrollment falls.

April 20, 2015

Community colleges find that winning authorization to confer bachelor's degrees is half the battle.

April 17, 2015

As community college leaders gather for their annual meeting, Wick Sloane asks them to advocate more aggressively for their needy (and often hungry) students.

April 16, 2015

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

April 13, 2015

After the recession, tuition dollars make up a greater share of public higher education revenues than ever before, and make up a majority in half the states.

April 8, 2015

As community colleges and some states consider ways to take care of community college tuition, some focus on the best students, some on the lowest income, and some cast a wide net.

April 7, 2015

The Obama administration is eyeing a plan that would make it easier for community colleges to appeal high loan default rates because relatively few of their students take out loans.

April 3, 2015

The majority of campus curmudgeons care about improving their institutions, writes Terry O'Banion. College leaders need to learn to listen to these concerned curmudgeons. 

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