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.
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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.
As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.
Distance learning programs at community colleges continue to grow even as two-year institutions' enrollment falls.
Community colleges find that winning authorization to confer bachelor's degrees is half the battle.
As community college leaders gather for their annual meeting, Wick Sloane asks them to advocate more aggressively for their needy (and often hungry) students.
When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.
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.
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.
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.
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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