Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 06, 2015
U of Maine System wants to end campus-by-campus accreditation. Would local needs and faculty voice be lost?

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 5, 2015 - 3:46am

Howard's strategy to help students with debts to the university.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 3, 2015 - 9:11pm

Student debt is about more than debt.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 30, 2015 - 9:20pm

Young inventors.

 

Archive

October 17, 2013

Community colleges are trying proven completion strategies, but typically with only a limited number of students.

October 15, 2013

New student success centers take the completion agenda to the states, with a faculty-driven feel. More could be on the way. 

October 14, 2013

A community college administrator says that -- despite all the talk nationally about a focus on completion -- many institutions are still defined by access policies that doom students to failure.

October 11, 2013

A year after big protests over the idea, a new California law will allow several community colleges to charge more for overbooked courses.

 

September 27, 2013

The state's community colleges become the latest to consider four-year degrees, a move with big implications there and beyond.

September 25, 2013

Texas community colleges create stackable credentials for jobs in booming oil and gas industry, so students can leave when hired and return later.

September 13, 2013

Tennessee expands a remedial math project that reaches into high schools to boost college readiness, and the state's governor backs the reform with real money.

August 20, 2013

In Omaha, one community college has opened a "neighborhood" facility to make adult education more accessible.

August 14, 2013

City College of San Francisco's accreditor is in trouble with the Education Department, which sent bombshell letter that could affect college's fate. 

August 8, 2013

California lawmakers want to turn up the heat on broad 2010 transfer law as community colleges and Cal State campuses add new transfer pathways.

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