Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 19, 2019
Financial firm rolls out $350 million for career education programs in high-demand fields, following a previous $250 million in similar grants.
Feb 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.

Surveys

April 27, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 Survey of Community College Presidents was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Download a free copy of the survey report here.

On May 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a webcast to discuss the survey’s results. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Jenzabar and McGraw-Hill Education.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 20, 2019 - 3:05am

It’s hard to focus on, say, microbiology when you don’t know where your next meal is coming from.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 19, 2019 - 3:02am

Florida's idea of surveying faculty members on their politics.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 17, 2019 - 10:21pm

Conflicting priorities in an era of tight budgets.

 

Archive

July 26, 2005
Study finds National Science Foundation programs have made a difference, but urges focus on community colleges.
July 15, 2005

As they waited Thursday morning for the House of Representatives higher education subcommittee to vote on legislation to extend the Higher Education Act, lobbyists for for-profit and nonprofit colleges had strikingly different answers to the simple question "How are things going?"

Bruce D. Leftwich, vice president for government relations at the Career College Association, responded with an enthusiastic "Great, great." David S. Baime, who plays the same role for the American Association of Community Colleges, offered an uncertain "I have no idea."

July 15, 2005
Appropriations panel backs plan to raise NIH spending by $1 billion but keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050.
July 14, 2005
Debate is intense over for-profit colleges, but decisions on many issues are forestalled.
July 12, 2005
To encourage more doctorates, report suggests that the first place to look may be community colleges.
July 7, 2005
Two university systems agree to let Cal State offer its first independent doctorate, in educational administration.
July 1, 2005
2-year colleges can go a few weeks without serious financial difficulties, officials say.
June 24, 2005

The "last bastion of prejudice in higher education," according to Cynthia Johnson, is the belief that developmentally disabled students don't have a place in colleges.

These students, many of whom would have been called mentally retarded in an earlier era, have a range of skills. And while a growing number of colleges have created a few programs or certificates for such students, Johnson is running a program that is moving to another level.

June 23, 2005
Compton Community College may lose accreditation because of management problems, but students will lose the most.
June 22, 2005
For first time, Palomar College provides office space so part-timers don't have to meet with students in hallways.

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