Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 26, 2016
More community colleges are moving away from relying on placement exams alone to figure out whether incoming students need remediation, but establishing a substitute system can be tricky.

Surveys

Inside Higher Ed's second Survey of Community College Presidents finds them divided over whether free two-year programs will be adopted in their states and worried about the direction of debt-free-college conversations.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. Download a copy of the report.

On Wednesday, May 4 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will analyze the findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. Register for the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons, Jenzabar and rSmart.

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 26, 2016 - 9:31pm

Community colleges as relevant to all.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 24, 2016 - 9:14pm

Wrong problem. Wrong solution.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 23, 2016 - 3:30am

The many benefits of summer courses at community colleges.

 

 

Archive

January 19, 2015

City College of San Francisco's supporters notch an incremental court victory in their feud with the college's accreditor. But the accreditor still gets to make the final call, judge rules.

January 14, 2015

The Obama administration’s proposal to make community college free is part of a pattern of elevating sound bites over sound higher ed policy, Arthur M. Hauptman writes.

January 12, 2015

The president's free community college plan may change the balance between the federal government, states and colleges.

January 12, 2015

Obama's free tuition plan is a hit among community college leaders, but some experts worry about details and whether the money could be more targeted.

January 12, 2015

Bipartisanship is on display as President Obama announces free community college plan in Tennessee, but proposal likely faces tough odds in Congress.

January 9, 2015

Obama unveils outline of federal matching grant proposal that would seek to make two years of community college free nationwide.

January 6, 2015

At annual meeting, historians discuss ways to engage students on protests in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.

January 6, 2015

Drexel University nixes on-site bachelor's degree offerings at three local community colleges, one year after creating two of the highly touted partnerships.

December 4, 2014

A bullet goes through through the front door of a Texas community college board member's home. Is it because he is critical of the administration and his fellow board members?

December 3, 2014

Illinois leads list of states where community colleges already get only a single-digit percentage of their budgets from the state, and more cuts may be on the way.

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