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

July 10, 2013

A program is helping low-income students at seven community colleges discover new avenues of financial support, in hopes of increasing college completion.

July 8, 2013

City College of San Francisco's best hope of staying open is probably to appeal the death sentence from its accreditor, and the college may have longer than people realize to win a reprieve.

June 28, 2013

Ivy Tech, one of the nation's most acclaimed and centralized community college systems, contemplates wave of campus closures.

June 25, 2013

New federal designation for institutions that serve Asian-American and Pacific Islander students could significantly aid low-income students in those groups, a study finds --- but funding for those colleges lags.

June 21, 2013

With a wave of retirements looming, community college leadership pipeline needs urgent repairs, report finds.

June 17, 2013

Community colleges often require more than 60 credits for associate degrees, which could be a barrier to graduation for some students.

June 11, 2013

For many needy college students, finishing degrees starts with applying for food stamps or filling out a federal tax form.

June 5, 2013

New Florida law lets high school graduates decide for themselves -- no testing needed -- whether they are ready for college-level work.

June 4, 2013

When Transylvania University's president deferred tenure for two professors based on criteria that had yet to take effect, it was the last straw for the already-frustrated faculty.

May 30, 2013

In light of several recent, high-profile cases of poor communication between faculty and governing boards, AAUP advocates for regular interaction between the two groups and more shared governance.

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