Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 22, 2017
Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

Surveys

March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

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 21, 2017 - 8:38pm

A question still relevant after 10 years.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 20, 2017 - 9:12pm

The pros and cons of letting students decide.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 19, 2017 - 9:10pm

The Arkansas attempt at free community college.

 

Archive

April 17, 2015

As community college leaders gather for their annual meeting, Wick Sloane asks them to advocate more aggressively for their needy (and often hungry) students.

April 16, 2015

When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.

April 13, 2015

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.

April 8, 2015

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.

April 7, 2015

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.

April 3, 2015

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. 

April 3, 2015

Faculty and staff at Massachusetts's Roxbury Community College protest alleged lack of communication and changes pushed by the institution's president and her administration. 

March 31, 2015

Former Phi Theta Kappa members accuse the community college honors society's leader of discrimination and sexual harassment, provoking an investigation and concerned letters from two college presidents.

March 26, 2015

Study reveals nearly half of 4-year college graduates have attended a 2-year institution within 10 years of their college career.

March 20, 2015

Austin Community College builds the world's largest learning lab in a former mall, using it for a personalized form of remedial math that is getting good results.

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