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.
The Quest for Student Success at Community Colleges is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.
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A shift in control.
The need for timely information.
After English department disappointed officials, administration said it would call off searches, send adjuncts "letters of non-reappointment," and tell students to take composition elsewhere. Now president says that was just a "worst-case scenario."
Mark Heinrich will be the seventh person in six years to take over the chancellorship of the Alabama Community College System, which has been reeling since scandal sparked a federal investigation in 2006.
North Carolina's community colleges go big on curriculum tweaks for green jobs training, showing what a strong system office can do.
Study shows that 45 percent of bachelor's degree recipients studied at two-year institutions first -- as many as three-quarters in some states.
Community colleges can do better despite the challenges they face, Joshua Wyner writes, citing leaders on graduation rates and student outcomes.
The alternative to community college for most students is typically no college, finds study that pushes back against "undermatching" warnings about two-year path.
Remediation isn't working, but it's not all that discouraging to students and might serve other purposes, a study finds -- such as helping colleges cope with overenrolled regular courses.
Kentucky's two-year colleges have added competency and self-paced elements to online offerings for working adults, proving "disruptive" approaches can work for, rather than against, colleges.
Western Governors U. pushes graduation even before students enroll by offering financial perks for associate degree holders and, at WGU Texas, through partnerships with community colleges.
Large numbers of students transfer to community colleges from four-year institutions, study finds. While most never return, the "reverse transfer" path can work for students.
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