Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Apr 29, 2016
A planned scholarship to provide students in Kentucky with free tuition for the first two years is put on ice for a year by the state's governor.

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
April 29, 2016 - 3:42am

Hunger, teaching, an American car and Prince.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 28, 2016 - 3:30am

When professors meet future students.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 26, 2016 - 9:34pm

What do you do when a tenured professor is an addict?  

Archive

October 29, 2013

Wick Sloane teaches community college students to write essays to transfer to universities. To set an example of "show, don't tell," he surveys the scene at a World Series game.

October 25, 2013

Community college students still can't get need-based aid from the state, while students at for-profits and other institutions are once again eligible.

October 24, 2013

City College of San Francisco scrambles to make hundreds of accreditor-ordered fixes while lawsuits fly and the feds crack down on the college's accreditor.

October 17, 2013

Community colleges are trying proven completion strategies, but typically with only a limited number of students.

October 15, 2013

New student success centers take the completion agenda to the states, with a faculty-driven feel. More could be on the way. 

October 14, 2013

A community college administrator says that -- despite all the talk nationally about a focus on completion -- many institutions are still defined by access policies that doom students to failure.

October 11, 2013

A year after big protests over the idea, a new California law will allow several community colleges to charge more for overbooked courses.

 

September 27, 2013

The state's community colleges become the latest to consider four-year degrees, a move with big implications there and beyond.

September 25, 2013

Texas community colleges create stackable credentials for jobs in booming oil and gas industry, so students can leave when hired and return later.

September 13, 2013

Tennessee expands a remedial math project that reaches into high schools to boost college readiness, and the state's governor backs the reform with real money.

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