Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Apr 28, 2015
As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.

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
April 27, 2015 - 9:43pm

Watching a free fall.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 23, 2015 - 3:44am

Students already have the option of low-cost courses at community colleges -- with instructors who can provide feedback.

 

Archive

April 9, 2012

Santa Monica, amid growing opposition, agrees to indefinite delay in two-tiered pricing plan that was seen as antithetical to community college ideals.

April 9, 2012

Despite the uproar over Santa Monica, differential tuition has become normal at many public universities and is making inroads in community colleges.

April 5, 2012

City Colleges of Chicago and union representing adult education instructors agree to bonus pay based on student performance.

March 30, 2012

Satirical fiction is targeting community colleges, which may be sign of the sector's deepening societal relevance.

March 27, 2012

The percentage of degree holders hasn't increased much during the Lumina Foundation's three-year push, but policy makers have jumped on the "completion agenda" bandwagon.

March 14, 2012

With California's community colleges facing challenges that many say are insurmountable, the system begins to search for a new chancellor.

March 12, 2012

Project links pregnancy planning with finishing degrees, and brings edgy course content to two-year college curriculums.

February 29, 2012

Standardized tests are placing community college students who are ready for college into remedial classes, two studies find, making them less likely to earn degrees.

February 28, 2012

New study finds that one-third of students attend at least two colleges. Their most common transfer destination: community colleges.

February 27, 2012

More upper-middle-class students are choosing community college right out of high school, and they expect a full undergrad experience.

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