Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Aug 19, 2016
New report notes wide variation in the way states support community colleges, even if none of them are providing enough money.

Surveys

April 8, 2016 -- 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, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a free webinar. View 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
August 23, 2016 - 9:15pm

The challenge of public statements when there isn't enough money.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 23, 2016 - 3:30am

Important discussions about overlooked issues.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 21, 2016 - 8:07pm

The vacation report.

Archive

December 13, 2013

American Honors, a venture capital-funded effort to help students transfer from two-year-college honors programs to selective universities, grows to four community colleges and 27 four-year institutions.

December 5, 2013

Alabama's community college transfer website is a national example of how to help students transfer more efficiently, so why is the office that runs it on life support?

December 2, 2013

Cathy Trower, closing out 16 years leading a research effort of academic work, shares thoughts on tenure, retirement age, adjunct conditions and more.

 

November 19, 2013

Western Governors University teams up with 11 community colleges to create new competency-based programs.

 

November 15, 2013

Most community college students take a break from college on the way to earning a four-year degree, but few make it there if they "stop out" more than once.

November 8, 2013

Survey finds far fewer state systems experienced midyear cuts this year than last. But serious finance and capacity issues remain.

November 6, 2013

Two senators and the nonprofit Opportunity Nation want federal job training programs to be more efficient and performance-based, while also seeing expanded role for community colleges.

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.

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