Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Oct 09, 2015
In New York City, the health department and colleges are partnering to promote a birth control device as a way of encouraging students to graduate.


April 17, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Community College Presidents explored the views of two-year-college leaders on a range of timely topics. The study was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m. EDT, Inside Higher Ed editors will analyze the survey's findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. To register, please click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of two-year-college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons and Jenzabar.


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.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 9, 2015 - 3:42am

A moment of silence, roles that matter, for-profits that become nonprofits and more.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 9, 2015 - 3:46am

A moment of silence, roles that matter, for-profits that stop being for-profits.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 7, 2015 - 3:39am

What can, or should, a department do when it knows one of its own isn’t getting it done?



June 29, 2015

Indiana's Ivy Tech Community College is working to hold onto federal workforce development dollars as the state now uses graduation rates as an accountability measure, which the college feels is unfair.

June 25, 2015

More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.

June 18, 2015

ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.

June 17, 2015

Disagreement between faculty members and administrators persists as Nassau Community College continues its three-year search for president.

June 11, 2015

Employers and community colleges team up to design new courses and alternative credentials that attempt to close the skills gap by better preparing students for jobs.

June 9, 2015

California community colleges redesign listings of online courses to create better pathways to four-year degrees.

June 8, 2015

In many states, community colleges and four-year institutions renew efforts to promote seamless transfer.

June 2, 2015

Sinclair Community College boosted student completion rates by 75 percent, but to sharpen its focus, the college began cutting some of its more than 100 completion-related projects.

May 29, 2015

After seeing its majors drop, Stanford's political science department overhauls the undergraduate major, focusing less on specialization and more on issues students care about. Could other departments be next?

May 28, 2015

Community colleges with many low-income students should receive additional funding, as high-poverty schools in the K-12 sector do, new report urges.


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