Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jun 12, 2018
The biggest and perhaps least likely state to try performance funding will tie billions of dollars for community colleges to measures of student success, a plan faculty groups say will punish students and colleges.
May 09, 2018
The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Surveys

The role of the community college president is evolving as two-year leaders say they're facing financial, enrollment and completion challenges in Inside Higher Ed's fourth annual survey.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 17, 2018 - 9:08pm

Perspectives on jobs in and out of academe.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 14, 2018 - 3:05am

Dealing with the gender gap.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 14, 2018 - 10:22pm

Chicago's decision; course placement; a milestone.

 

Archive

March 20, 2018

Eloy Ortiz Oakley says California’s online community college will be a better public alternative to for-profit colleges for the “stranded workers” traditional college systems struggle to serve.

March 19, 2018

In a new book, Cheryl Hyman discusses her controversial seven-year stint as chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, including her attempt to improve its low graduation rates.

March 13, 2018

Illinois community college sees results from encouraging faculty members to meet one-on-one with students to increase persistence, adding extra pressure on instructors to build relationships with their students.

February 23, 2018

Advocates for free college worry that residency, course-load and drug-testing requirements will keep the neediest students out of state programs.

February 22, 2018

A new survey shows graduates from Achieving the Dream colleges report higher percentages of financial and community well-being compared to other community college alumni.

February 13, 2018

Retention and graduation rates increase for community colleges that beef up or get creative with their student advising services.

February 12, 2018

New analysis says that students in certificate programs gain more economically from attending public institutions -- or no institution at all -- than for-profits.

February 9, 2018

When our wordsmith in chief says community colleges should become more vocational, he may not mean what he thinks he means. But he does have a point, writes Ryan Craig.

February 9, 2018

Transfer rates at North Carolina's Stanly Community College increased after the college made the simple grading change of no longer awarding D's.

February 5, 2018

With President Trump and others saying community colleges should focus only on vocational programs, some educators note the key role the institutions play in getting students on the road to bachelor's degrees.

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