Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 26, 2016
More community colleges are moving away from relying on placement exams alone to figure out whether incoming students need remediation, but establishing a substitute system can be tricky.

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
May 30, 2016 - 9:49pm

How community colleges can build support.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 26, 2016 - 9:31pm

Community colleges as relevant to all.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 24, 2016 - 9:14pm

Wrong problem. Wrong solution.

 

Archive

November 2, 2015

The Obama administration will help some high school students pay for college courses while still in high school by allowing limited access to Pell Grants.

October 29, 2015

When a college eliminates its only positions for philosophy and American literature, but adds a slot for music therapy, has it changed its mission?

October 20, 2015

Nation's largest accreditor has decided that many of those who lead dual enrollment classes aren't qualified to do so, leaving schools and colleges fearing the loss of a program they view as a success.

October 16, 2015

CUNY plans to expand program that has led to unprecedented increases in graduation at Bronx Community College. Goal is for 50 percent completion rate at institution that serves largely minority, low-income population.

October 9, 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.

October 6, 2015

Study finds significant variation in academic preparation of traditional-age students at different community colleges, and seeks to explain graduation rate gap between 2- and 4-year colleges.

September 28, 2015

Community college students who take out small federal loans are more likely to default, new report finds, and most defaulters earned fewer than 15 credits and never made a payment on their debt.

September 25, 2015

An influential free community college program that helped shaped President Obama's two-year America's College Promise initiative is expanding from one semester to two.

September 23, 2015

Colleges with air traffic control programs lose students as result of changes in hiring preferences. Is federal agency ignoring need for higher education for those in a role that is essential to safety?

September 21, 2015

For college and university presidents who must deal with ever-growing challenges, Susan Resneck Pierce offers some advice.

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