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 19, 2018 - 2:55am

On AP exams and those who take them.

 

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 - 10:22pm

Chicago's decision; course placement; a milestone.

 

Archive

September 7, 2011
Federal panel recommends new ways to measure performance of community colleges.
September 6, 2011

Minority students at community colleges are more likely to succeed when they have minority instructors, study finds. For white students, performance drops.

August 30, 2011
Many community college officials have pledged to increase completion rates. Now, they're asking students to do the same.
August 23, 2011
At community colleges, there is no gender gap among science and technology faculty. And study finds that women teaching in the sector are happy.
July 20, 2011
Edison State awarded degrees to students who didn't complete requirements, raising concerns that pressure to raise graduation rates could produce such incidents.
July 19, 2011
Community college students who enroll in distance courses are more likely to fail or drop out than are those in in-person classes, study finds.
July 15, 2011
A community college in Chicago finds that study groups can dramatically improve passage rates. But faculty worry that changes in grading rules are a key reason for the improvements.
July 12, 2011
To identify waste and inefficiencies, Colorado Mountain College adopted a budget process that will require administrators to justify each expenditure every year.
July 8, 2011
Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana's statewide two-year system, offers limited scholarships to the top graduate of every high school in the state.
June 30, 2011

Rising tuitions (and inadequate transfer policies) are putting even two-year institutions out of reach for many Americans, report asserts.

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