Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 19, 2015
Suburban Chicago's College of DuPage has a long history of conflict and scandal, particularly ones involving its Board of Trustees and presidents.

Surveys

Survey of community college leaders reveals skepticism on implementing a national free tuition plan. Presidents support relatively new initiatives such as structured pathways and stackable credentials.

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 27, 2015 - 8:55pm

Making baseball memories.

 

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 26, 2015 - 11:16pm

Language choices and budget choices.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 25, 2015 - 9:34pm

Cultural mores of the upper class and getting ahead.

Archive

October 5, 2009

Throughout the last year, leaders of many four-year colleges have adopted the mantra that their institutions can "no longer be all things to all people." This has led to efforts to identify areas of strength, to carve out niches, and to drop programs best offered elsewhere.

October 5, 2009
In conference call with community college presidents, Obama administration officials offer support and praise -- and subtly seek backing for plan on restructuring financial aid programs.
September 28, 2009

The much anticipated premiere of “Community,” the NBC sitcom many community college faculty and administrators feared would damage the already less-than-desirable image of community colleges, is history. The first network comedy set on a community college campus and featuring a group of community college students had its debut on Thursday, September 17. It was a hit. Those who make a living by tracking TV viewership suggest that 7.7 million viewers tuned in to the comedy.

September 25, 2009
Washington, D.C., finally gets a community college of its own, after years of financial and political wrangling.
September 24, 2009
Survey of state directors of community college systems finds many experienced midyear state budget cuts last year and expect another round of such cuts in 2010.
September 24, 2009
Kentucky's community-technical college system abused its power in eliminating tenure for new faculty members, state's attorney general says.
September 23, 2009
Among last to start classes in California, community colleges on quarter system struggle -- amid severe budget cuts and overcrowding -- to serve students being turned away elsewhere.
September 21, 2009

After flip-flopping on its admissions policy for nearly a decade, the North Carolina State Community College Board voted Friday to admit undocumented immigrants with one major catch: They must pay out-of-state tuition.

September 17, 2009
Michigan community college professor bikes across Africa and uses experience to bring broader world view to her small-town students.
September 16, 2009
Georgia community college professor dismissed for unexplained “sexual harassment” charge days after complaining to administrators about flaw in institution's policy.

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