Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Sep 15, 2016
For some two-year institutions, public and mass transportation options, or the lack thereof, can be the difference in whether a student attends and stays in college.

Surveys

April 8, 2016 -- 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, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a free webinar. View 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
September 25, 2016 - 9:05pm

An opportunity for community colleges.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 22, 2016 - 9:14pm

Star Trek, job security, movies and a future author.

Archive

March 18, 2010
Is it time for a new approach to the master's programs that produce the instructors who teach community college composition?
March 16, 2010
As $12 billion graduation initiative appears to slip away, community college leaders focus on the benefits of a year in the spotlight – and look to the future.
March 12, 2010
Scholars argue for new approach in which vocational education and the quest for employment are seamlessly linked – throughout a career.
March 11, 2010
Advocates argue that time is of the essence for the American Graduation Initiative and officials need to withhold criticism to help get the bill passed.
March 9, 2010
Gates and Hewlett Foundations move to expand successful program for changing community college experience for at-risk students -- with hopes of even broader expansion down the road.
March 9, 2010
Florida's Edison State College plans to create a private university to meet the needs of graduates who, its leaders say, are not being served by local four-year institutions.
March 4, 2010

Peter P. Smith's career in and out of higher education has not followed the straight and narrow.

Amid forays into politics (as a member of Congress and lieutenant governor of Vermont) and international affairs (at UNESCO), Smith has been a higher education innovator, helping to found the statewide Community College of Vermont in 1970 and serving for 10 years as founding president of California State University's Monterey Bay campus, beginning in 1995.

March 3, 2010

Community college leaders eyeing institutional expansion have found a silver lining to the depressed real estate market. Though dwindling state appropriations have halted new construction on many campuses, burgeoning student enrollments have inspired some college officials to buy dilapidated storefronts and acquire public property for development.

February 26, 2010
Tennessee bill would make state government officials without advanced degrees eligible for leadership positions at public colleges and universities.
February 25, 2010
As anti-tax sentiment simmers, community college officials worry that emerging groups will threaten their funding.

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