Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 17, 2018
A two-year college in Ohio will award students a free second year of tuition if they successfully finish their first year while completing at least 30 credit hours.
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
May 20, 2018 - 8:11pm

The value of faculty spaces.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 18, 2018 - 2:00am

Writers and thinkers and their impact.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 17, 2018 - 3:08am

The intersection of "academic" policies and financial aid rules.

Archive

March 17, 2011
Faculty unions and the Los Rios and San Diego Community College Districts find labor harmony by basing contracts on shared revenue agreements.
March 11, 2011
A Texas community college decides to risk losing some state funds by forcing students to register on time — with goal of improving completion rates.
March 3, 2011
Community colleges in California and Connecticut are trying to show students that they are better off financially if they enroll full time.
February 28, 2011
A community college's solution for reliance on adjuncts? Posts with job security for a year, a 7-7 course load, and no chance at tenure. Faculty unions split on the idea.
February 24, 2011
City Colleges of Chicago redefines job descriptions for its campus leaders and tells those in office they must apply to keep their positions.
February 17, 2011

A New Jersey county executive wants to decide which items may go on meeting agendas for the local community college’s board of trustees and warns that, without such oversight of the board's actions, the institution’s county funding may be in jeopardy. Local and statewide community college officials counter that the county executive is overstepping her bounds and endangering the institution’s autonomy.

February 16, 2011
Policy experts debate the merits of current goal-driven higher education policy; some argue colleges should focus on attainment over completion and numbers instead of rates.
February 15, 2011
Too many community college reforms ignore the low-income youth and adults who will be most affected, write Tara Watford, Vicki Park and Mike Rose.
February 10, 2011
Critical evaluation of influential community college student completion initiative suggests that understanding barriers to success is not enough to solve them.
February 9, 2011
New survey reveals nearly a third of community college students were unable to enroll in course of choice last semester.

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