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.
The Quest for Student Success at Community Colleges is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.
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Students already have the option of low-cost courses at community colleges -- with instructors who can provide feedback.
Looking at the motives.
City Colleges of Chicago system proposes foreign language requirement for all associate of arts students.
Educators argue that challenging underrepresented and remedial students to earn at least two years' worth of college credit and a high school diploma at the same time can improve their outcomes.
Dickinson, a private liberal arts institution, creates link to honors programs at four two-year institutions, offering financial and academic support in hopes of attracting new cohorts.
No offense to MIT or CalTech, but they can't by themselves solve the talent shortage in math-science disciplines. That's because the shortages projected are so great that colleges are being challenged to bring into the STEM fields students who would never apply to MIT and who would never think of a science or engineering career. For community colleges that serve disadvantaged areas, there are huge challenges involved in recruiting and graduating these students. Many have received inadequate educations in high schools and don't know anyone who works in science.
Selective community college program in New York City aims to graduate students as soon as possible, and is showing signs of success.
Survey documents breadth of enrollment gains, significant rise in online instruction -- and tightening budgets, potentially creating gap in educational infrastructure.
New report suggests community colleges need to engage and motivate incoming students more within their first few weeks.
Data and discussion at gathering of writing professors suggest that class sizes and teaching loads at community colleges -- long viewed as too high -- are growing again.
In one-sided vote, board of Kentucky's community college system decides not to offer tenure to new faculty hires.
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