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 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.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 22, 2015 - 3:47am

A shift in control.

 

Archive

March 26, 2009
City Colleges of Chicago system proposes foreign language requirement for all associate of arts students.
March 26, 2009
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.
March 20, 2009
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.
March 19, 2009

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.

March 19, 2009
Selective community college program in New York City aims to graduate students as soon as possible, and is showing signs of success.
March 18, 2009
Survey documents breadth of enrollment gains, significant rise in online instruction -- and tightening budgets, potentially creating gap in educational infrastructure.
March 18, 2009
New report suggests community colleges need to engage and motivate incoming students more within their first few weeks.
March 16, 2009
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.
March 16, 2009
In one-sided vote, board of Kentucky's community college system decides not to offer tenure to new faculty hires.
March 13, 2009
Amid outcry from faculty, the board of the state's community college system votes today on whether or not to eliminate the tenure track for all new hires.

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