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 29, 2016 - 9:05pm

Rochester, a reference, the reason for scholarships.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 29, 2016 - 3:30am

Routine can enable creativity.

Archive

December 23, 2009
New survey shows salary and benefits of presidents at two-year institutions lag those of their counterparts at four-year institutions.
December 21, 2009
Forty-five large pizzas, one U.S. senator, and Aristotle and the rhetorical triangle. Wick Sloane and his students report from the land of late night classes.
December 18, 2009
New study documents extent of the gains at community colleges, which are seeing particularly large increases in full-time students.
December 18, 2009
Meeting on reforming the Workforce Investment Act shows no shortage of criticism or ideas.
December 17, 2009
Dissecting fall enrollments in Pittsburgh and Dallas, we find that public colleges boomed and independent institutions mostly held on, thanks to rising tide (and more merit aid).
December 9, 2009
Community colleges that started offering sections in the middle of the night are finding the strategy worked, and such scheduling is spreading to other institutions.
December 8, 2009
Leader of Rhode Island community college to maintain presidency while becoming commissioner of state’s higher education governing board.
December 3, 2009
Data on associate degrees and certificates awarded show upturn -- but not nearly enough to put U.S. on track to Obama goal.
December 3, 2009

A new study of community college “gatekeeper” courses – those at the first level of college credit – raises as many questions about remedial education strategies as about the introductory college-level courses.

December 2, 2009
City University of New York continues designing new two-year institution -- aimed at maximizing student outcomes -- from ground up.

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