Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 05, 2016
The nearly shuttered college did not hit its May 1 goal for admissions, but leaders hope to snag more students during the summer melt period in the rebuilding effort.

Surveys

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 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will analyze the findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. Register for 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
May 6, 2016 - 3:46am

Recruiting challenges.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 3, 2016 - 9:42pm

Post-community college performance.

 

Archive

October 5, 2009

Throughout the last year, leaders of many four-year colleges have adopted the mantra that their institutions can "no longer be all things to all people." This has led to efforts to identify areas of strength, to carve out niches, and to drop programs best offered elsewhere.

October 5, 2009
In conference call with community college presidents, Obama administration officials offer support and praise -- and subtly seek backing for plan on restructuring financial aid programs.
September 25, 2009
Washington, D.C., finally gets a community college of its own, after years of financial and political wrangling.
September 24, 2009
Survey of state directors of community college systems finds many experienced midyear state budget cuts last year and expect another round of such cuts in 2010.
September 24, 2009
Kentucky's community-technical college system abused its power in eliminating tenure for new faculty members, state's attorney general says.
September 23, 2009
Among last to start classes in California, community colleges on quarter system struggle -- amid severe budget cuts and overcrowding -- to serve students being turned away elsewhere.
September 21, 2009

After flip-flopping on its admissions policy for nearly a decade, the North Carolina State Community College Board voted Friday to admit undocumented immigrants with one major catch: They must pay out-of-state tuition.

September 17, 2009
Michigan community college professor bikes across Africa and uses experience to bring broader world view to her small-town students.
September 16, 2009
Georgia community college professor dismissed for unexplained “sexual harassment” charge days after complaining to administrators about flaw in institution's policy.
September 11, 2009
A few hours ago, Wick Sloane taught his first section of an 11:45 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. course. He’s inspired by his students and community college – and mad as hell that no one seems to care about the nationwide conditions that make it impossible for so many students to find sections at the hours they need.

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