Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 22, 2017
Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

Surveys

March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

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
March 22, 2017 - 9:05pm

Do reverse transfer agreements encourage students to leave early?

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 21, 2017 - 8:38pm

A question still relevant after 10 years.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 20, 2017 - 9:12pm

The pros and cons of letting students decide.

 

Archive

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.
November 30, 2009
Nevada chancellor mulls whether community colleges, strained by recession and budget crises, should limit enrollments to ensure success for more students.

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