Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Aug 19, 2016
New report notes wide variation in the way states support community colleges, even if none of them are providing enough money.

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
August 25, 2016 - 9:18pm

Hooray for Herb Alpert! ITT. Springsteen.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 25, 2016 - 3:30am

When good leaders stay on too long.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 23, 2016 - 3:30am

Important discussions about overlooked issues.

 

Archive

August 24, 2009

Some loved it. Some hated it. But everyone is a critic.

August 19, 2009
Some community colleges move substantial portions of new student orientations online to maximize efficiency; others push face-to-face programs to make process more personal. Is there a happy medium?
August 17, 2009
City College of San Francisco's plan to court donors to sponsor canceled classes seemed a classic sign of the times, with even skeptics seeing no hope elsewhere. But since the idea surfaced, the plan has evolved.
August 13, 2009
And many a drop to drink. A community college in Michigan builds a program around freshwater studies.
August 12, 2009
Highly customizable work force education at Michigan community college allows employers and students to select individual competencies they want mastered, worth fractions of a credit hour and costing a few dollars. Is choose-your-own instruction the future?
August 6, 2009
Students at New Mexico community college who get one-time grants for unexpected life expenses – from car payments to emergency medical expenses – stay enrolled at higher rate than other students.
July 28, 2009
Activist English instructor at Ohio community college without tenure, who president admitted was laid off in violation of contract, is reinstated following faculty outcry.
July 21, 2009
California's community colleges are being told to enroll more and more students -- even as they cannot find ways to educate and graduate those already there.
July 17, 2009
Education and Labor Departments, often at odds with one another, assure Senate subcommittee of their willingness to work together on reform of Workforce Investment Act.
July 16, 2009

As community colleges enroll more full-time and traditional-age students, many are building stand-alone student centers in the mold of those found on the campuses of four-year colleges and universities. Given that some two-year institutions have begun building dormitories, some see the promulgation of these multi-use facilities as yet another step in the ongoing transformation of the community college.

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