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 27, 2015 - 8:55pm

Making baseball memories.

 

 

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.

Archive

October 10, 2008

In what the president calls a “good symbiotic relationship,” Mount Wachusett Community College, in Massachusetts, has leased 10 acres, at no charge, to a nonprofit organization constructing the Northeast Veteran Training & Rehabilitation Center on its campus.

October 9, 2008

Two-year and four-year programs, long at loggerheads, show increased signs of a willingness to collaborate.

October 8, 2008
Hudson Valley finds that combining and coordinating various student services yields unusually high retention rate.
October 3, 2008
A slate of candidates wins a student government election at a community college and uses its bully pulpit to take a stand against same-sex marriage.
October 1, 2008

Almost half of students enrolled in public colleges attend two-year institutions, whose role in expanding access to higher education continues to increase even as financial support for the institutions fails to keep up with student demand. Not all community college students start out with the goal of earning a bachelor's degree, but even for those who do, the path is laden with obstacles.

September 19, 2008
Officials debate whether proposal to allow local taxes will provide needed funds or just favor wealthier districts while letting the state off the hook.
September 12, 2008

I’m Phil Dolly, Ed. D.

Recently resigned, or deposed, community college president.

Yesterday I was the CEO at North East Central Community College here in Folsom County, West Dakota. Today, I’m contemplating my own crisis in leadership. Following a faculty vote of no confidence, and caving in to growing board pressure, I packed it in this morning. No one was surprised, really, including me. But more about that later.

September 11, 2008
Six states test new set of performance measures in response to the limitations of the federal graduation rate formula.
September 8, 2008
At Thomas Nelson, a president who outraged faculty elsewhere runs into trouble again -- and leaves an institution split over priorities, race and right to dissent.
August 29, 2008
At Ivy Tech Community College, a system serving more than 115,000 students on 23 campuses, faculty members embrace instant messaging to maintain contact with their students.

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