Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 20, 2015
Austin Community College builds the world's largest learning lab in a former mall, using it for a personalized form of remedial math that is getting good results.

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
March 26, 2015 - 3:47am

The wrong rules. The right resources.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 24, 2015 - 3:48am

An OER question.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 24, 2015 - 9:41pm

Replacing old model of computer lab.

 

Archive

May 1, 2008

Seeing potential niche, Tiffin U., a private institution in Ohio, starts two-year distance education college, hoping to build transfer market.

April 29, 2008

Initiative aims to create and evaluate material, while also assessing the viability of the open access model.

April 17, 2008

More than a million students are enrolled in two-year institutions that choose not to participate in the federal loan program, report finds, leaving them to incur riskier forms of debt.

April 14, 2008

Kevin Carey wonders why K-12 financing systems that favor wealthier districts end up in court, but higher education financing systems aren't subjected to similar scrutiny.

April 8, 2008

With demand for online courses increasing, some two-year colleges seek ways to boost retention among distance learners.

April 8, 2008

While educators see the value in low fees, they get challenged by a trustee who thinks it's fine for students to pay.

April 7, 2008

Community colleges consider how they can enroll and graduate a particularly vulnerable population.

April 7, 2008

While Blackboard dominates course-management market at 2-year colleges, more institutions are looking elsewhere.

April 4, 2008

The problem “too big to be seen” is what I signed on for here. I won a fellowship to write a series about equity for half the 20 million students in college in the U.S. today. My half is the 11.5 million at the 1,195 two-year campuses called community colleges. At the last meeting for my fellowship, Henry Braun of ETS and Boston College, an author of America’s Perfect Storm -- Three Forces Changing Our Nation’s Future, explained how continued failure to deal with divergent skill distributions, the changing economy, and demographic trends may destroy the whole nation.

March 21, 2008

The “perfect 60” is that elusive combination of community college credits that would, without exception, transfer, counting toward general education and major requirements alike at a California State University campus.

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