Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, speaks at a podium with an American flag to his left and a California flag to his right.
Jun 17, 2022
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system and a thought leader in community college circles, will step down to direct the College Futures Foundation.
Oct 29, 2019
The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.


Student transfer is an increasing priority for officials at two- and four-year colleges alike, but they blame each other for flaws in the process. Experts want them to focus on the students' needs.


"Guiding Students to Success at Community Colleges" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

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June 17, 2021
Santa Fe Community College cut academic programs and faculty after steep enrollment drops and revenue losses during the pandemic.
June 16, 2021
Multimillion-dollar gifts from MacKenzie Scott will allow community and regional colleges to build endowments, fund new student programs and jump-start internal fundraising efforts. Recipients hope other donors will follow suit.
June 14, 2021
The California Community College System could get a $170 million boost in state funding to hire full-time faculty members. The system's budget officers aren't thrilled about it.
June 11, 2021
To educate adult learners successfully, short-term credentials must build toward degrees, Paul Freedman and Paul LeBlanc argue.
June 11, 2021
The Caring Campus Initiative launched as a national effort to coach community college faculty and staff members on how to better connect with students. The pandemic forced participating campuses to foster a sense of belonging for students online.
June 10, 2021
Community colleges continued to see the largest enrollment declines this fall, with 9.5 percent fewer students enrolled. Experts say two-year colleges have focused on retaining existing students this year.
June 10, 2021
Community college catalogs must overcome three barriers if they are serve their purpose: excess span and scope, unbounded choice, and ambiguity of purpose, write Terry O’Banion and Cindy Miles.
June 4, 2021
Community college leaders and lawmakers are reinvigorating their efforts to provide housing for students after the pandemic shined a spotlight on housing insecurity.
June 1, 2021
The faculty union at County College of Morris has called on the institution's president to resign after a series of faculty layoffs and continued tensions under his leadership.
May 27, 2021
A national online course-sharing consortium for community colleges aims to expand access to online learning. It’s also an attempt to relieve budgetary and enrollment pressures after a particularly challenging year.



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