Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jun 12, 2018
The biggest and perhaps least likely state to try performance funding will tie billions of dollars for community colleges to measures of student success, a plan faculty groups say will punish students and colleges.
May 09, 2018
The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Surveys

The role of the community college president is evolving as two-year leaders say they're facing financial, enrollment and completion challenges in Inside Higher Ed's fourth annual survey.

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
June 17, 2018 - 9:08pm

Perspectives on jobs in and out of academe.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 14, 2018 - 3:05am

Dealing with the gender gap.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 14, 2018 - 10:22pm

Chicago's decision; course placement; a milestone.

 

Archive

September 14, 2017

Three reports highlight different ways that changing colleges is difficult. Bottom line (in one expert’s words): transferring students are “abused.”

September 14, 2017

Is there a better way to use data to increase completion rates and student success at community colleges?

September 6, 2017

An increasing number of minority students are pursuing associate degrees in humanities and liberal arts at community colleges.

August 23, 2017

A handful of religious universities are now offering two-year degrees, with a goal of work-force development and serving more low-income students.

August 16, 2017

Community colleges stress their role in providing work-force opportunities amid doubts from some working-class people that college won't benefit them or their children.

August 10, 2017

Some critics argue colleges aren’t doing enough to help working-class men earn certificates, but one Arkansas community college has found success in short-term programs. Is federal policy keeping up?

August 8, 2017

In the push to expand “earn-while-you-learn” programs, what lessons can the U.S. take from approaches in Germany and Switzerland?

August 4, 2017

California’s public colleges are partnering more with foundations to achieve completion goals, and while resistance among faculty members remains, the previously rocky relationship appears to have improved.

August 1, 2017

New study finds 13 percent of community college students lack the food and nutrition they need.

July 17, 2017

Surveys find that language and distance, particularly for small groups of nationalities, can be barriers to raising awareness about Long Beach's popular college promise program.

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