Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jul 20, 2015
California is investing money in expanding aid programs that benefit its community college students, which could be a sign that free two-year college is a possibility.

Surveys

April 17, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Community College Presidents explored the views of two-year-college leaders on a range of timely topics. The study was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m. EDT, Inside Higher Ed editors will analyze the survey's findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. To register, please click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of two-year-college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons and Jenzabar.

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
July 29, 2015 - 3:47am

Are there reliable alternatives to high stakes tests?

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 27, 2015 - 9:26pm

and how to avoid them.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 27, 2015 - 3:58am

What community colleges need to help their students understand.

 

Archive

July 31, 2008
Analysis of 100,000 students in Florida finds they make some progress, but only in limited areas, raising questions about the expenses involved.
July 17, 2008
Research released in new book argues that a set of nuanced issues -- such as assignments that take female professors away from scholarly inquiry -- limit their advancement.
July 14, 2008

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday signed legislation that raises the limit on how much individual part-time faculty members can work at any one community college from 60 percent to 67 percent of a full-time professor's load.

July 11, 2008
Some two-year institutions are introducing capstone courses, long used at four-year liberal arts colleges, to culminate the community college experience.
July 9, 2008
As more states and employers embrace Career Readiness Certificates, many community colleges shift role in job training and adopt new forms of testing.
July 8, 2008

Tuition usually goes helps to pay faculty salaries. But at California's Santa Ana College, some professors are paying their students' tuition.

July 2, 2008
A Tennessee community college is offering students the option of maintaining full-time status by taking classes only on Fridays.
June 23, 2008
The right incentives could be used to truly make it possible for community college students to go on to four-year institutions, writes Kevin Carey.
June 19, 2008
Report reviews strategies on recruitment, retention among other issues.
June 17, 2008
The University of Phoenix came to dominate professional education for adults. Now its online two-year degree granting arm has grown to more than 100,000 enrollments.

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