Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jan 12, 2017
City College of San Francisco is struggling with money woes, dwindling enrollment and a long-running accreditation crisis, but many in the state say the college is changing for the better.

Surveys

April 8, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's second Survey of Community College Presidents finds them divided over whether free two-year programs will be adopted in their states and worried about the direction of debt-free-college conversations.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. Download a copy of the report.

On Wednesday, May 4, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a free webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons, Jenzabar and rSmart.

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
January 16, 2017 - 9:10pm

A potential breakthrough, courtesy of Rhode Island's governor.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
January 15, 2017 - 8:37pm

Numbers that count, and those that don't.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
January 12, 2017 - 10:01pm

Missing the point of community colleges.

 

Archive

July 16, 2009

As community colleges enroll more full-time and traditional-age students, many are building stand-alone student centers in the mold of those found on the campuses of four-year colleges and universities. Given that some two-year institutions have begun building dormitories, some see the promulgation of these multi-use facilities as yet another step in the ongoing transformation of the community college.

July 15, 2009
Community college leaders praise its unprecedented attention and many campus leaders say the $12 billion could be crucial. Others warn not to view the president's agenda as a panacea.
July 9, 2009
Philip Day charged felonies related to previous job as chancellor of City College of San Francisco, where he is accused of diverting funds to political activities.
July 6, 2009
Ohio community college president admits he is getting rid of English professor, who happens to be critic, in violation of union contract, and ending job of adjunct because he does not like his criticism either.
June 29, 2009
Obama administration may propose "open" classes and create "National Skills College" to coordinate offerings at high schools and community colleges. Other help for 2-year institutions may include $10 billion facilities loan fund.
June 26, 2009
In effort to fill empty seats, some community colleges in northern border states offer in-state tuition to Canadian residents.
June 23, 2009
Arizona regent floats idea of dealing with space and money crunch by creating programs in which students work through end of junior year at community college, and then pick up bachelor's after one year at a university.
June 19, 2009
Community colleges await details of major Obama plan, expecting Workforce Investment Act to be vehicle.
June 18, 2009
Florida drops college skills assessment, but keeps degree requirement test could fulfill, potentially stranding some students with necessary credits and no diploma.
June 17, 2009
New monograph offers anonymous presidents’ candid accounts of dealing with “rogue” community college board members.

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