Survey of community college leaders reveals skepticism on implementing a national free tuition plan. Presidents support relatively new initiatives such as structured pathways and stackable credentials.
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.
Student debt is about more than debt.
Evil geniuses on transfer credit?
While Blackboard dominates course-management market at 2-year colleges, more institutions are looking elsewhere.
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.
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.
In-depth study at Kingsborough Community College suggests the potential impact of "learning communities" to get more students doing college-level work.
States need to move beyond enrollment formulas, write George R. Boggs and Marlene B. Seltzer.
As hundreds of presidents gather for American Council on Education meeting, one of their own delivers sharp critique of the way higher ed treats the 2-year sector.
Proposal -- on which higher ed in the state was split -- would have set aside funds for 2-year institutions and cut tuition. Universities feared impact on their budgets.
New federal rule relaxes 2006 restrictions on student welfare recipients -- including stipulation on supervised homework -- but experts say barriers to access remain.
In statewide effort, community colleges in California experiment with new models for "basic skills" instruction and student services.
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