Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Aug 30, 2016
Will merger with Georgia State U, a completion rate success story, boost the rock-bottom graduation rates of two-year Georgia Perimeter College?

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
August 30, 2016 - 3:30am

How the Chicago debate differs from the realities of a community college student body.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 30, 2016 - 9:04pm

“How many students does a section need to have to run?”  

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 28, 2016 - 9:04pm

A choice -- with risks either way -- for community college students.

Archive

March 19, 2009
Selective community college program in New York City aims to graduate students as soon as possible, and is showing signs of success.
March 18, 2009
Survey documents breadth of enrollment gains, significant rise in online instruction -- and tightening budgets, potentially creating gap in educational infrastructure.
March 18, 2009
New report suggests community colleges need to engage and motivate incoming students more within their first few weeks.
March 16, 2009
Data and discussion at gathering of writing professors suggest that class sizes and teaching loads at community colleges -- long viewed as too high -- are growing again.
March 16, 2009
In one-sided vote, board of Kentucky's community college system decides not to offer tenure to new faculty hires.
March 13, 2009
Amid outcry from faculty, the board of the state's community college system votes today on whether or not to eliminate the tenure track for all new hires.
March 11, 2009
California community college plans certificate curriculum combining traditional Great Books approach with electronic delivery.
March 5, 2009
Largest industrial trade association endorses a set of stackable work skills credentials, hoping to prod companies to require them and community colleges to teach them.
February 27, 2009

WASHINGTON – To the chagrin of many in technical education, the bachelor’s degree still hogs the spotlight in the minds of most students. Now, days after President Obama challenged the government to assist everyone in attending at least one year of college, many scholars and business leaders are hoping to make a strong public case for the value of the associate degree and work skills credentials.

February 23, 2009
Drafters of economic stimulus bill aimed to create jobs especially for men and the low skilled. But analysis finds that majority of new and saved jobs will require college-level training.

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